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(Ace Records) 28 tracks 1956-1963 with 24 page booklet. Classic country music that breached the... more

Various: The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (CD)

(Ace Records) 28 tracks 1956-1963 with 24 page booklet. Classic country music that breached the American pop charts.
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The 'Golden Age' series continues to be among our best selling and most highly respected releases. After a short hiatus, we’re pleased to announce this new volume featuring 28 country recordings that made the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1963. As 'More Country Hits' is in the 'Golden Age Of American Popular Music' series, the content is more melodic overall than a 'Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll' edition might be. Nevertheless, there’s a generous helping of up-tempo hillbilly and borderline rockabilly among the straight-ahead country to give listeners a bit of light and shade. As usual, the CD comes with a generously illustrated and copiously annotated booklet.

The tracks transport us to a time when State Fairs were more likely to be on a country performer’s itinerary than stadiums, and superstardom meant you stayed for an extra hour or two after your show to sign autographs, rather than successfully market your own fragrance range. A promotional campaign might have meant a solitary trade ad in the back of Billboard, while radio airplay was the main way of getting your music heard, rather than streaming. These singles became hits because they sold in their thousands, hundreds of thousands, and occasionally millions. That’s what it took to get a record into the national charts in the ultra-competitive 50s and 60s.

Just about every big-selling country artist of the era is included. We’ve tried not to always go for an obvious hit, but there’s music here that will be remembered fondly by anyone who was around when these were new records. Many featured tracks have since come to be regarded as genre classics. If you can’t remember Ferlin Husky’s ‘The Waltz You Saved For Me’ too clearly, tracks such as Marty Robbins’ original of ‘Singing The Blues’, Johnny Horton’s ‘North To Alaska’ or Jim Reeves’ groundbreaking ‘Four Walls’ will surely not have slipped your mind.

Article properties: Various: The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (CD)

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  • Album titlle: The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2016
  • Label Ace Records

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0029667075626

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Various - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (CD) CD 1
01 Jim Reeves Four Walls
02 Eddy Arnold Chip Off The Old Block
03 Hank Locklin Send Me The Pillow You Dream On
04 Johnny Horton North To Alaska
05 Johnny Cash I Got Stripes
06 Faron Young Back Track
07 Patti Page Go On Home
08 Don Gibson Blue Blue Day
09 Carl Perkins Boppin' The Blues
10 George Jones Who Shot Sam?
11 Leroy Van Dyke The Auctioneer
12 Stonewall Jackson Mary Don't You Weep
13 Bonnie Guitar Dark Moon
14 Hank Snow Rockin' Rollin' Ocean
15 Ray Price My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
16 Sonny James Jenny Lou
17 Claude King Big River, Big Man
18 Skeeter Davis I'm Saving My Love
19 Hawkshaw Hawkins Soldier's Joy
20 Bobby Bare 500 Miles Away From Home
21 Tex Ritter I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven
22 Dave Dudley Cowboy Boots
23 Bill Anderson 8 X 10
24 Jimmy Dean Little Black Book
25 Carl Smith Your Name Is Beautiful
26 Jerry Lee Lewis I'll Make It All Up To You
27 Ferlin Husky The Waltz You Saved For Me
28 Marty Robbins Singing The Blues
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Various - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (CD) CD 1
01 Jim Reeves
02 Eddy Arnold
03 Hank Locklin
04 Johnny Horton
05 Johnny Cash
06 Faron Young
07 Patti Page
08 Don Gibson
09 Carl Perkins
10 George Jones
11 Leroy Van Dyke
12 Stonewall Jackson
13 Bonnie Guitar
14 Hank Snow
15 Ray Price
16 Sonny James
17 Claude King
18 Skeeter Davis
19 Hawkshaw Hawkins
20 Bobby Bare
21 Tex Ritter
22 Dave Dudley
23 Bill Anderson
24 Jimmy Dean
25 Carl Smith
26 Jerry Lee Lewis
27 Ferlin Husky
28 Marty Robbins