6-CD box (LP-size) with 96-page hardcover book, 179 tracks. Playing time approx. 465 mns.
George Hamilton IV has been the best ambassador country ever had. His 50-year career began with 'A Rose And A Baby Ruth' in 1956, and he was a rock 'n' roll star for several years before he became one of the first rockers to return to country music. After signing with RCA, he broadened country music, recording songs by folk musicians. This set contains all the Colonial and ABC recordings, including A Rose And A BabyRuth and Why Don't They Understand, as well as his RCA recordings up to 1965, including Abilene and Forth Worth, Dallas Or Houston. The set also includes private demos, live recordings from The Arthur Godfrey Show and The Grand Ole Opry, and many photos from George's personal collection.