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The Essential Gene Autry


Download links and information about The Essential Gene Autry by Gene Autry. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 40 tracks with total duration of 01:48:46 minutes.

Artist: Gene Autry
Release date: 2005
Genre: Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 40
Duration: 01:48:46
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No. Title Length
1. Back In the Saddle Again 2:35
2. South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) 2:47
3. The Life of Jimmie Rodgers 3:08
4. Tumbling Tumbleweeds 3:14
5. The Convict's Dream 3:04
6. Dallas County Jail Blues 3:00
7. Dear Old Western Skies 2:35
8. The Yellow Rose of Texas 2:51
9. Mexicali Rose 3:06
10. T.B. Blues 2:56
11. I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes (78rpm Version) 2:22
12. Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy) 3:05
13. Listen to the Rhythm of the Range 2:28
14. That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine 2:46
15. When It's Springtime In the Rockies 2:51
16. Be Honest With Me 2:44
17. It Makes No Difference Now 2:42
18. Deep In the Heart of Texas 2:43
19. Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle 3:07
20. You Are My Sunshine 2:24
21. Jingle Jangle Jingle 2:37
22. Don't Fence Me In 2:31
23. Oklahoma Hills 2:44
24. Gallivantin' Galveston Gal 2:38
25. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You 2:42
26. Goodnight Irene 2:51
27. Sioux City Sue 2:36
28. Home On the Range 2:38
29. Roly Poly 2:31
30. I Hang My Head and Cry 2:41
31. God Bless America 2:33
32. Ghost Riders In the Sky 3:15
33. On Top of Old Smokey 1:46
34. Buttons and Bows 2:40
35. Old Chisholm Trail 1:25
36. Old Soldiers Never Die, They Just Fade Away 3:13
37. Dixie Cannonball 2:36
38. Peter Cottontail 2:42
39. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) 2:31
40. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (78rpm Version) 3:08



This double-CD Gene Autry compilation, though impressive on a sonic level, and reasonably full, isn't quite perfect. Oh, it covers all of the basics and even gives some play to aspects of Autry such as his blues singing, represented by "Dallas County Jail Blues" and "T.B. Blues," that usually isn't familiar to listeners whose knowledge is limited to the hits such as "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine," "Back in the Saddle Again," "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)," or "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." And it works in such personally and musically expressive tracks as "The Death of Jimmie Rodgers," as well. And the annotation is also nice and full, as far as any of it goes in this Sony Music series. Yet, somehow, they managed to miss some pretty essential songs here, including Autry's version of "Blueberry Hill," which was a hit more than a decade before Fats Domino cut the song and would constitute a major revelation for anyone under the age of 50 who hears this set. In its defense, the sound is excellent, much of the material transferred from original metal parts and given first-class treatment, though even that is sort of second-hand — this set utilizes the same masters prepared by ace reissue producer Nick Shaffran for an even better Autry three-CD reissue done for mail-order release.