It was a time when legends were country queens and urban cowboys, honky-tonk heroes and unforgettable outlaws. The war years had scattered the audience for southern music throughout the urban North of America, and this, combined with the stylistic evolution of country performance, helped force country music into the modern era of popular music. These performances and artists are the originals who took country to the top of the charts around the world.

01 Jambalaya Hank Williams 2:54

02 Easy On The Eyes Eddy Arnold 2:35

03 The Wild Side Of Life Hank Thompson 2:43

04 Always Late (With Your Kisses) Lefty Frizzell 3:07

05 Goodnight Irene Ernest Tubb & Red Foley 3:03

06 Slow Poke Pee Wee King 3:00

07 Back Street Affair Webb Pierce 2:45

08 It Wasn’t God That Made Honly Tonk Angels Kitty Wells 2:33

09 A Dear John Letter Jean Shepard & Ferlin Huskin 2:31

10 Let Me Be The One Hank Locklin 2:29

11 Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Skeets McDonald 2:45

12 I’ll Sail My Ship Alone Moon Mullican 3:02

13 I’m Moving On Hank Snow 2:50

14 Mule Train Tennessee Ernie Ford 3:05

15 I’ll Go On Alone Marty Robbins 2:41

16 Midnight Red Foley 3:12

17 No Help Wanted The Carlisles 2:26

18 I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes Goldie Hill 2:35

19 I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Kmow The Davis Sisters 2:59

20 Bimbo Jim Reeves 2:45

Total Playing Time: 56:00