16 Songs, 37 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

biglpguy ,

Don Gibson

I seem to remember that Don Gibson wrote Oh Lonesome Me and I Can't Stop Loving You on the same day. The same day! Not many songwriters, nor anyone else, for that matter, can say they have had a day like that.

Wavingmyarmsintheair ,

One of the greatest songwriter/performers of the 20th century

Don Gibson was such a prolific artist that it is very hard to judge him by a "greatest hits" compilation. His work evolved from '49 through the 80s. In my opinion his peak was from 57 - 66. During his first 3 one day sessions with producer Chet Atkins in 1957 he recorded his compositions "Oh Lonesome Me", "I Can't Stop Loving You", and "Blue Blue Day". Those three songs alone were huge hits for himself, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Kitty Wells and Neil Young. His '55 composition "Sweet Dreams" was recorded during Patsy Cline's final session and has become an enduring classic.

Gibson's work is also notable for his contributions to the "Nashville Sound" along with producer/guitarist Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, and the Jordanaires. Not to mention the astonishing guitar ensemble of Gibson, Atkins, Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland, Velma E. Williams Smith, Johnny Smith and later Jerry Reed. Don Gibson's music is worthy of serious study/enjoyment by any listener, casual or professional, for his gifted songwriting and the spectacular musicianship of Don and his regular studio pros. The production work of Chet Atkins is also worthy of close study. His work with Don had a lasting impact on the music business. Don's life's work deserves careful, repeat listening by fans of country, rock/pop and by any student of songwriting. These records just get better and better with repeat listens.

Cowboypoet ,

RCA Country Legend's Don Gibson

This album is GREAT!....I just love it. A country music fan: Diane

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