Dim Lights Thick Smoke Hillbil 1957 CD - Various (2010)

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Specifications

Label Koch Entertainment
SKU 218399761
UPC 790051696221
UPC 14 00790051696221
Format CD
Release Date 12/7/2010
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Author Various
Technical Info
Producer Colin Escott (Reissue)
CatalogID BCD16962AR
Lable Name Bear Family Records (Germany)
Released 12/07/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 76m : 4s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00790051696221
Musical Guests
Ray Conniff
Ray Conniff & His Orchestra
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
Recording information: Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (01/25/1957-07/22/1957); Columbia Studio, New York, NY (01/25/1957-07/22/1957); Fidelity Studio, Cincinnati, OH (01/25/1957-07/22/1957); RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN (01/25/1957-07/22/1957); Sun Studio, Memphis, TN (01/25/1957-07/22/1957); Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago, IL (01/25/1957-07/22/1957); Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (01/25/1957-07/22/1957); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (05/08/1956-07/01/1957); Columbia Studio, New York, NY (05/08/1956-07/01/1957); Fidelity Studio, Cincinnati, OH (05/08/1956-07/01/1957); RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN (05/08/1956-07/01/1957); Sun Studio, Memphis, TN (05/08/1956-07/01/1957); Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago, IL (05/08/1956-07/01/1957); Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (05/08/1956-07/01/1957); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (07/18/1956-07/14/1957); Columbia Studio, New York, NY (07/18/1956-07/14/1957); Fidelity Studio, Cincinnati, OH (07/18/1956-07/14/1957); RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN (07/18/1956-07/14/1957); Sun Studio, Memphis, TN (07/18/1956-07/14/1957); Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago, IL (07/18/1956-07/14/1957); Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (07/18/1956-07/14/1957); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (08/1957); Columbia Studio, New York, NY (08/1957); Fidelity Studio, Cincinnati, OH (08/1957); RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN (08/1957); Sun Studio, Memphis, TN (08/1957); Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago, IL (08/1957); Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (08/1957); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (08/24/1956-07/12/1957); Columbia Studio, New York, NY (08/24/1956-07/12/1957); Fidelity Studio, Cincinnati, OH (08/24/1956-07/12/1957); RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN (08/24/1956-07/12/1957); Sun Studio, Memphis, TN (08/24/1956-07/12/1957); Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago, IL (08/24/1956-07/12/1957); Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (08/24/1956-07/12/1957); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (09/1956); Columbia Studio, New York, NY (09/1956); Fidelity Studio, Cincinnati, OH (09/1956); RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN (09/1956); Sun Studio, Memphis, TN (09/1956); Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago, IL (09/1956); Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (09/1956); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (1956); Columbia Studio, New York, NY (1956); Fidelity Studio, Cincinnati, OH (1956); RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN (1956); Sun Studio, Memphis, TN (1956); Universal Recording Corporation, Chicago, IL (1956); Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (1956).
Illustrators: Colin Escott; Dave Sax; R.A. Andreas; Sven T. Uhrmann.
Photographers: Colin Escott; Dave Sax; R.A. Andreas; Sven T. Uhrmann.
Bear Family continues its stellar series of honky tonk classics, Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music, with an overview of 1957. Colin Escott is the series' reissue producer, and he introduces the set with an excellent liner essay; painstakingly researched discographical information is provided by Richard Weize and his staff. The packaging, a single disc with 29 cuts packed in a hardback bound digipack with 72 pages of text and photos including interviews, studio reminiscences, and more, is outdone only by the music itself. The '50s in general were great years for country music, but the mid- to late entries in the decade were especially remarkable as traditional country gave way to hillbilly boogie, rockabilly, hard-edged honky tonk, and meddled with pop. While it's true that serious collectors of country music have virtually everything here, that doesn't mean they possess these excellent tracks in one place, and this is the value of such a collection. 1957 gave us timeless classics such as Bobby Helms' "Fraulein" and "My Special Angel," the Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love," Webb Pierce's "Honky Tonk Song," Ferlin Husky's "Gone," Bonnie Guitar's "Dark Moon," Porter Wagoner's "I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name," Marty Robbins' --with Ray Conniff-- "White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)," and Patsy Cline's "Walkin After Midnight." If you guessed from the aforementioned song titles that 1957 was a year big on love songs both celebratory and brokenhearted, you'd be right. There is a terrific dark horse selection in the set closer in Chet Atkins' "Walk, Don't Run." however. This series is encyclopedic for those who wish to collect most of the major moments from the '40s and '50s, but the latter decade's offerings are simply essential for any fan of the genre. ~ Thom Jurek
Disc 1
1 Young Love
2 I Heard the Bluebirds Sing
3 Am I Losing You?
4 I'm Tired
5 There You Go - The Tennessee Two
6 Fraulein
7 Geisha Girl
8 I Found My Girl in the U.S.A. - Jimmie Skinner
9 Dark Moon
10 Gone
11 Why, Why
12 Gonna Find Me a Bluebird
13 Bye, Bye Love
14 Fallen Star, A
15 White Sport Coat, A (And a Pink Carnation) - (featuring Ray Conniff)
16 Home of the Blues - The Tennessee Two
17 Walkin' After Midnight
18 I Like Your Kind of Love
19 I Miss You Already
20 My Special Angel
21 Honky Tonk Song
22 Is It Wrong (For Loving You)
23 Tangled Mind
24 My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
25 Story of My Life, The - Ray Conniff
26 Four Walls
27 I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
28 Auctioneer
29 Walk, Don't Run - Chet Atkins
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