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i did not see that coming. don't deal with disruptions. get better internet installed on your schedule. comcast business. built for business. ♪ announcer: in the 1950's and 1960's, country music poured out of the honky tonks. music history was made. legends were born. we heard classic hits.
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it was the golden age of country. >> ♪ if you've got the money, i've got the time ♪ mickey: hi everybody, i am mickey gilley. boy, i love playing those honky tonk songs. i started my career in the 1950's, playing little ole honky tonks around houston, texas. what a great time for country music. back in the 1950's, you could turn on your radio and hear legends like hank williams and ray price. or you might hear a new voice, someone who made you think, that guy is going to be a star. someday. >> ♪ well, i never felt more like singing the blues because i never thought i would ever lose your love ♪ >> ♪ i can't get over how she set me free
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oh, lonesome me ♪ mickey: artists like don gibson helped country get more popular. and by the 60's, the music was in honky-tonks and concert halls. it was also on radio and television. country music was becoming america's music. >> ♪ just walk on by >> ♪ wait on the corner >> ♪ pure sweet love mickey: i would like to introduce you to my cohost, country music's number one television personality, lorianne crook. lorianne: thank you so much. great to work with you. you have had such an amazing career. full of records and music awards. mickey: thank you. i have always felt at home at a honky-tonk. it is a place a country fan could always go and meet friends. maybe have a dance or put a nickel in the jukebox and play a
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sad country song that could break your heart. >> ♪ crazy i'm crazy for feeling so lonely ♪ >> ♪ put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone ♪ lorianne: patsy cline and jim reeves. talk about legends. and what beautiful voices. mickey: we are just getting started. if you love real country music, we will take you back to the 50's and 60's. lorianne: sit back and relax as we return to the golden age of country music. announcer: for the first time ever, all the classic country hits of the 50's and 60's are together in one collection. starvista entertainment and time life present "the golden age of country." lorianne: let's go back. mickey: that is the year hank
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snow recorded his first number one hit. the song that became the biggest country hit of the entire decade. >> ♪ big eight wheel rolling down the track means your true loving dandy ain't coming back because i'm moving on i will soon be gone ♪ >> ♪ i would love to be around you when the lonely nights surround you how i would love to be alone with you ♪ >> ♪ if you've got the money i've got the time we will go honky-tonking ♪ >> with the sound and style -- the top hit maker of the 50's. >> ♪ i didn't know god made honky-tonk angels ♪ lorianne: in 1952, kitty wells answered hank thompson's "wild side of life."
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and her song became the first number one hit by a female country artist. >> ♪ it wasn't god who made honky-tonk angels as you said in the words of your song ♪ lorianne: in 1954, country music was about to change. when a 19-year-old truck driver from memphis released his first record. mickey: he was elvis presley and his sound was called rockabilly. >> ♪ that's all right, mama that's all right for you just any way you do well that's all right ♪ >> ♪ one for the money two for the show three to get ready now go, cat, go but don't you step on my blue suede shoes ♪ >> ♪ come over baby a whole lot of shaking going on ♪ >> ♪ searching for the place
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where he made his group they were looking and trying to work him but my pappy kept on cooking oooh white lightning ♪ mickey: lots of artists tried to capture the sound of rock 'n roll. lorianne: but no one did it better than two handsome brothers from kentucky. they put the voices together and stole the hearts of teenagers everywhere. >> ♪ bye-bye love bye-bye happiness hello loneliness i think i'm going to cry ♪ >> ♪ there's a story in our town of the prettiest girl around ♪ >> ♪ young love first love filled with true devotion ♪
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>> ♪ since you've gone the moon, the sun the stars in the sky ♪ >> ♪ my one and only prayer is that some day my hopes and dreams come true my one and only you ♪ lorrianne: that was conway's first number one hit way back in 1958. one of the things that is wonderful about this collection is that it captures country history. you hear the first hits by artists like george jones and patsy cline. loretta lynn and kitty wells. these songs changed country music. mickey: you know, lorianne, that's very true. "the golden age of country" -- is the first collection that gathers all of the country hits. all the golden hits from the 50's and 60's are here. we have even included one of the greatest standards. a film that became popular all over the world when recorded by
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ms. patti page. >> ♪ i remember the night and the tennessee waltz now i know how much i have lost ♪ lorianne: that song always makes me want to dance. it is such a classic. imagine 158 classic hits that good in one collection. that is "the golden age of country." getting it is as easy as picking up the phone. announcer: for the first time ever, all the great hits of the 50's and 60's are together. >> ♪ hey, good-looking what you got cooking ♪ announcer: starvista entertainment and time life proudly present the golden age of country. >> ♪ i've got a tiger by the tail ♪ announcer: you will get 158 hits. by all the legends. >> ♪ i hear the train coming it's rolling around the bin ♪ >> johnny cash.
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patsy cline. marty robbins. george jones. >> ♪ i am stuck in folsom prison ♪ >> tammy wynette. >> ♪ stand by your man and show the world you love him ♪ announcer: every song in the collection is the original hit recording. and every one has been digitally remastered for brilliant sound. >> ♪ hello walls how did things go for you today? ♪ >> ♪ in the jailhouse now he is in the jailhouse now ♪ announcer: you will go back in country history and hear honky-tonk hits. great love songs, classic duets. story songs. all the songs that made the jukebox play. >> ♪ i go out walking after midnight ♪ out in the moonlight
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do ♪like we used to announcer: every album comes with liner notes and stories about the artists. it all comes in your own deluxe collectors box. >> ♪ i turned 21 in prison doing life without parole no one could steer me right but mama tried ♪ announcer: you could spend hundreds of dollars and hours trying to collect all the hits, but order now and you can own the entire collection on eight cd's for four easy payments of $29.99 each. that is $30 off the original price. call now to take advantage of our lowest price ever. >> ♪ i have heart aches by the numbers trouble by the score ♪ announcer: call in the next 17 minutes with your credit card and get a free bonus collection of hard to find hits.
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>> ♪ i went to a turkey roast announcer: two more cd's. 30 hits. >> ♪ fräulein fräulein ♪ announcer: that is a total of 10 cd's. 158 classic hits for the greatest country collection ever. >> ♪ counting flowers on the wall that don't bother me at all playing solitaire till dawn with a deck of 51 ♪ >> get free shipping, a savings of $13. >> ♪ i am a man of means by no means king of the road ♪ you get the complete golden age of country collection on eight cds for just 76 cents a song.
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and free shipping and handling. that's a total savings of $42.99. don't wait. this price will not last long. this unbelievable offer is only available right here. call now. lorianne: welcome back, the year is 1959. mickey: johnny horton takes an old folk song and turns it into a number one hit. >> ♪ in 1814 we took a little trip along with colonel jackson down the mighty mississip' we caught the bloody british in the town of new orleans ♪ >> ♪ listen to my story of a man named jed ♪ >> ♪ he stood 6'6" and weighed 245 kind of broad at the shoulder and mineral at the hip and everybody there knew you didn't give lip to big john ♪ >> ♪ they say don't go to wolverton mountain if you are looking for a wife ♪
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mickey: country music is famous for its story songs. lorianne: the most famous is this classic ballad recorded by marty robbins. >> ♪ out in the west texas town of el paso i fell in love with a mexican girl ♪ >> ♪ abilene abilene prettiest town i have ever seen ♪ >> ♪ last night i went to sleep in detroit city and i dreamed about those cotton fields ♪ >> ♪ i was born in saginaw, michigan i grew up in a house in saginaw bay ♪ lorianne: the sound of hard-core honky-tonk was alive and well in the 60's. mickey: it found a home in bakersfield, california, thanks to buck owens and the buckaroos.
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>> ♪ oh my heart skips a beat when we walk down the street i feel the trembling in my knees ♪ >> ♪ now the race is on and here comes pride up the back strip heartache goes to the back seat my tears are holding back ♪ >> ♪ just walk on by wait on the corner i love you but we are strangers when we meet ♪ >> ♪ don't let me cross over love's cheating line ♪ mickey: so many hits have become standards. lorianne: like this classic love song. >> ♪ help me, i am falling
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in love with you ♪ >> ♪ though you broke my heart still though we are far apart ♪ >> ♪ all the chapel bells are ringing in the little valley town ♪ >> ♪ four walls to hear me four walls to see ♪ >> ♪ don't say no it's the end of the world because you don't love me anymore ♪ lorianne: mickey, i am a sucker for those sad old country songs. mickey: i know what you mean. it doesn't matter if you like sad songs or happy songs.
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it is all here in "the golden age of country." time life has even included some of the funniest songs in country history. >> ♪ well, he was big and bad and gray and old and i looked at him and my blood ran cold i said my name is sue how do you do ♪ >> ♪ dang me dang me ought to take a rope hang me high from the highest tree ♪ lorianne: you don't hear classic country like this on the radio. so don't wait. this is your chance to enjoy them for years to come. just call the number on your screen and "the golden age of country" is on its way. if it is not the best you have heard, just send it back and we will refund your money. no questions asked. really, the collection is that good. announcer: for the first time ever, all the classic hits are together in one complete collection.
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starvista entertainment and time life present "the golden age of country." >> ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ announcer: you will get 158 hits. >> ♪ though i have made up my mind ♪ announcer: every song in the collection is the original hit recording. and every one has been digitally remastered for brilliant sound. >> ♪ break the arm that reach to hold somebody new ♪ >> ♪ pick me up on your way down when you are blue and all alone ♪ announcer: you will go back in country history and hear honky-tonk hits, great love songs, fun songs, story songs, and classic duets. >> ♪ we got married in a fever hotter than a pepper sprout we've been talking about jackson ever since
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the fire went out ♪ announcer: every album comes with complete liner notes. it comes with a deluxe collector's box. >> ♪ i'm going to live here i'm going to live here again ♪ >> ♪ 16 tons, what do you get? announcer: you can spend hundreds of dollars trying to collect all the hits, but order now and you can own the entire collection on eight cd's for four easy payments of $29.99 each. that is $30 off the original price. only $.76 a song. call now and take advantage of our lowest price ever. >> ♪ crazy i am crazy for feeling so lonely ♪ announcer: but wait. call in the next nine minutes with your credit card and get a free bonus collection. "hard to find" hits.
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>> ♪ from a jack to a king ♪ announcer: you get two more cds. >> ♪ loneliness to a wedding ring ♪ announcer: 30 hits. >> ♪ don't just stand there ♪ announcer: that is a total of 10 cd's. 158 classic hits for the greatest country collection ever. >> ♪ just because i asked a friend about her just because i spoke her name somewhere ♪ >> order now and get free shipping and handling, a savings of nearly $13. >> ♪ i never felt more like singing the blues because i never thought that i would ever lose your loving ♪ >> here is the best part, you get the collection for just $.76 a song. and free shipping and handling. that is a total savings of $42.99. don't wait.
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this price will not wait long. this unbelievable offer is only available right here. so, call now. lorianne: welcome back to the golden age of country. the 60's introduced us to a new generation of female stars. mickey: including the coal miner's daughter, loretta lynn. >> ♪ no don't come home a drinking with loving on your mind just stay out there on the town and see what you can find ♪ >> ♪ didn't mean to be unkind. you know that was the last thing on my mind ♪ >> ♪ once a day
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>> ♪ our d-i-v-o-r-c-e becomes final today ♪ mickey: in 1965, del reeves hit the top of the charts with a classic about life on the road. with the american truck driver. >> ♪ who is a girl wearing nothing but a smile and a gal on the picture on the billboard on the big old highway ♪ >> ♪ i've been everywhere, man i breathe the mountain air, man ♪ >> ♪ i don't see a cop in sight six days on the road and i will make it home tonight ♪ >> ♪ said i was the only man in this whole world now you best do some thinking you got the only daddy that'll walk the line ♪ lorianne: merle haggard is one of america's greatest singers and songwriters. mickey: in 1969, he wrote an unforgettable anthem celebrating life in muskogee, oklahoma.
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>> ♪ and i'm proud to be an okie from muskogee a place where even squares can have a ball ♪ >> ♪ daddy sang bass >> ♪ mama sang tenor >> ♪ me and little brother would join right in ♪ >> ♪ singing seems to help a troubled soul ♪ >> ♪ such a pretty world today look at the sunshine ♪ >> ♪ you're the only world i know you're the one i can't let go ♪ >> ♪ listen to the children while they play now ain't it kind of funny with the children say skip a rope ♪ mickey: glenn campbell became one of the biggest stars in america. >> ♪ i am a lineman for the county
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and i drive the main road ♪ >> ♪ make the world go away and get it off of my shoulders ♪ >> ♪ there goes my only possession there goes my everything ♪ >> ♪ walk through this world with me go where i go ♪ >> ♪ and down the road i look and there runs mary hair of gold and lips like cherries
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it is good to touch the green, green grass of home ♪ lorianne: that is such a classic. you know, mickey, we have heard so many hits that have become a part of country history. songs that are part of our lives. mickey: the amazing thing is we have just scratched the surface of this collection. remember, there are 158 classic hits in "the golden age of country." if you love country music, you have got to have "the golden age of country." lorianne: the entire collection comes in a beautiful box. don't go looking for "the golden age of country" in stores. it is only available through this special offer. so don't wait. call now. and bring "the golden age of country" into your home. announcer: for the first time ever, all of the great country hits of the 50's and 60's are together.
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>> ♪ hey, good looking what you got cooking ♪ announcer: starvista entertainment and time life proudly present "the golden age of country." >> ♪ i've got a tiger by the tail it is plain to see ♪ announcer: you will get 158 hits. by all the legends. >> ♪ i hear the train coming it's rolling around the bend ♪ announcer: johnny cash, patsy cline, marty robbins. george jones. >> ♪ i am stuck in folsom prison ♪ announcer: tammy wynette. >> ♪ stand by your man and show the world
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you love him ♪ announcer: every song in the collection is the original hit recording and everyone has been digitally remastered for brilliant sound. >> ♪ please help me i'm falling in love with you ♪ >> ♪ on the wings of the snow white dove he sends his pure, sweet love ♪ announcer: you will go back in country history and hear honky-tonk hits. great love songs. classic duets. fun songs. story songs. all of the songs that made the jukebox play. >> ♪ i go out walking after midnight out in the moonlight just like we used to do ♪ announcer: every album comes with complete liner notes with stories about the artists and their music. and it all comes in your deluxe collector's box. >> ♪ i turned 21 in prison doing with life without parole no one could set me right but mama tried mama tried ♪ announcer: you could spend hundreds of dollars and hours of time trying to collect all the
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hits in "the golden age of country." but order now and you will own the entire collection on eight cds for just four easy payments of $29.99 each. that is $30 off the original price. now, only $.76 a song. call now and take advantage of our lowest price ever. >> ♪ now i've got heart aches by the numbers troubles by the score ♪ announcer: but wait. call in the next two minutes with your credit card and get a bonus collection of hard to find hits. >> ♪ i went to the turkey roast down the street ♪ announcer: you get two more cd's. 30 hits. >> ♪ there ain't nobody like you ♪ announcer: that is a total of 10 cds. 158 classic hits for the greatest country collection ever. >> ♪ and i was almost persuaded ♪ >> order now and get free shipping and handling, a savings of nearly $13.
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>> ♪ and you can tell your friend there with you he'll have to go ♪ >> you get the complete collection on eight cds for just $.76 a song plus a free two see the collection of country hard to find hits and free shipping and handling. that is a savings of $42.99. don't wait. this price will not last long. this unbelievable offer is only available right here. so, call now. lorianne: we have had a wonderful time sharing this unforgettable music with you. mickey: and you know "the golden age of country" is the best collection any country fan could have. lorianne: how about you take us home with a good old honky-tonk. mickey: i would love to. ♪ i didn't know god made honky-tonk angels ♪ >> the preceding has been a paid advertisement for star vista entertainment and time life's music collection. ♪
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announcer: there are artists we will always remember. >> ♪ mona lisa

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