If That Ain't Country Dec 4

Mel Tillis - One More Time

In this episode, we're featuring an album from the late, great Mel Tillis: "One More Time" (1970). Loaded with quality songwriting, including three from Mel's own pen - this was one of the last albums credited to "Mel Tillis & The Statesiders" (his famous backing band). Most releases thereafter had Mel's name solely written on the front cover, although he continued to use The Statesiders on the road. A good mix of shuffles, barroom weepers and love-gone-wrong songs, highlights include the title track, "Gonna Burn Some Bridges", "Brand New Wrapper" and "How You Drink The Wine" - the latter written by Mel's piano player Ronald McCown. We'll also hear from Mel himself about his illustrious career as a songwriter and performer, how he dealt with his famous stutter and about his firing from a well-known country music television show. Great album - get you some!

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