The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits Various Artists (Golden Age of American Popular Music)


Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 1469

Classic country music that breached the American pop charts.

Ace’s flagship “Golden Age” series continues to be among our best selling and most highly respected releases. After a short hiatus, we’re pleased to announce this new volume featuring 28 country recordings that made the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1963. As “More Country Hits” is in the “Golden Age Of American Popular Music” series, the content is more melodic overall than a “Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll” edition might be. Nevertheless, there’s a generous helping of up-tempo hillbilly and borderline rockabilly among the straight-ahead country to give listeners a bit of light and shade. As usual, the CD comes with a generously illustrated and copiously annotated booklet.

The tracks transport us to a time when State Fairs were more likely to be on a country performer’s itinerary than stadiums, and superstardom meant you stayed for an extra hour or two after your show to sign autographs, rather than successfully market your own fragrance range. A promotional campaign might have meant a solitary trade ad in the back of Billboard, while radio airplay was the main way of getting your music heard, rather than streaming. These singles became hits because they sold in their thousands, hundreds of thousands, and occasionally millions. That’s what it took to get a record into the national charts in the ultra-competitive 50s and 60s.

Just about every big-selling country artist of the era is included. We’ve tried not to always go for an obvious hit, but there’s music here that will be remembered fondly by anyone who was around when these were new records. Many featured tracks have since come to be regarded as genre classics. If you can’t remember Ferlin Husky’s ‘The Waltz You Saved For Me’ too clearly, tracks such as Marty Robbins’ original of ‘Singing The Blues’, Johnny Horton’s ‘North To Alaska’  or Jim Reeves’ groundbreaking ‘Four Walls’ will surely not have slipped your mind.

Tony Rounce


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview Four Walls - Jim Reeves

  • 02 Preview Chip Off The Old Block - Eddy Arnold

  • 03 Preview Send Me The Pillow You Dream On - Hank Locklin

  • 04 Preview North To Alaska - Johnny Horton

  • 05 Preview I Got Stripes - Johnny Cash

  • 06 Preview Back Track - Faron Young

  • 07 Preview Go On Home - Patti Page

  • 08 Preview Blue Blue Day - Don Gibson

  • 09 Preview Boppin' The Blues - Carl Perkins

  • 10 Preview Who Shot Sam? - George Jones

  • 11 Preview The Auctioneer - Leroy Van Dyke

  • 12 Preview Mary Don't You Weep - Stonewall Jackson

  • 13 Preview Dark Moon - Bonnie Guitar

  • 14 Preview Rockin' Rollin' Ocean - Hank Snow

  • 15 Preview My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You - Ray Price

  • 16 Preview Jenny Lou - Sonny James

  • 17 Preview Big River, Big Man - Claude King

  • 18 Preview I'm Saving My Love - Skeeter Davis

  • 19 Preview Soldier's Joy - Hawkshaw Hawkins

  • 20 Preview 500 Miles Away From Home - Bobby Bare

  • 21 Preview I Dreamed Of A Hill-billy Heaven - Tex Ritter

  • 22 Preview Cowboy Boots - Dave Dudley

  • 23 Preview 8 x 10 - Bill Anderson

  • 24 Preview Little Black Book - Jimmy Dean

  • 25 Preview Your Name Is Beautiful - Carl Smith

  • 26 Preview I'll Make It All Up To You - Jerry Lee Lewis

  • 27 Preview The Waltz You Saved For Me - Ferlin Husky

  • 28 Preview Singing The Blues - Marty Robbins

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