The Essential Carl Smith (1950-1956)
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||Guilty Conscience||Carl Smith||2:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Just Dropped In to Say Goodbye||Carl Smith||2:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Overlooked an Orchid||Carl Smith||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||If Teardrops Were Pennies||Carl Smith||3:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Let's Live a Little||Carl Smith||2:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||(When You Feel Like You're In Love) Don't Just Stand There||Carl Smith||2:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way||Carl Smith||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's a Lovely, Lovely World||Carl Smith||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Are You Teasing Me||Carl Smith||2:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||This Orchid Means Goodbye||Carl Smith||2:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hey Joe!||Carl Smith||2:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Trademark||Carl Smith||2:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Just Wait Till I Get You Alone||Carl Smith||2:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dog-Gone It Baby, I'm In Love||Carl Smith||2:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Back Up Buddy||Carl Smith||2:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Go Boy Go||Carl Smith||2:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Loose Talk||Carl Smith||2:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Kisses Don't Lie||Carl Smith||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||There She Goes||Carl Smith||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Are the One||Carl Smith||2:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
The Essential Carl Smith covers the singer’s mid-‘50s prime, when hits like “Let’s Live A Little,” “Loose Talk,” and “Hey Joe!” made him a fixture on the Grand Ole Opry. Smith’s early years on the Opry coincided with Hank Williams’ final years, and their music shares many of the essential qualities that make for immortal ‘50s honky-tonk: a solid, unhurried swing, unadorned instrumentation, and of course, an endless supply of tender and woeful ruminations. Even as the later songs on The Essential Carl Smith abut the late-‘50s electrification of country music, Smith always maintained a humbler, more relaxed approach to his material than Williams. Gentle ballads like “I Just Dropped In to Say Goodbye” and “This Orchid Means Goodbye” owe as much to Bing Crosby as they do Ernest Tubb. But Smith was never better than on “Let’s Live a Little” and “It’s a Lovely, Lovely World,” sweet songs with strong melodies that require only one listen before you know them by heart.
The Only CD on iTunes With Carl's Original & Biggest Hits!
Since Carl passed away on January 16th, 2010, folks will want something to remember him by. This is the CD to get! All 5 of his #1 singles are here and all the rest made the Country Top 10 as well. After this golden era for Carl, he'd rarely hit the Top 10 again, but not for lack of trying. While I don't claim to be a family relative, I can clarify that his 5 CD box set is actually on the BEAR FAMILY label out of Germany, but it usually costs over $100. This CD is currently a better value. Thanks for the music, Carl!
Why isn't this song on itunes? It's in demand, esp. after the movie Walk the Line, and it would make money for the artist. Please add because time's a-wastin.
Born: March 15, 1927 in Maynardsville, TN
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s