The Golden Age of American Popular Music: More Country Hits

The Golden Age of American Popular Music: More Country Hits


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Eight years after The Golden Age of American Popular Music: Country Hits, Ace offers a More Country Hits sequel in 2016. Like the 2008 compilation, More Country Hits is a generous 28-track collection concentrating on crossover country-pop hits from 1956 and 1963. Although the soft strings and backing vocals are prominent on many of these songs, not everything here belongs strictly to school of the Nashville Sound. Sun artists Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis feel authentically backwoods in these surroundings, George Jones tears through his rock & roll knock-off "Who Shot Sam?," Johnny Cash strikes a note of outlaw defiance with "I Got Stripes," and Bobby Bare blends Nashville with progressive folk on "500 Miles Away from Home." Still, most of More Country Hits is firmly within the soft confines of Nashville, a sensibility that also permeates story songs from Johnny Horton and Western tunes from Claude King. This suppleness is period accurate and sometimes alluring, but it also means that whenever there's a change-up in the formula -- as there is on Dave Dudley's twangy neo-novelty "Cowboy Boots" -- that's what makes the greatest impression.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667075626
catalogNumber: 3312171
Rank: 44150

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Bobby Bare   Composer
Johnny Cash   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Johnny Horton   Composer
George Jones   Composer
Hank Locklin   Composer
Charlie Rich   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Faron Young   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Wayne King   Composer
Leroy Van Dyke   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Eddie Dean   Composer
Jimmie Driftwood   Arranger
Melvin Endsley   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Jimmy Dean   Composer
Walter Haynes   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Marvin Moore   Composer
Lee Ross   Composer
Hedy West   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Alex Zanetis   Composer
Ted Daffan   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes
Diane Lampert   Composer
Michael Phillips   Composer
Mark McIntyre   Composer
Tillman Franks   Composer
Raymond Jackson   Composer
Darrell Edwards   Composer
Buddy Black   Composer
Theda Roush   Composer
Emil Flindt   Composer
Charlie Williams   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Hal Southern   Composer
George Campbell   Composer
Baker Knight   Composer
George Watson   Composer
Howard Griffin   Composer
James Lee   Composer
William Olofson   Composer
John Gluck   Composer

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