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A History of Country Vol. 15: 1976-79

January 19th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

This compilation is not accompanied by an instalment in the country history, because the next chapter goes with the next mix. And, in some ways, it makes sense that this mix has no history (of course, the timeframe is covered by past articles in the series) because the late 1970s was a time of hiatus.

Many of the stalwarts of just a few years earlier ceased having strings of hits, and those artists who had grown out of the Outlaw movement now had their day. In this mix, the likes of Guy Clark, John Anderson, Larry Jon Wilson and Moe Bandy owed something to the Outlaws. Even Tom T Hall, who wrote so many mainstream numbers without ever being mainstream himself, is calling for the Outlaw guys to stick to their country roots and return to Nashville (while one of the leading Outlaws, Kris Kristofferson, sang the praises of Hank Williams).

A few bluegrass musicians kept the flame of that genre alive: here we have veterans Jim & Jesse and, with a view to the future, Boone Creek, which included Ricky Skaggs, one of the country superstars of the 1980s who would later return to bluegrass.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-baked front and back covers.

TRACKLISTING
1. Kris Kristofferson – If You Don’t Like Hank Williams
2. Jerry Jeff Walker – Standing At The Big Hotel
3. John Anderson – Country Comfort
4. Funky Kings – Slow Dancing
5. Guy Clark – Anyhow I Love You
6. Mickey Gilley – Bring It On Home To Me
7. Herb Pederson – Can’t You Hear Me Calling
8. Jim & Jesse – Ashes Of Love
9. Johnny Cash – One Piece At A Time
10. Skeeter Davis – Homebreaker
11. Razzy Bailey – She’s Anybody’s Darling
12. The Statler Brothers – Your Picture In The Paper
13. Emmylou Harris – Pancho & Lefty
14. Larry Jon Wilson – In My Song
15. Merle Haggard – Ramblin’ Fever
16. Charlie Rich – Rolling With The Flow
17. Bellamy Brothers – Crossfire
18. O.B. McClinton – Talk To My Childrens’ Mama
19. Johnny Paycheck – Take This Job And Shove It
20. Crystal Gayle – Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
21. Boone Creek – Dark Is The Night
22. Tom T. Hall – Come On Back To Nashville (Ode To The Outlaws)
23. John Prine – Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone
24. Billie Jo Spears – It Should Have Been Easy
25. Moe Bandy – I Cheated Me Right Out Of You

(includes front and back covers. PW here)

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  1. halfhearteddude
    January 19th, 2012 at 07:09 | #1

    PW: amdwhah

  2. January 19th, 2012 at 10:11 | #2

    Thanks once moer. Looking forward to listen to this.

  3. bostig
    January 19th, 2012 at 11:29 | #3

    A large thank you

  4. January 19th, 2012 at 13:51 | #4

    Why is Skeeter Davis’ ‘Homebreaker’ included? It was released in 1959.
    And it’s John Anderson cover of ‘Country Comfort’ from a much later date?

  5. halfhearteddude
    January 19th, 2012 at 17:51 | #5

    Homebreaker was released as a single in 1975 according to this: http://countrydiscography.blogspot.com/search/label/Davis%20Skeeter

  6. January 20th, 2012 at 13:50 | #6

    That’s a K-Tel reissue.
    The original entered Billboard on August 3, 1959.

    “In 1957, Skeeter began working with producer Chet Atkins who launched her solo career with the dawning of the Nashville Sound era. It only took two singles to get her into the Top 20. In 1959, “Homebreaker” earned her membership to the Grand Ole Opry.”

    http://www.countrypolitan.com/prof0102.php

    Anyway, I love your comps.
    Otherwise I wouldn’t pay so close attention to them, would I?

    Keep them coming!

  7. rick
    January 21st, 2012 at 03:25 | #7

    You are both right & wrong, Skeeter Davis recorded “Home Breaker” twice, the first in 1959, the 1976 K-Tel version is a new recording, that said this one happens to be the 1959 version, Cheers, Rick

  8. lugworm
    January 23rd, 2012 at 00:09 | #8

    As usual a fantastic compilation of the very best. Thank you for the trouble you put into these comps.

  9. January 23rd, 2012 at 14:37 | #9

    Howdy, haven’t commented for a while but I’m still floating around. Just want to say a big thanks for the Covered With Soul comps. Damn fine. The Dells’ version of Wichita wasn’t known to my ears and just may have become my favourite version of that.

    Meanwhile I look forward to checking out the country comps next.

  10. Martin Luther Presley
    February 12th, 2012 at 20:47 | #10

    Oh man! I’m a big fan of home-made fan compilations and I must say these are among the very best! I’m enjoying them A LOT, so THANK YOU! I’ve just started collecting the sweet DIM LIGHT, THICK SMOKE & HILLBILLY MUSIC compilations from Bear Family, but your mixes can easily compete. Great job!

    If there’s a chance for you to re-up Volumes 5, 7, 10 & 11 I’d be more than happy. But first and foremost I really wanted to say thanks!

    Cheers,
    MLP

  11. Martin Luther Presley
    February 16th, 2012 at 20:21 | #11

    I noticed they’re up again -THANK YOU!

  12. halfhearteddude
    February 16th, 2012 at 22:24 | #12

    Pleasure. Only Vol. 11 to go still. By tomorrow some time, I hope.

  13. Scott
    September 7th, 2012 at 22:03 | #13

    Can you re-up some of these to a service that works?

  14. halfhearteddude
    September 12th, 2012 at 15:03 | #14

    Up now, Scott

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