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Merle Haggard - If We Make it Through December (jue, 16 ene 2020)
Reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remaining on the charts for a total of 17 weeks. It also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. The song was included in Merle's sixteenth studio album, If We Make It Through December (Capitol 1974) If We Make it Through December “If We Make It Through December”, a song written by Merle Haggard, was recorded by Merle Haggard & The Strangers for the Capitol label on January 16, 1973, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, Two other songs were recorded at the same recording session: “Big bad Bill (Is sweet William now)” unissued, and “I'll break out again tonight”. In the recording session Merle was accompanied by: Marcy Nichols (guitar), Roy Nichols (guitar), Bobby Wayne (guitar), Joseph Zinkan (bass), Biff Adam (drums), Johnny Gimble (fiddle), Hargus Robbins (piano) and William Puett (horns). With the production of Ken Nelson, the song was released on October 27, 1973, on December 22, 1973, reached # 1 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, remaining on the charts for a total of 17 weeks. And on January 19, 1974, it also reached # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts. It was the sixteenth number one in Merle's career. The song was included in Merle's sixteenth studio album, If We Make It Through December (Capitol 1974), the album was released in February 1974, on May 11, 1974, reached number 4 on the US charts. Top Country Albums, remaining in the charts a total of 21 weeks. Miquel Batlle Garriga
mbatllegarriga@gmail.com Merle Haggard - If We Make it Through December Lyrics   [Chorus] If we make it through December Everything's going to be all right I know It's the coldest time of winter And I shiver when I see the falling snow If we make it through December Got plans to be in a warmer town come summer time Maybe even California If we make it through December we'll be fine   [Verse] Got laid off down at the factory And their timing is not the greatest in the world Heaven knows I been working hard I wanted Christmas to be right for daddy's girl Now I don't mean to hate December It's meant to be the happy time of year And my little girl don't understand Why daddy can't afford no Christmas gift   [Chorus] If we make it through December Everything's going to be all right I know It's the coldest time of winter And I shiver when I see the falling snow If we make it through December Got plans to be in a warmer town come summer time Maybe even California If we make it through December we'll be fine


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Red Steagall - Hats off to the Cowboy (Tue, 14 Jan 2020)
Red Steagall   Hats Off to the Cowboy Red Steagall has “done it all,” with tremendous successes in television, radio, music & poetry recordings,  songwriting, motion pictures, writing and “live” performances. And his talent has been widely recognized, resulting in winning every award you can think of. In 2019, he released this ten track CD comprised of eight songs and two poems.    You’ll hear a religious influence in some of the songs, e.g. “I Ride for the Brand of the Man with the Nail Scarred Hands” and “When He’s Gathered Up the Strays.” Actually, one of my favorites falls into that category: “I Won’t Have Far to Go,” a commentary on living in a part of the country that’s so picturesque that, when it’s time for the rider to leave this earth, he won’t have far to go to get to heaven. My other favorite is a delightful, up-tempo tune titled “Young Flankers are Hard to Come By,” but in this instance, it’s not fair to limit favorites to just two (and frankly, I can’t). Chalk up another “winner” for Red Steagall! Available from orders@redsteagall.com or (817) 444-0976. Highly recommended! O.J Sikes
Western Music Time Facebook Track listing   01. Hats off to the Cowboy 02. I Won't Have Far to Go 03. When He Gathers up the Strays 04. All That a Man Really Needs 05. I Ride for the Brand of the Man with the Nail Scarred Hands 06. Inside the Same Fence 07. The Ritual of Spring 08. Young Flankers Are Hard to Come By 09. We Were Cowboys 10. The Preacher and the Bear


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Faith Hill - It Matters To Me (Tue, 14 Jan 2020)
Reached # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 20 weeks. In Canada Country Tracks, It reached at number # 2. The song was included in Faith's second studio album, It Matters to Me (Warner 1995) It Matters To Me “It Matters to Me”, a song written by Ed Hill and Mark D. Sanders, was recorded by Faith Hill for the Warner label, was recorded in the spring of 1995, at Soundshop Studio, 1307 Division St., Nashville, TN, with The production of Scott Hendricks and Faith Hill, the song was released on November 14, 1995, on January 13, 1996, reached # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 20 weeks. In Canada Country Tracks, It reached at number # 2. It was the third number one in Faith's career.   The song was included in Faith's second studio album, It Matters to Me (Warner 1995), the album was released on August 29, 1995, on February 17, 1996, reaching number # 4 on U.S. charts. Top Country Albums, remaining in the charts a total of 104 weeks. The album was certified quadruple platinum in the USA and Canada. Miquel Batlle Garriga
mbatllegarriga@gmail.com Faith Hill - It Matters To Me Lyrics   [Verse 1] Baby, tell me where'd you ever learn To fight without saying a word Then waltz back into my life Like it's all gonna be alright Don't you know how much it hurts?   [Chorus] When we don't talk, when we don't touch When it doesn't feel like we're even in love It matters to me When I don't know what to say, don't know what to do Don't know if it really even matters to you How can I make you see? It matters to me   [Verse 2] Maybe I still don't understand The distance between a woman and a man So tell me how far it is And how you can love like this 'Cause I'm not sure I can   [Chorus] When we don't talk, when we don't touch When it doesn't feel like we're even in love It matters to me When I don't know what to say, don't know what to do Don't know if it really even matters to you How can I make you see? It matters to me   [Instrumental Bridge]   [Outro] Oh, when I don't know what to say, don't know what to do Don't know if it really even matters to you How can I make you see? Oh, it matters to me Oh, it matters to me It matters to me


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Patty Loveless - You Don't Even Know Who I Am (Tue, 14 Jan 2020)
Reached # 5 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 20 weeks, on the Canada Country Tracks charts, reached at number # 17. The song was included in Patty's seventh studio album, When Fallen Angels Fly (Epic 1994) You Don't Even Know Who I Am “You Don't Even Know Who I Am”, a song written by Gretchen Peters, was recorded by Patty Loveless for the Epic label, was recorded in the spring of 1994, at Woodland Sound Studio, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN, In the recording session of the album, Patty was accompanied by: Steve Gibson (acoustic and electric guitar and mandolin), Richard Bennett (acustic and electric guitar), Paul Worley (acoustic guitar), Biff Watson (acoustic guitar), Jerry Douglas (slide guitar), Stuart Duncan (mandolin and fiddle), Paul Franklin, Sonny Garrish and Pete Finney (steel), Harry Stinson (drums and backgrund vocal), Owen Hale (drums), Glen Duncan (fiddle), Jimmy Hall (harmonica) John Barlow Jarvis (piano), Mike Lawler (keyboards), Carmella Ramsey, Curtis Young, Dawn Sears, Donna McElroy, Liana Manis, Tim Hensley and Kathy Burdick (background vocals) With the production of Emory Gordy Jr., the song It was released on March 18, 1995, and on June 17, 1995, reached # 5 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 20 weeks, on the Canada Country Tracks charts, reached at number # 17.   The song was included in Patty's seventh studio album, When Fallen Angels Fly (Epic 1994), the album was released on August 23, 1994, September 17, 1994, reached at number #8 on the U.S Top Country Albums charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 91 weeks. The album was certified platinum in the US, selling more than a million copies. When Fallen Angels Fly won CMA's Album of the Year in 1995, at the time Loveless was only the 3rd woman in the history of the award to win. About the song:   The song is a ballad that describes the end of a marriage where both spouses realize that they have become strangers over time. According to Loveless, “The one that got a lot of reaction was” You Don't Even Know Who I Am. “It starts out and you think,” Okay, here's another woman crying about something, "and then it swings around and it says he finds her ring on the pillow, and he starts to think, “Hey, you didn't know who I was either.” They got to the point in their marriage that they didn't know each other anymore. There's been a lot of men that this song just tears up. I've often said that country is the cheapest therapy you can get. Music can be good for your soul. People can be moved to tears. “ “You Don't Even Know Who I Am” was nominated for 1996 Academy of Country Music Song of the Year award and the 1996 Grammy Awards Country Song of the Year. Miquel Batlle Garriga
mbatllegarriga@gmail.com Patty Loveless - You Don't Even Know Who I Am Lyrics   She left the car in the driveway She left the key in the door She left the kids at her mama's And the laundry piled up on the floor She left her ring on the pillow Right where it wouldn't be missed She left a note in the kitchen Next to the grocery list   It said, you don't even know who I am You left me a long time ago You don't even know who I am So what do you care if I go   He left the ring on the pillow He left the clothes on the floor And he called her to say he was sorry But he couldn't remember what for So he said I've been doing some thinking I've been thinking that maybe you're right I go to work every morning And I come home to you every night   And you don't even know who I am You left me a long time ago You don't even know who I am So what do I care if you go You don't even know who I am So what do I care if you go


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The Jimmy Wakely Collection***1940-53***. Review By Oj Sikes (Mon, 13 Jan 2020)
Acrobat ACTRCD9083 Jimmy Wakely, The Rough Riders, Margaret Whiting Rex Allen used to say that, in his opinion, Jimmy Wakely was the most underrated singer in Hollywood.  You can hear the reasons Rex held Wakely in such high regard in this collection of 84 recordings, including all of his 24 hits and a variety of music (he was popular in the pop field as well as in the western and country genres). His Number 1 hits with Margaret Whiting are here, as are songs from his movie days, beginning with his 1940 recording of “Cimarron (Roll On)” with the Jimmy Wakely Trio, i.e. Dick Reinhart and Johnny Bond, who often called themselves the Rough Riders. The set includes movie song titles “Moon Over Montana,” “Oklahoma Blues” and “Song of the Sierras” (which was Jimmy’s personal favorite Wakely film and one Wesley Tuttle co-starred in), and an all-time favorite of many, composed by Smiley Burnette, “On the Strings of My Lonesome Guitar.”   Wakely had several radio shows and used more than one theme song for them. Smiley’s composition was used for a while, as were “At the Close of a Long, Long Day” and “Tellin’ My Troubles to My Old Guitar.” All these are here, as is some of Wakely’s fine Western swing as well as the Western and pop ballads he was so well-known for. In addition, there’s some seasonal material and lots of the outstanding recordings he made with Margaret Whiting, not only the No. 1 hits.  Highly recommended!  Widely available online or from your favorite mail order sources. O.J Sikes
Western Music Time Facebook CD 1 1. Cimarron Roll On (2:27) 2. Too Late (2:49) 3. I'll Never Let You Go (2:10) 4. Gone & Left Me Blues (1:32) 5. There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere (2:52) 6. Standing Outside Of Heaven (2:17) 7. I'm Sending You Red Roses (2:28) 8. You Can't Break The Chains Of Love (& The Sunshine Girls) (2:56) 9. Somebody's Rose (2:28) 10. Everybody Knew It But Me (3:03) 11. Too Many Sweethearts (2:29) 12. Song Of The Sierras (2:59) 13. Where The Moon Plays Peek-A-Boo (2:41) 14. Oklahoma Blues (2:31) 15. Signed, Sealed And Delivered (2:47) 16. Milk Cow Blues (2:47) 17. For The Sake Of Days Gone By (2:19) 18. One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) (2:48) 19. Walkin' The Sidewalks Of Shame (3:04) 20. Mine All Mine (2:58) 21. I Love You So Much It Hurts (2:14) 22. Forever More (2:41) 23. Moon Over Montana (2:56) 24. Till The End Of The World (2:39) 25. Oklahoma Hills (2:48) 26. Someday You’ll Call My Name (& Velma Williams) (2:35) 27. I Wish I Had A Nickel (2:54)   CD 2 1. Tellin’ My Troubles To My Old Guitar (2:38) 2. Slippin' Around (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:12) 3. Wedding Bells (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:40) 4. I‘ll Never Slip Around Again (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:04) 5. Six Times A Week And Twice On Sunday (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:08) 6. You're Only In My Arms (2:53) 7. I Don’t Know Why I Love You (But I Do Do Do) (2:19) 8. Broken Down Merry-Go-Round (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:31) 9. The Gods Were Angry With Me (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:28) 10. Peter Cottontail (2:12) 11. Mr Easter Bunny (2:33) 12. Let's Go To Church (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:27) 13. Why Do You Say Those Things' (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:21) 14. Home Town Rag (2:07) 15. Fool's Paradise (2:35) 16. Mona Lisa (2:45) 17. Steppin' Out (2:36) 18. A Bushel And A Peck (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:00) 19. Beyond The Reef (feat. Margaret Whiting) (3:02) 20. Bandera Waltz (2:41) 21. Pot Of Gold (3:16) 22. Silver Bells (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:55) 23. My Heart Cries For You (2:54) 24. Music By The Angels (2:44) 25. Easter Parade (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:21) 26. At The Close Of A Long, Long Day (2:41) 27. Beautiful Brown Eyes (2:28)   CD 3 1. Do Ya Write A Letter To Your Sweetheart' (2:29) 2. Till We Meet Again (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:14) 3. When You And I Were Young Maggie Blues (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:11) 4. Old Soldiers Never Die (2:10) 5. I Like The Wide Open Spaces (2:18) 6. Don't Be Lonely (2:26) 7. Star Of Hope (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:46) 8. Another Fool Steps In (2:46) 9. The Solid South (2:16) 10. I Don't Want To Be Free (2:34) 11. Each Step Of The Way (2:30) 12. Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon (2:13) 13. Keep A Light In Your Window Tonight (2:30) 14. Give Me More, More, More (feat. Margaret Whiting) (1:51) 15. Goodbye, Little Girl (with Les Baxter's Orch. & Chorus) (2:35) 16. Just Because (2:03) 17. If You Would Only Be Mine (2:08) 18. There's A Cloud In My Valley Of Sunshine (& Bob Hope) (2:05) 19. The Same Old Lovelight In Your Eyes (3:13) 20. I Went To Your Wedding (3:06) 21. Rainbow At Midnight (3:09) 22. Lorelei (2:38) 23. If You Knew What It Meant To Be Lonesome (2:21) 24. Gomen-Nasai (2:17) 25. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (2:17) 26. When Love Goes Wrong (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:26) 27. Too Late (2:49) 28. Thanks (2:29) 29. Tennessee Church Bells (feat. Margaret Whiting) (2:34)


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