Mac Davis, It’s Hard To Be Humble (1980)
Mac Davis – what a charmed run. Writing songs for Elvis Presley. Bloody good ones too! Having his own TV variety show – solo albums, a film career. The works. The Works. And though I’ve always been aware of him I never thought I’d want a Mac Davis solo alum until I saw this one in the sale bin in a store when I was on holiday recently. Look at that cover – and in conjunction with the title. The audacity. Still, if you’d written In The Ghetto for Elvis (and A Little Less Conversation too by the way) you’d probably pose in such a way for such an album. Why not? In 1980 this sort of arrogance and audacity was merely confidence. So I bought this record for a laugh – for a fiver – but also I’ve always loved It’s Hard To Be Humble (the song). For its obvious (and OTT) humour. This album is actually a bit of gem too. A good find. I’m into it.
Sample Track: It Was Time
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