Essential Honky Tonk

Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143497698
Cat No: NOT2CD769


By the 1920s honky tonks were almost exclusively associated with the shadier bars of the Deep South of the USA, and the music to be found inside was now ‘country and western’. Sometimes these bars were little more than a clapboard shack with a jug of moonshine whiskey and a fiddle player – but inevitably, the biggest stars in country music all got their start in places like there : Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline – even the great Hank Williams. This 2-CD-set draws inspiration from those bars, with their air of booze, regret and general heartache (and occasionally, euphoria in the arms of someone new). It’s also an excellent collection of stellar material from some of country and western’s greatest stars.

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Disc 1

1. Honky Tonk Girl – Johnny Cash
2. Heartaches By The Number – Ray Price
3. It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels – Kitty Wells
4. Jukebox Blues – June Carter
5. Honky Tonk Merry Go Round – Patsy Cline
6. White Lightning – George Jones
7. (Now And Then There’s) A Fool Such As I – Hank Snow
8. Honky Tonk Song – Webb Pierce
9. Please Help Me, I’m Falling – Hank Locklin
10. One More Time – Ray Price
11. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – Faron Young
12. I’m A Honky Tonk Girl – Loretta Lynn
13. Your Cheatin’ Heart – Hank Williams
14. Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor – Johnny Horton
15. If You’ve Got The Money, I’ve Got The Time – Lefty Frizzell
16. In The Jailhouse Now – Webb Pierce
17. Walkin’ After Midnight – Patsy Cline
18. Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin – Ernest Tubb
19. Playboy – Wynne Stewart
20. Hello Walls – Faron Young

Disc 2

1. Honky Tonk Man – Johnny Horton
2. Excuse Me (I Think I’ve Got A Heartache) – Buck Owens
3. Out Of Money, Out Of Place, Out Of Style – Jimmy Walker
4. Invitation To The Blues – Ray Price
5. Honky Tonk Waltz – Kitty Wells
6. Heartaches For A Dime – Wynne Stewart
7. Two Glasses Joe – Ernest Tubb
8. Honky-Tonkin’ – Rose Maddox
9. Hey, Porter – Johnny Cash
10. There Stands The Glass – Webb Pierce
11. I’ve Loved And Lost Again – Patsy Cline
12. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams
13. Cigarettes And Coffee Blues – Lefty Frizzell
14. Rattlesnakin’ Daddy – Hawkshaw Hawkins
15. (There’s A) Honky Tonkin’ In Your Heart – Marvin Rainwater
16. Honky Tonk Blues – Hank Williams
17. My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You – Ray Price
18. I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline
19. Wall To Wall Heartaches – Wynne Stewart
20. Walk On By – Leroy Van Dyke