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Ray Price: City Lights (CD)

(IMC Music) 24 tracks

Article properties: Ray Price: City Lights (CD)

  • Interpret: Ray Price

  • Album titlle: City Lights (CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2010
  • Label IMC Music

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 8712177054794

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Price, Ray - City Lights (CD) CD 1
01 Crazy Arms Ray Price
02 Run Boy Ray Price
03 Sweet Little Miss Blues Eyes Ray Price
04 You Done Me Wrong Ray Price
05 Wasted Words Ray Price
06 I've Got A New Heartache Ray Price
07 Blues Stay Away From Me) Ray Price
08 I Love You Because Ray Price
09 I'll Be There (When You Get Lonely) Ray Price
10 Faded Love Ray Price
11 Four Walls Ray Price
12 My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You Ray Price
13 Curtain In The Window Ray Price
14 It's All Your Fault Ray Price
15 Talk To Your Heart Ray Price
16 I'll Keep On Loving You Ray Price
17 Driftwood On The River Ray Price
18 Deep Water Ray Price
19 I've Gotta Have My Baby Back Ray Price
20 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight Ray Price
21 I'm Tired Ray Price
22 City Lights Ray Price
23 Invitation To The Blues Ray Price
24 That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome Ray Price
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For The Good Times

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For The Good Times (Kris Kristofferson)

recorded March 16, 1970; Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee; Producer: Don Law

with Ray Price: vocal; other details unknown

Columbia 4-45178 - master NCO 101434

 

Published in 1968 and first recorded that year by Bill Nash, For The Good Times languished for two years. “I wrote it in the late spring or early summer of 1968,” Kristofferson told 'The Tennessean' “I was dividing my time between making nothing as a Nashville songwriter and making $900 a month flying helicopters to offshore oil rigs in the Gulf. On one of those drives I began a song about making love to a woman for the last time. After a while, the melody really got to me. I couldn't wait to get to a guitar. I was riding along thinking about that part where it says, 'Hear the whisper of the raindrops blowin' soft against the window' and I wondered what the chords were. Hell, I wondered if I could play 'em. I only wrote the first part of the lyrics then. A while went by before I finished it. Can't remember how long, but I do remember who I wrote it about.” The song was published by Marijohn Wilkin, who'd given Kristofferson his first break.

Songwriter Ray Pennington worked for Wilkin and saw how Kristofferson's songs for Monument Records/Combine Music were storming the charts. Going through the seventy or so songs that Kristofferson had written for Wilkin, he decided that For The Good Times would be a good fit for Ray Price. Discovering that Price was in Odessa, Texas, he couriered a tape or acetate of For The Good Times out to him. “We were playing the Stardust Club in Odessa,” Price said later, “and a musician brought me in a demo tape of the song. I listened to it and after the next break, I got everyone together and played it for them and told the band that this would be my biggest record of all time." Although Columbia Records had forced Don Law into retirement three years earlier, he was still producing Price and Carl Smith. At a later session with Price and Law, songwriter Hal Bynum watched Price in action and had an astute observation:  “Price's great talent,” he decided later, “[is] that he phrased in a manner that forced the listener to pay attention to the words of the song. He broke the notes down into patterns of human speech so that it was not possible to groove along, listening only to the beauty of the voice and the melody. It was an added dimension of communication.

Price, in order to work all this out and perfect it, would have to be very intelligent.” That skill is greatly in evidence here. In the wake of For The Good Times, Price assembled a 22-piece orchestra and went to Las Vegas. In January 1973, Columbia president Clive Davis came to Nashville to present platinum LPs to Price and Law in recognition of one million LPs sold. By then, the single had reportedly topped eleven million copies.

- Colin Escott -

Various Country & Western Hit Parade 1970

Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/various-country-und-western-hit-parade-1970.html
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