Compiled by Jeb Loy Nichols American-born singer, songwriter, musician, and artist whose latest
album The Jeb Loy Nichols Special was released April 2012 on Decca/Universal Beginner s Guide to Country is a trip through Capitol Records and it s stars that put the West into Country & Western.
In the days before Nashville s stranglehold on Country Western music, young bloods and hipsters drifted to California to make their fortune. They found a wide open music scene where they incorporated jazz, Mariachi, polkas, swing and cowboy ballads and at the centre of this scene was Capitol Records.
Beginner s Guide to Country features classics and rarities from the vaults of Capitol, showing the diversity and range of what the American west had to offer. From the early roots of Cowboy jazz, to rockin honky-tonk of the 1950 s, to the outlaws of the 70 s, Beginner s Guide to Country catalogues this vital and vibrant chapter in American music.
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1 Tex Williams Thats What I Like About The West 2 Cliffie Stone Oh Them Golden Slippers 3 Roy Acuff & his Smoky Mountain Boys Wabash Cannonball 4 Wesley Tuttle With Tears In My Eyes 5 Jimmy Wakely I Love You So Much It Hurts 6 Merle Travis ixteen Tons 7 Tex Williams Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) 8 Leon Payne I Love You Because 9 Roy Acuff The Wreck On The Highway 10 Rose Maddox Move It On Over 11 The Louvin Brothers Let Her Go, God Bless Her 12 Hank Thompson Bubbles In My
Beer 13 Tennessee Ernie Ford Country Junction
1 Jean Shepard Got You On My Mind 2 Les Paul & Mary Ford How High The Moon 3 Merle Travis & Joe Maphis Big Midnight Special 4 Hank Thompson Drivin Nails In My Coffin 5 Jack Guthrie Oakie Boogie 6 The Louvin Brothers Hoping That You re Hoping 7 Faron Young If You Ain t Lovin (You Ain t Livin ) 8 Hank Thompson It s Better To Have Loved A Little 9 Faron Young Hello Walls 10 Merle Haggard & The Strangers Mama Tried 11 Jean Shepard Under Your Spell Again 12 Wanda Jackson Whirlpool
13 Ferlin Husky Wings Of A Dove
1 Merle Haggard Silver Wings 2 Jody Miller Queen Of The House 3 Bobbie Gentry Ode To Billy Joe 4 Glen Campbell Wichit
Lineman 5 Anne Murray Snowbird 6 Bobbie Gentry Fancy 7 Charlie Louvin & Melba MontgomerySomething To Brag About
8 Stoney Edwards She s My Rock 9 Merle Haggard If We Can Make It Through December 10 Billy Crash Craddock I Cheated On A Good Woman s Love 11 Linda Hargrove Mexican Love Songs 12 Gene Watson Love In The Hot Afternoon 13 Lonnie Mack Running Wild