Roy Acuff Columbia Historic Edition

Columbia Historic Edition

Roy Acuff

Released on March 13, 2015 by Columbia Nashville

Main artist: Roy Acuff

Genre: Blues/Country/Folk > Country

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Album : 1 disk - 16 tracks Total length : 00:43:58

  1. 1 The Streamlined Cannon Ball

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist - Jess Easterday, Mandolin - Pete "Oswald" Kirby, Mandolin - Lonnie Wilson, Bass Copyright : Originally released 1940 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  2. 2 Lonesome Old River Blues

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Fiddle, Main Artist - Traditional, Composer, Lyricist - Pete "Oswald" Kirby - Lonnie Wilson, Guitar - Pete "Osward" Kirby, Dobro - Jess Easterday, Bass Copyright : Originally released 1940 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  3. 3 You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven)

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Fiddle, Main Artist - Gene Autry, Composer, Lyricist - Pete "Osward" Kirby - Jess Easterday, Guitar - Clell Summey, Dobro - Frank Jones, Bass - Sam "Dynamite" Hatcher, Harmonica Copyright : Originally released 1936 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  4. 4 Wabash Cannon Ball

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Sam "Dynamite" Hatcher - A.P. Carter, Composer, Lyricist - Jess Easterday, Guitar - Clell Summey, Dobro - Frank "Red" Jones, Bass Copyright : Originally released 1936 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  5. 5 Drifting Too Far From The Shore

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Mordy, Composer, Lyricist - Lonnie Wilson, Guitar - Pete "Osward" Kirby, Dobro - Jess Easterday, Bass Copyright : Originally released 1939 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  6. 6 Steel Guitar Blues

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist - Clell Summey, Dobro - Jess Easterday, Bass - Frank Jones, Bass Copyright : Originally released 1937 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  7. 7 Ida Red

    Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Art Satherley, Producer - Roy Acuff, Arranger, Fiddle - Traditional, Composer, Lyricist - Pete "Osward" Kirby - Lonnie Wilson, Guitar - Pete "Oswald" Kirby, Dobro - Jess Easterday, Bass Copyright : Originally released 1939. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  8. 8 I'll Be Alone

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Juanita Acuff, Composer, Lyricist - Oral "Curly" Rhodes, Guitar - Pete "Osward" Kirby, Dobro - Jimmie Riddle, Accordion - Joe Zinkan, Bass - Benny Martin, Fiddle Copyright : Originally released 1951 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  9. 9 Low and Lonely

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Art Satherly, Producer - Fred Rose, Composer, Lyricist - Lonnie Wilson, Guitar - Jess Easterday, Guitar, Mandolin - Clell Summey, Steel Guitar - Beecher (Pete) Kirby, Banjo, Dobro - Jimmie Riddle, Accordion - Tommy Magness, Fiddle Copyright : Originally released 1942. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  10. 10 When I Lay My Burden Down

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Fiddle, Main Artist - Lonnie Wilson, Guitar - Traditional, Composer, Lyricist - Pete "Osward" Kirby, Banjo - Jess Easterday, Bass Copyright : Originally released 1940. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  11. 11 Wonder Is All I Do

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist - Lonnie Wilson, Guitar - Pete "Osward" Kirby, Dobro - Jess Easterday, Bass Copyright : Originally released 1939 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  12. 12 Weary LoneSome Blues

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Alton Delmore, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : Originally released 1942 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  13. 13 New Greenback Dollar

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Fiddle, Main Artist - Traditional, Composer, Lyricist - Clell Summey, Dobro - Frank "Red" Jones - Jess Easterday, Guitar - Frank Jones, Bass - Sam "Dynamite" Hatcher, Harmonica Copyright : Originally released 1936. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  14. 14 Freight Train Blues

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Sam "Dynamite" Hatcher - Traditional, Composer, Lyricist - Jess Easterday, Guitar - Clell Summey, Dobro - Frank Jones, Bass Copyright : Originally released 1936 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  15. 15 The Heart That Was Broken For Me

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Lonnie Wilson, Guitar - V. Deventer, Composer, Lyricist - Jess Easterday, Mandolin - Pete "Oswald" Kirby, Dobro - Velma Williams, Bass Copyright : Originally released 1942 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

  16. 16 The Southbound Train

    Roy Acuff, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Pellettieri, Composer, Lyricist Copyright : Originally released 1951. All rights reserved by Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

About

As an LP, this 16 song compilation, covering the years 1936-1951, was a supremely admirable effort at an overview of Roy Acuff's 16 years with the American Record Corporation (ARC) and Columbia Records, and was notable for the inclusion of five previously unissued sides. It was supposed to be heard, ideally, in tandem with the label's Greatest Hits collection, but it stands well on its own; as a CD it still holds up, presenting the earliest renditions of a brace of songs that became not only Acuff standards, but standards for country music in his hands, most notably "Wabash Cannon Ball" in its 1936 rendition, with Sam "Dynamite" Hatcher on vocals. Pete "Oswald" Kirby shines at various points on the late 1930s sides and beyond with his rippling banjo work and distinctive, bluesy dobro sound. The most fascinating thing about this collection is how relatively little Acuff's sound changed over the decade and a half represented -- his music embraced blues, folk, gospel, pop, bluegrass, and a host of other elements, but he still had an authentic, raw country sound in the early 1950s, long after he had moved into very profitable and sophisticated areas behind the scenes in the business of country music. There may be a better, more comprehensive single volume on Acuff's Columbia years forthcoming someday, but the budget price of this disc, coupled with the quality of the notes by John Rumble of the Country Music Foundation and the excellent tape research by producers Bob Pinson and Michael Brooks, make this a definite choice addition to any country collection. ~ Bruce Eder

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