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VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Classic Country Music on the Federal Label'

Price: $6.00 (excluding tax)
SKU: BACM-394-CD
Weight: 0.33 LBS


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In 1950 the King company started the new, short-lived Federal label -- exactly why is not really apparent.  Most of what appeared on Federal was ordinary country & western music, little of which was memorable.  This 28 track compilation gives us a good sampling -- the best of which was some fine gospel songs by Tommy Magness & His Tennessee Buddies (who were Don Reno & Red Smiley in their early configuration:   those 4 songs have appeared elsewhere, notably on King's Reno & Smiley Boxed set).  There are 5 songs by Bill Carlisle, but these are mediocre C & W cuts nowhere near as good as his Decca material or even his later Mercury novelty songs.  There are 4 songs by the Cope Brothers of "Norris Dam" fame -- these are nice duets (OLD COUNTRY CHURCH, GATHERING BUDS, I'LL HAVE A NEW LIFE).  Other than these tracks the most interesting on the album are 4 fiddle breakdowns by Fiddlin' Red Herron, DEVIL'S DREAM, CINDY, BACK UP & PUSH, etc.


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TRACK LISTING:
  • NOBODY'S LONESOME FOR ME
  • I'M GOIN' AWAY FOR GOOD
  • MOANING THE BLUES
  • IF I COULD CHANGE MY HEART
  • DEVIL'S DREAM (INSTRUMENTAL)
  • CAN'T IT BE YOU
  • DADDY'S LITTLE BLUE EYED BOY
  • YOU'VE HAD YOUR WAY
  • BLUE MEMORY
  • FIFTY YEARS AGO (INSTRUMENTAL)
  • GATHERING BUDS
  • I'LL HAVE A NEW LIFE
  • THE OLD COUNTRY CHURCH
  • DON'T YOU CRY OVER ME
  • BACK UP AND PUSH (INSTRUMENTAL)
  • MY WEARY HEART CRIES
  • WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAY
  • A DOLLAR AIN'T A DOLLAR ANYMORE
  • LOST ON A SEA OF SORROW
  • A RAINBOW FOLLOWS RAIN
  • CRIPPLE CREEK (INSTRUMENTAL)
  • WHEN I SAFELY REACH THAT OTHER SHORE
  • LITTLE COUNTRY PREACHER
  • WINGS OF FAITH
  • JESUS WILL SAVE YOUR SOUL
  • IN AN OLD HAWAIIAN GARDEN
  • MOONRISE OVER PALI
  • CINDY
ARTISTS:
  • JIMMIE DALE
  • FIDDLIN' RED HERRON
  • COWBOY JACK DERRICK
  • COPE BROTHERS
  • BILL CARLISLE
  • TOMMY MAGNESS & HIS TENNESSEE BUDDIES
  • EDDIE MARTIN SERENADERS

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