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The Greatest Country Hits of 1959
The Greatest Country Hits of 1959

Various Artists
Styles: Country
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7096
This release continues the series which we re-established in 2015 with a 4-CD set of “The Greatest Country Hits of 1958” and which comprises selected annual collections of the biggest US country hits of each year. This great-value 116-track collection follows on from that 1958 anthology, and includes every record that appeared in the Top 20 of the Billboard country charts during 1959, excluding those records which had already made the Top 20 and which therefore appeared in the 1958 set (there was insufficient space to include them again in this collection). The country chart had been rationalised in October 1958 into a single “Hot C&W Sides” Top 30 listing. With the new format and research basis, there are fewer pop and rock ‘n’ roll records featured in the country charts this year, and it provides a platform for the top country artists of the day, as well as a number of more obscure tracks which have not been widely available on CD. 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 Country Music Is Here To Stay Simon Crum
2 Billy Bayou Jim Reeves
3 Life To Go Stonewall Jackson
4 You're Making A Fool Out Of Me Jimmy Newman
5 Come Walk With Me Stoney Cooper & Wilma Lee
6 I've Run Out Of Tomorrows Hank Thompson And The Brazos Valley Boys
7 Dark Hollow Luke Gordon
8 My Baby's Gone Louvin Brothers
9 Problems Everly Brothers
10 I'd Like To Be Jim Reeves
11 Which One Is To Blame Wilburn Brothers
12 Cigarettes And Coffee Blues Lefty Frizzell
13 What Am I Living For Ernest Tubb
14 When It's Springtime In Alaska Johnny Horton
15 That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome Ray Price
16 Gotta Travel On Billy Grammer
17 Don't Take Your Guns To Town Johnny Cash
18 Dark Hollow Jimmy Skinner
19 So Many Times Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys
20 The Best Years of Your Life Carl Smith
21 That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome Bill Anderson
22 The Knoxville Girl Wilburn Brothers
23 Long Time Ago Faron Young
24 Who Cares? Don Gibson
25 Last Night At A Party Faron Young
26 My Reason For Living Ferlin Husky
27 Beyond The Shadow The Browns
28 Yankee Go Home Goldie Hill
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 White Lightning George Jones
2 Gotta Travel On Bill Monroe And His Blue Grass Boys
3 I'm In Love Again George Morgan
4 Mommy For A Day Kitty Wells
5 All The Time Kitty Wells
6 Chip Off The Old Block Eddy Arnold
7 Knoxville Girl Louvin Brothers
8 Set Him Free Skeeter Davis
9 Luther Played The Boogie Johnny Cash
10 Hanging Tree Marty Robbins
11 Poor Old Heartsick Me Margie Bowes
12 Home Jim Reeves
13 Doggone That Train Hank Snow
14 A Thousand Miles Ago Webb Pierce
15 Thanks A Lot Johnny Cash
16 How Can I Think Of Tomorrow James O'Gwynn
17 Am I That Easy To Forget Carl Belew
18 So Soon Jimmy Newman
19 Battle Of New Orleans Johnny Horton
20 That's The Way It's Gotta Be Faron Young
21 Blackland Farmer Frankie Miller
22 Frankie's Man Johnny Johnny Cash
23 Heartaches By The Number Ray Price
24 Frankie's Man Johnny Johnny Sea
25 I Cried A Tear Ernest Tubb
26 You Dreamer You Johnny Cash
27 Lonesome Old House Don Gibson
28 Big Midnight Special Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper
29 Anybody's Girl Hank Thompson And The Brazos Valley Boys
30 Waterloo Stonewall Jackson
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 It's All My Heartaches Carl Smith
2 Long Black Veil Lefty Frizzell
3 Somebody's Back In Town Wilburn Brothers
4 I'll Catch You When You Fall Charlie Walker
5 Chasin' A Rainbow Hank Snow
6 Tennessee Stud Eddy Arnold
7 Draggin' The River Ferlin Husky
8 You Take The Table And I'll Take The Chairs Bob Gallion
9 Ninety-Nine Bill Anderson
10 Come And Knock (On The Door Of My Heart) Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys
11 Cabin In The Hills Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
12 Half Breed Marvin Rainwater
13 Your Wild Life's Gonna Get You Down Kitty Wells
14 Who Shot Sam George Jones
15 Ten Thousand Drums Carl Smith
16 I Ain't Never Webb Pierce
17 Katy Too Johnny Cash
18 Country Girl Faron Young
19 Grin And Bear It Jimmy Newman
20 Partners Jim Reeves
21 Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches) The Browns
22 John Wesley Hardin Jimmie Skinner
23 I Got Stripes Johnny Cash
24 Sailor Man Johnny & Jack
25 Little Dutch Girl George Morgan
26 Soldier's Joy Hawkshaw Hawkins
27 Sal's Got A Sugar Lip Johnny Horton
28 Five Feet High And Rising Johnny Cash
29 Johnny Reb Johnny Horton
30 Jimmy Brown The Newsboy Mac Wiseman
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Don't Tell Me Your Troubles Don Gibson
2 Til I Kissed You Everly Brothers
3 Old Moon Betty Foley
4 My Love And Little Me Margie Bowes
5 Under Your Spell Again Buck Owens
6 Homebreaker Skeeter Davis
7 Family Man Frankie Miller
8 Same Old Me Ray Price
9 The Last Ride Hank Snow
10 I'm Beginning To Forget You Jim Reeves
11 Deck Of Cards Wink Martindale
12 Are You Willing, Willie Marion Worth
13 Next Time Ernest Tubb
14 There's A Big Wheel Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper
15 A Woman's Intuition Wilburn Brothers
16 Amigo's Guitar Kitty Wells
17 Riverboat Faron Young
18 El Paso Marty Robbins
19 Under Your Spell Again Ray Price
20 Chain Gang Fred Hart
21 Face To The Wall Faron Young
22 Scarlet Ribbons The Browns
23 He'll Have To Go Jim Reeves
24 Money To Burn George Jones
25 I'm Movin' On Don Gibson
26 No Love Have I Webb Pierce
27 Timbrook Lewis Pruitt
28 Big Harlan Taylor George Jones
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