Bill Anderson - The First 10 Years 1956-1966 (CD)

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4-CD Boxed Set (LP-Size) with 64-page Hardcover Book, 126 tracks. Playing time approx. 6 hrs 30 mns

The first comprehensive anthology spotlighting Bill Anderson, the most successful singer-songwriter during the Nashville Sound's classic era. Contains 21 'Billboard' country chart hits, including such favorites as Po' Folks, Mama Sang A Song, Still, Bright Lights And Country Music, I Love You Drops, and I Got The Fever. Includes everything from Anderson's first eight Decca albums plus seven non-LP 'B' sides and three unissued studio tracks. Five duets with Jan Howard, including the chart-topping For Loving You. Features the first reissue of Bill Anderson's rare, early TNT singles including the rocking Take Me and the premiere recording of his enduring honky-tonk anthem City Lights. Includes twelve demos of Anderson originals from the singer's private collection, among them a duet featuring a teen-aged Dolly Parton.

With a career dating back to the mid-fifties, Bill Anderson is probably the most successful singer-songwriter in country music history. A member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than a half-century, he remains an engaging performer, a prolific writer and one of the industry's most respected elder statesmen.

His best-selling Decca recordings of the late fifties and through the sixties were benchmarks in the emerging Nashville Sound. Outside of indifferently assembled 'hits' packages, these sides have never been properly reissued on compact disc - until now. Assembled with the singer's co-operation, this four-CD compilation gathers every surviving master recording from 1956 through 1966, plus an alternate version of '3 A. M.' The set includes Bill Anderson's first single, released while he was a 19-year-old University of Georgia student.
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Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Empty Room
  • Take Me
  • City Lights
  • No Song To Sing
  • That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome (single
  • The Thrill Of My Life
  • Ninety-Nine
  • Back Where I Started From
  • It's Not The End Of Everything
  • Dead Or Alive
  • No Man's Land
  • The Tip Of My Fingers
  • Walk Out Backwards
  • Best Of Strangers
  • Flowing Waters And Shifting Sands
  • Goodbye Cruel World
  • Po' Folks
  • As Long As I Live
  • It Takes A Worried Man
  • Columbus Stockade Blues
  • Mama Sang A Song
  • Wedding Bells
  • Yonder Comes A Sucker
  • Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
  • On And On And On
  • Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands
  • Down Came The Rain
  • Still
  • You Made It Easy
  • I Wish It Was Mine
Disc 3:
  • From A Jack To A King
  • Little Band Of Gold
  • Restless
  • Happiness
  • Reverend Mr. Black
  • It's Been So Long, Darlin'
  • Take These Chains From My Heart
  • Molly
  • 8 x 10
  • I'll Be Somewhere
  • One Mile Over û Two Miles Back
  • Take Me Home
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Cincinnati Ohio
  • Easy Come Easy Go
  • Five Little Fingers
  • Me
  • 500 Miles Away From Home
  • You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
  • Abilene
  • Green, Green
  • I'm Leaving It All Up To You
  • I Love You More And More Every Day
  • Memory #1
  • In Case You Ever Change Your Mind
  • In The Misty Moonlight
  • 3 A.M.
  • Then And Only Then
  • Worry
  • You Can Have Her
  • Then I'll Stop Loving You
  • Mountain Dew
  • CD+D492 3 :
  • 3 A.M. (Remake)
  • Twist Of The Wrist
  • Certain
  • I Love You Drops
  • Once A Day
  • I Missed Me
  • I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand
  • Saginaw Michigan
  • I Don't Love You Anymore
  • Riverboat
  • I Know You Are Married (But I Love You Still)
  • Time Out
  • I'll Be Waiting
  • Bright Lights And Country Music
  • Born
  • The Freighter
  • Wild Side Of Life
  • Truck Drivin' Man
  • I'll Go Down Swinging
  • The Strangers Story
  • Walking The Dog
  • How The Other Half Lives
  • Wine
  • All Nite Cafe
  • Cocktails
  • Golden Guitar
  • Think I'll Go Somewhere (And Cry Myself To Sl
  • In The Summertime
  • Used To
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Disc 4:
  • Lovin' Pains
  • When Liking Turns To Loving
  • Talkin' To The Wall
  • Next Time You're In Tulsa
  • I Get The Fever (remake)
  • Nail My Shoes To The Floor
  • The First Mrs. Jones
  • Papa
  • For Loving You
  • The Untouchables
  • Get While The Gettin's Good
  • Something To Believe In
  • Ride Ride Ride
  • My Daddy And My Mama And Me
  • A Satisfied Mind
  • Bad Seed
  • Remember Me
  • The Wheel Of Hurt
  • Open Up Your Heart
  • Homesick
  • I'm Ashamed Of You
  • If It's All The Same To You
  • Here Lies The Heart Of Amos Brown
  • The Cold Hard Facts Of Life
  • I'll Go Down Swingin'
  • You And Your Sweet Love
  • The Lord Knows I'm Drinkin'
  • Slippin' Away
  • Nobody But A Fool

Additional Details

Label: Bear Family Records

Genre: Country

Run Time: 390 mins

Release Date: 11/15/11

UPC: 4000127171504

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