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16 Biggest Hits
Ray Price
16 Biggest Hits
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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Here's a career that defies explanation. Ray Price, the father of the Texas shuffle, achieved dance-hall immortality in 1956 with "Crazy Arms," with its walking bass; heavily bowed, single-string fiddle; and slightly tetch...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Ray Price
Title: 16 Biggest Hits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 8/10/1999
Release Date: 8/10/1999
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Roadhouse Country, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646997222

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Here's a career that defies explanation. Ray Price, the father of the Texas shuffle, achieved dance-hall immortality in 1956 with "Crazy Arms," with its walking bass; heavily bowed, single-string fiddle; and slightly tetched lyrics. He may never have topped it, but hits like "City Lights," "The Other Woman," and "Heartaches by the Number" proved it was no fluke. Price's big, mellow voice made country music sound erotic. Then in 1967 he threw away his honky-tonk reign with "Danny Boy" of all things, cut with a 47-piece orchestra. That one may have left something to be desired, but his 1970 reading of Kris Kristofferson's "For the Good Times" was certainly as earthy and compelling as Countrypolitan got. It's hard not to want more Harlan Howard and Hank Cochran songs, and less Jim Weatherly, but Price is as contrary as country stars come, and this set represents him accurately. --John Morthland

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Reviewed on 11/6/2009...
Great CD

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Don't Buy This CD
10/26/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Shame on Columbia/Legacy for misleading their customers. I've been a Ray Price fan for years; long have I waited for a CD version of Price's "I'd Rather Be Sorry". How disappointing it was to find that the one included here is either an utterly inept remix of the original, or it is an alternative mix (selected for reasons devoid of logic). The wonderful steel guitar entrance in the second verse of the original has been rendered virtually inaudible here. And, as if that weren't bad enough, the second verse to Danny Boy has not merely been completely edited out; it's been "hacked off" in the most lamely conspicuous way.I haven't waited all this time for this kind of disappointment. I own the original LPs. I know what these tracks sound like. Stop taking liberties with classics Columbia/Legacy! Give us the REAL thing!"
Does not do justice to Ray Price
rimfire22rj | 03/21/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This CD just doesn't have the quality it should. Some of the songs have had the lyrics cut out or removed such as Danny Boy. I have the Cassette and it was great but this just doesn't do justice to Ray Price or his songs."