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Classic Country: Great Story Songs

Various Artists Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (January 8, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • ASIN: B00005UPF9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,399 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Battle Of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
2. Big Iron - Marty Robbins
3. Don't Take Your Guns To Town - Johnny Cash
4. Cross The Brazos At Waco - Billy Walker
5. Wolverton Mountain - Claude King
6. The Ballad Of Jed Clampett - Earl Scruggs
7. Detroit City - Bobby Bare
8. A Week In A Country Jail - Tom T. Hall
9. Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio
10. Old Rivers - Walter Brennan
11. The Ballad Of The Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
12. The Carroll County Accident - Porter Wagoner
13. North To Alaska - Johnny Horton
14. Saginaw, Michigan - Lefty Frizzell
15. El Paso - Marty Robbins
16. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
17. A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
18. Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley
19. The Devil Went Down To Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
20. Convoy - C. W. McCall

Editorial Reviews

No pop music style tells a story as well as country, and here are 30 of the most beloved tall tales, gripping yarns and hilarious anecdotes (and the melodies ain't bad, either)! Includes A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash; Big Bad John Jimmy Dean; The Ballad of the Green Berets SSgt. Barry Sadler; Miller's Cave Bobby Bare; The Pool Shark Dave Dudley; Old Rivers Walter Brennan; The Wall Freddie Hart; Sink the Bismarck Johnny Horton; Big Iron Marty Robbins; B.J. the D.J. Stonewall Jackson; A Week in a Country Jail Tom T. Hall; Cross the Brazos at Waco Billy Walker; Convoy C.W. McCall; The Carroll County Incident Porter Wagoner; The Blizzard Jim Reeves, and more.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real country music July 31, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I ordered this CD thinking that it was the first volume only of Time Life's Great Story Songs from their Classic Country series, and was pleasantly surprised to receive both volumes of Great Story Songs (Vols. 1 and 2). This is the kind of music that I grew up listening to, and is what I consider to be real country music, to which the modern "Nashville pop" really does not compare, regardless of who's making money out of it. If you enjoy traditional American country music, then I highly recommend this set, as well as other volumes in the Classic Country series.

Update: due to several requests, I am including a track listing for the item I received:

Great Story Songs Disc 1
1. Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
2. Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
3. Wolverton Mountain - Claude King
4. Week in a County jail - Tom T. Hall
5. Ballad of Jed Clampett - Flatt & Scruggs
6. The Blizzard - Jim Reeves
7. Saginaw, Michigan - Lefty Frizzell
8. Carroll County Accident - Porter Wagoner
9. Cross the Brazos at Waco - Billy Walker
10. Miller's Cave - Bobby Bare
11. Big Iron - Marty Robbins
12. B.J. the D.J. - Stonewall Jackson
13. When It's Springtime in Alaska - Johnny Horton
14. Don't Take Your Guns to Town - Johnny Cash
15. Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels

Disc 2
1. Tom Dooley - Kingston Trio
2. Ballad of the Green Berets - SSgt Barry Sadler
3. Old Rivers - Walter Brennan
4. Long Black Veil - Lefty Frizzell
5. Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash
6. North to Alaska - Johnny Horton
7. Pool Shark - Dave Dudley
8. P.T. 109 - Jimmy Dean
9. El Paso - Marty Robbins
10. The Wall - Freddie Hart
11. Tennessee Stud - Eddy Arnold
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 Time Life Epic Country Story-Songs January 14, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Great Story Songs / Classic Country series / Time Life single CD: Every great Country song is a `story song' but this CD has 20 of the EPIC stories told in Country Classic Songs. From Marty Robbins' "El Paso" to Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", this is a Great Five Star CD.

A little info on the Time Life Country Classics:

Time Life has single CDs under the title of "Best of Classic Country" divided into decades so there is a single CD under that name for the "50's", "60's", "70's" and "80's".

Time Life also has many single CDs under the general term of "Country Classics". These titles include:
- Kings of Country
- Queens of Country
- God, Family, Country
- Road songs
- Great Story Songs
- More Great Story Songs
- Crazy Country Hits
- Sweet Country Ballads
- Honky Tonk Heroes
- Great Country Gospel
and several (many many) more titles. These disks are all very good to great, but there is a lot of songs that are repeated from one disk to another.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 6, 2014
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Great Product - Love It - Would recommend highly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yeeha December 26, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Hard to find rarities and a great addition to collectors of vintage songs.Nice to listen to after listening to the same pop songs over and over again on commercial stations
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