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Who said you cant improve on perfection? These country classics are not only some of the most iconic songs from country musics Golden Age but now theyre in jaw-dropping stereo for the first time ever! Listen for yourselfweve freed these already incredible mono recordings from their narrow one-track existence to give you a remarkable audio experience that is more true-to-life than ever before. Our expert sound engineers have reached all the way back to 1928 with cutting-edge DES technology to separate voices, drums and other elements of original mono hit recordings and mix them into true stereo without adding or subtracting anything.
Imagine hearing countrys premier songwriterone of the most celebrated figures in American musicin stereo for the first time! Were talking Hank Williams here, and his indelible classics Jambalaya and Im So Lonesome I Could Cry come alive as never before in stereo. You dont have to imagine it anymore, because its here, and the new sound is a revelation!
And what about hearing definitive #1 country smashes of the 50s and 60s finally in glorious stereo mixes? Its an entirely new experience listening to all-time favorites by the kings and queens of country music, like Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, Wanda Jackson, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, Don Gibson and Faron Young.
This 29-track collection rounds up great originals from every corner of the country music tradition. Hear the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills, on his breakthrough 1940 hit New San Antonio Rose, dramatically reborn in stereo! And Vaughn Monroes Riders in the Sky, that timeless cowboy tale that went to #2 on the country chart in 1949!
Fourteen #1 classics make their stereo debuts, including A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) by Marty Robbins, Four Walls by Jim Reeves, Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Young Love by Sonny James and If Youve Got The Money I Got The Time by Lefty Frizzell (what a great hook this one has!).
And we have to mention how terrific early Sun recordings sound in stereo with proper EQ: check out the three classics by Mr. Cash and Mr. Presley (his first recording).
For serious collectors, weve included Waiting for a Train by one of the earliest pioneers of country, Jimmie Rodgers, to show what a 1928 recording would sound like in stereo.
Check out the sound samples for each song (on your best system). Includes a 12-page booklet with
– ALL 29 SONGS IN STEREO. 76 MINUTES OF MUSIC! –
|play||1||STEREO DEBUTNEW SAN ANTONIO ROSE||Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys||#3||1940|
|play||2||STEREO DEBUTWALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU||Ernest Tubb||||1941|
|play||3||STEREO DEBUTWAITING FOR A TRAIN||Jimmie Rodgers||||1928|
|play||4||STEREO DEBUTIF YOUVE GOT THE MONEY IVE GOT
|play||5||STEREO DEBUTJAMBALAYA (On The Bayou)||Hank Williams||#1||1952|
|play||6||STEREO DEBUTIM SO LONESOME I COULD CRY||Hank Williams||#43||1949|
|play||7||STEREO DEBUTIT WASNT GOD WHO MADE HONKY
|play||8||STEREO DEBUTTHATS ALL RIGHT||Elvis Presley||||1954|
|play||9||STEREO DEBUTFOLSOM PRISON BLUES||Johnny Cash||#4||1955|
|play||10||STEREO DEBUTI WALK THE LINE||Johnny Cash||#1||1956|
|play||11||STEREO DEBUTSIXTEEN TONS||Tennessee Ernie Ford||#1||1955|
|play||12||BIG IRON||Marty Robbins||#5||1960|
|play||13||STEREO DEBUTRIDERS IN THE SKY (A Cowboy Legend)||Vaughn Monroe||#2||1949|
|play||14||IVE BEEN EVERYWHERE||Hank Snow||#1||1962|
|play||15||STEREO DEBUTTHIS OLE HOUSE||Stuart Hamblen||#2||1954|
|play||16||STEREO DEBUTOH LONESOME ME||Don Gibson||#1||1957|
|play||17||STEREO DEBUTGOTTA TRAVEL ON||Billy Grammer||#5||1958|
|play||18||STEREO DEBUTA WHITE SPORT COAT (And A Pink Carnation)||Marty Robbins||#1||1957|
|play||19||STEREO DEBUTYOUNG LOVE||Sonny James||#1||1956|
|play||20||A LITTLE BITTY TEAR||Burl Ives||#2||1961|
|play||21||WINGS OF A DOVE||Ferlin Husky||#1||1960|
|play||22||FUNNEL OF LOVE||Wanda Jackson||||1961|
|play||23||BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT||Flatt & Scruggs||#1||1962|
|play||24||STEREO DEBUTYOURE THE REASON||Bobby Edwards||#4||1961|
|play||25||STEREO DEBUTWALKIN AFTER MIDNIGHT||Patsy Cline||#2||1957|
|play||26||SHES GOT YOU||Patsy Cline||#1||1962|
|play||27||HELLO WALLS||Faron Young||#1||1961|
|play||28||STEREO DEBUTFOUR WALLS||Jim Reeves||#1||1957|
|play||29||WELCOME TO MY WORLD||Jim Reeves||#2||1962|
Chart positions taken from Joel Whitburns Record Research series of Billboard chart books.