By Dorothy Horstman

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

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AC Action: None. No. of Artists: 61. Awards: 27 BMI Country Award 1963; NARAS Hall of Fame 1985. Author Notes: “In Asheville, before that first broadcast [over WWNC in North Carolina], I told myself: ‘He’ll either make it good in a big way, or he’ll do what he calls a complete flop’ ... I was even doubtful about his ‘T for Texas,’ although it might be termed lively. ’ ... About the third week in June, there in Asheville, in 1927, my Jimmie came home one day without his usual teasingly gay greeting...

284 Brighten the Corner Where You Are. Music/Lyrics: Charles H. Gabriel/Ina D. Ogdon. Copyright Date: 1913, renewed. Publisher: The Rodeheaver Co. (now Public Domain). Licensed by: All. Earliest Recording Found: Homer Rodeheaver (Victor 17763) rel. early 1915; Homer Rodeheaver (Columbia A-1990) rel. late 1915. Made Famous by: Homer Rodeheaver (Victor 17763, Columbia A-1990) 1915–1916. Country Chart: None. Pop Chart: None. AC Action: None. No. of Artists: Five. Notes: Used by President Theodore Roosevelt as an opener for each of his political rallies (around 1916).

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. The Boston Waltz see The Boston Burglar. 269 Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers). Music/Lyrics: Paul Howard Gordon/Jay Gruska.

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