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Singin' It Lonesome: The Very Best...1965-1970


  • 1. Green, Green Grass of Home
    2. As Long as the Wind Blows
    3. Johnnie Lose It All
    4. Don't Tell My Little Girl
    5. She's Mighty Gone
    6. Mental Revenge
    7. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
    8. Come See What's Left of Your Man
    9. Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp, The
    10. With Pen in Hand
    11. I Ain't Buying
    12. Woman Without Love
    13. Coming of the Roads, The
    14. Why You Been Gone So Long?
    15. River Bottom
    16. Winter's Coming On
    17. These Days
    18. Willin'
    19. She's Headed for the Country
    20. Sing It Lonesome
    21. Brother River
    22. Mama Come and Get Your Baby Boy
    23. Mae Jean Goes to Hollywood
    24. Bed of Roses
    25. Snowblind Friend
    26. Meanwhile Back in Memphis
    27. Freedom in the Yard
    28. Trouble Maker
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 103

  • Credits
    ProducerDick Rosmini; Kelso Herston; Larry Murray; Scott Turner
    Engineer

    Personnel includes: Johnny Darrell (vocals); Clarence White (guitar).
    Liner Note Authors: Glenn A. Baker; Larry Murray.
    Arranger: Sonny Curtis.
    The Australia's Raven has issued a number of discs oriented toward Byrds collectors. Presumably, this explains the label's reissue of this relatively obscure country hitmaker's '60s hits and 1969 album California Stop-Over, since Clarence White plays on the latter. Johnny Darrell may not be a household name, but he displayed a remarkably consistent knack for being the first to record songs that -- in the hands of others -- soon became hits known by all, including "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" (a number nine hit for Darrell) and "Green Green Grass of Home." Darrell also enjoyed the hits "With Pen in Hand" (his biggest at number three), "The Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp" (which soon became a smash for O.C. Smith), and "Why You Been Gone So Long" (with a giant, driving hook that should have propelled it to number one). The California Stop-Over album is an all-star affair as far as the songwriting is concerned, featuring compositions by Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Hoyt Axton, Jackson Browne, and others. Although he made the Top 40 nine times in the late '60s, Darrell never caught on the way he should have, and now he's undeservedly a mere footnote for Byrdmaniax. ~ Greg Adams

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