Tracklist

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CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Walkin’ After Midnight Patsy Cline 2:36
2 My Special Angel Bobby Helms 2:59
3 The Three Bells The Browns 2:52
4 It’s Only Make Believe Conway Twitty 4 2:14
5 Young Love Sonny James 2:32
6 Honeycomb Jimmie Rodgers 4 2:18
7 The Battle of New Orleans Johnny Horton 5 2:34
8 Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford 5 2:38
9 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash 4.35 2:45
10 You Win Again Jerry Lee Lewis 2:57
11 Crazy Arms Ray Price 2:35
12 Hey, Good Lookin’ Hank Williams 2:56
13 I’m Moving On Hank Snow 2:50
14 Singing the Blues Marty Robbins 2:27
15 Don’t Be Cruel Elvis Presley 4 2:03
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 White Lightning George Jones 2 2:48
2 There Stands the Glass Webb Pierce 3.5 2:26
3 Your Cheatin’ Heart Hank Williams 4 2:44
4 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 3.8 2:12
5 Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers 2:24
6 Oh Lonesome Me Don Gibson 2:33
7 Waterloo Stonewall Jackson 2:30
8 Heartaches by the Number Ray Price 3:00
9 It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Kitty Wells 2:33
10 A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) Marty Robbins 2:32
11 Tennessee Waltz Patti Page 3:05
12 Cattle Call Eddy Arnold 2:34
13 Gone Ferlin Husky 2:25
14 Four Walls Jim Reeves 2:53
15 Send Me the Pillow You Dream On Hank Locklin 2:32

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1950-03-28) (track 13)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1955-09-20) (track 8)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1956-10-30) (track 5)
acoustic guitar:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1956-04-02) (track 9)
fiddle:
Tommy Vaden (US country fiddler) (1950-03-28) (track 13)
drums (drum set):
D.J. Fontana (1956-07-02) (track 15)
guitar:
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1956-07-02) (track 15)
Hank Snow (1950-03-28) (track 13)
Elvis Presley (King of Rock and Roll) (1956-07-02) (track 15)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Jack Shook (1950-03-28) (track 13)
bass:
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1956-07-02) (track 15)
double bass:
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1950-03-28) (track 13)
Marshall Grant (1956-04-02) (track 9)
double bass [bass]:
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1950-03-28) (track 13)
electric guitar:
Luther Perkins (1956-04-02) (track 9)
steel guitar:
Joe Talbot (Steel guitar player and music industry executive) (1950-03-28) (track 13)
piano:
Shorty Long ('50s country/rockabilly artist) (1956-07-02) (track 15)
background vocals:
Gordon Stoker (1956-10-30) (track 5)
composer:
Jimmy Driftwood (tracks 7, 7)
Don Hecht (track 1)
Hank Snow (track 13)
Merle Travis (track 8)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (tracks 10, 12)
Gilles (Swiss composer/vocalist/actor Jean Villard Gilles) (1939) (track 3)
Bob Merrill (songwriter, and lyricist of the hit musical Funny Girl) (1954) (track 6)
John R. Cash (country music legend) (1956) (track 9)
Melvin Endsley (1956) (track 14)
Alan Block (track 1)
conductor:
Jack Fascinato (1955-09-20) (track 8)
lead vocals:
“Tennessee” Ernie Ford (1955-09-20) (track 8)
Elvis Presley (King of Rock and Roll) (1956-07-02) (track 15)
Sonny James (1956-10-30) (track 5)
lyricist:
Jimmy Driftwood (tracks 7, 7)
Don Hecht (track 1)
Hank Snow (track 13)
Merle Travis (track 8)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (tracks 10, 12)
Gilles (Swiss composer/vocalist/actor Jean Villard Gilles) (1939) (track 3)
Bob Merrill (songwriter, and lyricist of the hit musical Funny Girl) (1954) (track 6)
John R. Cash (country music legend) (1956) (track 9)
Melvin Endsley (1956) (track 14)
producer:
Bob Johnston (American record producer) (track 9)
Sam Phillips (Producer at Sun Records) (track 9)
translator:
Bert Reisfeld (1948) (track 3)
vocals:
Patsy Cline (track 1)
Hank Snow (1950-03-28) (track 13)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1956-04-02) (track 9)
The Jordanaires (1956-07-02) (track 15)
writer:
Otis Blackwell (American pianist, singer and songwriter) (track 15)
Ric Cartey (1950s/'60s Rockabilly aritst) (track 5)
Carole Joyner (track 5)
Elvis Presley (King of Rock and Roll) (track 15)
Ralph Mooney (1954) (track 11)
Chuck Seals (1954) (track 11)
Jack Nance (1958) (track 4)
Conway Twitty (1958) (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Entertainment (1956) (track 15)
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (1956) (track 15)
Sun Record Company (1956) (track 9)
Bacci Bros Records (2010) (track 8)
Lucky Vintage (2014) (track 8)
publisher:
Aberbach (London) (Publisher) (track 9)
Acuff Rose Music Ltd. (tracks 1, 14)
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 9, 15)
Elvis Presley Music (track 15)
Hill & Range (tracks 9, 13)
Hill and Range Southwind Mus S A (BMI-affiliated) (track 9)
House of Cash, Inc. (BMI-affiliated, publisher for works of Johnny Cash) (track 9)
Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (tracks 1, 12)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (tracks 1, 5, 12)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 5)
Southern Music (later renamed as Peermusic) (track 3)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 4)
Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (1956) (track 11)
recorded at:
RCA Studios (New York, later noted as RCA Recording Studios) in New York, New York, United States (1956-07-02) (track 15)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1956 (number: 11) (order: 11) (track 15)
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1955 (number: 12) (order: 12) (track 8)
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1956 (number: 40) (order: 40) (track 5)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 197) (order: 196) (track 15)
Grammy Award: Song of the Year nominees (number: 1960 winner) (order: 2) (tracks 7, 7)
arrangements:
Wer Kennt Den Weg (translated) (track 9)
cover recording of:
You Win Again (track 10)
Sixteen Tons (1955-09-20) (track 8)
Young Love (1956-10-30) (track 5)
Honeycomb (1957) (track 6)
The Three Bells (1959) (track 3)
is based on:
The 8th of January (tracks 7, 7)
is the basis for:
Seize tonnes (track 8)
later parody versions:
Don’t Be Fooled (track 15)
I Cross the Line (track 9)
I Walk The Line #3 (track 9)
Sixteen Tons (Parody) (track 8)
The Battle of Kookamonga (tracks 7, 7)
The Cats of Cash (track 9)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
Jimmy Brown (Spanish version of 'The Three Bells') (track 3)
Jou blijf ik trouw (track 9)
Sie hieß Mary Ann (track 8)
Waterloo (tracks 7, 7)
Yölinjalla (track 9)
Zestien ton (track 8)
佛跳牆 (track 15)
靜心等 (track 8)
later versions:
En revenant (track 13)
Sois pas cruel (track 15)
recording of:
Crazy Arms (track 11)
Hey, Good Lookin’ (track 12)
Singing the Blues (track 14)
I’m Moving On (1950-03-28) (track 13)
I Walk the Line (1956-04-02) (track 9)
Don’t Be Cruel (1956-07-02) (track 15)
It’s Only Make Believe (1958-05-07) (track 4)
The Battle of New Orleans (1960) (track 7)
referred to in medleys:
The Anniversary Waltz, Part 2 (order: 4) (track 14)
translated version of:
Les Trois Cloches (track 3)

CD 2

recorded in:
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1952-09-23) (track 3)
fiddle:
Tommy Jackson (Bluegrass fiddler) (1952-09-23) (track 3)
drums (drum set):
Farris Coursey (1952-09-23) (track 3)
D.J. Fontana (1956-01-10) (track 4)
guitar:
Chet Atkins (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (1952-09-23) (track 3)
Elvis Presley (King of Rock and Roll) (1956-01-10) (track 4)
bass:
Floyd D. 'Lightnin'' Chance (1952-09-23) (track 3)
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1956-01-10) (track 4)
electric guitar:
Chet Atkins (1952-09-23) (track 3)
steel guitar:
Don Helms (1952-09-23) (track 3)
piano:
Floyd Cramer (1956-01-10) (track 4)
composer:
J. P. Richardson (track 1)
Don Gibson (track 6)
Marty Robbins (track 10)
Smokey Rogers (track 13)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 3)
George Campbell (track 14)
Russ Hull (track 2)
Marvin Moore (songwriter, best known for "Four Walls" and "The Green Door") (track 14)
Pee Wee King (1946) (track 11)
engineer:
Bob Ferris (engineer) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Elvis Presley (King of Rock and Roll) (1956-01-10) (track 4)
lyricist:
J. P. Richardson (track 1)
Don Gibson (track 6)
Audrey Grisham (track 2)
Marty Robbins (track 10)
Smokey Rogers (track 13)
Mary Jean Shurtz (track 2)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 3)
Redd Stewart (1946) (track 11)
vocals:
Hank Williams (country music legend) (1952-09-23) (track 3)
Ben Speer (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Lena Brock "Mom" Speer (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Gordon Stoker (1956-01-10) (track 4)
writer:
Mae Boren Axton (track 4)
Boudleaux Bryant (track 5)
Felice Bryant (track 5)
Tommy Durden (track 4)
Elvis Presley (King of Rock and Roll) (track 4)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Entertainment (1956) (track 4)
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (1956) (track 4)
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) (2002) (track 4)
publisher:
Acuff-Rose (track 6)
Acuff-Rose Publ. (track 11)
EMI Mills Music Ltd. (PRS for Music-affiliated) (track 4)
Hiriam Music (track 3)
House of Bryant Publications (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 5)
Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (tracks 3, 6, 11)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (tracks 3, 5–6)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (tracks 4, 4)
Unichappell Music (track 4)
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 4)
recorded at:
RCA Studios (Nashville) in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1956-01-10) (track 4)
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1956 (number: 1) (order: 1) (track 4)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 45) (order: 45) (track 4)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 213) (order: 212) (track 3)
cover recording of:
White Lightning (track 1)
Tennessee Waltz (1950-10-14) (track 11)
is the basis for:
Oh ! Quelle nuit (track 6)
later parody versions:
Cut-Rate Hotel (track 4)
H.B. Hotel (track 4)
later translated versions:
Bye Bye Love (track 5)
Oh, doe dat niet! (track 6)
Ptačí nářečí (track 6)
Tennessee Waltz (german version) (track 11)
Tennessee Walzer (track 11)
Tussen vier muren (track 14)
Wo bleib i? (track 6)
Ô pauvre amour (track 6)
later versions:
Solitario (track 6)
Tennessee Waltz (Leonard Cohen) (track 11)
recording of:
Bye Bye Love (track 5)
Your Cheatin’ Heart (1952-09-23) (track 3)
There Stands the Glass (1953) (track 2)
Heartbreak Hotel (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Four Walls (1957) (track 14)
Gone (1957) (track 13)
Oh Lonesome Me (1963) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:
Sentimental Journey (track 11)
Raggarkungen (order: 2) (track 4)

Release Group

part of:Classic Country (Time-Life Music) (number: 3) (order: 3)