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Country No. 1s of the '50s
Country No. 1s of the '50s

Various Artists
Styles: Country
Catalogue Number: ACTRCD9034
Acrobat has built a formidable reputation based on its completist chart collections such as the British Hit Parade and America’s Greatest Hits series, as well as its British and US “No. 1s of the 50s” collections from the pop charts. This collection addresses the ever-popular country market, pulling together every record that topped the US country charts during a decade when the genre moved forward creatively, reflecting the revolution in the wider pop landscsape. Surprisingly, it comprises just 79 tracks, not least as, especially during the early part of the decade, records sometimes stayed at the top for 15-20 weeks, so we have been able to produce this definitive anthology on a great value 3-CD set. It covers the country genre from the pioneers like Hank Williams and Hank Snow through stars like Webb Pierce and Eddy Arnold, to Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash and the spin-off hits from the rock and roll explosion from Elvis and his cohorts later in the decade. It’s a must for any country fan. The genre-friendly packaging echoes the styling of our existing popular chart-based series, and the booklet has comprehensive background notes.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Slippin around Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
2 Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy Red Foley
3 Long Gone Lonesome Blues Hank Williams
4 Birmingham Bounce Red Foley
5 Why Don't You Love Me Hank Williams
6 I'll Sail My Ship Alone Moon Mullican
7 I'm Moving On Hank Snow
8 Goodnight Irene Red Foley and Ernest Tubb
9 The Golden Rocket Hank Snow
10 Shot Gun Boogie Tennessee Ernie Ford
11 There's Been A Change In Me Eddy Arnold
12 The Rhumba Boogie Hank Snow
13 Kentucky Waltz Eddy Arnold
14 I Want To Be With You Always Lefty Frizzell
15 I Wanna Play House With You Eddy Arnold
16 Always Late (With Your Kisses) Lefty Frizzell
17 Slow Poke Pee Wee King
18 Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way Carl Smith
19 (When You Feel Like You're In Love) Don't Just Stand There Carl Smith
20 Easy On The Eyes Eddy Arnold
21 The Wild Side Of Life Hank Thompson
22 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels Kitty Wells
23 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Hank Williams
24 Back Street Affair Webb Pierce
25 Midnight Red Foley
26 I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive Hank Williams
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Eddy's Song Eddy Arnold
2 Kaw-Liga Hank Williams
3 Mexican Joe Jim Reeves
4 Take These Chains From My Heart Hank Williams
5 It's Been So Long Webb Pierce
6 Hey Joe Carl Smith
7 A Dear John Letter Jean Shepard
8 There Stands The Glass Webb Pierce
9 Slowly Webb Pierce
10 I Don't Hurt Anymore Hank Snow
11 More And More Webb Pierce
12 Loose Talk Carl Smith
13 In The Jailhouse Now Webb Pierce
14 I Don't Care Webb Pierce
15 The Cattle Call Eddy Arnold
16 Love, Love, Love Webb Pierce
17 Sixteen Tons Tennessee Ernie Ford
18 Why, Baby, Why Red Sovine & Webb Pierce
19 I Forgot To Remember To Forget Elvis Presley
20 Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley
21 Crazy Arms Ray Price
22 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You Elvis Presley
23 Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley
24 Hound Dog Elvis Presley
25 Singing The Blues Marty Robbins
26 Young Love Sonny James
27 Gone Ferlin Husky
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) Marty Robbins
2 Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers
3 Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On Jerry Lee Lewis
4 Fraulein Bobby Helms
5 Wake Up Little Susie The Everly Brothers
6 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
7 My Special Angel Bobby Helms
8 The Story Of My Life Marty Robbins
9 Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis
10 Ballad Of A Teenage Queen Johnny Cash
11 Oh Lonesome Me Don Gibson
12 All I Have To Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers
13 Guess Things Happen That Way Johnny Cash
14 Blue Blue Day Don Gibson
15 Bird Dog The Everly Brothers
16 City Lights Ray Price
17 Billy Bayou Jim Reeves
18 Don't Take Your Guns To Town Johnny Cash
19 When It's Springtime In Alaska Johnny Horton
20 White Lightning George Jones
21 The Battle Of New Orleans Johnny Horton
22 Waterloo Stonewall Jackson
23 The Three Bells The Browns
24 Country Girl Faron Young
25 The Same Old Me Ray Price
26 El Paso Marty Robbins
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