Personnel: Earl Bostic (alto saxophone); Roy Acuff (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Chuck Young.
Roy Acuff was called The King Of Country Music back when such honorifics actually meant something. The rural Tennessee native was both an influential singer and a standout fiddle player, and both of these qualities are emphasized throughout this 20-track set. Opening with his first recorded song, 1938's "Great Speckled Bird," and continuing on through 19 more classic country and gospel songs--from "Wabash Cannonball" to "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again"--this is bedrock country music. No line dances, no choirs, no orchestras, just a bunch of good ol' boys and their music. Traditional country doesn't get any better than this.
56114MRoy Acuff - King of Country Music [TeeVee] (CD)http://d3dvedx3sqrauf.cloudfront.net/i/boxart/large/60/01/012676600125.jpg?v=1213.9812.58USDInStock/Genre/Country-Bluegrass/Music Categories/Country-HonkytonkTee Vee RecordsCDCountry-BluegrassRoy-Acuff2008-05-18