Tracklist

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CD 1: Country Classics, Vol. 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Stand by Your Man Tammy Wynette 4 2:37
2 El Paso Marty Robbins 2:34
3 Behind Closed Doors Charlie Rich 2:47
4 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash 2:44
5 I’m Sorry Brenda Lee 2:13
6 From a Jack to a King Ned Miller 2:10
7 Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell 3:08
8 Walk On By Leroy Van Dyke 2:17
9 Tennessee Waltz Patti Page 3:01
10 Crystal Chandeliers Charley Pride 2:49
11 Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town Kenny Rogers & The First Edition 2:56
12 Rose Garden Lynn Anderson 4.5 2:57
13 I Can Help Billy Swan 3:32
14 These Boots Were Made for Walking Lee Hazlewood 2:51
15 Big Bad John Jimmy Dean 3:01
16 The Battle of New Orleans Johnny Horton 2:01
17 Waterloo Stonewall Jackson 2:29
18 Wasted Days and Wasted Nights Freddy Fender 2:44
19 Oh, Lonesome Me Don Gibson 2:28
20 Harper Valley PTA Jeannie C. Riley 3:18
CD 2: Country Classics, Vol. 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Singing the Blues Marty Robbins 2:29
2 Sea of Heartbreak Don Gibson 2:31
3 Reuben James Kenny Rogers & The First Edition 2:46
4 Single Girl Sandy Posey 2:44
5 The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA Donna Fargo 2:35
6 Send Me the Pillow You Dream On Hank Locklin 2:25
7 Okie From Muskogee Merle Haggard 2:44
8 Tennessee Bird Walk Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan 2:44
9 Chug-A-Lug Roger Miller 2:01
10 Always on My Mind Willie Nelson 3:33
11 He’ll Have to Go Jim Reeves 2:15
12 Lovesick Blues Patsy Cline 2:21
13 Big Iron Marty Robbins 3:57
14 Crazy Wanda Jackson 2:47
15 The End of the World Skeeter Davis 2:39
16 It’s Only Make Believe Conway Twitty 2:29
17 For the Good Times Ray Price 3:49
18 Help Me Make It Through the Night Sammi Smith 2:34
19 Wings of a Dove Ferlin Husky 1:57
20 L.A. International Airport Susan Raye 2:43
CD 3: Country Classics, Vol. 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Roomful of Roses Mickey Gilley 2:51
2 If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body The Bellamy Brothers 4:23
3 Blanket on the Ground Billie Jo Spears 3:23
4 Gentle on My Mind Glen Campbell 2:09
5 Ballad of a Teenage Queen Johnny Cash 2:09
6 In the Summertime Roger Miller 1:49
7 Whiskey River Willie Nelson 3:51
8 Satin Sheets Jeanne Pruett 2:44
9 D-I-V-O-R-C-E Tammy Wynette 2:31
10 Just When I Needed You Most Randy Van Warner 3:35
11 There Goes My Everything Anne Murray 3:20
12 Lover Please Billy Swan 2:52
13 Jambalaya George Jones 1:44
14 Elvira Kenny Rogers & The First Edition 2:38
15 The Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich 2:52
16 Blue Blue Day Don Gibson 1:49
17 Rain Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge 4 3:43
18 Delta Dawn Tanya Tucker 4:14
19 Crying Waylon Jennings 2:29
20 Yakkety Sax Boots Randolph 2:35
CD 4: One for the Road: Truckin’ Songs
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 King of the Road Roger Miller 2:28
2 Lonesome Number One Don Gibson 2:14
3 Abilene George Hamilton IV 2:20
4 Six Days on the Road Dave Dudley 2:10
5 Sixteen Tons Merle Travis 3:19
6 It’s Four in the Morning Faron Young 2:53
7 Take This Job and Shove It Johnny Paycheck 2:43
8 Coal Miner’s Daughter Loretta Lynn 3:14
9 Green Green Grass of Home Tom Jones 2:25
10 Wolverton Mountain Claude King 2:52
11 Engine Engine No. 9 Roger Miller 2:16
12 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry B.J. Thomas 3:09
13 All for the Love of a Girl Johnny Horton 2:32
14 Truck Drivin’ Man Red Steagall 2:42
15 Please Help Me I’m Falling Hank Locklin 2:14
16 Truck Drivin’ Outlaw Dennis Olson 2:11
17 The Bridge Washed Out Warner Mack 2:17
18 A-11 Johnny Paycheck 2:18
19 Gotta Travel On Al Hirt & Ace Cannon 2:34
20 South of the Border Down Mexico Way Gene Autry 2:41
CD 5: The Best of Country Gospel
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Old Rugged Cross Ray Price 3:21
2 What Would You Do (If Jesus Came to Your House?) Porter Wagoner 2:29
3 Turn Your Radio On Skeeter Davis 2:07
4 There Is Power in the Blood Don Gibson 2:19
5 Whispering Hope Jim Ed Brown 3:37
6 Jesus Is Your Ticket to Heaven Connie Smith 3:16
7 Amen Lee Greenwood 3:23
8 Softly and Tenderly Johnny Russell 2:39
9 Just a Closer Walk With Thee Patsy Cline 2:50
10 You Light Up My Life Margo Smith 3:25
11 Rock of Ages Narvel Felts 1:16
12 Little Delta Church Johnny Darrell 3:04
13 One Day at a Time Lee Greenwood 3:51
14 What a Friend We Have in Jesus Ray Price 2:58
15 Life’s a Railway to Heaven Lacy J. Dalton 2:58
16 In the Sweet Bye and Bye Merle Kilgore 2:07
17 Church in the Wildwood David Houston 2:13
18 Uncloudy Day Jeanne Pruett 2:50
19 Why Me, Lord? Jack Green 3:24
20 Baptism of Jesse Johnny Russell 3:03
21 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms Carl and Pearl Butler 1:53
22 Put Your Hand in the Hand Sandy Posey 3:15
23 Peace in the Valley Kenny Price 3:16
24 Amazing Grace Lee Greenwood 2:58
CD 6: Wild Wild West
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Good the Bad and the Ugly (instrumental) [unknown] 2:58
2 Ghost Riders in the Sky (instrumental) [unknown] 2:12
3 A Fistful of Dollars (instrumental) [unknown] 1:49
4 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (instrumental) [unknown] 2:17
5 The Hanging Tree (instrumental) [unknown] 2:15
6 Streets of Laredo (instrumental) [unknown] 2:09
7 Hang ’Em High (instrumental) [unknown] 2:17
8 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) (instrumental) [unknown] 2:56
9 High Chaparral (instrumental) [unknown] 2:17
10 Bonanza (instrumental) [unknown] 1:52
11 For a Few Dollars More (instrumental) [unknown] 2:47
12 The Big Country (instrumental) [unknown] 2:25
13 The Magnificent Seven (instrumental) [unknown] 2:04
14 Shenandoah (instrumental) [unknown] 1:57
15 Red River Valley (instrumental) [unknown] 1:53
16 Once Upon a Time in the West (instrumental) [unknown] 3:34

Credits

CD 1: Country Classics, Vol. 1

composer:
Jimmy Dean (track 15)
Jimmy Driftwood (track 16)
Don Gibson (track 19)
Tom T. Hall (track 20)
Ted Harris (Country music songwriter) (track 10)
Kendall Hayes (country music songwriter) (track 8)
Lee Hazlewood (track 14)
Ned Miller (track 6)
Kenny O’Dell (track 3)
Marty Robbins (track 2)
Joe South (track 12)
Billy Swan (track 13)
Mel Tillis (track 11)
Larry Weiss (track 7)
John R. Cash (country music legend) (1956) (track 4)
Pee Wee King (1946) (track 9)
lead vocals:
Tammy Wynette (track 1)
lyricist:
Jimmy Dean (track 15)
Jimmy Driftwood (track 16)
Don Gibson (track 19)
Tom T. Hall (track 20)
Ted Harris (Country music songwriter) (track 10)
Kendall Hayes (country music songwriter) (track 8)
Lee Hazlewood (track 14)
Ned Miller (track 6)
Kenny O’Dell (track 3)
Marty Robbins (track 2)
Joe South (track 12)
Billy Swan (track 13)
Mel Tillis (track 11)
Gary Walker (track 8)
Larry Weiss (track 7)
Redd Stewart (1946) (track 9)
John R. Cash (country music legend) (1956) (track 4)
producer:
Billy Sherrill (US songwriter/producer/arranger) (track 1)
writer:
Dub Albritton (track 5)
Wayne Duncan (drums) (track 18)
Freddy Fender (track 18)
John D. Loudermilk (track 17)
Ronnie Self (track 5)
Billy Sherrill (US songwriter/producer/arranger) (track 1)
Marijohn Wilkin (track 17)
Tammy Wynette (track 1)
publisher:
Aberbach (London) (Publisher) (track 4)
Acuff-Rose (track 19)
Acuff-Rose Publ. (track 9)
Hill & Range (track 4)
Hill and Range Southwind Mus S A (BMI-affiliated) (track 4)
House of Cash, Inc. (BMI-affiliated, publisher for works of Johnny Cash) (track 4)
Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (tracks 9, 19)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 12)
Unichappell Music, Inc. (tracks 2, 20)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 2)
edit of:
Behind Closed Doors (Columbia) by Charlie Rich (track 3)
part of:
Grammy Award: Song of the Year nominees (number: 1960 winner) (order: 2) (track 16)
arrangements:
Wer Kennt Den Weg (translated) (track 4)
cover recording of:
Tennessee Waltz (1950-10-14) (track 9)
Rose Garden (1970) (track 12)
is based on:
The 8th of January (track 16)
is the basis for:
Oh ! Quelle nuit (track 19)
later parody versions:
I Cross the Line (track 4)
I Walk The Line #3 (track 4)
The Cats of Cash (track 4)
These Boots (Megadeth version) (track 14)
later translated parody versions:
Astuva humppa (track 14)
later translated versions:
Blijf bij je man (track 1)
Bootleg og platå (track 14)
Is er een kans (track 1)
Jardín de rosas (track 12)
Jou blijf ik trouw (track 4)
Loop niet voorbij (track 8)
Oh, doe dat niet! (track 19)
Ptačí nářečí (track 19)
Tennessee Waltz (german version) (track 9)
Tennessee Walzer (track 9)
Vergeef me (track 5)
Waterloo (track 16)
Wer Liebe sucht (track 1)
Wo bleib i? (track 19)
Yölinjalla (track 4)
Ô pauvre amour (track 19)
憎いあなた (track 14)
later versions:
Big Bad John (German version) (track 15)
Du tillhör mig (track 1)
En dans på rosor (track 12)
Ruby (German version) (track 11)
Solitario (track 19)
Tennessee Waltz (Leonard Cohen) (track 9)
recording of:
Big Bad John (1961 song) (track 15)
Crystal Chandeliers (1965 song) (track 10)
El Paso (track 2)
I Can Help (track 13)
I Walk the Line (track 4)
I’m Sorry (Brenda Lee song, 1960) (track 5)
Oh Lonesome Me (track 19)
Rhinestone Cowboy (track 7)
Walk On By (Leroy Van Dyke song) (track 8)
Waterloo (track 17)
Harper Valley PTA (1968) (track 20)
Stand by Your Man (1968) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
Boots (original melody) (track 14)

CD 2: Country Classics, Vol. 2

composer:
Jack Blanchard (track 8)
Donna Fargo (track 5)
Roger Miller (US singer/songwriter/actor, “King of the Road”) (track 9)
Marty Robbins (track 13)
Leanne Scott (track 20)
Martha Sharp (track 4)
Melvin Endsley (1956) (track 1)
Cliff Friend (track 12)
Paul Hampton (track 2)
Irving Mills (track 12)
lyricist:
Jack Blanchard (track 8)
Hal David (track 2)
Donna Fargo (track 5)
Roger Miller (US singer/songwriter/actor, “King of the Road”) (track 9)
Marty Robbins (track 13)
Leanne Scott (track 20)
Martha Sharp (track 4)
Melvin Endsley (1956) (track 1)
writer:
Audrey Allison (track 11)
Joe Allison (track 11)
Roy Burris (track 7)
Johnny Christopher (Guitarist) (track 10)
Barry Etris (track 3)
Merle Haggard (US country singer, guitarist, fiddler & songwriter) (track 7)
Alex Harvey (American country singer of the early 70s) (track 3)
Mark James (Francis Rodney Zambon, composer of “Suspicious Minds”) (track 10)
Jack Nance (1958) (track 16)
Conway Twitty (1958) (track 16)
publisher:
Bike Music (track 10)
Budde Songs Inc. (track 10)
Central Songs (track 11)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 10)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP-affiliated) (track 12)
Lovolar Music (track 10)
Mills Music, Inc. (track 12)
Rose Bridge Music (track 10)
Screen Gems (track 10)
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) (track 10)
Sebanine Music (track 10)
Unart Music Corp. (track 3)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 16)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1958 (recordings) (number: 18) (order: 18) (track 16)
cover recording of:
Always on My Mind (track 10)
is the basis for:
Telefon (track 11)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Er soi iaz geh' (track 11)
Kostaja (track 13)
Niin yksin oon (track 11)
Wie mei Herzschlag (track 10)
Wie my Härzschlag (track 10)
Zonder verhaal (track 10)
常在我心間 (track 10)
later versions:
Ich bin bei dir (track 11)
Je bleef bij me (track 10)
recording of:
Big Iron (track 13)
Chug-a-Lug (track 9)
He’ll Have to Go (track 11)
Lovesick Blues (track 12)
Okie From Muskogee (track 7)
Reuben James (track 3)
Sea of Heartbreak (track 2)
Singing the Blues (track 1)
Single Girl (track 4)
The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA (1972 song) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
The Anniversary Waltz, Part 2 (order: 4) (track 1)

CD 3: Country Classics, Vol. 3

background vocals:
Larry Gatlin (track 17)
composer:
Roger Bowling (track 3)
Jack Clement (track 5)
Larry Gatlin (track 17)
Don Gibson (track 16)
John Hartford (track 4)
Billy Swan (track 12)
Randy VanWarmer (track 10)
Johnny Bush (track 7)
Boots Randolph (track 20)
James Rich (track 20)
engineer:
Chip Young (track 17)
lyricist:
Roger Bowling (track 3)
Jack Clement (track 5)
Larry Gatlin (track 17)
Don Gibson (track 16)
John Hartford (track 4)
Billy Swan (track 12)
Randy VanWarmer (track 10)
producer:
Fred Foster (track 17)
writer:
Rory Bourke (track 15)
J.B. Shinn III (track 7)
Larry Collins (track 18)
Alex Harvey (American country singer of the early 70s) (track 18)
Billy Sherrill (US songwriter/producer/arranger) (track 15)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1974) (track 17)
publisher:
ATV Music Ltd. (track 3)
Big Ax Music (track 18)
EMI U Catalog Inc. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 18)
Ensign Music Corp. (track 4)
Fourth Floor Music (US publisher) (track 10)
Terraform Music (publisher) (track 10)
WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (track 10)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (track 18)
recorded at:
cover recording of:
Gentle on My Mind (track 4)
Rain (track 17)
Whiskey River (track 7)
is the basis for:
Yakety Axe (guitar version of Yakety Sax) (track 20)
later translated versions:
Ausg'lacht (track 10)
Jij zegt niets (track 10)
Laakson lilja (track 18)
Reviens vite, mon amour (Lover, Please) (track 12)
Toi, le garçon (track 18)
月亮照高原 (track 10)
later versions:
Upp och ner (track 12)
Yakety Axe (track 20)
recording of:
Blue Blue Day (1958 country song) (track 16)
Delta Dawn (track 18)
Lover Please (track 12)
Yakety Sax (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
The Anniversary Waltz, Part 2 (order: 2) (track 12)
version of:
Hey Mister (track 15)

CD 4: One for the Road: Truckin’ Songs

composer:
Hal Blair (track 15)
Jerry Chesnut (track 6)
Hank Cochran (Nashville singer and songwriter) (track 18)
David Allan Coe (track 7)
Johnny Horton (track 13)
Loretta Lynn (track 8)
Roger Miller (US singer/songwriter/actor, “King of the Road”) (track 11)
Don Robertson (“Happy Whistler” songwriter) (track 15)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 12)
Roger Miller (US singer/songwriter/actor, “King of the Road”) (1964) (track 1)
lyricist:
Hal Blair (track 15)
Jerry Chesnut (track 6)
Hank Cochran (Nashville singer and songwriter) (track 18)
David Allan Coe (track 7)
Johnny Horton (track 13)
Loretta Lynn (track 8)
Roger Miller (US singer/songwriter/actor, “King of the Road”) (tracks 1, 11)
Don Robertson (“Happy Whistler” songwriter) (track 15)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 12)
writer:
Earl Green (track 4)
Carl Montgomery (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1992) (track 1)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1992) (track 1)
Biem (international rights organization representing member societies from 58 countries) (1993) (track 1)
Stemra (Netherlands rights society for composers and music publishers) (1993) (track 1)
publisher:
Hill and Range Southwind Mus S A (BMI-affiliated) (track 15)
Hiriam Music (track 12)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 12)
Tree Music (track 9)
is the basis for:
Vü föd ned (track 12)
later parody versions:
Queen of the House (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
King of the Road (Wise Guys parody version) (track 1)
later translated versions:
King of the Road (track 1)
King onderweg (track 1)
On est les rois (track 1)
Zahltog (track 4)
Рокендрол (Rock and Roll) (track 4)
later versions:
Alltid på väg (track 1)
recording of:
A-11 (track 18)
Engine Engine #9 (track 11)
It’s Four in the Morning (1971 song) (track 6)
King of the Road (track 1)

CD 5: The Best of Country Gospel

additional composer:
arranger:
Jay Althouse (track 24)
composer:
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 24)
Charles Crozat Converse (1868) (track 14)
lyricist:
John Newton (English poet) (track 24)
Joseph Medlicott Scriven (1855) (track 14)
publisher:
Alfred Music (publisher of sheet music for music education) (track 24)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 24)
publisher:
Rokstone Music Ltd. (track 24)
Universal Classics & Jazz (Japanese company - read the annotation before using!) (track 24)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (track 24)
arrangements:
Amazing Grace (for wind ensemble, Maldonado) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (Mullaney and Abbott's arrangement of the hym, ~1972) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (Mark O’Connor arrangement) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (Keith McCutchen's ~2005 arrangement of the hymn) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (arr. Daniel Lanois) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (John Rutter's arrangement of the popular hymn) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (arrangement by Himes of the hymn, for brass band) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (for piano, Walden) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (Ernie Rettino/Debby Kerner Rettino arrangement) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (Yes arrangement) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (Justin Bolger, O.P. arrangement) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (Destiny's Child version) (track 24)
What a Friend We Have in Jesus (Sid Feller and Joe Guercio arrangement/'adaptation', recorded by some artists incl. Jim Nabors, The Supremes) (track 14)
アメイジング・グレイス (Michiaki Kato Arrangement) (track 24)
アメイジング・グレイス (Flute Ensemble Triptyque arrangement) (track 24)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Amazing Grace (Jonathan Richman’s version) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (track 24)
Grace Flows Down (track 24)
Grace Like Rain (track 24)
When This Lousy War Is Over (set to the tune of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus") (track 14)
仁愛的心 (track 24)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
So a Segen (track 24)
later versions:
Amazing Grace (Heinz Gietz's arrangement of the hymn, ~1979) (track 24)
Amazing Grace (incl. 4th verse by Beecher-Stowe) (track 24)
recording of:
Amazing Grace (popular hymn first published 1779, catch-all) (track 24)
referred to in medleys:
Waarheen, waarvoor (Mieke Telkamp song) (track 24)

CD 6: Wild Wild West

composer:
Jerome Moross (composer and conductor) (track 12)
publisher:
Chappell (company that specialized in library and production music) (track 12)
is the basis for:
I Want Your Love (track 12)
later versions:
recording of: