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mercredi 9 août 2017

For The Good Times



In a different reality, a good alternate title for this jewel of a disc might have been "Tennessee Ernie Ford and Glen Campbell Unplugged." The idea behind it was a natural, teaming two of Capitol Records' biggest-selling country artists together. This album was actually a distant follow-up to a 1965 recording by Ford entitled Country Hits...Feelin' Blue, which had featured the singer in a back-to-basics musical setting. At the time, in 1975, Ford was 19 years from his last big hit, while Campbell was still near the top of his commercial form, having outsold the Beatles as recently as the end of the 1960s. There isn't a weak track here, as Ford, backed by Campbell on acoustic guitar and bassist Chuck Domonico, renews his approach to old standards like "Trouble in Mind" and covers songs associated with Dottie West ("Here Comes My Baby"), Patsy Cline ("She Called Me Baby"), and classics like Floyd Tillman's "I Gotta Have My Baby Back." There are only 30 minutes of music here, but the album is one of the high points of Ford's career; cut loose in a simple, all-acoustic setting, Ford's elegant baritone has tremendous expressive power, which it brings completely to the fore, and Campbell's playing is extraordinarily sensitive and articulate, even for him. His playing on the break of "I Gotta Have My Baby Back" is one of the best solos of his career, and is matched by Ford's magnificent, towering-yet-despairing vocal. If you only own one album by either Ford or Campbell, this should be the one. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

A1 - Trouble In Mind
A2 - (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
A3 - Here Comes My Baby
A4 - There Goes My Everything
A5 - She Called Me Baby
B1 - Gotta Have My Baby Back
B2 - Nobody Wins
B3 - Loving Her Is Easier
B4 - I Really Don't Want To Know
B5 - For The Good Times

Vinyl rip. Covers, labels


5 commentaires:

Mellow a dit…

Thank you for this. Their version of "Loving Her Was Easier" is really great. But no one will ever reach Waylon Jennings' 1971 live version!

Anonyme a dit…

Excellent choice! Highly recommended download.

Nappyrags a dit…

Great great choice...thanks mucho

dfb a dit…

hi and thanks -this is great. i have tons of music which i m listening constantly but this one is sooooo unbelievably gooood - real gem.as the saying goes every house should have one. Thanks once again.

bets a dit…

hartelijk bedankt!