Country Music Hall of Fame contains a good cross-section from Red Foley's heyday in the late '40s and early '50s. All of the selections of this 16-track, single-disc compilation were recorded for Decca Records. While not all of his hits are present -- even some of his biggest singles, including "Smoke on Your Water," are missing -- most of the essential items ("Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy," "Tennessee Saturday Night," "Peace in the Valley") are here, making it an essential introduction to one of country's biggest stars.
Country Music Hall of Fame Review
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine