• Various Artists - Country Guitar Revisited - Great Country / Western Hits

Here's a new Jasmine 2CD compilation that will stir a memory or two in the minds of all long-term lovers of what used to be called 'Country And Western'.

Back in the 1950s, the 'Country Guitar' series of EPs introduced UK record buyers to many of Country's biggest artists of the period - most of whom subsequently went on to become true legends of the genre.

Artists such as Jim Reeves, Porter Wagoner, Skeeter Davis, Hank Locklin and Don Gibson received their first regular exposure here via 'Country Guitar', which eventually ran to 16 volumes over a six-year period (1957-63).

This double Jasmine CD brings together many of the finest moments from the series, and features just about all of the artists who featured on the original Eps - with information in the booklet as to which volume each track appeared on originally. Truly an important documentation of the Golden Age of the Nashville Sound as well as a bunch of great country tracks by great country artists.

Though almost all of the featured performers have passed away now, it's performances such as those heard here that helped to establish their reputations as all-time Country greats. Many of these tracks have never been previously available on any UK CD. A few have never been reissued in any format.

Remastered from the best available sources and featuring as much music as could fit onto two CDs. A copiously annotated booklet gives much detail about the history of the series. Even the cover image is designed to look like one of the original EPs! With all this in mind, what else could we call it but 'Country Guitar Revisited'?

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. I HEARD THE BLUEBIRDS SING - Jim Ed, Maxine and Bonnie Brown
2. ANNA MARIE - Jim Reeves
3. LOST TO A GEISHA GIRL - Skeeter Davis
4. UNFAITHFUL - Hank Snow
5. OH LONESOME ME - Don Gibson
6. BLUE GRASS SKIRT - Hank Locklin
7. NOBODY'S CHILD - Hank Snow
8. LONELY ISLAND PEARL - Johnnie & Jack
9. REAL LOVE - Eddy Arnold
10. TELL HER LIES AND FEED HER CANDY - Porter Wagoner
11. THE TROT - The Browns
12. I FORGOT MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW - Skeeter Davis
13. A WOMAN CAPTURED ME - Hank Snow
14. CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK - Eddy Arnold
15. THIS TIME I WOULD KNOW - The Browns
16. ME AND FRED AND JOE AND BILL - Porter Wagoner
17. THAT'S THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLES - Johnnie & Jack
18. DOGGONE THAT TRAIN - Hank Snow
19. HOME - Jim Reeves
20. SHE WAS HERE - Hawkshaw Hawkins
21. A FOOL SUCH AS I - Hank Snow
22. LONESOME OLD HOUSE - Don Gibson
23. BILLY BAYOU - Jim Reeves
24. I DON'T HURT ANYMORE - Hank Snow
25. THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS - Jimmie Driftwood

Disc 2

1. THE GOLDEN ROCKET - Hank Snow
2. OVERNIGHT - Jim Reeves
3. WALK SOFTLY DARLING - Skeeter Davis
4. BORDER OF THE BLUES - Hank Locklin
5. WABASH CANNON BALL - Gail Davis
6. FREEDOM - Hawkshaw Hawkins
7. SLAVE - Skeeter Davis
8. A FIDDLE, A RIFLE, AN AXE AND A BIBLE - Sons Of The Pioneers
9. I WISH I WAS THE MOON - Hank Snow
10. STOP THE WORLD AND LET ME OFF - Johnnie & Jack
11. SITTIN' BY SITTIN' BULL - Eddy Arnold
12. AIN'T NO WAY IN THIS WORLD - The Browns
13. EDGE OF TOWN - Jack Clement
14. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE - Hank Snow
15. THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN - Porter Wagoner
16. GUILTY OF DREAMING - Hawkshaw Hawkins
17. WHOLE LOTTA LOOKIN' - Jack Clement
18. ROCKIN' ROLLIN' OCEAN - Hank Snow
19. OLD JOE CLARK - Jimmie Driftwood
20. IT'S A LITTLE MORE LIKE HEAVEN - Hank Locklin
21. ARE YOU READY - Gail Davis
22. UNFORTUNATE MAN - Jimmie Driftwood
23. EVERYWHERE YOU GO - Jim Reeves
24. BIG WHEELS - Hank Snow
25. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR - Hank Locklin

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date June 15th 2018
UPC Bar Code No 604988 36882 6

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Various Artists - Country Guitar Revisited - Great Country / Western Hits

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