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Bill Anderson
"Whispering Bill: Greatest Hits Volume Two"

© Varese Sarabande Records Year of Release: 1997

track listing
  • Walk Out Backwards
  • On And On And On
  • For Loving You
  • Happy State Of Mind
  • Quits
  • Dis-Satisfied
  • Don't She Look Good
  • If You Can Live With It
    (I Can Live
    Without It)
  • World Of Make Believe
  • Every Time I Turn
    The Radio On
  • Country DJ
  • Sometimes
  • That's What Made Me
    Love You
  • Liars One Believers Zero
  • Still The One

  • WSVNRadio Archives
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M
    N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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    Bill Anderson
    "Whispering Bill: Greatest Hits Volume Two"

    Bill Anderson is a Country Legend. For those who remembered his biggest hits in the 1960s and 1970s, one of them was "Still." Seven #1 Country hits to his name, 5 of which appeared on the Curb Best Of. The remaining 3 were on Varese Sarabance's Whispering Bill: Greatest Hits Volume Two. Volume Two basically picks up where the first Best Of leaves off, where now, Bill Anderson developed what was called a "whispering vocal." Best examples were the three #1 hits here, two of which were duets: "For Loving You" (with Jan Howard), and "Sometimes" (with Mary Lou Turner). The third #1 is very much compared to Conway Twitty, "World Of Make Believe." Another duet is here: "Dis-Satisfied" (with Jan Howard), as this song is easily compared with duet songs by Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn, and/or George Jones & Tammy Wynette. Another duet with Mary Lou Tuner is also here, "That's What Me Love You." Overall, Volume Two featured songs from his 1960-1977. period.

    There isn't a bad song on this compilation. This showcases one of Country's finest artists. The "whispering" songs are the most standouts. The other songs are easily Country, and the style could be influenced by future Country stars, such as Rodney Crowell. A surprising note, is the last track, "Still The One," which was originally popular by the band Orleans.

    Another important highlight regarding Bill Anderson: He is a member of our WSVNRadio Hall of Fame. His duet with Rustie Blue, "Chip Chip" was used by permission on our Volume 17. It is a truly great song, and can easily get airplays and popularity on Country charts. We are certainly proud to have a Country Legend in our Hall of Fame roster.

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