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Tom T. Hall: 50 Greatest Hits (2-CD)

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Tom T Hall is often called ‘The Nashville Storyteller’ – a tribute to his contribution to revitalising the storytelling style in Country Music across decades. Signed to Mercury Records in Nashville in 1967, Tom T Hall quickly started racking up the country hits – the first in 1968 with Ballad Of Forty Dollars. 

Dozens of Top Ten hits followed. He has delivered 35 albums in his career with over 50 country charting singles, and with the exception of a handful of albums for RCA, all were recorded for Mercury. 

This collection gathers together all the Mercury singles and a handful of great tracks with which Tom T Hall is associated. Songwriting is what Tom T Hall is all about, and all but a couple of these tracks are self-written. He remains one of the most prolific and successful of all country songwriters!

Article properties: Tom T. Hall: 50 Greatest Hits (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Tom T. Hall

  • Album titlle: 50 Greatest Hits (2-CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2011
  • Label Hump Head Records

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5060001274225

  • weight in Kg 0.23
Hall, Tom T. - 50 Greatest Hits (2-CD) CD 1
01 I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew
02 Ain't Got The Time
03 The World The Way I Want It
04 Ballad Of Forty Dollars
05 Cloudy Day
06 Home Coming
07 Strawberry Farms
08 Shoeshine Man
09 A Week In A Country Jail
10 I Miss A Lot Of Trains
11 Day Drinkin'
12 Salute To A Switchblade
13 Chattanooga Dog
14 Ode To A Half A Pound Of Ground Round
15 One Hundred Children
16 Old Enough To Want To (Fool Enough To Try)
17 I Can't Dance
18 The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
19 Tulsa Telephone Book
20 It Sure Can Get Cold In Des Moines
21 Second Handed Flowers
22 Me And Jesus
23 The Monkey That Became President
24 Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine
25 More About John Henry
Hall, Tom T. - 50 Greatest Hits (2-CD) CD 2
01 Ravishing Ruby
02 Spokane Motel Blues
03 Candy In The Window
04 Don't Forget The Coffee Billy Joe
05 Watergate Blues
06 I Love
07 Country Is
08 That Song Is Driving Me Crazy
09 Sneaky Snake
10 I Care
11 Deal
12 I Like Beer
13 Faster Horses (The Cowboy and The Poet)
14 Negatory Romance
15 Fox On The Run
16 It's All In The Game
17 Your Man Loves You, Honey
18 A Bar With No Beer
19 Hello, We're Lonely (with Patti Page)
20 The Last Of The Drifters (with Johnny Cash)
21 Shoes And Dress That Alice Wore
22 Redneck Riviera
23 Ships Go Out
24 Bill Monroe For Breakfast
25 The Way I've Always Been
Tom T. Hall Tom T. Hall "He was like a human demo," said Mercury's Jerry Kennedy of... more
"Tom T. Hall"

Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall

"He was like a human demo," said Mercury's Jerry Kennedy of Tom T. Hall. "His music publisher, Jimmy Key, would bring him in.  Jimmy had brought us Dave Dudley, and he would bring in Tom with songs he thought would fit Dave. Then one day Jimmy said, 'What would you think about recording Tom?'  It hadn't crossed my mind. He was so quiet and shy. He'd sing his demos and leave." At Kennedy's insistence, Tom Hall became Tom T. Hall to differentiate him from Tom Tall and Tompall Glaser.

Signed in 1967, Hall first cracked the Top 10 with Ballad Of Forty Dollars. He wrote prolifically, and one morning sang an untitled song to his wife, Dixie Deen. “It was a bitter and hard look at old time funerals that took place in my town when I was a kid,” he said. “When I was thirteen or fourteen, I worked in a graveyard as a summertime job. I helped dig the graves and carry the chairs. It dawned on me then how much hypocrisy was involved. Yesterday, he was a son-of-a-bitch. Today, he was a great old guy that meant well. I didn't take that song with me when I went to see Jimmy Key. We were listening to tapes when Key went to answer the phone. When he came back, he said, 'That was Dixie. Sing the one about forty dollars.' I sang it. He snapped his fingers and said, 'That's the one.'” And so it was.

It reached #4, establishing Hall in his niche. He would relate cracker barrel homilies, short stories, and tall tales. He'd sing them in a comfortable, rumpled voice that made you feel as if you were sitting across the table. The rhymes were often weak, betraying the speed with which he wrote, but the songs had an engaging humanity.

Tom T. Hall Ballad Of Forty Dollars - Homecoming
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Tracklist
Hall, Tom T. - 50 Greatest Hits (2-CD) CD 1
01 I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew
02 Ain't Got The Time
03 The World The Way I Want It
04 Ballad Of Forty Dollars
05 Cloudy Day
06 Home Coming
07 Strawberry Farms
08 Shoeshine Man
09 A Week In A Country Jail
10 I Miss A Lot Of Trains
11 Day Drinkin'
12 Salute To A Switchblade
13 Chattanooga Dog
14 Ode To A Half A Pound Of Ground Round
15 One Hundred Children
16 Old Enough To Want To (Fool Enough To Try)
17 I Can't Dance
18 The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
19 Tulsa Telephone Book
20 It Sure Can Get Cold In Des Moines
21 Second Handed Flowers
22 Me And Jesus
23 The Monkey That Became President
24 Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine
25 More About John Henry
Hall, Tom T. - 50 Greatest Hits (2-CD) CD 2
01 Ravishing Ruby
02 Spokane Motel Blues
03 Candy In The Window
04 Don't Forget The Coffee Billy Joe
05 Watergate Blues
06 I Love
07 Country Is
08 That Song Is Driving Me Crazy
09 Sneaky Snake
10 I Care
11 Deal
12 I Like Beer
13 Faster Horses (The Cowboy and The Poet)
14 Negatory Romance
15 Fox On The Run
16 It's All In The Game
17 Your Man Loves You, Honey
18 A Bar With No Beer
19 Hello, We're Lonely (with Patti Page)
20 The Last Of The Drifters (with Johnny Cash)
21 Shoes And Dress That Alice Wore
22 Redneck Riviera
23 Ships Go Out
24 Bill Monroe For Breakfast
25 The Way I've Always Been