The Essential Gene Autry (2CD)

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The Essential Gene Autry (2CD)

Release date: 01/11/2005

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Track Listings

Disc 1 (of 2)

1. Listen Back In The Saddle Again
2. Listen South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)
3. Listen Life Of Jimmie Rodgers
4. Listen Tumbling Tumbleweeds
5. Listen Convict's Dream
6. Listen Dallas County Jail Blues
7. Listen Dear Old Western Skies
8. Listen Yellow Rose Of Texas
9. Listen Mexicali Rose
10. Listen T.B. Blues
11. Listen I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
12. Listen Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)
13. Listen Listen To The Rhythm Of The Range
14. Listen That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine
15. Listen When It's Springtime In The Rockies
16. Listen Be Honest With Me
17. Listen It Makes No Difference Now
18. Listen Deep In The Heart Of Texas
19. Listen Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle
20. Listen You Are My Sunshine

Disc 2 (of 2)

1. Listen Jingle Jangle Jingle
2. Listen Don't Fence Me In
3. Listen Oklahoma Hills
4. Listen Gallivantin' Galveston Gal
5. Listen Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
6. Listen Goodnight Irene
7. Listen Sioux City Sue
8. Listen Home On The Range
9. Listen Roly Poly
10. Listen I Hang My Head And Cry
11. Listen God Bless America
12. Listen (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
13. Listen On Top Of Old Smokey
14. Listen Buttons And Bows
15. Listen Old Chisholm Trail
16. Listen Old Soldiers Never Die They Just Fade Away
17. Listen Dixie Cannonball
18. Listen Peter Cottontail
19. Listen Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
20. Listen Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

About the Album

This double-CD Gene Autry compilation, though impressive on a sonic level, and reasonably full, isn't quite perfect. Oh, it covers all of the basics and even gives some play To aspects of Autry such as his blues singing, represented by "Dallas County Jail Blues" and "T.B. Blues," that usually isn't familiar To listeners whose knowledge is limited To the hits such as "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine," "Back in the Saddle Again," "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)," or "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." And it works in such personally and musically expressive tracks as "The Death of Jimmie Rodgers," as well. And the annotation is also nice and full, as far as any of it goes in this Sony Music series. Yet, somehow, they managed To miss some pretty essential songs here, including Autry's version of "Blueberry Hill," which was a hit more than a decade before Fats Domino cut the song and would constitute a major revelation for anyone under the age of 50 who hears this set. In its defense, the sound is excellent, much of the material transferred from original metal parts and given first-class treatment, though even that is sort of second-hand -- this set utilizes the same masters prepared by ace reissue producer Nick Shaffran for an even better Autry three-CD reissue done for mail-order release. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide
Artist: Gene Autry
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date:
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.42 x 5.0 x 5.63
Walmart No.: 000826913
UPC: 0007464637792

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by My husband is a Gene Autry fan, and I gave it to him for his birthday (on Christmas) and he was delighted with it. He wouldn't have used delighted, but you get the picture. 12/27/2008
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