• THE FIRST RELEASE EVER TO FOCUS ON DON LAW, ONE OF AMERICAN MUSIC’S MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCERS
• FEATURING BIG HITS AND RARE NUGGETS FROM SOME OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL SINGERS, MUSICIANS, AND SONG WRITERS
• 12 PAGE BOOKLET WITH EXTENSIVE NOTES, RARE IMAGES, AND EXCELLENT DESIGN
• MASTERED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD FROM ORIGINAL SOURCES
In the mid-Fifties the traditional approach to recording Country music changed drastically, owing much to the production work of Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley. Up until that point fiddles and pedal steel guitar had featured heavily in the make-up of the Country recording process and the removal of these two key ingredients, and the introduction of big lush strings and heavenly backing vocals, completely altered Country.
One man who stood firm and kept the Honky Tonk flame burning was Don Law and this release shines a light on his work during the era.
The singers and songwriters that Don Law had such a big hand in helping to success, and who feature here, would go on to become massively influential to many artists and would help to establish the Outlaw Country movement that would wrestle Country music’s soul back from the ear-candy music of the Nashville Sound artists produced by Don’s rivals Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley.
NB: This title is released 23rd Feb 2015 and will not be dispatched until this date.
1. CAN'T HANG UP THE PHONE - Stonewall Jackson
2. HONKY TONKITIS - Carl & Pearl Butler
3. DON'T WORRY - Marty Robbins
4. MY SHOES KEEP WALKING BACK TO YOU - Ray Price
5. YOU CAN'T HURT ME ANYMORE - Carl Smith
6. SICK, SOBER, AND SORRY - Lefty Frizzell & Johnny Bond
7. THE KEY'S IN THE MAILBOX - Freddie Hart
8. HONKY TONK TROUBLES - Little Jimmy Dickens
9. DARKNESS ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH - Hawkshaw Hawkins
10. GOTTA GET YOU FROM THAT CROWD - Skeets McDonald
11. MR HEARTACHE - Billy Walker
12. PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN - Charlie Walker
13. HONKY TONK SONG - Mel Tillis
14. LOVER BY APPOINTMENT - Lefty Frizzell & Johnny Bond
15. IT'S ALL MY HEARTACHE - Carl Smith
16. SMOKE , SMOKE, SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE - Jimmy Dean
17. FACING THE WALL - Charlie Walker
18. I WRITE YOU LETTERS - Skeets McDonald
19. TWENTY CIGARETTES - Little Jimmy Dickens
20. PRIDE - Ray Price
21. A WOUND TIME CAN'T ERASE - Stonewall Jackson
22. YOU WERE THE ORCHID - Carl & Pearl Butler