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The Best Of Stonewall Jackson

28 Feb 2007 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 28 Feb 2007
  • Label: K-Tel
  • Copyright: 1982 K-Tel
  • Total Length: 46:44
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  • ASIN: B001N71MQA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 181,486 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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Stonewall Jackson hit big with Waterloo at a time when "history" songs were popular. But there was much more to Stonewall Jackson than drums and marching rhythms.
Stonewall Jackson, his real name, was raised as a Georgia farm boy. He taught himself the guitar, and he wrote songs. He so impressed Acuff-Rose, the Nashville song publishers, that they secured Stonewall a Grand Old Opry performing contract before he had a record contract. Fortunately he was taken under the wing of Ernest Tubb, and becoming a Troubadour, he went on the road with Tubbs band, an experience that set him up for his own career. His first recording was Don't Be Angry, his second was Life To Go, and then he hit with Waterloo. After that the hits kept coming through the 1960's.
Listening to his recordings you are aware of how distinctive his voice is. Life To Go was recorded first by George Jones and also by Webb Pierce amongst others, but Stonewalls early recording rates with these, and you can hear in his voice those country roots so effortlessly displayed. It helped as well that Columbias producers at the time, Don Law and Frank Jones, let him record for a long while with fiddle and steel as backing. You can still hear it, pretty down in the mix, on A Wound Time Can't Erase as late as 1962. His later recordings incorporated some of the countrypolitan stylings of choruses etc, but Stonewalls voice was pure country throughout.
Some of his later recordings were not so good as his early work, The Minutemen Are Turning In Their Graves, for instance, was right wing froth even for Nashville during the Vietnam War, whilst the cover of Me and You, and a Dog Named Boo would have been better left with Lobo.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Thoroughly enjoyable compilation from Collectors' Choice 26 July 2004
By Paul Tognetti - Published on
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Check out the alternative and you are sure to agree that the best value for your money is this 24 song collection from Collectors' Choice. Here you will find just about everything you would want from one of the most beloved figures in country music history. Stonewall Jackson was a major player during the heyday of country music. You will find all of Stonewall Jacksons biggest hits here including the 1959 classic "Waterloo" as well as "B.J. the D.J." "A Wound That Time Can't Erase" and "Stamp Out Loneliness". You will also discover a number of other gems that may not have been quite as successful on the charts but are every bit as good. Of these I particularly enjoyed "Mary Don't You Weep", an adaptation of an ancient black spiritual, "One Look At Heaven" and one of his last charted singles "Torn From The Pages Of Life" from the summer of 1972. Also included are familiar tunes like "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water" and of course Jacksons last big chart hit "Me and You and A Dog Named Boo". Stonewall was more or less forced to record that song and despite its success it proved to be the beginning of the end of his long time association with Columbia Records.

Though it has been more than 30 years since Stonewall Jackson had a hit single, he continues to make live appearances today. In addition, he has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956. This collection is a "must" for serious collectors of country music. It is miles ahead of Columbia's "American Originals" offering. The remastering job is superb and the two pages of included liner notes are OK but nothing special. Recommended.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Collector's Choice Did it Again!! 13 Sep 2003
By Cory L. Schwent - Published on
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What did they do?? They once again took a classic country music artist who was grossly under-represtented on cd, and reissued all of his greatest songs remastered and in their original versions.
For me, I always looked at Stonewall Jackson as someone who did second-rate Johnny Horton style songs with an occasional great song like "Don't Be Angry."
Well this cd reissue set me straight. Stonewall was a fantastic honky tonk singer. Sure he had his lowpoints, but his high points makes up for everything.
This is an essential cd for anyone desiring to have a country music cd collection. All of his big hits and best known songs are here in their original forms. The booklet has a terrific essay by Colin Escott.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Love it 1 Sep 2005
By Jess - Published on
Format: Audio CD
If you like Country Music (real country music), this album is a "must-have". Noone sang a song like Stonewall; and it's doubtful anyone ever will. Not a bad song on the CD, but a few more songs would always be appreciated. It's sad that this artist isn't more appreciated today, and as with many great pioneers and stylists of Country Music, he's overlooked. If you like Stonewall, I suggest you also check out Mel Street, who seemed to be greatly influenced by Jackson and often imitated his singing approach. In any case, you owe it to yourself to purchase this one.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great Stonewall Jackson CD 9 Aug 2005
By S. Hein - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is by far one of the most complete cd's covering this great country artist.I only had a few regrets that a couple songs were not on but all of his hits are there and in excellent sound quality.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
classic country music at it's best 12 Feb 2006
By R. Ellingwood - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This cd is the best collection of songs from Stonewall Jackson that I have found. It comes with historical information about the artist and his music. It even shows the date that each song was recorded and what position the song reached on the charts. This cd is a must have for classic country music fans. Stonewall Jackson was overlooked and underrated in my opinion. In my opinion, he should be rated as one of the great legends of country music. This cd definately gets a 5 star rating from me.
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