Johnny Horton and Billy Barton
Country Treasure Series Volume 1 CD
A collection of 34 rare tracks (26 previously unissued) from Johnny Horton, Billy Barton and Wanda Wayne, dating from before their classic recordings.
Here are a number of unrealeased recordings by Johnny Horton and Billy Barton which possibly pre-date all of their commercial releases.
The material features solo recordings by Johnny and Billy as well as three duets by them and, as a bonus, Billy's wife Wanda is also heard on the last three titles.
Johnny is best known for his million-selling hits such as 'The Battle of New Orleans', 'North to Alaska' and 'I'm Comin' Home'.
Although he had numerous releases on U.S. labels such as Abbott and King, Billy Barton never achieved the same commercial success as Johnny Horton - he was better known as a songwriter.
Jim Reeves was just one of the artists who recorded his material.