||Tennessee Ernie Ford|
Tennessee Ernie Meets The Girls (2000)
This 27 track compilation is quite a combination - the warmth, sincerity & humor of Ford plus the pick of some of the finest female singers from the period. Features Helen Forrest, Jeanie Gayle, Roberta Lee, Kay St. Germaine, Helen O'Connell, Lou Dining,
Connie Smith/Miss Smith Goes To Nashville (2000)
Digitally remastered by Peter Rynston (Tall Order Mastering, Crowborough, East Sussex, England).
Two excellent mid-'60s albums by Connie Smith (both originally on RCA) were combined onto a single compact disc by WestSide in 2000. ~ Sean Westergaard
The first two albums presented ...
Call of the Wild (1990)
Warren Smith left Sun Records in 1959 and, after a brief stay with Warner Bros., signed with Liberty Records, where he looked forward to doing country music rather than the hybrid rockabilly that Sun had him recording. With Joe Allison ...
||Porter Wagoner & the Wagonmasters|
Thin Man from the West Plains: The RCA Sessions 1952-1962 (1989)
Recorded from 1952 to 1962 for RCA. Includes 20 previously unreleased tracks and an LP-sized booklet.
Honky-tonk icon Porter Wagoner was a trailblazer in country, doing more than almost anyone to popularize it in the musical mainstream with his TV show, ...
Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1949-1952 (1991)
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys: Carter Stanley (vocals, guitar); Ralph Stanley (vocals, banjo); Darrell "PeeWee" Lambert (vocals, mandolin); George Shuffler (vocals, bass); Robert "Bobby" Sumner, Les Woodie, Art Wooten (fiddle); James "Jay" Hughes, Ernest "Ernie" Newton (bass).
Three Bells (1993)
Track Listing: DISC 1: Rio de Janeiro; Looking Back to See; Itsy Witsy Bitsy Me; Why Am I Falling; Draggin' Main Street; Your Love Is as Wild as the West Wind; Cool Green; Do Memories Haunt Me; It's Love I ...
Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1953-59 (1994)
The Stanley Brothers & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1953-1958 & 1959 is a double-disc containing everything the group recorded during the latter half of the '50s for Mercury, Starday, and King Records. These recordings are generally considered to be among ...
Bear Family does its usual astonishingly thorough job on this double-CD compilation, which has no less than 59 tracks recorded by both incarnations of the Davis Sisters between 1952 and 1956 (as well as a brief 1957 Skeeter Davis solo ...
Big Bad John (1993)
This 26-song single disc collection covers the highlights of Jimmy Dean's 1961-1962 recordings for Columbia Records; not everything, but most everything that counts. The sheer diversity of material demonstrates some of the problems that Dean had finding and following up ...
||Maddox Brothers & Rose|
Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America (1998)
The Maddox Brothers & Rose belong in that upper echelon of performers whose contributions shaped country music for the ages. The difference is that the Maddox Brothers & Rose have not been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, ...
Walking the Floor Over You (1996)
Track Listing: DISC 1: Passing of Jimmie Rodgers, The; Last Thoughts of Jimmie Rodgers, The; Married Man Blues; Mean Old Red Bug Blues; My Mother Is Lonely; Right Train to Heaven, The; T.B. Is Whipping Me, The; Since That Black ...
||Wand'rin' Star (1999) |
Wand'rin' Star is the third of three compilations from Bear Family Records devoted to music from western films (My Rifle, My Pony and Me and From Alamo to El Dorado are the previous volumes). The songs are a mixture of ...
||Sun Gospel (2000) |
Tapping into a side of the Sun catalog that seldom -- if ever -- comes up for air, this brings together 32 tracks combed from the issued and unissued sides of the vaults to present a wider and clearer picture ...
||Bernice Johnson Reagon|
Give Your Hands to Struggle (1997)
Recorded in 1975. Originally released on Paredon Records (1028). Includes liner notes by E. Ethelbert Miller and Bernice Johnson Reagon.
Audio Remasterer: David Glasser.
Audio Remixers: Jim Robeson; Bernice Johnson Reagon.
Liner Note Author: Bernice Johnson Reagon.
Unknown Contributor Role: Pete Reiniger.
Personnel: Bernice Johnson ...
||Voices of the Civil Rights Movement Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966 (1997)
The civil rights movement used freedom songs to spread their message, adapting folk and pop tunes with contemporary topical lyrics, or writing new songs addressing social injustice in general, and injustice for African-Americans in particular. This is a two-CD, 43-song ...
||Indian Bottom Association Members|
Songs of the Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky (1997)
Recording information: Defeated Creek Old Regular Baptist Church, Linefork, KY (08/20/1992/06/10/1993).
Editor: Peter Seitel.
Here I Stand: Elders' Wisdom, Children's Song (1996)
HERE I STAND is a celebration of rural Alabama communities. It is based upon the memories and wisdom of their elder members and fashioned into songs by school children. All melodies were created by Larry Long, unless otherwise noted.
So Thankful (1998)
Unknown Contributor Roles: Debra Talley; Laura Carroll; Lauren Talley; Roger Talley.
Personnel: David Johnson (acoustic guitar, dobro, banjo, fiddle); Roger Fortner (electric guitar, keyboards, bass guitar); Randy Miller (harmonica); Geron Davis, Jeff Collins, Roger Talley (piano, keyboards); Milton Smith, Otis Forrest ...
||Oak Ridge Boys|
Gospel Years (2000)
Before gaining their many Top Ten country hits in the late '70s and early '80s, the Oak Ridge Boys had a gospel background, which they maintained throughout their career. The Very Best of the Country Gospel Years is a compilation ...
Who Pays the Piper
Recording information: NRS Studio, Hurley, NY.
||Angelic Gospel Singers|
Forty Years (1985)
Recording information: Malaco Studios, Jackson, MS.
||Joe & Eddie|
Best of Joe & Eddie (1967)
The gospel-influenced folk of Joe and Eddie is well served by this lavish hits collection, which assembles 26 tracks from the duo's eight albums. It includes "There's a Meetin' Here Tonite," their best-known song. ~ Jason Ankeny
Recorded in the early ...
||Queens of Country (1995)
Queens of Country is a good collection of big hits from a variety of country singers throughout the years, including Patsy Cline ("I Fall to Pieces"), Loretta Lynn ("Coal Miner's Daughter"), Crystal Gayle ("Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"), ...
||Ridin' West, Vol. 1 (1995) |
Ridin' West, Vol. 1: Reflections is an 18-track collection of contemporary songs that reflect and reminisce about the glory days of the Wild West and the cowboy. It's a thoroughly entertaining collection, featuring such contemporary classics as "Ghost Riders in ...
||Country Duets (1997)
Includes liner notes by Jeff Wolfe.
Digitally remastered by Bob Fisher.
Waylon Jennings,Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn,Johnny Cash++++
Personnel: George Jones (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Jeff Wolfe.