Tracklist

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CD 1: Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Freddy Fender, Willie Nelson
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash 2:48
2 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town Kenny Rogers 2:56
3 Before The Next Teardrop Falls Freddy Fender 5 2:33
4 Face Of A Fighter Willie Nelson 3:20
5 Ruben James Kenny Rogers 2:47
6 You'll Loose A Good Thing Freddy Fender 3 2:50
7 End Of Understanding Willie Nelson 2:35
8 Ballad Of A Teenage Queen Johnny Cash 2:12
9 Since I Met You Baby Freddy Fender 3:12
10 Blame It On The Time Willie Nelson 2:18
11 Elvira Kenny Rogers 2:41
12 I Walk The Line Johnny Cash 2:45
13 Wasted Days And Wasted Nights Freddy Fender 2:55
14 Is There Something On Your Mind Willie Nelson 2:33
15 Sunshine Kenny Rogers 3:11
16 Big River Johnny Cash 3 2:31
17 Mathilda Freddy Fender 2:27
18 Building Heartaches Willie Nelson 2:06
19 Loser Kenny Rogers 3:04
20 Next In Line Johnny Cash 2:45
CD 2: Hank Williams, Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Your Cheatin' Heart Hank Williams 4 2:42
2 It's Only Make Believe Conway Twitty 2:10
3 Don't Elvis Presley 3 2:48
4 She's Got You Patsy Cline 3:00
5 Mona Lisa Conway Twitty 2:25
6 Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis Presley 3:10
7 Heartaches Patsy Cline 2:10
8 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Hank Williams 2:53
9 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Elvis Presley 2:24
10 I Fall To Pieces Patsy Cline 2:46
11 Danny Boy Conway Twitty 2:41
12 Mansion On The Hill Hank Williams 2:33
13 Crazy Patsy Cline 2:41
14 Lonely Blue Boy Conway Twitty 2:12
15 Wedding Bells Hank Williams 2:53
16 Love Me Tender Elvis Presley 2:43
17 Seven Lonely Days Patsy Cline 2:14
18 The Story Of My Love Conway Twitty 2:15
19 Settin' The Woods On Fire Hank Williams 2:35
20 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley 2:35
CD 3: Jim Reeves, Johnny Horton, Slim Whitman, Don Gibson
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 He'll Have To Go Jim Reeves 5 2:21
2 The Battle Of New Orleans Johnny Horton 5 2:31
3 Oh Lonesome Me Don Gibson 2:36
4 Rose Marie Slim Whitman 2:21
5 Sink The Bismarck Johnny Horton 3:14
6 Am I Loosing You Jim Reeves 2:14
7 Just One Time Don Gibson 2:17
8 Indian Love Call Slim Whitman 3:07
9 North To Alaska Johnny Horton 2:49
10 Blue Blue Day Don Gibson 1:57
11 Secret Love Slim Whitman 2:46
12 Adios Amigo Jim Reeves 2:29
13 When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below) Johnny Horton 2:36
14 I Can't Stop Loving You Don Gibson 3:13
15 North Wind Slim Whitman 2:44
16 How's The World Treating You Jim Reeves 2:22
17 Honky Tonk Man Johnny Horton 2:10
18 Keep It A Secret Slim Whitman 2:25
19 Lonesome Number One Don Gibson 2:17
20 Welcome To My World Jim Reeves 2:36
CD 4: Dolly Parton, Don Williams, Ray Charles, Frankie Laine
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Spend Some Time With Me Don Williams 2:24
2 (It Wasn't God Who Made) Honky Tonk Dolly Parton 2:27
3 Your Cheatin Heart Ray Charles 3:35
4 Rawhide Frankie Laine 2:03
5 Makin Believe Dolly Parton 4 2:39
6 High Noon Frankie Laine 2:48
7 Take My Hand For A While Don Williams 2:15
8 Two Little Orphans Dolly Parton 2:43
9 Take These Chains From My Heart Ray Charles 4 2:57
10 Jezebel Frankie Laine 3:19
11 Follow Me Back To Luisville Don Williams 2:35
12 I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles 4 4:14
13 Little Blossom Dolly Parton 2:51
14 Ruby Tuesday Don Williams 3:01
15 Together Again Ray Charles 2:40
16 Mule Train Frankie Laine 2:36
17 Release Me Dolly Parton 3 2:11
18 Where Do I Go From Here Don Williams 2:53
19 Hey Good Looking Ray Charles 2:13
20 Moonlight Gambler Frankie Laine 2:52

Credits

CD 1: Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Freddy Fender, Willie Nelson

recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1957-11-12) (track 16)
acoustic guitar:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1957-11-12) (track 16)
drums (drum set):
W.S. Holland (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
guitar:
Jack Clement (1957-11-12) (track 16)
Jim Soldi (US country guitarist and producer) (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
harmonica:
Jack Hale, Jr. (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
bass:
Marshall Grant (1957-11-12) (track 16)
Jimmy Tittle (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
electric guitar:
Luther Perkins (1957-11-12) (track 16)
Bob Wootton (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
brass:
Jack Hale, Jr. (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
Bob Lewin (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
piano:
Earl Poole Ball (US country pianist) (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
background vocals [girl-group background vocals]:
The Poppies (60s US girl group) (track 6)
composer:
Jack Clement (track 8)
Barbara Lynn Ozen (track 6)
Willie Nelson (tracks 4, 7, 10, 14)
Mel Tillis (track 2)
John R. Cash (country music legend) (1956) (track 12)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (tracks 1, 16)
lead vocals:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
lyricist:
Jack Clement (track 8)
Barbara Lynn Ozen (track 6)
Willie Nelson (tracks 4, 7, 10, 14)
Mel Tillis (track 2)
John R. Cash (country music legend) (1956) (track 12)
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (tracks 1, 16)
performer:
Freddy Fender (track 6)
The Tennessee Two (track 16)
producer:
Jack Clement (track 16)
vocals:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (1957-11-12) (track 16)
writer:
Johnny Cash (country music legend) (track 20)
Barry Etris (track 5)
Alex Harvey (American country singer of the early 70s) (track 5)
Vivian Keith (track 3)
Ben Peters (country music songwriter) (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
Sun Record Company (1957) (track 16)
Sun Entertainment Corporation (1958) (track 16)
publisher:
Aberbach (London) (Publisher) (tracks 1, 12)
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 1, 12, 20)
Crazy Cajun Music (track 6)
Hi Lo Music Inc. (track 16)
Hill & Range (track 12)
Hill and Range Southwind Mus S A (BMI-affiliated) (track 12)
House of Cash, Inc. (BMI-affiliated, publisher for works of Johnny Cash) (tracks 12, 16)
Knox Music, Inc. (track 16)
Tree Publishing Co., Inc. (tracks 4, 7, 10, 14)
Unart Music Corp. (track 5)
recorded at:
GCN Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)
arrangements:
Wer Kennt Den Weg (translated) (track 12)
cover recording of:
is based on:
is the basis for:
Zoek niet ver (track 3)
later parody versions:
I Cross the Line (track 12)
I Walk The Line #3 (track 12)
The Cats of Cash (tracks 1, 12)
later translated versions:
Folsom Prison Blues (German version) (track 1)
Jou blijf ik trouw (track 12)
Yölinjalla (track 12)
流下眼淚前 (track 3)
later versions:
Ruby (German version) (track 2)
live recording of:
I Walk the Line (track 12)
recording of:
Face of a Fighter (track 4)
Next in Line (track 20)
Reuben James (track 5)
Big River (1957-11-12) (track 16)
Folsom Prison Blues (1987-10-12 – 1987-12-10) (track 1)

CD 2: Hank Williams, Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline

recorded in:
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1952-09-23) (track 1)
fiddle:
Tommy Jackson (Bluegrass fiddler) (1952-09-23) (track 1)
drums (drum set):
Farris Coursey (1952-09-23) (track 1)
D.J. Fontana (1957-09-05 – 1957-09-07) (track 3)
guitar:
Scotty Moore (American guitarist and recording engineer) (1957-09-05 – 1957-09-07) (track 3)
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (1957-09-05 – 1957-09-07) (track 3)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (1952-09-23) (track 1)
bass:
Floyd D. 'Lightnin'' Chance (1952-09-23) (track 1)
Bill Black (US bassist/leader for Elvis/Bill Black's Combo) (1957-09-05 – 1957-09-07) (track 3)
electric guitar:
Chet Atkins (1952-09-23) (track 1)
steel guitar:
Don Helms (1952-09-23) (track 1)
piano:
Dudley Brooks (1957-09-05 – 1957-09-07) (track 3)
additional performer:
The Jordanaires (track 3)
additional writer:
Vera Matson (1956) (track 16)
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (1956) (track 16)
arranger:
Julie Knowles (track 11)
composer:
Claude Boone (track 15)
Willie Nelson (track 13)
Scott Wiseman (1945) (track 9)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (tracks 1, 8)
Lou Handman (tracks 6, 6)
Mike Stoller (tracks 3, 3)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 11)
George R. Poulton (1861) (track 16)
lead vocals:
Elvis Presley (“The King of Rock and Roll”) (track 3)
lyricist:
Claude Boone (track 15)
Jerry Leiber (tracks 3, 3)
Willie Nelson (track 13)
Roy Turk (tracks 6, 6)
Frederick Edward Weatherly (1910 – 1913) (track 11)
Scott Wiseman (1945) (track 9)
Ken Darby (1956) (track 16)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (tracks 1, 8)
publisher:
Alfred Music (publisher of sheet music for music education) (track 11)
vocals:
Hank Williams (country music legend) (1952-09-23) (track 1)
The Jordanaires (1957-09-05 – 1957-09-07) (track 3)
Millie Kirkham (1957-09-05 – 1957-09-07) (track 3)
writer:
Ira Kosloff (track 20)
Maurice Mysels (track 20)
Ed G. Nelson (track 19)
Fred Rose (songwriter) (tracks 12, 19)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (track 12)
Jack Nance (1958) (track 2)
Conway Twitty (1958) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (1957) (track 3)
BMG Entertainment (1958) (track 3)
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (1958) (track 3)
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) (2002) (track 3)
publisher:
ABG Elvis Songs (track 16)
Boosey & Hawkes (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 11)
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. (USA, publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 11)
Bourne Co. (not for release label use, this is a music publisher) (tracks 6, 6)
Bourne, Inc. (tracks 6, 6)
Carlin Music Corporation (tracks 3, 3, 16, 20)
Cherry River Music (track 20)
Chrysalis Music (music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (tracks 6, 6, 20)
Chrysalis Songs (track 16)
Cromwell Music (tracks 6, 6)
Cromwell Music, Inc. (tracks 6, 6)
Elvis Presley Music (tracks 3, 3, 6, 6, 20)
Elvis Presley Music Inc. (tracks 3, 3, 16, 20)
Gladys Music (tracks 6, 6, 20)
Hiriam Music (track 1)
Jerry Leiber Music (tracks 3, 3)
Mike Stoller Music (ASCAP) (tracks 3, 3)
R&H Music (track 16)
Redwood Music (tracks 6, 6)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (tracks 6, 6)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (tracks 3, 3)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 9)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) (track 2)
Williamson Music Company (tracks 16, 20)
Acuff Rose Publications, Inc. (1948-11-30) (track 12)
Acuff Rose Music, Inc. (1952 – 2002) (track 1)
Elvis Presley Music (1956 –) (track 16)
Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (2002 – 2021-01-06) (track 1)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (2002 – 2021-01-06) (track 1)
Sony Music Publishing (worldwide except Japan, ended 1995) (2021-01-06 –) (track 1)
recorded at:
Radio Recorders Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-09-05 – 1957-09-07) (track 3)
sampled by:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 213) (order: 212) (track 1)
arrangements:
Danny Boy (arr. Gamley) (track 11)
Danny Boy (arr. Joseph Flummerfelt) (track 11)
Danny Boy (arr. DeFeo) (track 11)
Danny Boy (James Last arrangement) (track 11)
Danny Boy (for violin and orchestra, arr. Lenehan & Kennedy) (track 11)
Danny Boy (arr. Thin Lizzy) (track 11)
cover recording of:
Danny Boy (track 11)
Wedding Bells (track 15)
is based on:
Londonderry Air (track 11)
is the basis for:
小癩麻 (track 8)
later parody versions:
Jam-Bowl-Liar (track 8)
later translated parody versions:
Lån meg tenger (track 16)
later translated versions:
Amour d’été (Love Me Tender) (track 16)
Džambulaja (track 8)
Es is wahr (track 8)
Estima'm tendrament (track 16)
Geef me liefde (track 16)
Jambalaya (French version) (track 8)
Jambalaya (track 8)
Mit dir leben! (track 16)
¿Estás sola esta noche? (spanish translation of Are You Lonesome Tonight?) (tracks 6, 6)
Är du ensam i kväll (tracks 6, 6)
ジャンバラヤ (track 8)
情難再續 (tracks 6, 6)
later versions:
Love Me Tender (track 16)
recording of:
Crazy (Willie Nelson song) (track 13)
Love Me Tender (track 16)
Your Cheatin’ Heart (1952-09-23) (track 1)
Don’t (1957-09-05 – 1957-09-07) (track 3)
Don’t (1957-09-06) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
Aura Lea (track 16)

CD 3: Jim Reeves, Johnny Horton, Slim Whitman, Don Gibson

composer:
Jimmy Driftwood (tracks 2, 2)
Don Gibson (tracks 7, 10, 14)
Johnny Hathcock (track 20)
Mike Phillips (songwriter of North to Alaska) (track 9)
Ray Winkler (track 20)
Chet Atkins (track 16)
Boudleaux Bryant (track 16)
Rudolf Friml (track 8)
Herbert Stothart (composer) (track 8)
conductor:
Lionel Newman (track 9)
lyricist:
Jimmy Driftwood (tracks 2, 2)
Don Gibson (tracks 7, 10, 14)
Oscar Hammerstein II (collab with Rodgers) (track 8)
Otto Harbach (track 8)
Johnny Hathcock (track 20)
Mike Phillips (songwriter of North to Alaska) (track 9)
Ray Winkler (track 20)
performer:
Johnny Horton (track 9)
vocals:
Jim Reeves (US country & pop singer) (track 1)
writer:
Audrey Allison (track 1)
Joe Allison (track 1)
Tillman Franks (tracks 5, 17)
Howard Hausey (track 17)
Johnny Horton (tracks 5, 17)
publisher:
Acuff Rose Music (track 14)
Acuff Rose Music, Inc. (tracks 14, 16)
Acuff-Rose (track 14)
Central Songs (track 1)
Harms, Inc. (track 8)
Neillrae Music (track 20)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (tracks 14, 20)
part of:
Grammy Award: Song of the Year nominees (number: 1960 winner) (order: 2) (tracks 2, 2)
cover recording of:
is based on:
The 8th of January (tracks 2, 2)
is the basis for:
Telefon (track 1)
later parody versions:
The Battle of Kookamonga (tracks 2, 2)
later translated parody versions:
later translated versions:
C’était plus fort que tout (I Can’t Stop Loving You) (track 14)
Er soi iaz geh' (track 1)
Jamás te olvidaré (I Can’t Stop Loving You) (track 14)
Kohti Alaskaa (track 9)
Niin yksin oon (track 1)
Waterloo (tracks 2, 2)
later versions:
Ich bin bei dir (track 1)
recording of:
Blue Blue Day (1958 country song) (track 10)
He’ll Have to Go (track 1)
Just One Time (track 7)
North to Alaska (track 9)
Sink the Bismarck (track 5)
Welcome to My World (track 20)
Honky Tonk Man (1956 song) (1956) (track 17)
The Battle of New Orleans (1960) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
A Portrait of Ray Charles (brass band) (track 14)

CD 4: Dolly Parton, Don Williams, Ray Charles, Frankie Laine

piano:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 19)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1962-02-15) (track 12)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1962-09-07) (track 9)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1965-01) (track 15)
additional writer:
W.S. Stevenson (track 17)
arranger:
Sid Feller (track 15)
Marty Paich (tracks 3, 9, 12)
Gerald Wilson (US jazz trumpeter/bandleader/composer/arranger) (track 19)
background vocals:
The Jack Halloran Singers (1962-09-07) (track 9)
The Jack Halloran Singers (1965-01) (track 15)
composer:
Don Gibson (track 12)
J.D. Miller (track 2)
Buck Owens (track 15)
Wayne Shanklin (track 10)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (tracks 3, 3)
Jimmy Work (Country music singer and songwriter) (track 5)
Fred Glickman (track 16)
Hy Heath (tracks 9, 16)
Johnny Lange (track 16)
Fred Rose (songwriter) (track 9)
Philip Springer (track 20)
Dimitri Tiomkin (track 4)
conductor:
Marty Paich (1962-09-07) (track 9)
Marty Paich (track 3)
engineer:
Frank Abbey (engineer / producer) (track 19)
Bill Putnam (track 12)
Al Schmitt (tracks 3, 9)
lyricist:
Don Gibson (track 12)
Bob Hilliard (track 20)
J.D. Miller (track 2)
Buck Owens (track 15)
Wayne Shanklin (track 10)
Ned Washington (track 4)
Hank Williams (country music legend) (tracks 3, 3)
Jimmy Work (Country music singer and songwriter) (track 5)
producer:
Sid Feller (tracks 12, 15)
vocals:
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (track 19)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1962-02-15) (track 12)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1962-09-07) (track 9)
Ray Charles (soul musician, singer and songwriter) (1965-01) (track 15)
writer:
Eddie Miller (US country music songwriter) (track 17)
Dub Williams (pseudonym used by James Pebworth) (track 17)
Robert Yount (songwriter) (track 17)
publisher:
Acuff Rose Music (track 12)
Acuff-Rose (track 12)
Four Star Sales (track 17)
Hiriam Music (tracks 3, 3)
MCA Music Ltd. (track 4)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 12)
W. Disney Mus. (music publisher, do not use as release label) (track 16)
Chappell (track 16)
Acuff Rose Music, Inc. (1952 – 2002) (tracks 3, 3)
Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (2002 – 2021-01-06) (tracks 3, 3)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (2002 – 2021-01-06) (tracks 3, 3)
Sony Music Publishing (worldwide except Japan, ended 1995) (2021-01-06 –) (tracks 3, 3)
recorded at:
United Recorders (@ 6050 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1962-02-15) (track 12)
United Recorders (@ 6050 Sunset Blvd., part of United Western Recorders studio complex 1957–1985) in Los Angeles, California, United States (1965-01) (track 15)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 161) (order: 160) (track 12)
cover recording of:
Making Believe (track 5)
Mule Train (track 16)
Rawhide (track 4)
Release Me (track 17)
I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You (1962-02-15) (track 12)
Take These Chains From My Heart (1962-09-07) (track 9)
Together Again (1965-01) (track 15)
is the basis for:
later translated parody versions:
Schiff ei (track 4)
later translated versions:
C’était plus fort que tout (I Can’t Stop Loving You) (track 12)
Jamás te olvidaré (I Can’t Stop Loving You) (track 12)
Jézébel (French) (track 10)
Voor altijd bij jou (track 15)
recording of:
Jezebel (track 10)
Moonlight Gambler (1956 song) (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
A Portrait of Ray Charles (brass band) (track 12)