Webb Pierce

Country Favorites

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Country Favorites is a budget LP that reissues a random selection of mostly album tracks from the late '50s and early '60s, three of which are taken from Webb With a Beat. "Hideaway Heart" is the title track from a 1962 LP and should have been at least a minor hit at the time, and "Honey (Open That Door)" features an excellent vocal performance from Pierce, who sang like absolutely no one else. "How Do You Talk to a Baby" was a Top Ten hit for Pierce in 1961, and is the only hit on the package. "Tennessee Waltz" and "Poison Love" presumably were included to justify the album's dubious "country favorites" billing, but the album is not weighted toward well-known country songs, nor is it hit-oriented. This album may appeal to buyers assembling a collection of Pierce's out-of-print recordings, but it is an inessential and superfluous item in his discography.

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