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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.
“Ol’ T’s In Town” was released in 1979 and produced three chart singles, ‘You Show Me Your Heart (And I’ll Show You Mine)’, ‘ The Old Side Of Town’ and ‘Jesus On The Radio (Daddy On The Phone)’.
“A Soldier Of Fortune” covers diverse ground with the title track, penned by Gary Sefton, finding the singer in bluegrass territory accompanied by the genre’s Jimmy Martin and the Osborne Brothers, while the only other non-original, Shel Silverstein’s wonderful ‘Me And Jimmie Rodgers’, recalls innocent days and childhood heroes. Otherwise it’s original material throughout, with the writer recounting more past times, (‘Back When Gas Was Thirty Cents A Gallon’) and characters (‘The World According To Raymond’), while ‘Texas Never Fell in Love With Me’ is a humorous contradiction of the cowboy lifestyle.
Tom T. Hall is one of the most successful recording artists in the history of Country Music.
Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
First time coupling on CD.
OL’ T’s IN TOWN
1. THE LAST COUNTRY SONG
2. OLD HABITS DIE HARD
3. JESUS ON THE RADIO (DADDY ON THE PHONE)
4. THE OLD SIDE OF TOWN
5. GREED KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN WHISKEY
6. YOU SHOW ME YOUR HEART (AND I’LL SHOW YOU MINE)
7. THE DIFFERENT FEELING
8. GIRL YOU SURE KNOW HOW TO SAY GOODBYE
9. WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHEN YOU SAY GOODBYE
10. I LEFT YOU SOME KISSES ON THE DOOR
A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
11. SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
12. ME AND JIMMIE RODGERS
13. WE’RE ALL IN THIS THING ALONE
14. BACK WHEN GAS WAS THIRTY CENTS A GALLON
15. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO RAYMOND
16. I’LL GO SOMEWHERE AND SING MY SONGS AGAIN
17. TEXAS NEVER FELL IN LOVE WITH ME
18. THE SIX O’CLOCK NEWS
19. PEOPLE AS CRAZY AS ME
20. WHISKEY CASTLES