Country, Electric Guitar, Rockabilly Albums at Odimusic
Release Info: VA: Classic Country: Great Story Songs (2002)
PRO: Every great Country song is a `story song' but this CD has 20 of the EPIC stories told in Country Classic Songs. From Marty Robbins' "El Paso" to Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down To Georgia".
CON: All though it's a great song and a great story, especially if you happen to live the United States., I have a hard time understanding why they included The Ballad of the Green Beret. There are more deserving songs that come to mind like David Ball's Riding with Private Malone, Stonewall Jackson's B.J. the D.J. even Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie. Apparently that song must have been a favorite of the producer of the album. All in all this is a nice collection of songs that do what the title implies. They tell a story. Like only country music can.