1-CD-Album with 40-page booklet, 32 tracks, playing time 72:46 minutes.
- He lived fast, loved hard…and if he didn’t die young, he at least died tragically by his own hand.
- He was one of the top country hit-makers of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.
- He toured with Elvis and wrote Elvis’ Is It So Strange.
- He made some incredible uptempo country…proto-rockabilly…hillbilly boogie records, and all of them are here. - His name was Faron Young.
Country Music Hall Of Fame singer Faron Young had a long career, from Hank Williams style soundalikes on his first records in the early 1950s, to crooning country pop ballads in the 1960s and 1970s. Although the commercially minded Faron Young probably would object, his finest recordings are his country boogie songs from the mid 1950s, including Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young, I’ve Got Five Dollars And It’s SaturdayNight, and I’m Gonna Live Some Before I Die. All are included here on this compilation of his most uptempo recordings, from the superb country boogie tunes mentioned above, to his rockabilly recordings from the late 50s and great country shuffles from the late 50s and early 60s. You'll hear everything from his first hit Goin' Steady on up to his biggest hit Hello Walls, and everything in between, with an emphasis on the fast, rocking and harder edged songs—so if you want a Faron Young collection that omits the country weepers and gets right down to Honky Tonkin’, this is the one for you!