Friday, June 18, 2010

Country & Western Hits Nashville Style

This is a drugstore compilation of covers of popular country songs of the 1960s. It's so budget, they don't even list the names (or stage names) of the people singing. I wonder if they even paid them? Would you record a song for free, if you knew people would be listening to you in their living rooms? I might.

I'm gonna wager that this record was put out in 1964, because a lot of these songs were hits (for the original artists) in 1963.

The catalog # is MS508. In parenthesis is the artist who had the "hit" with the song.

1. Don't Let Me Cross Over (Carl Butler & Pearl)
2. Not What I Had In Mind (George Jones)
3. Lonesome 7-7203 (Hawkshaw Hawkins)
4. Still (Bill Anderson)
5. Act Naturally (Buck Owens)
6. We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds (George Jones & Melba Montgomery)
7. Roll Muddy River (Wilburn Brothers)
8. Take a Letter Miss Gray (Justin Tubb)
9. Six Days on The Road (Dave Dudley)
10. Ring of Fire (Cash)



chuck1 said...

These are so called Sound-Alikes that were produced in Nashville. The musicians were paid regular union scale. For more information you may search the Hit Records information available on the Internet.

Chill said...

These were the Country & Western Hit Series from William Beasley who Produced Hit Records. Compatible/Modern Sounds Records also released some of the "Hit" records on Lp's as well. For the most part they never released artists names but you could find them on the 45's. This particular record has special meaning to me because my Dad bought this and a Marvin Rainwater Lp you posted a while back at the Bonanza 88 cent store in Seattle in 1965. They were 2 for 88 cents! Thanks Derik!

Derik said...

As usual, thanks for all the background info Red (chill).