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Greatest Hits - Finest Performances: Webb Pierce

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Album Review

Despite what the packaging may lead you to believe, Greatest Hits, Finest Performances, like the Intersound collection In the Jailhouse Now, consists of '70s re-recordings of Pierce's '50s and '60s hits, and there is some overlap between the two discs. Pierce is in fine voice throughout, and the instrumentation is tasteful and mostly true to the originals, the only update being the occasional inclusion of a drum kit. Fans may find these recordings interesting, if redundant, and newcomers should hold out for the original recordings. For those who are desperate to hear Pierce's unique voice for a budget price, though, Greatest Hits, Finest Performance is adequate and enjoyable.

Biography

Born: 08 August 1921 in West Monroe, LA

Genre: Country

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Webb Pierce was one of the most popular honky tonk vocalists of the '50s, racking up more number one hits than similar artists like Hank Williams, Eddy Arnold, Lefty Frizzell, and Ernest Tubb. For most of the general public, Pierce — with his lavish, flamboyant Nudie suits — became the most recognizable face of country music, as well as all of its excesses; after all, he boasted about his pair of convertibles lined with silver dollars and his guitar-shaped swimming pool. For all of his...
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