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Greatest Country Hits of 1950

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Country
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7117
This release continues the series which we re-established a couple of years ago and which comprises selected annual collections of the biggest US country hits of each year. This great value 100-track 4-CD collection goes back to the start of the 1950s, when the relevant Billboard chart was called the Best Selling Retail Folk (Country & Western) Records, and apart from a few weeks at the start of the year, when there was a Top 15, was restricted to a published Top 10.  This collection comprises most of the records which appeared in the chart during the year. Although there were many records which harked back to the styles of traditional hillbilly and western swing music, many of the artists featured were those who had established themselves during the late 1940s and would enjoy prolific hit-making careers during the ‘50s until the business changed significantly in the wake of the rock ‘n’ roll explosion. Artists like Hank Williams, Eddy Arnold, Red Foley, Ernest Tubb and Tennessee Ernie Ford are therefore well represented along with many artists whose musical legacy is less well-known these days, as well as pop artists like Margaret Whiting and Kay Starr making forays into the genre through duets with country stars, which makes it a fascinating snapshot of the business as a new decade dawned. With an in-depth 10,000+ word booklet with background notes on every record, it gives a solid overview of the most popular country music of the year.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Slipping Around Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
2 Mule Train Tennessee Ernie Ford
3 Anticipation Blues Tennessee Ernie Ford
4 C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S Eddy Arnold
5 I'll Never Slip Around Again Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
6 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Hank Williams
7 Will Santa Come To Shanty Town Eddy Arnold
8 White Christmas Ernest Tubb
9 Here Comes Santa Claus Gene Autry
10 Lovesick Blues Hank Williams
11 Whoa Sailor Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys
12 I'm Throwing Rice At The Girl I Love Eddy Arnold
13 Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me Mervin Shiner
14 Cry Baby Heart George Morgan
15 I Love Everything About You George Morgan
16 I Won't Go Hunting, Jake) But I'll Go Chasin' Women Stuart Hamblen
17 Sunday Down In Tennessee Red Foley
18 I Gotta Have My Baby Back Red Foley
19 Slipping Around Texas Jim Robertson & The Panhandle Punchers
20 I Love You Because Leon Payne
21 I Gotta Have My Baby Back Floyd Tillman
22 Careless Kisses Red Foley
23 Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Red Foley
24 Bonaparte's Retreat Pee Wee King
25 Ida Red Likes The Boogie Bob Wills
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Tennessee Border No. 2 Red Foley & Ernest Tubb
2 Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me Eddy Arnold
3 Mama And Daddy Broke My Heart Eddy Arnold
4 A-Sleeping At The Foot Of The Bed Little Jimmy Dickens
5 There's No Wings On My Angel Eddy Arnold
6 Stampede Roy Rogers
7 Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age Ernest Tubb & Red Foley
8 Blues Stay Away From Me Owen Bradley (Jack Shook & Dottie Dillard)
9 Rag Mop Johnnie Lee Wills
10 Letters Have No Arms Ernest Tubb
11 Beyond The Sunset Three Suns with Elton Britt & Rosalie Allen
12 I'll Take A Back Seat For You Ernest Tubb
13 The Cry Of The Wild Goose Tennessee Ernie Ford
14 I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin' Hank Williams
15 Broken Down Merry Go Round Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
16 Unfaithful One Ernest Tubb
17 The Gods Were Angry With Me Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
18 Quicksilver Elton Britt & Rosalie Allen
19 Peter Cottontail Mervin Shiner
20 I Love You Because Ernest Tubb
21 Peter Cottontail Gene Autry
22 Peter Cottontail Johnnie Lee Wills
23 My Son Calls Another Man Daddy Hank Williams
24 Long Gone Lonesome Blues Hank Williams
25 Peter Cottontail Jimmy Wakely
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Why Should I Cry Eddy Arnold
2 Little Angel With The Dirty Face Eddy Arnold
3 Sugarfoot Rag Red Foley
4 Love Song In 32 Bars Johnny Bond
5 Steal Away Red Foley
6 Just A Closer Walk With Thee Red Foley
7 Give Me A Little Old Fashioned Love Ernest Tubb
8 Let's Go To Church (Next Sunday Morning) Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
9 Birmingham Bounce Red Foley
10 Hillbilly Fever Little Jimmy Dickens
11 Cry Of The Dying Duck In A Thunderstorm Cactus Pryor
12 Choc'late Ice Cream Cone Kenny Roberts
13 Why Don't You Love Me Hank Williams
14 Slippin' Around With Jole Blon Bud Messner
15 Mississippi Red Foley
16 Throw Your Love Away Ernest Tubb
17 Choc'late Ice Cream Cone Red Foley
18 Cuddle Buggin' Baby Eddy Arnold
19 Lose Your Blues Red Kirk
20 I'm Moving On Hank Snow
21 Goodnight Irene Red Foley & Ernest Tubb
22 Enclosed, One Broken Heart Eddy Arnold
23 Hillbilly Fever No. 2 Ernest Tubb & Red Foley
24 (Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You Stuart Hamblen
25 Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own Kay Starr & Tennessee Ernie Ford
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Mona Lisa Jimmy Wakely
2 Cincinnati Dancing Pig Red Foley
3 The Lovebug Itch Eddy Arnold
4 Why Should We Try Anymore Hank Williams
5 I'll Never Be Free Kay Starr & Tennessee Ernie Ford
6 You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry Ernest Tubb
7 They'll Never Take Her Love Away From Me Hank Williams
8 Our Lady Of Fatima Red Foley
9 Daddy's Last Letter Tex Ritter
10 A Bushel And A Peck Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
11 Faded Love Bob Wills
12 A Prison Without Walls Eddy Arnold
13 Nobody's Lonesome For Me Hank Williams
14 If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time Lefty Frizzell
15 (Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You Ernest Tubb
16 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry
17 Moanin' The Blues Hank Williams
18 Frosty The Snowman Gene Autry
19 Blue Christmas Ernest Tubb
20 Shotgun Boogie Tennessee Ernie Ford
21 Mockingbird Hill Pinetoppers
22 Golden Rocket Hank Snow & His Rainbow Ranch Boys
23 I Love You A Thousand Ways Lefty Frizzell
24 Hot Rod Race Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys
25 Tennessee Waltz Patti Page
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