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Dim Lights, Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music 1945
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Description After many, many requests, we're finally doing a definitive year-by-year country series! And it won't stop when the music is in copyright, either! The most luxuriously packaged single CDs we've ever done! The history of country music told year-by-year from 1945-1970. The first six volumes are complete, 1945-1950. The hits! The classic performances! The truly influential recordings! Painstakingly restored sound! The series is compiled an annotated by Grammy winning Colin Escott. The country series has been compiled with today's fans in mind. Yes, the big hits are there, but so are the classic performances that weren't necessarily big 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. Definitive' You bet! -- 1945 - includes Spade Cooley's 'Shame On You', Dick Thomas' rarely reissued #1 hit 'Sioux City Sue' (written by the guy who wrote 'Rock Around The Clock'), Porky Freeman's 'Boogie Woogie Boy' featuring Merle Travis, the original version of the beerjoint classic 'Drivin' Nail In My Coffin' by Jerry Irby, the original 'Guitar Boogie', as well as classic hits by Gene Autry, Red Foley, Eddy Arnold, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, and many others.
Track Listing Smoke on the Water - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
At Mail Call Today - Gene Autry
Shame on You - Spade Cooley & His Orchestra
That's What I Like About the South - Phil Harris
Jealous Heart - Jenny Lou Carson
Sioux City Sue - Dick Thomas
Tomorrow Never Comes - Ernest Tubb
There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder - Jimmie Davis
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You -Lulu Belle & Scotty Wiseman
Headin' Down the Wrong Highway - Ted Daffan
Oklahoma Hills - Jack Guthrie And His Oklahomans
Boogie Woogie Boy - Porky Freeman Trio with Merle Travis
Don't Fence Me In - Gene Autry
The Cattle Call - Eddy Arnold
I'm Losing My Mind Over You - Al Dexter And His Troopers
Each Night at Nine - Floyd Tillman And His Favorite Playboys
Hang Your Head in Shame - Red Foley
You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often - Tex Ritter And His Texans
That's All - Merle Travis
With Tears in My Eyes - Wesley Tuttle And His Texas Stars
Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima - Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
It's Been So Long Darling - Ernest Tubb
Nails in My Coffin - Jerry Irby
Detour - Jimmy Walker
We Live in Two Diff'rent Worlds - Roy Acuff And His Smokey Mountain Boys
Blue Ranger - Hank Snow
Guitar Boogie - Arthur Smith
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Label BCD - Bear Family
Number 16950
Subsidiary Artists: Bob Wills
Gene Autry
Spade Cooley
Phil Harris
Jenny Lou Carson
Dick Thomas
Ernest Tubb
Jimmie Davis
Lulu Belle & Scotty Wiseman
Ted Daffan
Jack Guthrie And His Oklahomans
Porky Freeman Trio with Merle Travis
Eddy Arnold
Al Dexter
Floyd Tillman
Red Foley
Tex Ritter
Wesley Tuttle
Jerry Irby
Jimmy Walker
Roy Acuff
Hank Snow
Arthur Smith
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