Tracklist

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CD 1: 1950 - 1956
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Red Foley 2:49
2 Kentucky Waltz Eddy Arnold 2:36
3 I'm Movin' On Hank Snow 2:51
4 Slow Poke Pee Wee King 3:03
5 Why Don't You Love Me Hank Williams 2:24
6 Shotgun Boogie Tennessee Ernie Ford 2:37
7 A Dear John Letter Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky 2:35
8 Kaw-Liga Hank Williams 2:36
9 Mexican Joe Jim Reeves 2:39
10 The Wild Side of Life Hank Thompson 2:46
11 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Kitty Wells 2:32
12 Jambalaya Hank Williams 2:55
13 Cattle Call Eddy Arnold 2:26
14 Slowly Webb Pierce 2:33
15 In the Jailhouse Now Webb Pierce 2:06
16 I Don't Hurt Anymore Hank Snow 3:00
17 Why Baby Why Red Sovine & Webb Pierce 2:32
18 I Forgot to Remember to Forget Elvis Presley 2:29
CD 2: 1957 - 1964
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Oh, Lonesome Me Don Gibson 2:31
2 Gone Ferlin Husky 2:23
3 (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Elvis Presley 1:50
4 Guess Things Happen That Way Johnny Cash 1:50
5 Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers 2:22
6 Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis 1:53
7 White Lightning George Jones 2:45
8 Country Girl Faron Young 2:34
9 Please Help Me I'm Falling (In Love with You) Hank Locklin 2:21
10 He'll Have to Go Jim Reeves 5 2:21
11 Wings of a Dove Ferlin Husky 2:20
12 The Three Balls The Browns 2:51
13 Hello Walls Faron Young 2:24
14 I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline 2:49
15 Walk on By Leroy Van Dyke 2:23
16 She's Got You Patsy Cline 3:00
17 She Thinks I Still Care George Jones 2:36
18 I've Been Everywhere Hank Snow 2:47
19 Once a Day Connie Smith 2:20
20 Dang Me Roger Miller 1:51
21 I Guess I'm Crazy Jim Reeves 2:25
22 Lonesome 7-7203 Hawkshaw Hawkins 2:43
23 Still Bill Anderson 2:49
24 Abilene George Hamilton IV 2:12
CD 3: 1965 - 1971
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Make the World Go Away Eddy Arnold 2:41
2 This Is It Jim Reeves 3:09
3 Take Good Care of Her Sonny James 2:30
4 Girl on the Billboard Del Reeves 2:43
5 There Goes My Everything Jack Greene 2:36
6 Giddy Up Go Red Sovine 4:03
7 Okie from Muskogee Merle Haggard 2:45
8 For Loving You Bill Anderson & Jan Howard 2:47
9 Galveston Glen Campbell 2:41
10 All the Time Jack Greene 2:43
11 Fist City Loretta Lynn 2:13
12 Honey Bobby Goldsboro 4:02
13 Hello Darlin' Conway Twitty 2:26
14 Coal Miner's Daughter Loretta Lynn 3:02
15 Fightin' Side of Me Merle Haggard 2:54
16 When You're Hot, You're Hot Jerry Reed 2:21
17 Kiss an Angel Good Mornin' Charley Pride 2:04
18 Help me Make it Through the Night Sammi Smith 2:32
CD 4: 1972 - 1979
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Eleven Roses Hank Williams, Jr. 2:44
2 One's on the Way Loretta Lynn 2:39
3 Funny Face Donna Fargo 2:43
4 Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine Tom T. Hall 4:10
5 Come Live with Me Roy Clark 2:59
6 You've Never Been This Far Before Conway Twitty 3:01
7 Pure Love Ronnie Milsap 2:23
8 I'm a Ramblin' Man Waylon Jennings 2:49
9 When Will I Be Loved Linda Ronstadt 2:08
10 If We Make it Through December Merle Haggard 2:43
11 Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell 3:14
12 Heaven's Just a Sin Away The Kendalls 2:23
13 (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song B.J. Thomas 3:23
14 Here You Come Again Dolly Parton 5 2:58
15 Good Hearted Woman Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson 3 2:58
16 Cherokee Maiden Merle Haggard 2:58
17 Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue Crystal Gayle 2:34
18 Moody Blue Elvis Presley 2:49
19 Backside of Thirty John Conlee 2:35
20 Two Doors Down Dolly Parton 5 3:00
21 Nobody Likes Sad Songs Ronnie Milsap 3:44
22 Do You Know You are My Sunshine The Statler Brothers 2:15
23 It Must Be Love Don Williams 2:30
24 Someone Loves You Honey Charley Pride 2:08

Credits

CD 1: 1950 - 1956

recorded in:
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1950-03-28) (track 3)
fiddle:
Tommy Vaden (US country fiddler) (1950-03-28) (track 3)
guitar:
with instrumental accompaniment (country/rockabilly guitarist) (1949-11-08) (track 1)
Hank Snow (1950-03-28) (track 3)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Jack Shook (1950-03-28) (track 3)
double bass:
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1950-03-28) (track 3)
double bass [bass]:
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1950-03-28) (track 3)
steel guitar:
Joe Talbot (Steel guitar player and music industry executive) (1950-03-28) (track 3)
composer:
Hank Snow (track 3)
Mitchell Torok (track 9)
lyricist:
Hank Snow (track 3)
Mitchell Torok (track 9)
solo vocals:
Red Foley (1949-11-08) (track 1)
vocals:
The Jordanaires (1949-11-08) (track 1)
Hank Snow (1950-03-28) (track 3)
writer:
Billy Barton (country music/ rockabilly) (track 7)
Jack Stapp (track 1)
Harry Stone (track 1)
Lewis Tally (track 7)
publisher:
Hill & Range (track 3)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
Dear John (track 7)
later versions:
En revenant (track 3)
live recording of:
Mexican Joe (1959) (track 9)
recording of:
I’m Moving On (1950-03-28) (track 3)
A Dear John Letter (1953) (track 7)

CD 2: 1957 - 1964

composer:
Bill Anderson (US country singer, songwriter & TV personality) (track 19)
Jack Clement (track 4)
Steve Duffy (track 17)
Kendall Hayes (country music songwriter) (track 15)
Dickey Lee Lipscomb (track 17)
Roger Miller (US singer/songwriter/actor, “King of the Road”) (track 20)
Smokey Rogers (track 2)
lyricist:
Bill Anderson (US country singer, songwriter & TV personality) (track 19)
Jack Clement (track 4)
Steve Duffy (track 17)
Kendall Hayes (country music songwriter) (track 15)
Dickey Lee Lipscomb (track 17)
Roger Miller (US singer/songwriter/actor, “King of the Road”) (track 20)
Smokey Rogers (track 2)
Gary Walker (track 15)
vocals:
Jim Reeves (US country & pop singer) (track 10)
Roger Miller (US singer/songwriter/actor, “King of the Road”) (1964) (track 20)
writer:
Audrey Allison (track 10)
Joe Allison (track 10)
Lester Brown (track 24)
Boudleaux Bryant (track 5)
Felice Bryant (track 5)
Bob Gibson (folk singer) (track 24)
John D. Loudermilk (track 24)
Bernie Lowe (track 3)
Kal Mann (track 3)
Albert Stanton (pseudonym for Al Brackman) (track 24)
publisher:
Central Songs (track 10)
Chrysalis Music (music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (track 3)
Glad Music Co. (track 17)
Gladys Music Inc. (track 3)
House of Bryant Publications (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 5)
Jack Music, Inc. (track 17)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 17)
is the basis for:
Telefon (track 10)
later translated versions:
Bye Bye Love (track 5)
Er soi iaz geh' (track 10)
Loop niet voorbij (track 15)
Niin yksin oon (track 10)
Pends-moi (track 20)
later versions:
Ich bin bei dir (track 10)
recording of:
Bye Bye Love (track 5)
He’ll Have to Go (track 10)
Gone (1957) (track 2)
Walk On By (Leroy Van Dyke song) (1961) (track 15)
She Thinks I Still Care (1962-01-04) (track 17)
Abilene (1963) (track 24)
Dang Me (1964) (track 20)
Once a Day (1964) (track 19)
referred to in medleys:
Teddy Bear / Too Much (Medley) (order: 1) (track 3)
Raggarkungen (order: 3) (track 3)

CD 3: 1965 - 1971

composer:
Merle Haggard (US country singer, guitarist, fiddler & songwriter) (track 15)
Jimmy Webb (US songwriter, composer, producer, pianist & singer) (track 9)
lyricist:
Merle Haggard (US country singer, guitarist, fiddler & songwriter) (track 15)
Jimmy Webb (US songwriter, composer, producer, pianist & singer) (track 9)
writer:
Merle Haggard (US country singer, guitarist, fiddler & songwriter) (track 7)
Roy Burris (track 7)
phonographic copyright by:
Capitol Records Nashville (2001) (track 9)
publisher:
was commissioned by:
cover recording of:
Galveston (1969) (track 9)
recording of:
Okie From Muskogee (track 7)

CD 4: 1972 - 1979

composer:
Phil Everly (track 9)
Tom T. Hall (track 4)
Dolly Parton (track 20)
Cindy Walker (US songwriter, singer and dancer) (track 16)
Merle Haggard (US country singer, guitarist, fiddler & songwriter) (tracks 10, 16)
Waylon Jennings (tracks 15, 15)
Barry Mann (track 14)
Willie Nelson (tracks 15, 15)
lyricist:
Phil Everly (track 9)
Tom T. Hall (track 4)
Dolly Parton (track 20)
Cindy Walker (US songwriter, singer and dancer) (track 16)
Cynthia Weil (track 14)
Merle Haggard (US country singer, guitarist, fiddler & songwriter) (track 10)
performer:
Waylon Jennings (track 15)
Willie Nelson (track 15)
producer:
Ray Pennington (track 15)
Waylon Jennings (track 15)
vocals:
Dolly Parton (tracks 14, 20)
writer:
Larry Butler (US country music producer, songwriter & pianist) (track 13)
Chips Moman (track 13)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America since Oct 1, 2008; operates worldwide except in JP) (1977) (track 14)
Sony Music Entertainment (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America since Oct 1, 2008; operates worldwide except in JP) (1978) (track 20)
publisher:
Dyad Music Ltd. (track 14)
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI) (track 14)
Summerhill Songs (track 14)
Velvet Apple Music (track 20)
cover recording of:
later translated versions:
Dagen skall komma (tracks 15, 15)
Ehrbares Mädchen (tracks 15, 15)
Elke keer (track 14)
Här är jag igen (Swedish version) (track 14)
Soittajan vaimo (tracks 15, 15)
live recording of:
Good Hearted Woman (track 15)
recording of:
Cherokee Maiden (track 16)
Eleven Roses (track 1)
Good Hearted Woman (track 15)
Here You Come Again (track 14)
Two Doors Down (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
The Anniversary Waltz, Part 2 (order: 5) (track 9)