Tracklist

CD 1: The Stringband Era
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Pan American Blues
DeFord Bailey 3:02
2 Muscle Shoals Blues
DeFord Bailey 3:14
3 Gray Eagle
Taylor's Kentucky Boys 2:40
4 G Rag
Georgia Yellow Hammers 3:14
5 R.C. Railroad Blues
Andrew & Jim Baxter 3:31
6 Dallas Rag
Dallas String Band 2:59
7 Bill Cheatem
James Cole's String Band 2:50
8 Turkey Buzzard Blues
'Peg Leg' Howell & Eddie Anthony 3:07
9 Corinne Corinna
Papa Charlie McCoy & Bo Carter 3:22
10 Sitting on Top of the World
Mississippi Sheiks 3:17
11 Yodeling Fiddling Blues
Mississippi Sheiks 3:14
12 In the Jailhouse Now
Memphis Sheiks 3:14
13 Morning Glory Waltz
Mississippi Mud Steppers 3:13
14 Midnight Special
Lead Belly 3:10
15 Rock Island Line
Lead Belly 2:08
16 Eighth of January
Frazier & Patterson 2:31
17 Apple Blossom
Murphy Gribble, John Lusk & Albert York 2:25
18 Fox Chase
DeFord Bailey 1:10
CD 2: The Soul Country Years
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Bloodshot Eyes
Wynonie Harris 2:44
2 Crying in the Chappel
The Orioles 3:05
3 Down on the Farm
Big Al Downing 1:37
4 City Lights
Ivory Joe Hunter 2:37
5 I'm Movin' On
Ray Charles 2:31
6 Night Train to Memphis
Bobby Hebb 1:52
7 Just Out of Reach
Solomon Burke 2:51
8 You Win Again
Fats Domino 2:17
9 Release Me
Esther Phillips 3:20
10 Funny How Time Slips Away
Joe Hinton 3:06
11 Detroit City
Arthur Alexander 3:09
12 It Makes No Difference Now
The Supremes 3:28
13 A Satisfied Mind
Bobby Hebb 2:52
14 Will the Circle Be Unbroken
The Staple Singers 2:42
15 Half a Mind
Joe Tex 2:17
16 Almost Persuaded
Etta James 3:24
17 The Chokin' Kind
Joe Simon 2:43
18 For the Good Times
Al Green 6:33
19 He'll Never Love You
Ivory Joe Hunter 4:18
20 Misty Blue
Dorothy Moore 5 3:39
CD 3: Forward With Pride
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Snakes Crawl at Night
Charley Pride 2:48
2 I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again
Charley Pride 3:13
3 Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone
Charley Pride 2:17
4 Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'
Charley Pride 2:05
5 Color Him Father
Linda Martell 2:44
6 How I Got to Memphis
Otis Williams and The Midnight Cowboys 2:36
7 The Man That Made a Woman Out of Me
La Melle Prince 3:03
8 She's My Rock
Stoney Edwards 2:28
9 Hank and Lefty Raised My Country Soul
Stoney Edwards 2:36
10 Pickin' Wildflowers
Stoney Edwards 2:44
11 Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
O.B. McClinton 2:39
12 Fairytale
The Pointer Sisters 5:07
13 Show Me Where
Ruby Falls 2:48
14 Touch Me (I'll Be Your Fool Once More)
Big Al Downing 3:49
15 Jambalaya
Professor Longhair 3:13
16 Whiskey Heaven
Fats Domino 3:04
17 From Where I Stand
Dobie Gray 3:14
18 Love Light
Cleve Francis 2:48
19 The Grand Tour
Aaron Neville 3:19
20 Irma Jackson
Barrence Whitfield 2:55
21 There Stands the Glass
Ted Hawkins 2:32
22 I'm a Happy Cowboy
Herb Jeffries 2:49

Credits

CD 1: The Stringband Era

composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 9)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 9)
writer:
Lonnie Chatmon (track 10)
Walter Vinson (track 10)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 14)
later parody versions:
Rock Island Line (Freberg Parody) (track 15)
later versions:
recording of:
Corrine, Corrina (track 9)
Midnight Special (track 14)
Rock Island Line (track 15)

CD 2: The Soul Country Years

composer:
Harlan Howard (track 17)
Hank Penny (track 1)
Bob Montgomery (track 20)
lyricist:
Harlan Howard (track 17)
Hank Penny (track 1)
Bob Montgomery (track 20)
producer:
Tommy Couch (US producer, songwriter, engineer & studio owner) (track 20)
Wolf Stephenson (track 20)
James Cary Stroud (track 20)
writer:
Joe Hayes (track 13)
Jack Rhodes (track 13)
publisher:
Talmont Music (publisher) (1966 –) (track 20)
cover recording of:
Misty Blue (track 20)
recording of:
A Satisfied Mind (track 13)
Bloodshot Eyes (track 1)
The Chokin' Kind (track 17)

Release

ASIN: US: B000002NBV [info]