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Various - Country & Western Hit Parade: 1959 - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music

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The big hit of the year was the Kingston Trio's Tom Dooley and the words "folk music" swept the industry. It reached country music and story songs, with a folksy feel, became the order of the day. Six of them reached the Number one spot - Don't Take your Guns To Town (Johnny Cash), When It's Springtime In Alaska (Johnny Horton), The Battle Of New Orleans (Johnny Horton), Waterloo (Stonewall Jackson), The Three Bells (The Browns),El Paso (Marty Robbins) and, just missing the top, Tennessee Stud (Eddy Arnold) - and all also made an equally deep impression in the pop charts. ,

In addition, as Colin Escott writes in his informative notes, folk music had an unanticipated side-effect: bluegrass music came in from the cold, being represented here by two of its biggest exponents, Bill Monroe (Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day) and Lester Flatt &, Earl Scruggs (Cabin On the Hill). A truly outstanding year for country songs, 1959 also produced Gotta Travel On (Billy Grammer), Am I That Easy To Forget (Carl Belew), I Ain't Never (Webb Pierce), Heartaches By The Number (Ray Price), Long Black Veil (Lefty Frizzell) and Under Your Spell Again (Buck Owens) while Frankie Miller created a cult hit with the Top 5 charted Blackland Farmer. Traditionalists like Roy Acuff, the Louvin Brothers and Jimmie Skinner further contributed to country music's diverse realms. ,

After the volumes covering 1945-1955 were released, the word was out. This series is definitive, fabulously packaged, and faultlessly remastered! Everything you'd expect from Bear Family...and more!
Jack Clement, who produced Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings, Don Williams, and many others, said, 'This is the best country series of all time. No doubt. No question.' Robert Hilburn in the 'Los Angeles Times' said, 'An invaluable album project...enables fans to step back in time and listen to the radio just like Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and Bob Dylan did.'

Now the story continues from 1956 until 1960. Every CD is generously full. Every booklet is extensive and chocked full of rare photos and illustrations, as well as complete stories behind the songs!
In addition to the hits, the series contains rarities that went on to influence country music...and all music...in the years ahead, like Wanda Jackson's original version of Silver Threads And Golden Needles,
Carl Belew's original Lonely Street, and Chet Atkins' influential Walk, Don't Run. This series is designed to introduce new listeners to the very best that country music has to offer... while keeping longtime fans entertained. Every volume is a fabulous time capsule.

Here's the story. For many years, we'd received requests to do a truly definitive country 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. The first volumes of 'Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music' took us from 1945-1955, and now the story continues into the era of the Nashville Sound.

The series 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! 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. We pick up the story in 1956....just as country music was coming to terms with the upset of rock 'n' roll!

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Various - Country & Western Hit Parade - 1959 - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music CD 1
01 Gotta Travel On Grammer, Billy
02 When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Be Horton, Johnny
03 Don't Take Your Guns To Town Cash, Johnny
04 So Many Times Acuff, Roy
05 Who Cares (For Me) Gibson, Don
06 Am I That Easy To Forget Belew, Carl
07 I Ain't Never Pierce, Webb
08 Country Girl Young, Faron
09 Waterloo Jackson, Stonewall
10 I Got Stripes Cash, Johnny
11 Heartaches By The Number Price, Ray
12 Blackland Farmer Miller, Frankie
13 Cabin On The Hill Flatt, Lester & Earl Scruggs
14 Smoke Along The Track Jackson, Stonewall
15 The Battle Of New Orleans Horton, Johnny
16 Tennessee Stud Arnold , Eddy
17 The Three Bells Browns, The
18 Jimmy Brown The Newsboy Wiseman, Mac
19 Knoxville Girl Louvin Brothers, The
20 Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day Monroe, Bill
21 There's A Big Wheel Lee, Wilma & Stoney Cooper
22 Long Black Veil Frizzell, Lefty
23 Don't Tell Me Your Troubles Gibson, Don
24 White Lightnin' Jones, George
25 Under Your Spell Again Owens, Buck
26 Dark Hollow Skinner, Jimmie
27 The Same Old Me Price, Ray
28 The Last Ride Snow, Hank
29 Home Reeves, Jim
30 Amigo's Guitar Wells, Kitty
31 Five Feet High And Rising Cash, Johnny
32 El Paso Robbins, Marty
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Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music

Country & Western Hit Parade

“Collecting an anarchic mix of sex and sentimentality, earnest paeans to family and fanciful tales of drinking and cheating, DIM LIGHTS… affords a fascinating glimpse into black-and-white ‘50s polemics… Established stars, inspired wannabes proffer an intoxicating brew of dancefloor honky tonk, hillbilly boogie, bluegrass, western swing, incipient rockabilly, goofball novelty, and sentimental country-pop.” (UNCUT magazine)

 

The reviews are in and everyone from Australia to Los Angeles to London is raving about Bear Family’s definitive year-by-year country series. Starting in 1945, DIM LIGHTS, THICK SMOKE, AND HILLBILLY MUSIC (COUNTRY & WESTERN HIT PARADE) tells the real story of country music record-by-record. The hits are here, but so are groundbreaking records that went nowhere at the time. This is the true and uncensored history of country music. Everything you need to hear, year-by-year. Stars like Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Eddy Arnold, Ray Price, and Hank Snow are here, but so are beerhall legends like Eddie Noack and Sonny Burns, and roots music mavens like Charlie Feathers and the Stanley Brothers, as well as overlooked giants like Carl Belew and Floyd Tillman. You’ll also hear the incredible original versions of songs like Duelin’ Banjos, Release Me, Lonely Street, and many more!  Every CD is full to the brim with great music, and they’re all individually packaged in hardcover 72-page books by Colin Escott that tell the story of every song as well as the broader music history of the time. Fabulous photos, original record labels, and period advertisements round out the packages.

Bear Family began its journey into year-by-year anthologies with its groundbreaking and award-winning BLOWIN’ THE FUSE/SWEET SOUL MUSIC series that tells the story of R&B from 1945-1970. Look for the series to continue into the Funk era. And look for a year-by-year Rock ‘n’ Roll anthology coming soon.

# After the volumes covering 1945-1955 were released, the word was out. This series is definitive, fabulously packaged, and faultlessly remastered! Everything you'd expect from Bear Family…and more!

# Jack Clement, who produced Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Waylon Jennings, Don Williams, and many others, said, "This is the best country series of all time. No doubt. No question." Robert Hilburn in the 'Los Angeles Times'said, "An invaluable album project…enables fans to step back in time and listen to the radio just like Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and Bob Dylan did."

# Now the story continues from 1956 until 1960. Every CD is generously full. Every booklet is extensive and chocked full of rare photos and illustrations, as well as complete stories behind the songs!

# In addition to the hits, the series contains rarities that went on to influence country music…and all music…in the years ahead, like Wanda Jackson's original version of Silver Threads And Golden Needles, Carl Belew's original Lonely Street, and Chet Atkins' influential Walk, Don't Run.

# This series is designed to introduce new listeners to the very best that country music has to offer… while keeping longtime fans entertained. Every volume is a fabulous time capsule.

 

Here's the story

For many years, we'd received requests to do a truly definitive country 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. The first volumes of 'Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music' took us from 1945-1955, and now the story continues into the era of the Nashville Sound.

The series 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! 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. We pick up the story in 1956....just as country music was coming to terms with the upset of rock 'n' roll!

And, keeping in the spirit of the releases, some of the artists' listings are as they originally appeared - like Jim Edward and Maxine Brown and Bonnie, Wayne Raney - Raney Family (Wayne, Wanda and Zyndall) and Marty Robbins with Ray Conniff -  while the cd in each set is stored in a reproduction of a 45 rpm record label bag appropriate to that year.

Country music author and historian Colin Escott is responsible for these remarkable releases, an obvious labour of love that has taken considerable research effort, offering a valuable insight into the development of country music over the years. Many of country music's foremost entertainers are included alongside others who may have only earned a place in the footnotes of country music history, but all present a variety of voices and differing musical styles that have virtually disappeared, over half a century later, in contemporary country music's conveyor belt output. The songs were also different back then: sometimes relating to current events, they also regularly centred upon themes like boozin', honky-tonking and slippin' around, now generally considered non-pc in these over sensitive times.

Country & Western Hitparade - CD-Album-Series by Bear Family

Read more at: https://www.bear-family.com/bear-family/country-series/country-und-western-hitparade/
Copyright © Bear Family Records

 

 

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Jede dieser liebevoll und aufwendig gestaltenten CD´s mit Booklet sind eine absolute Kaufempfehlung !!

26 Aug 2017

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Die Musik und die Qualität haben mich so überzeugt das ich mittlerweile fast die ganze Serie komplett habe. Eine Anregung für Bear Family Records wäre meinerseits diese Serie weiter fortzuführen ab 1971 bis 1980 oder gar bis 1990.

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Tracklist
Various - Country & Western Hit Parade - 1959 - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Hillbilly Music CD 1
01 Gotta Travel On
02 When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Be
03 Don't Take Your Guns To Town
04 So Many Times
05 Who Cares (For Me)
06 Am I That Easy To Forget
07 I Ain't Never
08 Country Girl
09 Waterloo
10 I Got Stripes
11 Heartaches By The Number
12 Blackland Farmer
13 Cabin On The Hill
14 Smoke Along The Track
15 The Battle Of New Orleans
16 Tennessee Stud
17 The Three Bells
18 Jimmy Brown The Newsboy
19 Knoxville Girl
20 Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day
21 There's A Big Wheel
22 Long Black Veil
23 Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
24 White Lightnin'
25 Under Your Spell Again
26 Dark Hollow
27 The Same Old Me
28 The Last Ride
29 Home
30 Amigo's Guitar
31 Five Feet High And Rising
32 El Paso