The top of the Billboard charts country style. Rhino presents the best of country music from 1965, when the Nashville sound was in full swing, the likes of Buck Owens were bringing new sounds through the side door, and Jim Reeves was pining for those pop days of old. Besides two fine sides by Owens ("I've Got a Tiger by the Tail" and "Buckaroo"), the remainder here is mostly in the pop-weepie mode or cruising along trucker-song style. Listeners can look to Eddy Arnold's "Make the World Go Away" for a genuine classic of the former variety, while Dave Dudley and Roger Miller's cuts, respectively, represent the rough-hewn and chestnut take on the latter. Best purchased with no prior country music experience and at a rock-bottom price.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Cook