Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music CD-Album-Series by Bear Family
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music CD-Album-Series
Here's the story. For many years, we'd received requests to do a truly definitive country CD-Album-Series, but it wasn't until the success of our year-by-year R&B/Soul series, 'Blowin' The Fuse' (now 'Sweet Soul Music' and soon to be continued into the Funk era) that we decided we needed to do something comparable for country music.
This CD-Album-Series with Country, Western and Hillbilly has been compiled with today's fans in mind. Sure, the big hits are there, but so are the classic performances that weren't necessarily hits at the time, but became influential in the years ahead. Every volume has incredibly detailed behind-the-scenes stories, fabulously rare photos, and an ongoing history of country music set against the backdrop of the broader American music business.
The booklets alone are 72 pages – and every track has been faultlessly remastered! Definitive? You bet!
Superlatives are often overused, but we feel that this series is part of our mission to bring this incredible music to new fans... as well as entertaining older fans.