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Charley Pride

Charley Frank Pride (March 18, 1934 – December 12, 2020)

Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone

Charley Pride

Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone

(Glenn Martin-Dave Kirby)

recorded August 26, 1969 (18:00-21:00) RCA Victor Studio, 806 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee; Producer: Jack Clement

with Charley Pride: vocal; Jack Eubanks: guitar; Billy Grammer: guitar/leader; Lloyd L. Green: steel guitar; Billy Linneman: bass; John P. 'Johnny' Gimble: fiddle; Norman Keith 'Buddy' Spicher: fiddle; D. J. Fontana: drums; Jerry D. Smith: piano; Bill Irwin: organ; Joseph T. Babcock, Dolores D. Edgin, June Evelyn Page, Hurshel Wayne Wiginton: vocal chorus

RCA 47-9806

master XWA4-2331

 

Session musician, songwriter, and recording artist Dave Kirby was from Brady, Texas, where his uncle, Hank Williams' front man Big Bill Lister, mentored him. (See our 1952 volume for Lister's recording of Williams' There's A Tear In My Beer). Kirby moved on to Albuquerque in 1955, and claimed that Buck Owens and Rose Maddox recorded his first song, Down To The River, but if that's the case he sold it to Owens. “During the 1960s, Willie Nelson used to come out to Albuquerque and he got me to go and play in the band,” Kirby said later. “Willie got to liking my songs, and I don't remember how, but Hank Cochran got to liking them too. They both wrote me saying 'Come to Nashville,' so in 1967, I made the big move.” Kirby joined Cochran and Nelson at Pamper Music.

In ‘68, Cochran and Nelson bought Ray Price’s share of Pamper. “I got a few things cut and then I wrote 'Is Anybody Going To San Antone?'” said Kirby. He was leaving a session one day when someone asked, “Is anybody goin' to San Antone?” The title stuck in his mind, and he suggested it to another Pamper writer, Glenn Martin. They kicked it around for several months on the phone and in person. “And then,” said Martin, “I had to go to Atlanta and Kirby went, and we finished it on the way. I think it's the most equally cowrittten song I've ever written.” It was copyrighted on February 20, 1969 and first recorded on April 29 by New York Jets NFL player, Bake Turner, who was signed to Kapp Records in Nashville. In May, Cochran, Nelson, and Hal Smith sold Pamper Music to Tree Music for $1.6 million, and Tree's Buddy Killen pitched Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone? to Charley Pride for a session on August 26, apparently unaware of the Turner cut. Pride said that the song was handed to him minutes before the session, but that seems unlikely because producer Jack Clement had Buddy Spicher and Johnny Gimble lined up to play western swing twin fiddles.

Regardless, Pride thought he had the song exclusively, but then, as he said later, “I get back home, I lay down in my bed, and I looked at the Johnny Carson show and there's Bake Turner. He's on Johnny Carson doing that particular song.” Again, not quite. Football legend Joe Namath guest-hosted Carson's Tonight Show on November 26—three months after Pride's session, and Namath introduced Turner signing San Antone. Turner's record was released on January 26, 1970, and only then did RCA decide to rush-release Pride's version. It reached #1 on April 18. Although one of Pride's best records, it was arguably eclipsed by Doug Sahm's half-ripped recording from a couple of years later. Dave Kirby went on to cowrite There Ain't No Good Chain Gang (a #2 hit for Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings) and many other lesser hits and album cuts. Glenn Martin wrote #1 hits for Pride and Merle Haggard. Kirby, meanwhile, married Haggard's ex-wife, Leona Williams, and died in Branson in 2004.

- Colin Escott -

Various Country & Western Hit Parade 1970

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Power Of Love (LP)
Charley Pride: Power Of Love (LP) Art-Nr.: LPPL85031

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(RCA) 10 tracks - The original 1984 'RCA' LP album Recorded at Music City Hall in Nashville, Tennessee
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The Best Of Charley Pride Vol.2 (CD)
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​(1995/RCA) 8 tracks
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Christmas In My Home Town (CD, Rmst., Bonus Tracks)
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(2013/Music City) 13 tracks 1970-1982, produced by Jack Clement (except12/13) digitally remastered, special edition RCA christmas classic!
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Happiness Of Having You, Sunday Morning With Charley Pride, She's Just An Old Love Turned Memory, Someone Loves You Honey (2-CD)
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(BGO) 41 Tracks - Four Charley Pride Albums On Two Discs: Happiness Of Having You - Sunday Morning With Charley Pride - She's Just An Old Love Turned Memory - Someone Loves You Honey!
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There's A Little Bit Of Hank In Me - Burgers And Fries (CD)
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(2013/Morello Records) 22 tracks - 2 Classic Albums on 1 CD - There’s A Little Bit Of Hank In Me is a tribute to the great Hank Williams and has always been a favourite album among Charley Pride fans. Reviews of the album when released...
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40 Years Of Pride (2-CD)
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(Sony Music New Zealand) 40 tracks - a perfect compilation!*****
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Great Country Sounds Of Charley Pride (CD)
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Pride & Joy: A Gospel Music Collection (CD)
Charley Pride: Pride & Joy: A Gospel Music Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD05293

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(2006/MUSIC CITY) 14 tracks (45.04) produced by Charley Pride. Featuring Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.
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American Music Legends - Cracker Barrel Excl.
Charley Pride: American Music Legends - Cracker Barrel Excl. Art-Nr.: CD259922

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(2006/CB/CECCA) 10 tracks - not in stores
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The Best Of (CD)
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(2003/BMG UK) 18 tracks
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20 Classics
Charley Pride: 20 Classics Art-Nr.: CD90324

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(Music City) 20 tracks (5 unreleased in the United States), contains previously released material and several re-recordings of original hits that are controlled by Charley Pride.
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In Person (CD)
PRIDE, Charley: In Person (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCAD12703

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10 tracks
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The Masters (CD)
Charley Pride: The Masters (CD) Art-Nr.: CDEAB015

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CD on EAGLE RECORDS by Charley Pride - The Masters (CD)
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The Ultimate Hits Collection (2-CD)
Charley Pride: The Ultimate Hits Collection (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDMC05297

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(2008/PRIDE/MUSIC CITY) 32 tracks (career spanning originals)
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Choices (2011)
Charley Pride: Choices (2011) Art-Nr.: CDMCR05302

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(2011/MUSIC CITY) 13 tracks (42:59) produced by Charley Pride.
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Country Charley Pride - Pride Of Country Music
Charley Pride: Country Charley Pride - Pride Of Country Music Art-Nr.: CDMCR05310

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(2013/Music City Records) 24 tracks (62:22) Charley's groundbreaking first two albums from 1966/67 digitally remasterd.
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The Gospel Collection
Charley Pride: The Gospel Collection Art-Nr.: CDRGM0207

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(2014/Real Gone Music) 20 tracks, remastered by Viv Anesini and Mark Wilder at Battery Studios, NYC. Features the classic albums 'Did You Think To Pray' (RCA 1971) and 'Sunday Morning' (RCA 1975), both produced by Jack Clement.
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Country Charley Pride - The Country Way - Pride Of Country Music - Make Mine (2-CD)
Charley Pride: Country Charley Pride - The Country Way - Pride... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1185

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(Beat Goes On) 48 tracks. Digitally remastered two CD set containing a quartet of albums from the country great - Country Charley Pride, The Country Way, Pride Of Country Music and Make Mine Country. The four albums featured were...
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Sensational C.P. - Songs Of Pride - In Person - Just Plain Charley (2-CD)
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(2015/Beat Goes On) 49 tracks.
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The Country Way - Make Mine Country
Charley Pride: The Country Way - Make Mine Country Art-Nr.: CDMCR05316

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(2014/Music City Records) 24 tracks. His third and fourth album from the late 60s on one CD , produced by Chet Atkins , Jack Clement , Bob Ferguson un d Felton Jarvis .
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Did You Think To Pray/A Sunshine Day/Songs Of Love/Sweet Country (2-CD)
Charley Pride: Did You Think To Pray/A Sunshine Day/Songs Of... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1223

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(2016/BGO) 40 tracks His 4 LPs from 1971, 1972 and 1973 on a 2-CD.
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Charley Pride's 10th Album, From Me To You, Sings Heart Songs, I'm Just Me (2-CD)
Charley Pride: Charley Pride's 10th Album, From Me To You,... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1201

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(2016/BGO) 40 tracks. Charley Pride's 10th Album, From Me To You, Sings Heart Songs, I'm Just Me
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Amazing Love,Country Feelin,/Pride Of America,Charley (2-CD)
Charley Pride: Amazing Love,Country Feelin,/Pride Of... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1229

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(2016/BGO) 40 tracks.
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You're My Jamaica - Roll On Mississippi - Charley Sings Everybody's Choice - Charlie Pride Live (2-CD)
Charley Pride: You're My Jamaica - Roll On Mississippi -... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1282

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(BGO) 45 Tracks - Four original albums 1979-1982!
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Music In My Heart (CD)
Charley Pride: Music In My Heart (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMCCI5318

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(2017/Music City Records) 13 tracks - Charley Pride, Country Music's first black superstar, has sold millions of records worldwide and is to be honored this summer with a Lifetime Achievement award from the Recording Academy. Recently,...
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