1-CD with 36-page booklet, 34 tracks, playing time 82:36 minutes.
- 34 of this rompin' stompin' songs.
- His classic tracks The Hot Guitar & Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots are naturally included.
- The CD includes 7 previously unissued masters
Smilin' Eddie Hill was a singer and pioneering country music deejay whose career took him to Knoxville, Tennessee when Chet Atkins, Johnnie & Jack, and others were there; then took him to Memphis to work with the Louvin Brothers (Elvis and Johnny Cash listened in every day); and then to Nashville where he became a fixture on the Opry's home station, WSM.
Eddie Hill's biggest record was his rompin', stompin' 1951 hit The Hot Guitar. It's here together with Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots and other songs including Cold, Cold Woman (The Hot Guitar), Steamboat Stomp, Hard Road To Travel, and Knock It Off. It all fits right into our much acclaimed 'Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight' country boogie series. This CD, compiled by rockabilly expert Bill Millar, was recorded between 1947 and 1957...Eddie Hill's golden decade. It's a wild mix of country, country jazz and rock 'n' roll recorded for Apollo, Decca, Mercury, RCA Victor and Columbia. Every song is full of
Eddie Hill's larger-than-life down-home personality. Fans of great pickin' take note: Eddie Hill was a sophisticated musician who surrounded himself with musicians of the highest calibre, so these are very accomplished recordings, too. Backing musicians include Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, and Willie Nelson's compadre, Paul Buskirk.