Flowers On the Wall - The Essential Statler Brothers 1964-1969
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The Statler Brothers started their recording career at Columbia Records and cut eight albums for the label in five years, scoring eight country singles chart entries, including the Top Ten hits "Ruthless," "You Can't Have Your Kate and Edith, Too," and the pop Top Ten crossover "Flowers on the Wall." This 18-track compilation includes all those hits, along with standards like "The Wreck of the Old '97," "Green Grass," and the gospel pop song "Oh Happy Day," and one previously unreleased track, "Half a Man," which, despite having been recorded two years later, sounds like the logical follow-up to "Flowers on the Wall." The influence of the Statlers' employer, Johnny Cash, is apparent, especially on "Hammer and Nails," on which he appears. At this early stage, without losing the sound of the classic country quartet, the Statlers also sang pop, folk, and gospel well. The only complaint to be made about this set is that, in the CD age, a running time of 42:15 is short for a compilation (if typical of country music). But nothing essential is missing.
Formed: 1955 in Staunton, VA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by The Statler Brothers
||Flowers on the Wall (1975 Version)||The Best of the Statler Brothers||2:27||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I'll Go to My Grave Loving You (1975 Single)||The Best of the Statler Brothers||2:52||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Do You Remember These||The Best of the Statler Brothers||2:53||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Class of '57||The Best of the Statler Brothers||2:40||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Elizabeth||Statler Brothers: The Definitive Collection||3:25||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hello Mary Lou||Statler Brothers: The Definitive Collection||2:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I'll Fly Away||Today's Gospel Favorites||2:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Flowers On the Wall||Pulp Fiction (Music from the Motion Picture)||2:23||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Amazing Grace||Pardners In Rhyme||5:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||How Great Thou Art||The Gospel Spirit: Statler Brothers||3:18||$1.29||View In iTunes|