Popular song written by Harry Stone & Jack Stapp, the first recordings of the song, date from 1949, Phil Harris And His Orchestra (RCA), Tommy Duncan And His Western All-Stars (capitol), but most recordings were made in 1950, the most successful of all was that of Red Foley, recorded in 1950 for the Decca label. The recording of Red was a success, it reached number one on February 4, 1950, and remained 12 weeks in a row at number one. , until May 5, 1950.
"Alabama Jubilee" is a song written by George L. Cobb and Jack Yellen. The first known recording was that of comedians Collins & Harlan in 1915. The song is considered an American popular standard. The most popular versions of the song were Red Foley's 1951 version (#3 country, #28 pop) and the 1955 instrumental version by the Ferko String Band, which reached #13 on Cashbox, #14 on the Billboard Jukebox chart, and #20 in the UK. A 1981 instrumental version by Roy Clark won the Grammy Award for B
"Tennessee Saturday Night" is a Western swing ballad written by Billy Hughes. The song tells of Tennesseans having a good time on a Saturday night. Each verse ends with the refrain:
They all go native on a Saturday night.
Red Foley and the Cumberland Valley Boys had a hit with the song (Decca 45136), staying on the charts for 11 weeks; reaching number on March 19, 1949. Johnny Bond's recording (Columbia 20545) reached number 11 later that year.
"Peace in the Valley" is a 1937 song written by Thomas A. Dorsey, originally for Mahalia Jackson. The song became a hit in 1951 for Red Foley and the Sunshine Boys, reaching number seven on the Country & Western Best Seller chart. It was among the first gospel recordings to sell one million copies. Foley's version was a 2006 entry into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry
"Birmingham Bounce" is a 1950s song written by Hardrock Gunter. It has been recorded numerous times, the most famous version was recorded by Red Foley who made it a hit. The song was Red Foley's sixth number one on the Folk Record chart and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the chart. The B-side of Foley's "Birmingham Bounce", entitled, "Choc'late Ice Cream Cone" went to number five on the folk music charts.
"A Satisfied Mind" is a song written by Joe "Red" Hayes and Jack Rhodes. Hayes explained the origin of the song in an interview: "The song came from my mother. Everything in the song are things I heard her say over the years. I put a lot of thought into the song before I came up with the title. One day my father-in-law asked me who I thought the richest man in the world was, and I mentioned some names. He said, 'You're wrong; it is the man with a satisfied mind.'"
The song has been covered by a
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