Tammy Wynette, known as the “First Lady of Country Music”, was one of the 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.
“You And Me”, with its title track scoring a two week run at the top of the Billboard Country charts in October 1976, headed up an album featuring a diverse range of material. Willie Nelson’s ‘Little Things’ is a catch-up ‘phone conversation between a separated couple, ‘Jesus Send A Song’ equates religion with the Nashville music scene surroundings, and southern emotions live on with ‘Dixieland (You Will Never Die)’.
There is also a cover of Donna Fargo’s hit ‘Funny Face’ and, perhaps a little away from Tammy’s norm (at least, at that time), the ‘Hawaiian Wedding Song’. The album secured a Top 4 placing.
“Let’s Get Together” from 1977 was well- acclaimed, not least of all because several songs came close to her recordings of a few years earlier, her inimitable “sob-in-the-voice” letting the listener know about holding your man, losing your man and what to do afterwards. Among the songwriters who contributed to the collection are the Statler Brothers Don and Harold Reid (‘You Could Be Coming To Me’) and Rafe Van Hoy (‘Cheatin’ Is’) while Tammy shared credit with George Richey on ‘Loving You, I Do’.
Both albums appear on CD for the first time.
YOU AND ME
1. YOU AND ME
2. EVERY NOW AND THEN
3. FUNNY FACE
4. THE HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG
5. LITTLE THINGS
6. JESUS SEND A SONG
7. ONE OF THESE DAYS
8. YOU HURT THE LOVE RIGHT OUT OF ME
9. WHEN LOVE WAS ALL WE HAD
10. DIXIELAND (YOU WILL NEVER DIE)
LET’S GET TOGETHER
11. LET’S GET TOGETHER (ONE LAST TIME)
12. IF WE NEVER LOVE AGAIN
13. LOVING YOU, I DO
14. IT’S GONNA TAKE A LONG, LONG TIME
15. YOU COULD BE COMING TO ME
16. YOUR SWEET LIES (TURNED DOWN MY SHEETS AGAIN)
17. CHEATIN’ IS
18. I CAN LOVE YOU
19. NO ONE CAN TAKE HIS PLACE
20. I CAN STILL BELIEVE IN YOU