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 and our Country Music imprint Morello has six of his albums reissued across three releases this week…
“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.
“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’.
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