"Well, Tee-Vee/Gusto/whatever they are records is at it again, passing off re-records as the genuine article. They go and find a lesser known country artist or one who is out of the prime of their career and these artists re-record their hits (or sometimes non-hits) for Tee-Vee. This is a quite common case with many of Red Sovine's "hits" as well. Not a one of these songs are the original recordings and most suffer from a lack of quality. "Purple People Eater" comes off quite good but that's where it ends. The recordings are just not good. Mercury Nashville/Polygram Records, where are the original MGM recordings? They've taken on a new life in the "shareware" world and you would do well to do something other than license a few masters to Bear Family and do something domestically. Of course, Mercury is too busy worrying with their lap dancer Shania Twain and too many others who CLAIM to be country to worry about treating their back catalog with respect-witness their treatment of the Hank Williams catalog."
Zub | Forks Twp., PA | 02/14/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Beware... these are rerecordings and bad ones at that. Some of Sheb Wooley's earlier recordings (Purple People Eater) can be found on a Bear Family single-CD release. That's My Pa can also be found on both single and box set CDs by Bear Family. His later stuff has yet to show up in its original (MGM) form."
Inferior Inferior Inferior
Bad Bounder | Preston | 06/08/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Watch out! These are nobody's greatest hits! What a way to make a buck! Find some outtakes or whatever this material is -- then try to pass it off as the "greatest hits" of someone. This is an ancient practice by record companies -- the same people that are so upset because we trade an mp3 of the genuine article. Don't buy this one, folks!"
Good, but Re-recorded
Paul J. Larose | Pine Hill, New Jersey USA | 12/22/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was slightly disappointed with this. I thought that these would be original songs of his but, most are ones that he redid later on and some he jazzed up. They're still good but lack the feeling of his original songs."