• Bill ANDERSON - That’s What It’s Like To Be Lonesome – The Early Singles and More 1957-1962

Both as a singer and a songwriter, the unique Bill Anderson has been a giant of country music for seven decades. He is one of country's few major artists from the 1950s who are still alive, well and working in the second decade of the 21st century.

Bill's songs have provided hits for dozens of his fellow country music artists - and continue to do so to this day. Bill also wrote more than 70 of the 80 country chart hits that he racked up between 1958 and 1971 - over 2/3 of which reached the Top 10.

The early years of his career as both a singer and songwriter are highlighted in this new Jasmine collection, which features every recording that 'Whisperin' Bill' (so named for his quiet, introspective singing and recitations) cut between 1958 and the end of 1962. In that time he scored eight Top 20 hits, including the original version of his much-recorded 'The Tip Of My Fingers', his 'signature song' 'Po' Folks' and his first # 1 (and first Pop chart entry) 'Mama Sang A Song', and released his first album - all presented for your pleasure in this exceptional CD.

By the end of the decade and the start of the next one his records were consistently hitting the Country Top 5. However these are the tracks that established Bill Anderson as a force to be reckoned with in country music - something that he continues to be at the age of almost 80.

Track Listing

1 CITY LIGHTS (original)
2 NO SONG TO SING
3 EMPTY ROOM
4 TAKE ME
5 THAT'S WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE LONESOME
6 THE THRILL OF MY LIFE
7 NINETY NINE
8 BACK WHERE I STARTED FROM
9 DEAD OR ALIVE
10 IT'S NOT THE END OF EVERYTHING
11 THE TIP OF MY FINGERS
12 NO MAN'S LAND
13 WALK OUT BACKWARDS
14 BEST OF STRANGERS
15 PO' FOLKS
16 GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD
17 MAMA SANG A SONG
18 ON AND ON AND ON
19 GET A LITTLE DIRT ON YOUR HANDS
20 DOWN CAME THE RAIN
21 AS LONG AS I LIVE
22 WORRIED MAN BLUES
23 CITY LIGHTS (remake)
24 COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES
25 WEDDING BELLS
26 YONDER COMES A SUCKER
27 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN
28 FLOWING WATERS AND SHIFTING SANDS

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date February 10th 2017
UPC Bar Code No 604988369625

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Bill ANDERSON - That’s What It’s Like To Be Lonesome – The Early Singles and More 1957-1962

  • Product Code: JASMCD 3696
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