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The Greatest Country Hits of 1955 (Expanded Edition)
The Greatest Country Hits of 1955 (Expanded Edition)

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Country
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7170
This release continues the series of 4-CD sets which comprises selected annual collections of the biggest US country hits of each year, and this expanded edition provides a fuller picture of the year than our existing 2-CD set devoted to 1955 (ADDCD3014) This great-value 108-track collection covers the year of 1955, during which time Billboard published three charts devoted to Country & Western Records – Best Sellers In Stores, Most Played in Juke Boxes and Most Played by Disc Jockeys - and it comprises every record which peaked in the Top 15 of those charts during the year. The pop landscape was about to undergo significant changes, with the advent of rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly presaged during the year just by a couple of Elvis Presley records and one by Johnny Cash featuring in the Top 15. Apart from them, the familiar names still dominated the scene, some of them having long-running No. 1s during the year, notably Webb Pierce, Eddy Arnold, Carl Smith, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Hank Snow and Faron Young and others like Kitty Wells and Hank Thompson having several big hits, while artists like Jim Reeves were introducing new strands to the music with the development of the smoother “new Nashville” sound around this time, with vocal choruses instead of fiddles and steel guitars. Needless to say there are also one or two highly collectable obscurities among the many one-hit wonders. It’s a fascinating and entertaining musical snapshot of the country scene as the music industry entered a dynamic new musical era, and with an in-depth 12,000+ word booklet with background notes on every record as well as full discographical and chart information, it gives a solid overview of the most popular country music of the year.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Are You Mine Myrna Lorrie & Buddy DeVal
2 The Next Voice You Hear Hank Snow
3 Loose Talk Carl Smith
4 Born To Be Happy Hank Snow
5 More Than Anything Else In The World Carl Smith
6 Company's Comin' Porter Wagoner
7 Time Goes By Marty Robbins
8 Mainliner (The Hawk With Wings) Hank Snow
9 Cattle Call Slim Whitman
10 If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin') Faron Young
11 I Feel Better All Over (More Than Anywhere's Else) Ferlin Husky
12 Kiss-Crazy Baby Johnnie and Jack, The Tennessee Mountain Boys
13 I Dreamed of A Hill-Billy Heaven Eddie Dean
14 I Love You Mostly Lefty Frizzell
15 Let Me Go, Lover! Hank Snow
16 Little Tom Ferlin Husky
17 Sure Fire Kisses Justin Tubb & Goldie Hill
18 No, I Don't Believe I Will Carl Smith
19 Hearts of Stone Red Foley
20 Mister Sandman Chet Atkins
21 Don't Forget Eddy Arnold
22 I'm Gonna Fall Out of Love With You Webb Pierce
23 In The Jailhouse Now Webb Pierce
24 Making Believe Jimmy Work
25 I Gotta Go Get My Baby Justin Tubb
26 If Lovin' You Is Wrong Hank Thompson
27 Untied Tommy Collins
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Annie Over Hank Thompson
2 Cuzz Yore So Sweet Simon Crum
3 That's All Right Marty Robbins
4 Are You Mine Ginny Wright & Tom Tall
5 Silver Bell Hank Snow & Chet Atkins
6 That Do Make It Nice Eddy Arnold
7 Makin' Believe Kitty Wells
8 I've Been Thinking Eddy Arnold
9 As Long As I Live Red Foley & Kitty Wells
10 Ballad Of Davy Crockett Tennessee Ernie Ford
11 Yonder Comes A Sucker Jim Reeves
12 I'm Hurtin' Inside Jim Reeves
13 Two Kinds Of Love Eddy Arnold
14 Drinking Tequila Jim Reeves
15 Wait A Little Longer Please, Jesus Carl Smith
16 Please Don't Let Me Love You Hank Williams
17 Would You Mind? Hank Snow
18 Yellow Roses Hank Snow
19 Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On Kitty Wells
20 Old Lonesome Times Carl Smith
21 No One Dear But You Johnnie and Jack, The Tennessee Mountain Boys
22 Are You Mine Red Sovine & Goldie Hill
23 The Ballad Of Davy Crockett Mac Wiseman
24 I'll Baby Sit With You Ferlin Husky
25 Daydreamin' Jimmy Newman
26 In Time Eddy Arnold
27 I Wanna Wanna Wanna Wilburn Brothers
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young Faron Young
2 Forgive Me, Dear Faron Young
3 Make Believe ('Til We Can make It Come True) Kitty Wells & Red Foley
4 Breakin' In Another Heart Hank Thompson
5 Penny Candy Jim Reeves
6 Baby Let's Play House Elvis Presley
7 I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone Elvis Presley
8 In The Jailhouse Now No. 2 Jimmie Rodgers
9 A Satisfied Mind Porter Wagoner
10 That's What Makes The Juke Box Play Jimmy Work
11 The Kentuckian Song Eddy Arnold
12 I Don't Care Webb Pierce
13 Your Good For Nothing Heart Webb Pierce
14 His Hands Tennessee Ernie Ford
15 Take Possession Jean Shepard
16 There She Goes Carl Smith
17 Kisses Don't Lie Carl Smith
18 Go Back You Fool Faron Young
19 So Lovely Baby Rusty & Doug
20 Blue Darlin' Jimmy Newman
21 A Satisfied Mind Jean Shepard
22 I'm Glad I Got To See You Once Again Hank Snow
23 Cryin', Prayin', Waitin', Hopin' Hank Snow
24 Daddy, Do You Know What Jim Wilson
25 The Yellow Rose Of texas Ernest Tubb
26 I'm In Love With You Kitty Wells
27 When I Stop Dreaming The Louvin Brothers
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 I Guess I'm Crazy Tommy Collins
2 The Cattle Call Eddy Arnold
3 You Oughta See Pickles Now Tommy Collins
4 Just Call Me Lonesome Eddy Arnold
5 All Right Faron Young
6 Love, Love, Love Webb Pierce
7 Satisfied Mind Red Foley & Betty Foley
8 Maybelline Marty Robbins
9 Most Of All Hank Thompson
10 Don't Tease Me Carl Smith
11 There's Poison In Your Heart Kitty Wells
12 Here Today And Gone Tomorrow The Browns
13 Beautiful Lies Jean Shepard
14 If You Were Me Webb Pierce
15 Cry! Cry! Cry! Johnny Cash
16 I Walked Alone Last Night Eddy Arnold
17 Why Baby Why George Jones
18 I Thought of You Jean Shepard
19 Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford
20 Wildwood Flower Hank Thompson with Merle Travis
21 Don't Take It Out On Me Hank Thompson
22 Honey, Honey Bee Ball Hank Thompson
23 S.O.S. Johnnie and Jack, The Tennessee Mountain Boys
24 It Tickles Tommy Collins
25 Thirty Days (To Come Back Home) Ernest Tubb
26 I've Kissed You My Last Time Kitty Wells
27 The Richest Man (In The World) Eddy Arnold
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