1-CD-Album Digipack with 40-page booklet, 34 tracks, playing time: 81:04 minutes.
An exclusive collection of his rare uptempo country and rockabilly recordings, tailored for today's rockabilly fans! Includes a fabulous version of Eddie Cochran's rock 'n' roll classic Cut Across Shorty!
Country Music Hall Of Fame member Carl Smith was once one of the biggest names in country music, but today he is largely forgotten. Bear Family is rectifying that oversight. First came the box set, 'Satisfaction Guaranteed,' and now there's an exclusive compilation for the 'Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight' series. This is the best of Carl Smith's uptempo hillbilly, proto-rockabilly and hardcore honky-tonk in one great package. From early numbers like Go Boy Go to Carl Smith's rockabilly remake of his big hit If Teardrops Were Pennies. If you didn't count yourself as a Carl Smith fan this will change your mind. Note: Even if you have the great Bear Family box set on Carl Smith, you need this disc for the amazing version of Eddie Cochran's Cut Across Shorty, not found on the box set! This CD is a must for anybody with even a passing interest in boppin' country and hillbilly boogie.