• Various Artists – The Nashville Sound of Success – The Country #1s 1958-1962

The five years from the beginning of 1958 to the end of 1962 were crucial to the genesis of country music as it moved away from a traditional hillbilly and western sound to something altogether more cosmopolitan in construction.

The arrival of 'The Nashville Sound' - with vocal groups and strings replacing steel guitars and fiddles - brought country music into the mainstream and resulted in an enormous amount of crossover action between the country chart and the Hot 100.

'The Nashville Sound Of Success' charts the progress, and the international acceptance of Country music between '58 and '62 by presenting - in chronological order - every record to make #1 on the Billboard Country chart during that period. Not all of the records were recorded in Nashville, but all of them play a vital part in telling the story of Country music's first quantum leap towards becoming the commercial product it is considered to be in the 21st century.

2CDs filled with some of the biggest names in Country music - including Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Faron Young, Don Gibson and many more - singing some of their most beloved classic hits, and all resented in the best possible sound, from the best possible sources.

As vintage country compilations go, this one takes a lot of beating. What's not to enjoy about 'The Nashville Sound Of Success'?

Track Listing

Disc 1

1958-1959
1 THE STORY OF MY LIFE - Marty Robbins
2 GREAT BALLS OF FIRE - Jerry Lee Lewis
3 BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN - Johnny Cash
4 OH LONESOME ME - Don Gibson
5 JUST MARRIED - Marty Robbins
6 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM - The Everly Brothers
7 GUESS THINGS HAPPEN THAT WAY - Johnny Cash
8 ALONE WITH YOU - Faron Young
9 BLUE BLUE DAY - Don Gibson
10 BIRD DOG - The Everly Brothers
11 CITY LIGHTS - Ray Price
12 BILLY BAYOU - Jim Reeves
13 DON'T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN - Johnny Cash
14 WHEN IT'S SPRINGTIME IN ALASKA (It's Forty Below) - Johnny Horton
15 WHITE LIGHTNING - George Jones
16 THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS - Johnny Horton
17 WATERLOO - Stonewall Jackson
18 THE THREE BELLS - The Browns
19 COUNTRY GIRL - Faron Young
20 THE SAME OLD ME - Ray Price
21 EL PASO - Marty Robbins

Disc 2

1960-1962
1 HE'LL HAVE TO GO - Jim Reeves
2 PLEASE HELP ME, I'M FALLING - Hank Locklin
3 ALABAM - Cowboy Copas
4 WINGS OF A DOVE - Ferlin Husky
5 NORTH TO ALASKA - Johnny Horton
6 DON'T WORRY - Marty Robbins
7 HELLO WALLS - Faron Young
8 HEARTBREAK U.S.A - Kitty Wells
9 I FALL TO PIECES - Patsy Cline
10 TENDER YEARS - George Jones
11 WALK ON BY - Leroy Van Dyke
12 BIG BAD JOHN - Jimmy Dean
13 MISERY LOVES COMPANY - Porter Wagoner
14 THAT'S MY PA - Sheb Wooley
15 SHE'S GOT YOU - Patsy Cline
16 CHARLIE'S SHOES - Billy Walker
17 SHE THINKS I STILL CARE - George Jones
18 WOLVERTON MOUNTAIN - Claude King
19 DEVIL WOMAN - Marty Robbins
20 MAMA SANG A SONG - Bill Anderson
21 I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE - Hank Snow
22 DON'T LET ME CROSS OVER - Carl Butler and Pearl
23 RUBY ANN - Marty Robbins
24 THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT - Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 11th November 2016
UPC Bar Code No 604988 36782 9

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Various Artists – The Nashville Sound of Success – The Country #1s 1958-1962

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