Red Foley

Tennessee Saturday Night: 25 Greatest Hits

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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

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 Red Foley 02:57 Amazon
2 Red Foley 02:54 Amazon
3 Red Foley 02:55 Amazon
4 Red Foley 02:40 Amazon
5 Red Foley 02:04 Amazon
6 Red Foley 03:26 Amazon
7 Red Foley 02:50 Amazon
8 Red Foley 02:57 Amazon
9 Red Foley 02:56 Amazon
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Red Foley 03:07 Amazon
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Red Foley 02:52 Amazon
12 Red Foley 03:14 Amazon
13 Red Foley 03:00 Amazon
14 Red Foley 02:42 Amazon
15 Red Foley 03:16 Amazon
16 Red Foley 02:58 Amazon
17 Red Foley 02:44 Amazon
18 Red Foley 03:27 Amazon
19 Red Foley 03:14 Amazon
20 Red Foley feat: Ernest Tubb 02:37 Amazon
21 Red Foley 02:15 Amazon
22 Red Foley feat: Ernest Tubb 02:11 Amazon
23 Red Foley feat: Ernest Tubb 03:03 Amazon
24 Red Foley 03:05 Amazon
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Red Foley 02:39 Amazon
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