Various Artists – Country Giants Vol. 5 (1974)

FrontCover1.JPGThe artists performing on this album are amongst the all-time greats of country music, and between them they cover every style.

From the happy welcoming voice of Porter Wagoner to the deep emotive tones of Waylon Jennings, via the plaintive Skeeter Davis and the smooth Jim Reeves, not forgetting the brilliant guitar picking of Chet Atkins.

Country music at its very best represented by artists who are some of country music´s best ambassadors, as demonstrated by their visits to the United Kingdom.

The lovely Dottie West, a firm favourite at the Country Music Festival, Jerry Reid, who has a string of hitsto his credit as well as having written several hit songs for other artists; Don Gibson, who have besides having a fine voice, is also a well known songwriter, Dolly Parton, the beautiful lady of song, who in addition to her solo recordings, also duets with Porter Wagoner, and still finds time to compose.


Finally, there is the immortal Jim Reeves, who became a legend in his life-time, but whose popularity still lives on nearly a decade after his tragic death.

This then, is your opportunity to hear some of the finest country songs ever written, as presented by the musical “giants” of country music, and happily this opportunity “knocks” more than once. (taken from the original liner notes)


01. Dottie West: You Ain’t Woman Enough (Lynn) 2.08
02. Porter Wagoner: Howdy Neighbour, Howdy (Morris) 2.11
03. Skeeter Davis: Little Arrows (Hazlewood/Hammond) 2.36
04. Jim Reeves: You’ll Never Be Mine Again (Reeves/Killen) 2.13
05. Waylon Jennings: Gentle On My Mind (Hartford) 3.04
06. Chet Atkins: Wheels (Petty) 2.29
07. Dolly Parton: Try Being Lonely (McCormick) 2.42
08. Waylon Jennings: Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town (Tillis) 2.13
09. Jim Reeves: Stand At Your Window (Carroll) 2.45
10. Don Gibson: I Can’t Stop Loving You (Gibson) 2.48
11. Jerry Reed: Oh What A Woman! (Hubbard) 3.05
12. Hank Snow: El Paso (Robbins) 4.35



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