By Dorothy Horstman

Masking greater than 3,200 vintage kingdom track songs, this ebook embraces the rustic style from its earliest roots to the top of 1989. It comprises the entire recorded number-one hits from the early Twenties in addition to striking gospel songs that have develop into part of the rustic tune repertory, significant mess around tunes used all through kingdom tune heritage, and significant instrumentals, between others. every one music is documented with crucial publishing, licensing, and recording info, together with chart placements and impressive awards earned. Many entries are annotated both with comments from the songwriters or old notes through the writer.

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Answers: “A Girl Named Sam,” recorded by Lois Wilson (Starday 45-877) 1969, written by W. Ellis, C. Truett and G. Willis; “The Father of a Boy Named Sue,” written and recorded by Shel Silverstein (ParaChute PRLP 9007) 1978. Boys Keep Away from the Girls see Baby. 273 Brain Cloudy Blues. Music/Lyrics: Tommy Duncan/Bob Wills. Copyright Date: 1947, renewed. / Red River Songs (adm. by Warnerbuilt Songs, Inc. and Chappell and Co. ). Licensed by: BMI/ASCAP. First Recorded by: Bob Wills with Tommy Duncan (Columbia 37313) 1946.

No. of Artists: 47. Performer’s Note: “I’ve known and sung this song since I was five or six years old. When I first learned it, I sang it in church. ”—Stonewall Jackson (country singer). 208 Blackberry Blossom. Music/Lyrics: Arthur Smith. Copyright Date: 1940, renewed 1968. , Inc. (a division of MPL Communications). Licensed by: ASCAP. First Recorded by: Arthur Smith Trio (Bluebird 5896) 1935. Made Famous 204 –214 • Blind by: Arthur Smith Trio (Bluebird 5896) 1935. Country Chart: None. Pop Chart: None.

Made Famous by: Gene Autry (Columbia 38906) 1950. Country Chart: None. Pop Chart: None. AC Action: None. No. of Artists: 15. Movies: Blue Canadian Rockies (Columbia) 1952, directed by George Archainbaud, starring Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, and Gail Davies. Notes: Included in the Canadian Family Song Book in 1978 by Readers Digest as one of the most popular songs in Canada. Gene Autry’s version hit number one in Canada. 225 Blue Christmas. Music/Lyrics: Billy Hayes/Jay Johnson. Copyright Date: 1948, renewed.

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