Beatin' On Country Music


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Format: CD

Cat No: BCD17670

Release Date:  16 February 2024

Label:  Bear Family (Code 7)

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  4000127176707

Genres:  Country  Country-Rock  

  • Description

    Crazy CD compilation with The Merseybeats, the Nashville Teens, The Downliners Sect, Remo Four, Searchers, Hollies and the Spencer Davis Group, by Mike Warner and the New Stars, The Incrowd, Sonny Webb and the Cascades, Jerry Williams and the Violents on Bear Family Records. They cover You Are My Sunshine, Sixteen Tons, Sea Of Heartbreak, I Walk The Line, Georgia On My Mind, Danny Boy and Jambalaya, a.m.o.

    Detailed liner notes by Roland Heinrich Rumtreiber in the richly illustrated booklet.

    Carefully remastered recordings from the best available sources.



    Beat and country music? You must be joking? It may seem ridiculous to look for country roots in beat music: The 1960s and everything they stood for appear to be galaxies away from the conservative traditionalism of the country establishment.

    In his excellent book 'Say It One Time For The Broken Hearted,' English music journalist and writer Barney Hoskins traces country music's contributions to the development of soul music in the early '60s. So maybe it's also worth checking out the country in beat music?

    Nico Feuerbach, head of production at Bear Family Records, dug deep into his record collection and offers 30 country compositions or songs connected to the country field interpreted by beat bands from The Hague, Holland - Wellington, New Zealand - Liverpool, England - and Bielefeld, Germany (and many more cities in between). Some songs might not be country songs in a strict sense - some have a folk background, and some have mixed origins - but all are connected to country stars and the genre in general.

    This collection offers both - guaranteed fun on the dancefloor AND plenty of tears in your beer! Country and beat for your dancing and listening pleasure! Only on Bear Family Records - only on 'Beatin' on Country Music.'

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Alex Harvey and his Soul Band - You Are My Sunshine
      • 2. The Downliners Sect - Above And Beyond
      • 3. The Searchers - Hey Joe
      • 4. King Size Taylor and The Dominoes - Ruby Ann
      • 5. Lee Curtis and The All Stars - Mohair Sam
      • 6. Jerry Williams and The Violents - Draling Nellie Grey
      • 7. The Poor Things - Danny Boy
      • 8. Sonny Webb and The Orioles - Who Shot Sam
      • 9. Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas - Tennessee Waltz
      • 10. Spencer Davis Group - Georgia On My Mind
      • 11. Jimmy and The Rackets - Stick With Me Baby
      • 12. The Merseybeats - Fools Like Me
      • 13. The Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road
      • 14. Johnny Sandon - Sixteen Tons
      • 15. Mike Sheridan and The Nightriders - Lonely Weekends
      • 16. The Hollies - Candy Man
      • 17. Mike Warner and The New Stars - I Wonder If I Care As Much
      • 18. Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs - Devoted To You
      • 19. The Downliners Sect - Midnight Special
      • 20. Tommy Quickly and The Remo Four - The Wild Side Of Life
      • 21. Didi and his ABC Boys - Greenback Dollar
      • 22. The Incrowd - I'll Make It All Up To You
      • 23. The Searchers - Sea Of Heartbreak
      • 24. Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs - Half As Much
      • 25. Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers - Jambalaya
      • 26. Tony and The Initials - Knee Deep In The Blues
      • 27. The Lords - Tobacco Road (German)
      • 28. The Downliners Sect - Wreck Of The Old '97
      • 29. Mike Warner and The New Stars - I Walk The Line
      • 30. The Bobby Patrick Big Six - Your Cheatin' Heart