I dig Kenny Rogers – it’s music I grew up with. Seen him live once – it was good. A bit boring after a while but he did a fine line in country-schmaltz. And before that there was the First Edition stuff – part psychedelic-pop, part outlaw-country-ish. But some cracking good songs. This is where that awful (horrific) but brilliant Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town comes from. And the hit that everyone loves from this era is Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In). A great song. One of my favourite $2 records. My copy even still has the $2 sticker on it. And I hate keeping stickers – especially price-tags – on CDs or LPs. But for some reason I’ve kept that $2 sticker there with this. And I have no idea why.
Sample Track: Reuben James
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