- Released: February 26, 2002
- Label: Asv Living Era
- 1.Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
- 2.Sugarfoot Rag
- 3.Smoke On The Water
- 4.Hang Your Head In Shame
- 5.Shame, Shame On You
- 7.Old Shep
- 8.Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
- 9.New Jole Blon, (New Pretty Blonde)
- 10.Tennessee Saturday Night
- 11.Never Trust A Woman
- 12.Blues In My Heart
- 13.Tennessee Border
- 14.Candy Kisses
- 15.Tennessee Polka
- 16.Sunday Down In Tennessee
- 17.Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age - (with Ernest Tubb)
- 18.Steal Away
- 19.Birmingham Bounce
- 20.Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- 23.Alabama Jubilee
- 24.Peace In The Valley
- 25.Goodnight Irene - (with Ernest Tubb)
Personnel includes: Red Foley, Ernest Tubb.
Recorded between 1944 & 1951.
Personnel: Hank Garland (guitar); Harry (Simovitz) Sims (fiddle); Lawrence Gordon (clarinet).
Audio Remasterer: Doug Shearer.
Liner Note Author: Brian Golbey.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (05/04/1944-09/21/1951); Nashville, TN (05/04/1944-09/21/1951); New York, NY (05/04/1944-09/21/1951).
Unknown Contributor Role: Francis Craig.
Arranger: Red Foley.
At 25 tracks, this is the most complete package of Foley's Decca hits from 1944-1951; it is also arguably the best overview of his work yet assembled in the CD era. One marvels at how many personalities Foley had -- the patriot of "Smoke on the Water," the Crosby-esque crooner of "Harriet," the humorous talking bluesman of "Never Trust a Woman" -- and how he could pull them all off with inherent, uncontrived ease. "As Far as I'm Concerned" has sadly strayed from the compilers' list, but the original versions of "Old Shep," "Tennessee Saturday Night," and the title track assure this issue a top-shelf standing in any country collection. ~ Jim Smith