Louisiana Hayride - Legendary Performances Vol. 1
by Various Artists
Released: Oct 2006
Label: EFR / CBuJ Recordings
With performances spanning from 1952 to 1969, this collection lives up to its title with appearances from Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash, among others. Louisiana Hayride was a radio and TV show based in Shreveport, La., that had as big a hand in the country music movement as the Grand Ole Opry. Among many highlights here is an early recording from Skeeter Davis and a positively haunting Osborne Brothers song, "Making Plans to Leave."