A fantastic entry in this great series from Ace Records – a set that looks at some of the bigger country music hits of the late 60s, but in a way that moves way past the obvious and iconic! Sure, there's some well-known tracks here, but there's also a number that broke big at the time, but fell off the radar over the years – especially some of the unusual hits by big stars, or standout numbers by artists who maybe never hit the bigtime again. The variety of styles and themes is great – and really reflects some of the politics and anxieties of the time – and overall, given the helpful notes, the whole thing is similar to the excellent Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, & Hillbilly Music series on Bear Family. Titles include "The First Thing Every Morning" by Jimmy Dean, "Flowers On The Wall" by The Statler Brothers, "Girl On The Billboard" by Del Reeves, "Singing My Song" by Tammy Wynette, "Mr Walker It's All Over" by Billie Jo Spears, "I Wanna Live" by Glen Campbell, "Skip A Rope" by Henson Cargill, "What's Made Milwaukee Famous" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "Understand Your Man" by Johnny Cash, "Miller's Cave" by Bobby Bare, "Almost Persuaded" by David
Houston, "Begging To You" by Marty Robbins, "Carroll
County Accident" by Porter Wagoner, "Chug A Lug" by Roger Miller, "Okie From Muskogee" by Merle Haggard, and "Six White Horses" by Tommy Cash.