Golden Age Of American Popular Music CD (2008)

Artist: Various

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Label Phantom Sound & Vision
SKU 208385419
UPC 029667031820
UPC 14 00029667031820
Format CD
Release Date 7/3/2008
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Author Various
Technical Info
CatalogID 1185
Lable Name Ace (Label)
Released 05/13/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00029667031820
Album Notes and Credits
This interesting compilation assembles 28 country hits that also crossed over to the pop charts between 1953 and 1963 -- albeit usually charting far lower on the pop side and stopping well short of the Top 40. It should be clarified at the outset that despite the somewhat similar titles and concept, this is an entirely different CD than another anthology on the Ace label, The Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll: Special Country Edition. That disc had plenty of country hits that were really big pop hits (? la Marty Robbins' "El Paso"), some of which are still played on oldies radio. The Golden Age of American Popular Music: The Country Hits, in contrast, has very few such items, with exceptions here and there like Patsy Cline's "She's Got You" and Johnny Cash's "Don't Take Your Guns to Town." What this collection does do is give you a pretty good cross section of country music as it moved away from hillbilly roots to more commercial, poppier, and more slickly produced sounds, though these particular cuts hardly sound slick per se. Many of country's greatest, and certainly most popular, singers of the era are represented, including Cline, Cash, Robbins, Jim Reeves, Ray Price, Bobby Bare, Lefty Frizzell, Roy Clark, Hank Snow, Eddy Arnold, Floyd Cramer, and Faron Young. To the pop and rock fan, however, there aren't as many songs that will stand out as there are on The Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll: Special Country Edition; even the quite thorough liner notes admit that "most of the inclusions here are of a gentler nature than those on its sister CD." But there are some actual classics on the track list, including Johnny Horton's "Honky Tonk Man"; Don Gibson's "I Can't Stop Loving You," later covered for a huge pop hit by Ray Charles; and Ferlin Husky's "Wings of a Dove." There are also some items worth hearing for their sheer offbeatness, such as Skeeter Davis' "My Last Date (With You)," a sort of vocal version/answer song to Floyd Cramer's huge hit "Last Date," and Cramer's own Top Ten pop instrumental cover of Bob Wills' "San Antonio Rose." ~ Richie Unterberger
Professional Reviews
Record Collector (magazine) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] second run through reveals some great songs underneath the Nashville Sound; material ready to be rescued by a back-to-basics movement."
Disc 1
1 Honky Tonk Man
2 Fraulein
3 Caribbean
4 Don't Take Your Guns To Town
5 Why I'm Walkin'
6 Geisha Girl
7 I Can't Stop Loving You
8 Alone With You
9 Fallen Star, A
10 Invitation To the Blues
11 Tender Years
12 Blue Boy
13 Mom and Dad's Waltz
14 Tennessee Stud
15 My Last Date (With You)
16 San Antonio Rose
17 Don't Worry
18 I'll Have Another Cup of Coffee (Then I'll Go)
19 Comancheros, The
20 She's Got You
21 Shame On Me
22 If A Woman Answers (Hang Up The Phone)
23 Three Hearts In A Tangle
24 Wings Of A Dove
25 Saginaw, Michigan
26 Mama Sang A Song
27 Tips of My Fingers, The
28 I've Been Everywhere

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