#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!
Roger Miller - A Trip In The Country - Mercury SR 61297
Bill Monroe - Knee Deep In Blue Grass - Decca DL 8731
Ricky Nelson - In Concert - Decca DL 75162
Willie Nelson - Country Favorites - RCA LSP 3528
"Tall Tall Trees"
"Cry Cry Darling"
"San Antonio Rose"
Willie Nelson - Both Sides Now - RCA LSP 4284
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - N.R.P.S. - Columbia PC 30888
Old & In The Way - (same) - Round RX 103
Osborne Brothers - Country Pickin' - MGM E 3734
"I Gotta Get Drunk"
"She's No Angel"
Buck Owens - Sings Harlan Howard - Capitol ST 1482
Buck Owens - Together Again My Heart Skips A Beat - Capitol ST 2135
Buck Owens - Open Up Your Heart - Capitol ST 2640
Dolly Parton - Bubbling Over - RCA APL 1-0288
"Waiting In Your Welfare Line"
Johnny Paycheck - Jukebox Charlie - Little Darlin' LD 4006
Johnny Paycheck - New York Town - Epic JE 36496
Herb Pedersen - Southwest - Epic PE 34225
Poco - Indian Summer - ABC AB 989
"In Memory Of A Memory"
Ray Price - Night Life - Columbia CS 8771
Charlie Pride - In Person - RCA LSP 4094
Herb Remington - Remington Rides Again - Hilltop JS 6020
Charlie Rich - Many New Sides Of - Smash MGS 27070
"Sittin' & Thinkin'"
"Just Between You & Me"
"I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water"
Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads - Columbia CL 1349