Tracklist

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CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Will the Circle Be Unbroken Brown’s Ferry Four 2:58
2 Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash 2:47
3 Wayfaring Stranger Bill Monroe 3:07
4 Crazy Patsy Cline 2:44
5 Over in the Gloryland The Stanley Brothers 2:31
6 Truck Driving Man Glen Campbell 2:04
7 Sunny Side of the Mountain Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper 3:04
8 The Love You Gave Dolly Parton 2:13
9 Are You Missing Me Jim and Jesse 2:25
10 Funny How Time Slips Away Willie Nelson 4 3:03
11 Higher in My Prayers Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Boys 2:28
12 She Thinks I Still Care George Jones 2:34
13 Tomorrow May Be Different Jim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:38
14 Hello Walls Faron Young 2:09
15 Going Back to Old Kentucky Hobo Jack Adkins 2:05
16 According to My Heart Jim Reeves 2:37
17 Going Like a Wildfire Mac Wiseman 2:31
18 Walk on By Leroy Van Dyke 2:23
19 Wake Up Sweetheart The Stanley Brothers 2:38
20 Peace in the Valley Johnny Cash 2:47
21 Doin My Time Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:48
22 Success Loretta Lynn 2:40
23 She's Just a Cute Thing Jimmy Martin & The Osborne Brothers 1:56
24 Turn Around, Look at Me Glen Campbell 2:36
25 Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:01
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Foggy Mountain Breakdown Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:40
2 Aching, Breaking Heart George Jones 2:49
3 Tennessee Cut Up Breakdown Reno and Smiley 1:41
4 He'll Have to Go Jim Reeves 2:21
5 You Can't Do Wrong, and Get By The Delmore Brothers 2:43
6 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash 4.35 2:44
7 Keep on the Sunnyside The Carter Family 2:50
8 I Cried Again Jim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys 3:07
9 Touch Me Willie Nelson 2:14
10 Little Birdie Wade Mainer 2:48
11 Heartaches Patsy Cline 2:13
12 The Fields Have Turn Brown The Stanley Brothers 2:33
13 It Keeps Right-On-A-Hurtin Johnny Tillotson 2:54
14 Come Walk With Me Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper 2:25
15 Long Black Limousine Glen Campbell 3:02
16 Crazy Fingers Blues Reno and Smiley 2:44
17 My Special Angel Bobby Helms 2:58
18 Molly & Tenbrooks Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:46
19 A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) Marty Robbins 2:30
20 Beautiful Brown Eyes Bailes Brothers 2:44
21 I'm a Honky Tonk Girl Loretta Lynn 2:17
22 Diggin My Potatoes Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 2:56
23 A Wound Time Can't Erase Stonewall Jackson 2:39
24 Turn Around, Look at Me [*] Glen Campbell 2:29
25 I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now Johnny Cash 1:51
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 It's Sure Gonna Hurt Dolly Parton 2:19
2 I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow The Stanley Brothers 2:59
3 Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford 5 2:37
4 Old Sally Dog Blues Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:27
5 Five Feet High & Rising Johnny Cash 3.5 1:46
6 Cripple Creek Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 4:45
7 Half Breed Ricky Nelson 2:04
8 Garden in the Sky The Blue Sky Boys 2:46
9 Crazy Arms Ray Price 2:32
10 He Will Set Your Fields on Fire Carl Story & His Rambling Mountaineers 2:24
11 She's Got You Patsy Cline 3:02
12 Twenty One Years The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:19
13 Valley of Death Glen Campbell 2:13
14 Happy Valley Special Bailes Brothers 2:21
15 Send Me the Pillow You Dream On Johnny Tillotson 2:22
16 Tis Sweet to Remembered Mac Wiseman 2:56
17 Delia's Gone Johnny Cash 2:00
18 Rounder's Blues The Delmore Brothers 2:55
19 Willingly Willie Nelson & Shirley Collie 2:42
20 Y'all Come Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:11
21 I Can't Stop Loving You Kitty Wells 2:13
22 Your Love Is Like a Flower Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:33
23 From a Jack to a King Ned Miller 2:15
24 Goin to the Barn Dance Tonight Carson Robison and His Pioneers 2:45
25 Under Your Spell Again Buck Owens 2:52

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Tampa, Florida, United States (1950-10-20) (track 21)
fiddle:
Benny Sims (American fiddler) (1950-10-20) (track 21)
Charlie Cline (1954-09-04) (track 25)
Merle "Red" Taylor (country/bluegrass fiddler, songwriter, and singer) (1954-09-04) (track 25)
Gordon Terry (Bluegrass/Country artist, guitarist and fiddle player.) (1954-09-04) (track 25)
mandolin:
Jody Rainwater (American bluegrass bassist) (1950-10-20) (track 21)
Curly Seckler (1950-10-20) (track 21)
Bill Monroe (1954-09-04) (track 25)
guitar:
Edd Mayfield (1954-09-04) (track 25)
Lester Flatt (1950-10-20) (track 21)
banjo:
Earl Scruggs (1950-10-20) (track 21)
double bass:
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1954-09-04) (track 25)
double bass [string bass]:
Jody Rainwater (American bluegrass bassist) (1950-10-20) (track 21)
composer:
Steve Duffy (track 12)
Kendall Hayes (country music songwriter) (track 18)
Dickey Lee Lipscomb (track 12)
Willie Nelson (tracks 4, 10)
Jimmie Skinner (track 21)
Gary Walker (track 16)
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka “Georgia Tom”) (1937) (track 20)
Bill Monroe (1946) (track 25)
lead vocals:
Bill Monroe (1954-09-04) (track 25)
lyricist:
Steve Duffy (track 12)
Kendall Hayes (country music songwriter) (track 18)
Dickey Lee Lipscomb (track 12)
Willie Nelson (tracks 4, 10)
Jimmie Skinner (track 21)
Gary Walker (tracks 16, 18)
Thomas A. Dorsey (gospel musician aka “Georgia Tom”) (1937) (track 20)
Bill Monroe (1946) (track 25)
producer:
Joe Allison (track 10)
vocals:
Lester Flatt (1950-10-20) (track 21)
publisher:
APRS (track 25)
Glad Music Co. (track 12)
Jack Music, Inc. (track 12)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 10)
Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (tracks 4, 10)
Southern Music Publishing (later renamed as Peermusic) (track 25)
Unichappell Music (track 20)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 12)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 20)
Warner–Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 20)
ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion) (track 25)
recorded at:
Bradley Studios (Hillsboro Village location, circa 1952-1954) in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1954-09-04) (track 25)
cover recording of:
Peace in the Valley (track 20)
Doing My Time (1950-10-20) (track 21)
later translated versions:
Loop niet voorbij (track 18)
recording of:
Crazy (Willie Nelson song) (track 4)
Blue Moon of Kentucky (1954-09-04) (track 25)
Walk On By (Leroy Van Dyke song) (1961) (track 18)
She Thinks I Still Care (1962-01-04) (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Blackbird (track 25)

CD 2

recorded in:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1949-12-11) (track 1)
Los Angeles, California, United States (1960-02) (track 21)
acoustic guitar:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1956-04-02) (track 6)
fiddle:
Chubby Wise (1947-10-28) (track 18)
Benny Sims (American fiddler) (1949-12-11) (track 1)
Harold Hensley (1960-02) (track 21)
mandolin:
Curly Seckler (1949-12-11) (track 1)
Bill Monroe (1947-10-28) (track 18)
guitar:
Lester Flatt (1947-10-28) (track 18)
Lester Flatt (1949-12-11) (track 1)
Roy Lanham (1960-02) (track 21)
Mother Maybelle Carter (1928-05-09) (track 7)
banjo:
Earl Scruggs (1947-10-28) (track 18)
Earl Scruggs (1949-12-11) (track 1)
double bass:
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1947-10-28) (track 18)
Marshall Grant (1956-04-02) (track 6)
double bass [bass]:
Al Williams (US country bassist) (1960-02) (track 21)
double bass [string bass]:
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1949-12-11) (track 1)
electric guitar:
Luther Perkins (1956-04-02) (track 6)
steel guitar:
Speedy West (1960-02) (track 21)
autoharp and guitar:
Sara Carter (of the Carter Family) (1928-05-09) (track 7)
composer:
A.P. Carter (track 7)
Bill D. Johnson (US pedal steel guitarist and songwriter) (track 23)
Willie Nelson (track 9)
Marty Robbins (track 19)
Johnny Tillotson (track 13)
John R. Cash (country music legend) (1956) (track 6)
John Klenner (track 11)
Bill Monroe (track 18)
Earl Scruggs (track 1)
lead vocals:
Bill Monroe (1947-10-28) (track 18)
lyricist:
A.P. Carter (track 7)
Al Hoffman (track 11)
Bill D. Johnson (US pedal steel guitarist and songwriter) (track 23)
Willie Nelson (track 9)
Marty Robbins (track 19)
Johnny Tillotson (track 13)
John R. Cash (country music legend) (1956) (track 6)
producer:
Bob Johnston (American record producer) (track 6)
Frank Jones (producer for Columbia, often with Don Law; also singer/songwiter) (track 25)
Don Law (track 25)
Sam Phillips (Producer at Sun Records) (track 6)
Art Satherly (track 18)
vocals:
Patsy Cline (track 11)
A.P. Carter (1928-05-09) (track 7)
Mother Maybelle Carter (1928-05-09) (track 7)
Sara Carter (of the Carter Family) (1928-05-09) (track 7)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1956-04-02) (track 6)
Loretta Lynn (1960-02) (track 21)
writer:
Audrey Allison (track 4)
Joe Allison (track 4)
Lou Herscher (track 25)
Saul Klein (songwriter) (track 25)
phonographic copyright by:
Victor Records ("His Master’s Voice" imprint) (track 7)
Sun Record Company (1956) (track 6)
Cadence (NYC-based label founded by Archie Bleyer) (1962) (track 13)
publisher:
Aberbach (London) (Publisher) (track 6)
Bill Monroe Music (track 18)
Central Songs (track 4)
Hill & Range (track 6)
Hill and Range Southwind Mus S A (BMI-affiliated) (track 6)
House of Cash, Inc. (BMI-affiliated, publisher for works of Johnny Cash) (track 6)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 11)
Ridge Music Corp. (track 13)
recorded at:
Victor Studios in Camden, New Jersey, United States (1928-05-09) (track 7)
WBBM Studio (radio/tv station) in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1947-10-28) (track 18)
arrangements:
Wer Kennt Den Weg (translated) (track 6)
cover recording of:
He’ll Have to Go (track 4)
is based on:
Molly and Tenbrooks (track 18)
is the basis for:
Telefon (track 4)
later parody versions:
I Cross the Line (track 6)
I Walk The Line #3 (track 6)
The Cats of Cash (track 6)
later translated versions:
Er soi iaz geh' (track 4)
Jou blijf ik trouw (track 6)
Niin yksin oon (track 4)
Pour toi (Heartaches) (track 11)
Saiskos pluvan? (track 1)
Sydänsuruja (track 11)
Yölinjalla (track 6)
later versions:
Ich bin bei dir (track 4)
recording of:
Heartaches (track 11)
Touch Me (track 9)
Keep on the Sunny Side (1928-05-09) (track 7)
Molly and Tenbrooks (1947-10-28) (track 18)
Foggy Mountain Breakdown (1949-12-11) (track 1)
I Walk the Line (1956-04-02) (track 6)

CD 3

recorded in:
United States (1953-08-29 – 1953-08-30) (track 22)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1955-09-20) (track 3)
fiddle:
Benny Martin (bluegrass fiddler and guitar player) (1953-08-29 – 1953-08-30) (track 22)
Benny Martin (bluegrass fiddler and guitar player) (1953-08-30) (track 22)
Charlie Cline (1954-01-08) (track 20)
drums (drum set):
W.S. Holland (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)
mandolin:
Curly Seckler (1953-08-29 – 1953-08-30) (track 22)
Curly Seckler (1953-08-30) (track 22)
Bill Monroe (1954-01-08) (track 20)
guitar:
Louis Innis (1953-08-29 – 1953-08-30) (track 22)
Grady Martin (country/rockabilly guitarist) (1954-01-08) (track 20)
Jimmy Martin (American bluegrass musician) (1954-01-08) (track 20)
Jim Soldi (US country guitarist and producer) (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)
Lester Flatt (1953-08-30) (track 22)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Louis T. Innis (1953-08-30) (track 22)
Lester Flatt (1953-08-29 – 1953-08-30) (track 22)
bass:
Bob Moore (U.S. bassist and bandleader) (1953-08-29 – 1953-08-30) (track 22)
Jimmy Tittle (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)
banjo:
Earl Scruggs (1953-08-29 – 1953-08-30) (track 22)
Earl Scruggs (1953-08-30) (track 22)
Rudy Lyle (1954-01-08) (track 20)
double bass:
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1954-01-08) (track 20)
double bass [string bass]:
Bob L. Moore (U.S. bassist and bandleader) (1953-08-30) (track 22)
electric guitar:
Bob Wootton (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)
brass:
Jack Hale, Jr. (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)
Bob Lewin (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)
piano:
Earl Poole Ball (US country pianist) (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)
background vocals:
The Glaser Brothers (track 17)
composer:
Hank Cochran (Nashville singer and songwriter) (track 11)
Arlie Duff (track 20)
Merle Travis (track 3)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (track 5)
Glen Campbell (US country singer, guitarist & actor) (track 13)
conductor:
Jack Fascinato (1955-09-20) (track 3)
lead vocals:
Bill Monroe (1954-01-08) (track 20)
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford (1955-09-20) (track 3)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)
lyricist:
Hank Cochran (Nashville singer and songwriter) (track 11)
Arlie Duff (track 20)
Merle Travis (track 3)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (track 5)
producer:
Paul Cohen (Nashville country producer) (track 20)
Frank Jones (producer for Columbia, often with Don Law; also singer/songwiter) (track 17)
Don Law (track 17)
vocals:
Patsy Cline (track 11)
Lester Flatt (1953-08-29 – 1953-08-30) (track 22)
Curly Seckler (1953-08-29 – 1953-08-30) (track 22)
Lester Flatt (1953-08-30) (track 22)
Curly Seckler (1953-08-30) (track 22)
writer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (track 17)
Lester Flatt (track 22)
Everett Lilly (track 22)
Earl Scruggs (track 22)
Karl Silbersdorf (track 17)
Dick Toops (track 17)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1959) (track 5)
Bacci Bros Records (2010) (track 3)
Lucky Vintage (2014) (track 3)
publisher:
recorded at:
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1953-08-30) (track 22)
GCN Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1955 (number: 12) (order: 12) (track 3)
arrangement of:
Wo ist Zuhause, Mama (translated) (track 5)
cover recording of:
Sixteen Tons (1955-09-20) (track 3)
is the basis for:
Seize tonnes (track 3)
later parody versions:
Sixteen Tons (Parody) (track 3)
later translated versions:
Sie hieß Mary Ann (track 3)
Zestien ton (track 3)
靜心等 (track 3)
recording of:
Delia's Gone (track 17)
She’s Got You (track 11)
Valley of Death (track 13)
Your Love Is Like a Flower (1953-08-30) (track 22)
Y'all Come (1954-01-08) (track 20)
Five Feet High and Rising (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 5)