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#74. 120 Favorite Country LPs, Part 2
(see Part 1 for more albums)
This is a continuation of the "underrated" theme started in Gallery #71. It's hard to make a case for underrated when there's never been a critic's top 100 C&W list! Since this is VinylBeat.com, we're focusing on the vinyl years of 1955-1985. Again, this list is subjective and reflects my musical tastes. I did a lot of editing just to arrive at this number; apologies if your favorite was omitted. The list is alphabetical. There are no greatest hits compilations, but there are a few albums that feature tracks taken from 45s or 78s that had never been on an album before (Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Wynn Stewart, etc.). Check out the sample songs!


RogerMiller-ATripInTheCou
Roger Miller - A Trip In The Country - Mercury SR 61297
BillMonroe-KneeDeepInBlue
Bill Monroe - Knee Deep In Blue Grass - Decca DL 8731
RickNelson-InConcert-Decc
Ricky Nelson - In Concert - Decca DL 75162
WillieNelson-CountryFavor
Willie Nelson - Country Favorites - RCA LSP 3528
"Tall Tall Trees"
"Cry Cry Darling"
"Louisiana Man"
"San Antonio Rose"
WillieNelson-BothSidesNow
Willie Nelson - Both Sides Now - RCA LSP 4284
NewRidersOfThePurpleSage-
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - N.R.P.S. - Columbia PC 30888
OldNInTheWay-same-Round
Old & In The Way - (same) - Round RX 103
OsborneBrothers-CountryPi
Osborne Brothers - Country Pickin' - MGM E 3734
"I Gotta Get Drunk"
"Glendale Train"
"Midnight Moonlight"
"She's No Angel"
BuckOwens-SingsHarlanHowa
Buck Owens - Sings Harlan Howard - Capitol ST 1482
BuckOwens-TogetherAgainM
Buck Owens - Together Again My Heart Skips A Beat - Capitol ST 2135
BuckOwens-OpenUpYourHear
Buck Owens - Open Up Your Heart - Capitol ST 2640
DollyParton-BubblingOver
Dolly Parton - Bubbling Over - RCA APL 1-0288
"Foolin' Around"
"A11"
"Waiting In Your Welfare Line"
"Travellin' Man"
JohnnyPaycheck-JukeboxCh
Johnny Paycheck - Jukebox Charlie - Little Darlin' LD 4006
JohnnyPaycheck-NewYorkTo
Johnny Paycheck - New York Town - Epic JE 36496
HerbPedersen-Southwest-E
Herb Pedersen - Southwest - Epic PE 34225
Poco-IndianSummer-ABCAB-
Poco - Indian Summer - ABC AB 989
"Motel Time"
"In Memory Of A Memory"
"Paperback Writer"
"Indian Summer"
RayPrice-NightLife-Colum
Ray Price - Night Life - Columbia CS 8771
CharliePride-InPerson-RC
Charlie Pride - In Person - RCA LSP 4094
HerbRemington-RemingtonR
Herb Remington - Remington Rides Again - Hilltop JS 6020
CharlieRich-ManyNewSides
Charlie Rich - Many New Sides Of - Smash MGS 27070
"Sittin' & Thinkin'"
"Just Between You & Me"
"Sweetnin'"
"I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water"
MartyRobbins-GunfighterB
Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads - Columbia CL 1349
JimmieRodgers-MyRoughnRo
Jimmie Rodgers - My Rough & Rowdy Ways - RCA LPM 2112
PeterRowan-same-Flying
Peter Rowan - (same) - Flying Fish 071
Santo&Johnny-CanadianAme
Santo & Johnny - Canadian American CALP 1001
"Big Iron"
"Last Blue Yodel"
"Free Mexican Air Force"
"Sleepwalk"
T.G.Sheppard-same-Melo
T.G. Sheppard - (same) - Melodyland ME 40151
RedSimpson-roll-truck-ro
Red Simpson - Roll, Truck, Roll - Capitol T 2468
RickySkaggs-WaitinForTh
Ricky Skaggs - Waitin' For The Sun To Shine - Epic FE 37193
CarlSmith-NTheTunesmiths
Carl Smith - & The Tunesmiths - Columbia C 30215
"Trying To Beat The Morning Home"
"Roll Truck Roll"
"Waitin' For The Sun To Shine"
"Take These Chains From My Heart"
JoeSouth-GamesPeoplePlay
Joe South - Games People Play - Capitol ST 235
SouthernPacific-same-W
Southern Pacific - (same) - WB 1-25206
JohnStarling-WaitinOnAS
John Starling - Waitin' On A Southern Train - Sugar Hill SH 3724
StatlerBrothers-PresentR
Statler Brothers - Present Roadhog Moran Alive - Mercury SRM 1-708
"These Are Not My People"
"Reno Bound"
"Slow Freight Train"
"Sixteen Tons"
GaryStewart-OutOfHand-RC
Gary Stewart - Out Of Hand - RCA APL 1-0900
WynnStewart-WishfulThink
Wynn Stewart - Wishful Thinking - Bear Family BFD 15261
MelStreet-BorrowedAngel-
Mel Street - Borrowed Angel - Metromedia MCS 5001
HankThompson-MostOfAll-C
Hank Thompson - Most Of All - Capitol T1360
"She's Acting Single"
"Another Day Another Dollar"
"Borrowed Angel"
"The New Green Light"
HankThompson-AtTheGolden
Hank Thompson - At The Golden Nugget - Capitol ST 1632
MerleTravis-WalkingTheSt
Merle Travis - Walking The Strings - Capitol T1391
MerleTravis-Travis-Capi
Merle Travis - Travis! - Capitol T1664
RandyTravis-StormsOfLife
Randy Travis - Storms Of Life - WB 254351
"One Six Pack To Go"
Walking The Strings"
"When My Baby Double Talks To Me"
"On The Other Hand"
ErnestTubb-OnTour-Decca-
Ernest Tubb - On Tour - Decca DL 4321
ErnestTubbsTexasTroubad
Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours - Ernest Tubb Presents - Decca DL 4459
ErnestTubbsTexasTroubad
Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours - Country Dance Time - Decca DL 4644
ConwayTwitty-ICantStopL
Conway Twitty - I Can't Stop Loving You - Decca DL7 5361
Steel Guitar Rag"
"12th Street Rag"
"Almost To Tulsa"
"Candy"
PorterWagoner-TheColdHar
Porter Wagoner - The Cold Hard Facts Of Life - RCA LSP 3797
CharlieWalker-RecordedLi
Charlie Walker - Recorded Live In Dallas, Texas - Epic BN 86483
SpeedyWest-SteelGuitar-C
Speedy West - Steel Guitar - Capitol T1341
SpeedyWest-GuitarSpectac
Speedy West - Guitar Spectacular - Capitol T1835
"Cold Hard Facts Of Life"
"Jambalaya"
"CaffeinePatrol"
"Slow & Easy"
KeithWhitley-DontCloseY
Keith Whitley - Don't Close Your Eyes - BMG 6494-1-R
HankWilliams-Ramblin'Man
Hank Williams - Ramblin' Man - MGM E 3219
HankWilliams-LukeTheDrif
Hank Williams - Luke The Drifter - MGM E 3267
HankWilliams-MoaninTheB
Hank Williams - Moanin' The Blues - MGM E 3330
"Don't Close Your Eyes"
"My Heart Would Know"
"Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw"
"Moanin' The Blues"
HankWilliams-Honky-Tonki
Hank Williams - Honky-Tonkin' - MGM E 3412
TexWilliams-Dance-O-Rama
Tex Williams - Dance-O-Rama - #5 - Decca DL 5565 (10")
BillyJackWills-Crazy-Man
Billy Jack Wills - Crazy-Man-Crazy - Western 2004
BobWills-RanchHouseFavor
Bob Wills - Ranch House Favorites - MGM E 3352
"I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive"
"Airmail Special"
"Cadillac In Model A"
"I've Got A New Road Under My Wheels"
BobWills-TiffanyTranscri
Bob Wills - Tiffany Transcriptions - Vol.2 - Kaleidoscope F 19
LarryJonWilson-LooseChan
Larry Jon Wilson - Loose Change - Monument MG 7615
TammyWynette-YourGoodGir
Tammy Wynette - Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad - Epic BN 26305
FaronYoung-ThisIs-Capito
Faron Young - This Is - Capitol T1096
"Time Changes Everything"
"Why You Been Gone So Long."
"Apartment No. 9"
"Live Fast Love Hard Die Young"





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