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Norma Jean Heaven Help The Working Girl

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catalog number: CDOMNI147

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Norma Jean: Heaven Help The Working Girl

(2011/OMNI) 30 tracks RCA 1963-73 w.20 page booklet.


Jean, Norma - Heaven Help The Working Girl CD 1
1: Heaven Help The Working Girl
2: I Wouldn't Buy A Used Car From Him
3: Don't Put Your Hands On Me
4: The Future Ex-Mrs. Jones
5: Your Alibi Called Today
6: What Locks The Door
7: Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
8: Welcome Home To Nothing
9: Same Old Story Same Old Lies
10: The Shirt
11: I Cried All The Way To The Bank
12: Jackson Ain't A Very Big Town
13: One Man Band
14: Then Go Home To Her
15: Pursuing Happiness
16: Don't Let That Doorknob Hit You
17: You're Driving Me Out Of My Mind
18: Put Your Arms Around Her
19: Conscience Keep An Eye On Me
20: Dusty Road
21: Truck Drivin' Woman
22: Go Cat Go
23: Let's Go All The Way
24: I'm A Walking Advertisement (For The Blues)
25: You Changed Everything About Me But My Name
26: The Kind Of Needin' I Need
27: Teddy Bear Song
28: Whiskey-Six Years Old
29: The Game Of Triangles (& Liz Anderson & Bobby
30: Satisfied Mind


Artikeleigenschaften von Norma Jean: Heaven Help The Working Girl

  • Interpret: Norma Jean

  • Albumtitel: Heaven Help The Working Girl

  • Format CD
  • Genre Country

  • Title Heaven Help The Working Girl
  • Release date 2011
  • Label OMNI

  • Price code N1
  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 9326425805435

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Jean, Norma"

Norma Jean

Jackson Ain't A Very Big Town

Norma Jean

Jackson Ain't A Very Big Town

(Vic McAlpin)

recorded April 17, 1967 (14:00-17:00) RCA Victor Studio, 800, 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee; Producer: Bob Ferguson

with Norma Jean: vocal; George McCormick: guitar/leader; Herman Bland 'Pete' Wade: guitar; Pete L. Rodis Drake: steel guitar; Charles 'Buck' Trent: banjo; Roy M. 'Junior' Huskey, Jr.: bass; Mack Magaha: fiddle; Jerry K. Carrigan: drums; Hargus M. 'Pig' Robbins: piano; Anita Carter, Dolores D. Edgin: vocal chorus

RCA 47-9258 -master UWA4-2339

The tortured relationship between Norma Jean Beasler and Porter Wagoner reached its denouement in 1967. No soap opera could rival this. Porter bought Norma Jean a ring, but his wife wouldn't divorce him, so Norma Jean threw the ring back at him, and he gave it to Mel Tillis for Tillis's next marriage. While Porter was recording homilies like The Family Who Prays (Never Shall Part), Norma Jean was bearing a child whose parentage hasn't been revealed. And while Norma Jean took a sabbatical to nurse her child, Porter hired Jeannie Seely, and reportedly started a relationship with her. How Porter handled the psychodrama without falling to pieces is a secret he took to the grave. In 1967, soon after releasing an album of Porter's songs as a birthday present to him, Norma Jean quit his television and road show, and returned to Oklahoma City. Her replacement was Dolly Parton. Another heartache-waiting-to-happen.

In 1965, the professional manager of Jim Reeves' publishing companies, Ray Baker, signed veteran Vic McAlpin. For Reeves' Acclaim Music, McAlpin churned out some fine songs for women, including The Box It Came In, Don't Let The Doorknob Hit You, and Jackson Ain't A Very Big Town, all three of them recorded by Norma Jean. McAlpin had been writing since 1945, and in that time he'd written hits for Johnny Cash (Home Of The Blues), Red Foley (God Walks These Hills), and George Morgan (Almost). He’d also cowritten a couple of songs with Hank Williams. Jackson Ain't A Very Big Town was recorded just as Johnny Cash and June Carter's Jackson was ascending the charts. A coincidence? One year or so later, Don Law's former sidekick, Frank Jones, tried the song again with a couple of Law's last signings, Johnny Duncan & June Stearns. It was a bigger hit, but a lesser performance. Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn included it on LPs. In 1980, shortly before his death, McAlpin wrote a book, From Defeated Creek To Music City USA, Defeated Creek, Tennessee being his home town.

- Colin Escott -

Various Country & Western Hit Parade 1967

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