20 All Time Greatest Hits

July 1, 2009 | Format: MP3

$6.99
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
4:58
2
3:30
3
2:43
4
1:56
5
2:44
6
3:57
7
2:46
8
2:33
9
3:51
10
2:40
11
2:58
12
4:25
13
2:22
14
2:49
15
3:23
16
3:36
17
3:06
18
2:17
19
4:25
20
2:24


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 1, 2009
  • Label: Gusto Records
  • Copyright: 2005 Gusto Records Inc.
  • Total Length: 1:03:23
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  • ASIN: B0042NNQ2U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,300 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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You gotta try this music out!!!
Ari
Red Sovine told it best from Phantom 309 to Roses for Momma and never forget about Teddy Bear.
johnnypistons
RED'S songs will never fade and i'm glad i could find these cd's.
Bernard Satterfield

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on March 6, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Red Sovine sang or narrated classic country weepies of a type that wouldn't get airplay if recorded today. Although he topped the country charts via Why baby why, a duet with Webb Pierce (not included here), Red is best remembered for Teddy bear, a song about a disabled boy whose father (a trucker) had recently died in an accident. Incredibly, this song became a top five pop hit in the UK when the CB radio craze was at its height. While that proved to be a one-off, Red had a number of hits on the American country charts, many included here.
Teddy bear, though not like anything most country singers ever recorded, was typical of Red's narrations, which also included Little Rosa, Giddy up go and Phantom 309.
The boy in Teddy bear featured in various sequels including some of Red's other songs. When offered a song about his death, Teddy bear's last ride, Red refused to record it, enabling Diana Williams to have a country hit with it. Red refused to accept that the boy was dead and retaliated by writing and recording Little Joe.
Red occasionally sang, as in I know you're married but I love you still (a song later covered by Porter and Dolly), but it is his narrations that he is best remembered for.
Red's appeal these days may be limited but when it comes to country narrations, only Porter Wagoner and Johnny Cash could match him - and their narrations weren't about truck driving. So Red Sovine was and remains unique. There will never be another like him.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Satterfield on January 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
RED'S songs will never fade and i'm glad i could find these cd's. My father has been a truck driver all his life. I grew up listening to these songs and even as a child i liked them. Sometimes you tend to forget how much your family really means to you and how good you have it. These songs remind you and really make you appreciate life with all its up's and downs. Also these songs appreciate truckers which today you dont see much of.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BubbasGirl on December 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I grew up listening to my mom play "Teddy Bear", "Phantom 309" etc., and I think they were some of the most interesting and heart wrenching songs I have ever heard. Even today "Daddys Girl" reminds me of times I spent with my own father, who passed away last year. Red Sovine put into words so many years ago what many people felt and still think today.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mcgivern Owen L on March 10, 2006
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Woodrow Wilson ("Red') Sovine, from Charleston, WV had 13 chart hits from 1955-1976. (There were 2 gaps/ dry spells in that span). The only problem is that only 6 of the 13 appear on this compilation! Given those facts, it is difficult to understand how an album of his "20 Greatest Hits" can be produced. Among the actual chart tracks that appear here, this reviewer liked "I Didn't Jump the Fence" (1967) and "It'll Come Back" (1974). 2 nice tracks that failed to hit the charts are "18 Wheels Hummin' Home Sweet Home" and "Daddy's Girl". The latter featured the same child's voice as in "It'll Come Back". Red tries his hand at "Old Rivers" and "I Know Your' Married but I Love You Still" but those were done better by Walter Brennan and Bill Anderson/Jan Howard. The bottom line is that this compilation is unsatisfactory. Why not produce a straight compilation of those 13 hits? This very album contains releases from 3 record labels. How difficult can permissions be? This is the perfect example of why shoppers need to be suspicious of "Greatest Hits" or "The Best Of" titles. This reviewer actually likes Red but one has to call reviews as he sees them, not as he wishes they could be.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ari on February 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Red Sovine?? Who the heck is that?? Thats all I hear from my friends who now listen to new yuppie country music...
Red Sovine is one of the many forgotten heroes of country music, and this album is the epitome of his work. Little Joe, Teddy Bear, Phantom 309... all these songs will bring teirs to your eyes. He's so humble, so sincere in his music, its like sitting by the fire at camp and listening to old ghost stories, only from a trucker. You gotta try this music out!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By puppy's girl on April 16, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This song will always bring tears to my eyes. I grew up listing to this music with my grandfather I used to change the words in the son to puppy's girl instead of daddy's girl because that's what he would call me. I wish there were more of the singer/songwriters out like there used to be such as Red Sovine, Hank Wiliams, Charlie Pride etc. There music will never die.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura Vona on March 20, 2008
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My Father was a country music fan and he bought Red Sovine's LP album titled "Daddy's Girl" when I was very young. When the time came that my Father was no longer living with my Mother and I, I would listen to that album over and over again to remind me of him.
This, of course, irritated my Mother (who saw no need to be reminded of her ex-husband) to no end.
She tolerated my playing this album over and over as long as she could but eventually, swept up in the emotion of an angry moment, she smashed it against a wall and I have been looking to replace it for the 30 some odd years since.
My Father passed away just over a year ago and this past Christmas I was looking for something special to give my younger half-sister and I thought of Red Sovine.
I wish the "Daddy's Girl" album was still in print but I was so happy to find the title song on this collection, and it sounds exactly as I remember it.
At the risk of sounding to "country bumpkin",
I think there is a definate reason that I did not find this recording previous to this year.
I was meant to share it with my sister to remind her of her Father who loved his girls very much.
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