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Classic Country: Early '60s

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Time-Life's Classic Country: Early '60s is a solid 15-track collection that rounds up some of the biggest hits and best songs of the era. Ranging from the soaring female-sung country-pop of Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" and Skeeter Davis's "The End of the World" to the gritty heartbreak of Faron Young's "Hello Walls" to the smooth sounds of Bobby Bare's "Detroit City" and the Everly Brothers' "Let It Be Me" to the good-time shuffle of Buck Owens' "My Heart Skips a Beat" and Dave Dudley's "Six Days on the Road," the collection covers a lot of ground. Much of it is within the realm of the sophisticated, refined urban country but still with some variety to keep things interesting. Fans of 60's country will find much to enjoy here as they take a smooth trip down Nostalgia Boulevard.

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