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The Greatest Country Hits of 1957
The Greatest Country Hits of 1957

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Country
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7109
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 120-track collection fills in a gap in the series for 1957, replacing a 2-CD version which was previously as ADDCD3029, but which is now no longer available. The Country & Western charts published in Billboard during 1957 were restricted to 15 places, and this collection comprises every record which appeared in the Best Sellers, Most Played by Disc Jockeys, and Most Played in Juke Boxes charts during the year. Because of the brevity of the recordings, we were able to include not only those records which had already charted and peaked during 1956, but also those which were listed as “tag-along” B sides. For reasons of space we have omitted a few tracks which charted in the lower reaches of the airplay chart and which peaked in 1958, so appear in that collection. The charts were a fascinating mixture of material as the established traditional country stars like Eddy Arnold, Webb Pierce, Ray Price and Kitty Wells found themselves fighting for elbow room with not only new crossover acts like Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash but with the big rock ‘n’ roll hits of the era which crossed into the country and R&B charts. 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 Singing The Blues Marty Robbins
2 Crazy Arms Ray Price
3 I Walk The Line Johnny Cash
4 I've Got A Brand New Heartache Ray Price
5 Wasted Words Ray Price
6 Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
7 Any Way You Want Me Elvis Presley
8 Don't Be Cruel Elvis Presley
9 Hound Dog Elvis Presley
10 There You Go Johnny Cash
11 Train Of Love Johnny Cash
12 Cash On The Barrel Head Louvin Brothers
13 You're Running Wild Louvin Brothers
14 Young Love Sonny James
15 Searching Kitty Wells
16 Sweet Dreams Faron Young
17 Repenting Kitty Wells
18 I'm Counting On You Kitty Wells
19 Stolen Moments Hank Snow
20 Before I Met You Carl Smith
21 According To My Heart Jim Reeves
22 Poor Man's Riches Benny Barnes
23 I'm Tired Webb Pierce
24 It's My Way Webb Pierce
25 Go Away With Me Wilburn Brothers
26 Auctioneer Leroy Van Dyke
27 Love Me Elvis Presley
28 Turn Her Down Faron Young
29 Am I Losing You Jim Reeves
30 Waitin For A Train Jim Reeves
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 I Can't Quit Marty Robbins
2 Yearning George Jones & Jeanette Hicks
3 You're The Reason I'm In Love Sonny James
4 There Goes My Love George Morgan
5 Knee Deep In The Blues Marty Robbins
6 Same Two Lips Marty Robbins
7 Too Much Elvis Presley
8 Playing For Keeps Elvis Presley
9 I Miss You Already Faron Young
10 I'm Gonna Live Before I Die Faron Young
11 Gone Ferlin Huskey
12 Rockin' In The Congo Hank Thompson
13 I Was The First One Hank Thompson
14 I'm Coming Home Johnny Horton
15 Walkin' After Midnight Patsy Cline
16 Poor Man's Roses Patsy Cline
17 You Can't Hurt Me Anymore Carl Smith
18 Your True Love Carl Perkins
19 Don't Laugh Louvin Brothers
20 Don't Stop The Music George Jones
21 Uh, Uh, No George Jones
22 Money Jim Ed & Maxine Brown
23 Fraulein Bobby Helms
24 Honky Tonk Song Webb Pierce
25 Some Day Webb Pierce
26 One Step At A Time Brenda Lee
27 Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Marvin Rainwater
28 So You Think You Got Trouble Marvin Rainwater
29 Oh, So Many Years Webb Pierce & Kitty Wells
30 All Shook Up Elvis Presley
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 First Date, First Kiss, First Love Sonny James
2 White Sport Coat Marty Robbins
3 Four Walls Jim Reeves
4 Bye Bye Love Everly Brothers
5 Talkin' To The Blues Jim Lowe
6 Four Walls Jim Lowe
7 Fallen Star Jimmy Newman
8 The Shrine Of St. Cecilia Faron Yong
9 Next In Line Johnny Cash
10 Don't Make Me Go Johnny Cash
11 Woman I Need Johnny Horton
12 Bye Bye Love Webb Pierce
13 Missing You Webb Pierce
14 Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Eddy Arnold
15 Three Ways Kitty Wells
16 Too Much Water George Jones
17 Dark Moon Bonnie Guitar
18 I'll Be There Ray Price
19 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Jerry Lee Lewis
20 On My Mind Again Billy Walker
21 Teddy Bear Elvis Presley
22 Loving You Elvis Presley
23 Fallen Star Ferlin Husky
24 Prize Possession Ferlin Husky
25 Mister Love Ernest Tubb & Wilburn Brothers
26 Plenty Of Everything But You Louvin Brothers
27 Tangled Mind Hank Snow
28 My Arms Are A House Hank Snow
29 My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You Ray Price
30 Love Has Finally Come My Way Faron Young
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Is It Wrong Warner Mack
2 Two Shadows On Your Window Jim Reeves
3 Young Hearts Jim Reeves
4 Mean Woman Blues Elvis Presley
5 Geisha Girl Hank Locklin
6 Livin Alone Hank Locklin
7 I Thought I Heard You Call My Name Porter Wagoner
8 I Heard The Bluebirds Sing Jim Edward, Maxine & Bonnie Brown
9 Teenage Dream Marty Robbins
10 Please Don't Blame Me Marty Robbins
11 Home Of The Blues Johnny Cash
12 Give My Love To Rose Johnny Cash
13 Why Why Carl Smith
14 I'll Always Be Your Fraulein Kitty Wells
15 Love Me To Pieces Rusty & Doug
16 Wake Up Little Susie Everly Brothers
17 Holiday For Love Webb Pierce
18 Don't Do It Darlin' Webb Pierce
19 Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
20 Treat Me Nice Elvis Presley
21 My Special Angel Bobby Helms
22 Tears Are Only Rain Hank Thompson
23 Honeycomb Jimmie Rodgers
24 I Found My Girl In The USA Jimmie Skinner
25 Mister Fire Eyes Bonnie Guitar
26 The Story Of My Life Marty Robbins
27 Raunchy Bill Justis
28 Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis
29 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine Jimme Rodgers
30 Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
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