1946-Dim Lights Thick Smoke & Hilbilly Music Count
2008 release, an installment in this luxuriously packaged collection that highlights the history of Country music year by year, beginning in 1945 right up through 1970. The series is compiled an annotated by Grammy-winning Colin Escott. The big hits are here, but so are the classic performances that weren't necessarily big hits at the time, but became influential in the years ahead. Every volume has incredibly detailed behind-the-scenes stories, fabulously rare photos, and an ongoing history of Country music set against the backdrop of the broader American music business.1946 begins with the Buchanan Brothers' 'Atomic Power' and includes the original versions of 'Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)', 'Jole Blon' and 'Ruby', as well as the recordings by Bill Monroe that marked the birth of bluegrass, plus classic hits by Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Tex Ritter, the Delmore Brothers, Merle Travis, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, and many others. Bear Family.