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Hillbilly Music
Various Artists
Hillbilly Music
Genres: Country, Folk, Special Interest, Pop
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Hillbilly Music
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Country, Folk, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country, Western Swing, Instrumental, Traditional Folk, By Decade, 1950s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 077779134625

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California Hillbilly Music
D.C. Hanoy | Athens, GA USA | 11/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hillbilly Music ... Thank God!, Vol. 1 is a 24-track, double-LP/single-disc collection of proto-Bakersfield, hillbilly and honky tonk music from the Capitol Records vaults. All of the material on the compilation was recorded between the late '40s and the mid-'50, and most of these artists are from the West Coast, which means this music has a different flavor than the Nashville-based honky tonk of the same era. Hillbilly Music is also filled with rarities from the likes of Buck Owens, Tommy Collins, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Hank Thompson, Jean Shepard, Merle Travis, Rose Maddox and Tex Ritter. Though there are a handful of lesser items on the compilation, Hillbilly Music is a historical document of the best kind - it's entertaining and educational. - Thom Owens, AMG

Thank Capitol!
Shifty H | Portland OR | 07/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Amen. What DC Hanoy said.
Boy, I'm glad I scarfed this one up in 1989 when it was released. I came on here in hopes that a Volume 2 has since been released but, alas, apparently not. And it STARTS at $58 bucks now.
Each track a sparkling gem recorded a half century ago but sounding as if recorded this morning.
Besides big names like the sublime Louvin brothers, a big influence on the Everly Bros., The Farmer Boys were a revelation to me. Much of this "hillbilly" music rocks like crazy.
The Farmer Boys do have a comp out called "Flash, Crash And Thunder" which I just got and recommend.
'Cause it looks like you ain't gettin' your hands on THIS title anytime soon.
It was compiled by Marshall Crenshaw and I just e-mailed him and told him to get busy on Volume Two. And reissue this, too, while they're at it.
Thank me later."