Tom T. Hall has been dubbed The Storyteller, The Poet of Nashville and the Mark Twain of Country Music.
One thing’s for sure – Tom T. Hall is one of the all-time great songwriters, with the multi-million-selling ‘Harper Valley P.T.A.’ being his most well-known composition.
“New Train – Same Rider” was released in 1978 and appears on CD for the first time. The album produced two chart singles, ‘May The Force Be With You Always’ and ‘I Wish I Loved Somebody Else’. Tom is accompanied by Bonnie and Maxine Brown of The Browns on four tracks.
“In Concert!” was recorded at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House in 1983. It features many of Tom T. Hall’s greatest hit songs, ‘Ballad of Forty Dollars’, ‘I Like Beer’ and the No. 1 hit singles ‘Country Is’, ‘I Love’, ‘The Year That Clayton Delaney Died’ and ‘Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine’.
“Saturday Morning Songs” released in 1979 is a wonderful children’s album which includes a Top 20 single ‘There Is A Miracle In You’.
RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2017This CD contains classic country music, the real McCoy featuring a truly one voice-of-a-kind singing timeless country songs. Here are two albums headed up by ground-breaking classics, ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E’ and ‘Stand By Your Man’, songs that assured the future of a rising star back in the late 1960s – Tammy Wynette, the singer with a sob in her voice who frequently lived the heartache and heartbreak heard in the lyric of many of her songs.
This CD contains the two albums Ramblin' Jack recorded for Warner/Reprise in 1968 and 1970 and includes songs by Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Kris Kristofferson, Jagger and Richards, Johnny Cash and, of course, Woody Guthrie. Elliott
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Tammy Wynette, known as the “First Lady of Country Music”, was one of music’s truly iconic figures. This much beloved entertainer who, during a twenty seven year recording career saw the release of 42 studio albums and charted 73 singles. These two highly acclaimed albums from 1985 and 1987 saw Tammy rising to the challenge of meeting Country Music’s changing times with recordings that veered away from her own traditions.
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In 1968 - when the band that had previously been known as The Scorpions, The Spectres and Traffic Jam, became The Status Quo - Bob Young joined as their roadie, tour manager and harmonica player, until he stepped down from this role in 1981. On this album, Bob is joined by some impressive guests, including long-time “Young & Moody” collaborator, Micky Moody on guitar, Albert Lee, Billy Bremner, B J Cole, Pete Wiltshire, and Quo’s Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. As an extra treat for Quo fans, the album finishes on a writing session for the band’s first number one single, ‘Down Down’, recorded at the Travelodge Motel in Hollywood, on the band’s first American tour in 1973.
Gene Watson is a godsend to all country music fans who like their music true and honest, and that’s the way it’s always been for this entertainer over the course of five decades, ever since his name first appeared in the Country Music charts some 50 hits ago.
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The two CHARLY MCCLAIN albums twinned in this collection might cause slight confusion by their titles. Why have a “Biggest Hits” in 1985 when a “Greatest Hits” came out three years earlier? But the releases, with different recordings, simply prove the immense success of this singer as she quickly piled one hit upon another.
As it’s been said many times, by many people, Marty Robbins was a truly original stage entertainer and a recording artist without music barriers, although country was his natural forte. The two vintage albums in this collection clearly proved his country status and why he was – and remains, in the view of numerous fans worldwide – one of this music’s finest.