Vernon Dalhart

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    The Prisoner's SongVernon Dalhart
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    Wreck Of The Old 97Vernon Dalhart
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    Jesus Loves MeVernon Dalhart
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    The Farm Relief Song (Remastered 2003)Vernon Dalhart
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    Death of Floyd CollinsVernon Dalhart

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        Vernon Dalhart came to country music from outside the tradition, becoming a national star in the years just before more indigenous kinds of country music found their place in the machinery of the music industry. A 1924 recording by Dalhart became country music's first million-selling record; pairing a train song ("Wreck of the Old 97") with a sentimental ballad ("The Prisoner's Song"), the release set patterns for two key genres of early country music on record. Dalhart was born... Read more

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