Album Details

RELEASE
1990
LABEL
Columbia
GENRES
Country, Rockabilly, Traditional Country, Honky Tonk, Bluegrass, Outlaw Country, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Traditional Bluegrass, Gospel, Country Gospel, Cowboy, Progressive Country, Country-Pop

Album Review

Part of Columbia's excellent Country Classics survey series, this 25-track roundup of Americana-themed material takes in the vast landscape by way of geography, history, and patriotism. Ranging from early honky tonk-era sides to '80s roots, Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana spotlights hits by Marty Robbins ("El Paso"), Johnny Horton ("North to Alaska"), Lefty Frizzell ("Saginaw, Michigan"), and the Charlie Daniels Band ("The Devil Went Down to Georgia"). Bookended by the picaresque likes of "The Ballad of Davey Crockett" (Fess Parker) and "Highwayman," the mix packs it in with more U.S. gold from Hawkshaw Hawkins, Johnny Cash, and Stonewall Jackson, among others. A rousing bit of old-timey fun.
Stephen Cook, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Ballad of Davy Crockett
  2. Don't Take Your Guns to Town
  3. Big Iron
  4. The Ballad of Paladin
  5. El Paso
  6. Cross the Brazos at Waco
  7. Long Black Veil
  8. Life to Go
  9. Big Bad John
  10. Tennessee Flat Top Box
  11. Wolverton Mountain
  12. Saginaw, Michigan
  13. North to Alaska
  14. Twenty Miles From Shore
  15. The Battle of New Orleans
  16. Soldier's Joy
  17. Waterloo
  18. The Ballad of Jed Clampett
  19. May the Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose
  20. Flowers on the Wall
  21. If You Can't Bite, Don't Growl
  22. A Boy Named Sue [Live]
  23. The Devil Went Down to Georgia
  24. Pancho and Lefty
  25. Highwayman