Today, I'm thrilled to have the new album by the incomparable Miss Crystal Gayle on the turntable. While her last album was released almost 16 years ago, her velvet voice and distinctive style is as clear perfection today as when we first heard her sing Ribbon of Darkness at the tender age of 16 (over 50 years ago!). That night she was stepping in for her big sister, Loretta Lynn, whom was not feeling well on of all stages - The Grand Ole Opry.
I should mention that while she has performed on the Opry many many times since then, she was finally inducted (with her sister, Loretta, offering the induction) member January 21, 2017.
Most of us, however, remember her more when she released I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes (released in 1970 and went to #23 on the billboard charts) and Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.
YOU DON'T KNOW ME is the epitome of what country music is supposed to sound like delivered by not only one of the most beautiful women to ever grace a stage but delivered with a voice meant for every track.... even those originally released by male vocalists such as Faron Young, Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins (to name a few). From the opening strains of Ribbon of Darkness through to the final note of her very first single, this album is everything a country album should be... evocative and full of heart delivered as only Crystal Gayle can.
The key tune on this album is a history-making recording of Put It Off Until Tomorrow (written by Dolly Parton) featuring Crystal Gayle with her sisters, Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue. While Peggy Sue tours with Crystal and the three have performed together over the years, this is the first time they've recorded.
It is time to start thinking about Christmas. YOU DON'T KNOW ME is the perfect gift/ stocking stuffer for yourself or the true country music enthusiast on you gift list. Remember, the special 'limited edition' vinyl can be pre-ordered now or purchased openly next month! Just follow the link above or visit the Webstore link below.
I'm tipping my hat:
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