Tracklist

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CD 1: Disc One
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash 5 2:45
2 Oh Lonesome Me Don Gibson 2:33
3 El Paso Marty Robbins 4:41
4 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley 3.8 2:11
5 Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Charlie Walker 2:26
6 Detroit City Bobby Bare 5 2:48
7 He'll Have to Go Jim Reeves 5 2:21
8 Make the World Go Away Eddy Arnold 5 2:41
9 Don't Let Me Cross Over Carl & Pearl Butler 2:57
10 Wolverton Mountain Claude King 3:00
11 Big Bad John Jimmy Dean 3:01
12 Stand by Your Man Tammy Wynette 4 2:42
13 Charlie's Shoes Billy Walker 2:17
14 Flowers on the Wall The Statler Brothers 4 2:21
15 Skip a Rope Henson Cargill 2:37
16 Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger Charley Pride 2:24
CD 2: Disc Two
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers 5 2:00
2 Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On Jerry Lee Lewis 4.65 2:55
3 (Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely Johnnie And Jack 1:58
4 City Lights Ray Price 3:01
5 Honky-Tonk Man Johnny Horton 2:14
6 Saginaw, Michigan Lefty Frizzell 3:04
7 Please Help Me, I'm Falling Hank Locklin 2:25
8 Daddy Sang Bass Johnny Cash 3 2:22
9 Walk Through This World With Me George Jones 2:18
10 Almost Persuaded David Houston 2:57
11 I've Been Everywhere Hank Snow 2:35
12 Green, Green Grass of Home Porter Wagoner 2:25
13 My Heart Skips a Beat Buck Owens 2:26
14 Don't Touch Me Jeannie Seely 3:16
15 Hey Joe! Carl Smith 2:30
16 I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know The Davis Sisters 2:59

Credits

CD 1: Disc One

drums (drum set):
D.J. Fontana (1956-01-10) (track 4)
W.S. Holland (1968-01-13) (track 1)
guitar:
Chet Atkins (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1968-01-13) (track 1)
bass:
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Marshall Grant (1968-01-13) (track 1)
electric guitar:
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1968-01-13) (track 1)
Luther Perkins (1968-01-13) (track 1)
piano:
Floyd Cramer (1956-01-10) (track 4)
additional producer:
Bob Irwin (track 1)
composer:
Roy Baham (track 13)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (track 1)
Hank Cochran (Nashville singer and songwriter) (track 8)
Lew DeWitt (track 14)
Jimmy Dean (tracks 11, 11)
Don Gibson (track 2)
Harlan Howard (track 5)
Penny Jay (track 9)
Jack Moran (track 15)
Marty Robbins (track 3)
Glenn Douglas Tubb (track 15)
Merle Kilgore (track 10)
Claude King (track 10)
engineer:
Bob Ferris (engineer) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Tammy Wynette (track 12)
lyricist:
Roy Baham (track 13)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (track 1)
Hank Cochran (Nashville singer and songwriter) (track 8)
Lew DeWitt (track 14)
Jimmy Dean (tracks 11, 11)
Don Gibson (track 2)
Harlan Howard (track 5)
Penny Jay (track 9)
Jack Moran (track 15)
Marty Robbins (track 3)
Glenn Douglas Tubb (track 15)
producer:
Chet Atkins (track 6)
Bob Johnston (American record producer) (track 1)
Billy Sherrill (US songwriter/producer/arranger) (track 12)
vocals:
Jim Reeves (US country & pop singer) (track 7)
Ben Speer (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Lena Brock "Mom" Speer (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Gordon Stoker (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1968-01-13) (track 1)
writer:
Audrey Allison (track 7)
Joe Allison (track 7)
Mae Boren Axton (track 4)
Jan Crutchfield (track 16)
Tommy Durden (track 4)
Danny Hill (track 6)
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (track 4)
Don Robertson (“Happy Whistler” songwriter) (track 16)
Billy Sherrill (US songwriter/producer/arranger) (track 12)
Mel Tillis (track 6)
Tammy Wynette (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Entertainment (1956) (track 4)
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (1956) (track 4)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1968) (track 1)
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) (2002) (track 4)
publisher:
Aberbach (London) (Publisher) (track 1)
Acuff-Rose (track 2)
Central Songs (track 7)
EMI Mills Music Ltd. (PRS for Music-affiliated) (track 4)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (tracks 4, 4, 8)
Unichappell Music (track 4)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 3)
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)
Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (1963) (track 8)
Tree Publishing Co., Inc. (1967) (track 15)
recorded at:
RCA Studios (Nashville) in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Bradley Recording Studios (aka the "Quonset Hut") in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1961-08-18) (track 11)
Folsom State Prison in Folsom, California, United States (1968-01-13) (track 1)
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: 164) (order: 163) (track 1)
is based on:
is the basis for:
Oh ! Quelle nuit (track 2)
Telefon (track 7)
later parody versions:
Cut-Rate Hotel (track 4)
H.B. Hotel (track 4)
The Cats of Cash (track 1)
later translated versions:
Blijf bij je man (track 12)
Er soi iaz geh' (track 7)
Folsom Prison Blues (German version) (track 1)
Is er een kans (track 12)
Niin yksin oon (track 7)
Oh, doe dat niet! (track 2)
Ptačí nářečí (track 2)
Steh' bei dein Mann (track 12)
Wer Liebe sucht (track 12)
Wo bleib i? (track 2)
Ô pauvre amour (track 2)
later versions:
Big Bad John (German version) (tracks 11, 11)
Detroit City (German version) (track 6)
Du tillhör mig (track 12)
Ich bin bei dir (track 7)
Skattlösa bergen (track 10)
Solitario (track 2)
live recording of:
Folsom Prison Blues (1968-01-13) (track 1)
recording of:
El Paso (track 3)
He’ll Have to Go (track 7)
Oh Lonesome Me (track 2)
Heartbreak Hotel (1956-01-10) (track 4)
Pick Me Up on Your Way Down (1958) (track 5)
Big Bad John (1961 song) (1961) (track 11)
Big Bad John (1961 song) (1961-08-18) (track 11)
Charlie’s Shoes (1962) (track 13)
Wolverton Mountain (1962) (track 10)
Detroit City (1963-04-18) (track 6)
Flowers on the Wall (1965) (track 14)
Skip a Rope (1967) (track 15)
Stand by Your Man (1968) (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
Raggarkungen (order: 2) (track 4)

CD 2: Disc Two

recorded in:
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1968-07-30) (track 8)
acoustic guitar:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1968-07-30) (track 8)
fiddle:
Benny Martin (bluegrass fiddler and guitar player) (1954-02-21) (track 3)
drums (drum set):
Buddy Harman (1954-02-21) (track 3)
W.S. Holland (1968-07-30) (track 8)
membranophone:
Jimmy Van Eaton (1957-02-05) (track 2)
dobro:
Shot Jackson (US country music guitar and dobro player) (1954-02-21) (track 3)
guitar:
Louis Innis (1954-02-21) (track 3)
Roland Janes (1957-02-05) (track 2)
bass:
Marshall Grant (1968-07-30) (track 8)
electric guitar:
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (1968-07-30) (track 8)
Luther Perkins (1968-07-30) (track 8)
piano:
Jerry Lee Lewis (Rock & Roll pianist, “The Killer”) (1957-02-05) (track 2)
background vocals:
The Carter Family (later generations of the family after 1943) (1968-07-30) (track 8)
Jan Howard (1968-07-30) (track 8)
The Statler Brothers (1968-07-30) (track 8)
bass vocals:
Culley Holt (1954-02-21) (track 3)
composer:
Pat Ballard (track 3)
Hal Blair (track 7)
Hank Cochran (Nashville singer and songwriter) (track 14)
Geoff Mack (track 11)
Buck Owens (track 13)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (track 8)
Don Robertson (“Happy Whistler” songwriter) (track 7)
Cecil A. Null (1947) (track 16)
Bill Anderson (US country singer, songwriter & TV personality) (track 4)
Boudleaux Bryant (1953) (track 15)
lead vocals:
Johnnie Wright (US country music singer-songwriter) (1954-02-21) (track 3)
lyricist:
Pat Ballard (track 3)
Hal Blair (track 7)
Boudleaux Bryant (track 15)
Hank Cochran (Nashville singer and songwriter) (track 14)
Geoff Mack (track 11)
Buck Owens (track 13)
Carl Perkins (American pioneer of rockabilly music) (track 8)
Don Robertson (“Happy Whistler” songwriter) (track 7)
Cecil A. Null (1947) (track 16)
Bill Anderson (US country singer, songwriter & TV personality) (track 4)
producer:
Jack Clement (track 2)
Bob Johnston (American record producer) (track 8)
Stephen H. Sholes (track 3)
Sam Phillips (Producer at Sun Records) (1957) (track 2)
tenor vocals:
Jack Anglin (1954-02-21) (track 3)
vocals:
Jerry Lee Lewis (Rock & Roll pianist, “The Killer”) (1957-02-05) (track 2)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1968-07-30) (track 8)
writer:
Boudleaux Bryant (track 1)
Bill Anderson (US country singer, songwriter & TV personality) (track 6)
Felice Bryant (track 1)
Tillman Franks (track 5)
Roy Hall (US rockabilly pianist & songwriter) (tracks 2, 2)
Howard Hausey (track 5)
Johnny Horton (track 5)
Kay Savage (track 9)
Sandra Seamons (track 9)
Billy Sherrill (US songwriter/producer/arranger) (track 10)
Glenn Sutton (track 10)
Don Wayne (US country songwriter) (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Cadence (NYC-based label founded by Archie Bleyer) (1957) (track 1)
Sun Record Company (1957) (track 2)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1968) (track 8)
Sony Music Entertainment (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America since Oct 1, 2008; operates worldwide except in JP) (2007) (track 8)
Charly Records (2008 –) (track 2)
publisher:
Hill and Range Southwind Mus S A (BMI-affiliated) (track 7)
House of Bryant Publications (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 1)
Tree Music (track 12)
Bill Anderson Music (1958) (track 4)
recorded at:
Thomas Productions in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1954-02-21) (track 3)
DJ-mixes:
part of:
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1957 (number: 1) (order: 1) (track 2)
Dave Marsh: The Best of the Top 40 Singles: 1957 (number: 21) (order: 21) (track 1)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 311) (order: 309) (track 1)
cover recording of:
City Lights (track 4)
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (1957-02-05) (track 2)
Green, Green Grass of Home (1965) (track 12)
Daddy Sang Bass (1968-07-30) (track 8)
is based on:
later parody versions:
Almost Persuaded #2 (track 10)
later translated versions:
Pappa sjunger bas (track 8)
later versions:
recording of:
Hey Joe (1953) (track 15)
(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely (1954-02-21) (track 3)
Honky Tonk Man (1956 song) (1956) (track 5)
Wake Up Little Susie (1957) (track 1)
My Heart Skips a Beat (1964) (track 13)
Saginaw, Michigan (1965) (track 6)
Almost Persuaded (Glenn Sutton/Billy Sherrill song) (1966) (track 10)
Don't Touch Me (1966) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
Good Old Rock ’n Roll (order: 4) (tracks 2, 2)
Swing the Mood (order: 6) (track 1)

Release Group

included in:Golden Age of Country
part of:Golden Age of Country (Time Life series) (order: 4)