Very Best Of Roy Acuff: Wabash Cannonball

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Review Text Roy Acuff is a pivotal figure, standing clearly at the crossroads of what had been termed hillbilly music and what would soon become modern country. No more than an adequate singer and fiddle player, Acuff still managed to hit just the right tone with his spare and simple songs, making him one of the first real stars of country music. This collection has his very biggest hits, but is way too short to be anything but a cursory introduction to Acuff's career. One of his most enduring songs, the maudlin "Wreck on the Highway," is listed here as "Wrecked on the Highway," which is bothersome, and conjures up a whole layer of irony that the song was never intended to support. Better single-disc anthologies are easily available, so avoid this one. ~ Steve Leggett

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Wabash Cannonball - 3:36
  2. 2. Great Speckled Bird - 3:55
  3. 3. Wreck on the Highway - 3:46
  4. 4. Fireball Mail - 3:34
  5. 5. Mule Skinner Blues - 3:51
  6. 6. Pins and Needles (In My Heart) - 3:47
  7. 7. Freight Train Blues - 3:37
  8. 8. I Saw the Light - 3:43
  9. 9. Tennessee Waltz - 3:57
  10. 10. (Our Own) Jole Blon - 3:51

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1/27/04 

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