Tammy Wynette, The Best of Tammy Wynette (1978)
There are many Tammy Wynette best-ofs – and this is the first that I’ve owned on vinyl; brand new to me ($1 op-shop find). I had a similar compilation on CD but oddly I’ve really never owned anything much by Wynette. I say oddly, because I am a fan. She’s one of the queens of country music and one of the artists that was a gateway for me – back when the doorway had seem blocked (my folks hated country music on account of their folks listening only to the very cheesiest and blandest of the country’n’western and pop-country of the 70s and 80s). I’m glad to have found this. So many great songs – and this covers enough of the bases for starters. This one is – from what I can tell – a NZ/Aus compilation. But plenty of the big, big hits.
Sample Track: Singing My Song
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