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VA - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music: More Country Hits (2016) CD Rip
Artist: Various Artists
Title: The Golden Age Of American Popular Music: More Country Hits
Year Of Release: 2016-04-29
Label: Ace Records Ltd. (EU)
Genre: Country, Pop/Rock, Folk
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log)
Total Time: 01:11:49
Total Size: 430,02 Mb (Full Scans)

A new Golden Age collection is always a special event at Ace. The success of their first Special Country Edition in the Golden Age Of American Popular Music series virtually guaranteed that there would be a follow-up at some point. Here it is at long last, mastered from the best possible sources and with an equally strong line up of names and tracks. Virtually all 28 of the featured artists were household names in country in their day, and the majority of them still are over 50 years later. There's a generous helping of up-tempo hillbilly and borderline rockabilly among the straight ahead country to preserve the musical variety. The booklet is crammed with in-depth annotation and copious illustrations with at least one image for every one of its 28 selections. ~Ace Records~
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. ~Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine~
Release of this CD: 2016, April, 29 [CD Ace Records Ltd. (EU), Cat.# CDCHD 1469 / UPC: 029667075626]
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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 Hillbilly 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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Tags: Golden, American, Popular, Country

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