Red Foley

Tennessee Saturday Night: 25 Greatest Hits

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With his warm, assuring vocals, Red Foley brought class to a country genre that at times was too ragged and reckless for its own good in the 1930s and '40s, and if he didn't stretch boundaries, he didn't really need to, and ended up landing some 41 songs on the country charts between 1944 and 1959. This set has most of the key tracks from his Decca years (1944-1951), including 1944's "Smoke on the Water," 1947's "New Jolie Blonde," and 1948's "Tennessee Saturday Night" (although he was born in Kentucky, Foley may have set a record for most songs recorded about the state of Tennessee), although it lacks his signature song, "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy," from 1950, and 1951's surprise gospel hit "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:57 Amazon
2 02:54 Amazon
3 02:55 Amazon
4 02:40 Amazon
5 02:04 Amazon
6 03:26 Amazon
7 02:50 Amazon
8 02:57 Amazon
9 02:56 Amazon
10
03:07 Amazon
11
02:52 Amazon
12 03:14 Amazon
13 03:00 Amazon
14 02:42 Amazon
15 03:16 Amazon
16 02:58 Amazon
17 02:44 Amazon
18 03:27 Amazon
19 03:14 Amazon
20
feat: Ernest Tubb
02:37 Amazon
21 02:15 Amazon
22
feat: Ernest Tubb
02:11 Amazon
23
feat: Ernest Tubb
03:03 Amazon
24 03:05 Amazon
25
02:39 Amazon
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