America's Best Loved Country Songs: An Encyclopedia of More by Dorothy Horstman

By Dorothy Horstman

Masking greater than 3,200 vintage state track songs, this e-book embraces the rustic style from its earliest roots to the tip of 1989. It contains all the recorded number-one hits from the early Nineteen Twenties besides amazing gospel songs that have develop into part of the rustic tune repertory, significant mess around tunes used all through nation track heritage, and significant instrumentals, between others. every one track is documented with crucial publishing, licensing, and recording details, together with chart placements and outstanding awards earned. Many entries are annotated both with feedback from the songwriters or ancient notes by means of the writer.

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Made Famous by: Frankie Miller, Jr. (Starday 424) 1959. , Frankie Miller, Jr. , Sleepy La Beef (Plantation 74). Pop Chart: None. AC Action: None. No. of Artists: 11. Awards: BMI Country Award 1959. Author Notes: “I didn’t grow up on a farm, nor have I ever been a farmer, but I was born and raised in the southern coastal town of Victoria, Texas, where there are many blackland farms. ”— Frankie Miller, Jr. 206 Black Mountain Rag. Music/Lyrics: Tommy Magness. Copyright Date: 1949 (as instrumental).

Awards: BMI Country Award 1973. 263–272 • Boy Notes: This was Mel Street’s most successful song and the one with which he is identified. 268 The Boston Burglar. ” Music/Lyrics: Michael G. J. Fitzgerald). Copyright Date: Circa 1888. Publisher: Public Domain. Licensed by: All. Earliest Recording Found: Fiddlin’ John Carson (Okeh 40419) 1925. Made Famous by: Vernon Dalhart (Brunswick 2942) 1925. Country Chart: None. Pop Chart: None. AC Action: None. No. of Artists: 17 found. Notes: Also recorded as “Lousiville Burglar” by Hickory Nuts (Okeh 45169) 1927, “Twenty Years in Prison” by Green Bailey (Conqueror 7255) 1928 and “The Boston Waltz” (SPT 9673) 1930.

247 Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin’ on the Corner). Music/Lyrics: Jimmie Rodgers. Copyright Date: 1931, renewed. Publisher: Peer Intl. Corp. Licensed by: BMI. First Recorded by: Jimmie Rodgers (Victor 23580) 1930. Made Famous by: Jimmie Rodgers (Victor 23580) 1931. Country Chart: None. Pop Chart: None. AC Action: None. No. of Artists: Ten. 248 Blue Yodel No. 10 (Ground Hog, Rootin’ in My Back Yard). Music/Lyrics: Jimmie Rodgers. Copyright Date: 1932, renewed. Publisher: Peer Intl. Corp. Licensed by: BMI.

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