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The Singles Collection 1952-62

Porter Wagoner
Styles: Country
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3207
Porter Wagoner was, for more than a quarter of a century, one of the most recognisable and high-profile stars in country music, his impressive stature, his mane of blond hair and his flashy colourful suits constantly placed in the public eye on his hugely popular TV show, which began in 1961. It was on that TV show that Wagoner introduced the young Dolly Parton to country audiences, and they had a successful screen and recording partnership which lasted into the mid-70s. However, by the time that TV show as launched, he had already been recording for the best part of a decade, and it is that formative era when he enjoyed his initial successes which is addressed by this collection. This great value 60-track 2-CD set comprises selected A and B sides from the 35 singles which he released on RCA from his 1952 debut through to 1962, with at least one side from every release included. It naturally features all his fourteen country hits from that era, including the No. 1s “A Satisfied Mind” from 1955 and the Jerry Reed song “Misery Loves Company” from 1961, along with other Top 10 entries such as “Company's Comin'”, “Eat, Drink And Be Merry”, “What Would You Do?”, “Your Old Love Letters” and “I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand”. It’s a showcase for a style which ranged from innovative hard country through to more traditional sentimental ballads, and which helped make him such a key figure in the genre over subsequent decades.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Settin' The Woods On Fire Porter Wagoner
2 Headin' For A Weddin' Porter Wagoner
3 Takin' Chances Porter Wagoner
4 That's It Porter Wagoner
5 Trademark Porter Wagoner
6 Bringing Home The Bacon Porter Wagoner
7 An Angel Made Of Ice Porter Wagoner
8 Flame Of Love Porter Wagoner
9 Trinidad Porter Wagoner
10 Bad News Travels Fast Porter Wagoner
11 Be Glad You Ain't Me Porter Wagoner
12 Love At First Sight Porter Wagoner
13 Company's Comin' Porter Wagoner
14 Tricks Of The Trade Porter Wagoner
15 Hey, Maw Porter Wagoner
16 How Quick Porter Wagoner
17 A Satisfied Mind Porter Wagoner
18 Itchin' For My Baby Porter Wagoner
19 Eat, Drink And Be Merry (Tomorrow You'll Cry) Porter Wagoner
20 Let's Squiggle Porter Wagoner
21 What Would You Do? (If Jesus Came To Your House) Porter Wagoner
22 How Can You Refuse Him Now Porter Wagoner
23 Uncle Pen Porter Wagoner
24 How I've Tried Porter Wagoner
25 Tryin' To Forget The Blues Porter Wagoner
26 I've Known You From Somewhere Porter Wagoner
27 Seeing Her Only Reminded Me Of You Porter Wagoner
28 I'm Day Dreamin' Tonight Porter Wagoner
29 I Should Be With You Porter Wagoner
30 Good Mornin', Neighbor Porter Wagoner
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Who Will He Be Porter Wagoner
2 I Thought I Heard You Call My Name Porter Wagoner
3 Pay Day Porter Wagoner
4 Doll Face Porter Wagoner
5 As Long As I'm Dreaming Porter Wagoner
6 Turn It Over In Your Mind Porter Wagoner
7 Tomorrow We'll Retire Porter Wagoner
8 Haven't You Heard Porter Wagoner
9 Tell Her Lies And Feed Her Candy Porter Wagoner
10 Just Before Dawn Porter Wagoner
11 Dear Lonesome Porter Wagoner
12 Me And Fred And Joe And Bill Porter Wagoner
13 Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind Porter Wagoner
14 I'm Gonna Sing Porter Wagoner
15 The Battle Of Little Big Horn Porter Wagoner
16 The Girl Who Didn't Need Love Porter Wagoner
17 Your Kind Of People Porter Wagoner
18 Legend Of The Big Steeple Porter Wagoner
19 Wakin' Up The Crowd Porter Wagoner
20 Falling Again Porter Wagoner
21 An Old Log Cabin For Sale Porter Wagoner
22 Your Old Love Letters Porter Wagoner
23 Heartbreak Affair Porter Wagoner
24 Everything She Touches Gets The Blues Porter Wagoner
25 Misery Loves Company Porter Wagoner
26 I Cried Again Porter Wagoner
27 Cold Dark Waters Porter Wagoner
28 Ain't It Awful Porter Wagoner
29 I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand Porter Wagoner
30 One Way Ticket To The Blues Porter Wagoner
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