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Kenny Rogers: Original Gold (2-CD)

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Article properties: Kenny Rogers: Original Gold (2-CD)

  • Interpret: Kenny Rogers

  • Album titlle: Original Gold (2-CD)

  • Year of publication 1998
  • Label DISKY

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0724348538628

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Rogers, Kenny - Original Gold (2-CD) CD 1
01 Lady Kenny Rogers
02 We've Got Tonight (& SHEENA EASTON) Kenny Rogers
03 Crazy Kenny Rogers
04 She Believes In Me Kenny Rogers
05 You Decorated My Life Kenny Rogers
06 Desperado Kenny Rogers
07 You Are So Beautiful Kenny Rogers
08 I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again Kenny Rogers
09 So In Love With You Kenny Rogers
10 Don't Fall In Love With A... (& KIM CARNES) Kenny Rogers
11 Heavenly Sunshine Kenny Rogers
12 Love Love Love Kenny Rogers
13 Through The Years Kenny Rogers
14 What Are We Doin' In Love (& DOTTIE WEST) Kenny Rogers
15 Just The Way You Are (& DOTTIE WEST) Kenny Rogers
Rogers, Kenny - Original Gold (2-CD) CD 2
01 Coward Of The Country Kenny Rogers
02 The Gambler Kenny Rogers
03 You Turn The Light On Kenny Rogers
04 All My Life Kenny Rogers
05 We Love Each Other (& DOTTIE WEST) Kenny Rogers
06 Love The World Away Kenny Rogers
07 Green Green Gras Of Home Kenny Rogers
08 Medley: Abraham,Martin & John/ Kenny Rogers
09 Precious Memories Kenny Rogers
10 No Dreams Kenny Rogers
11 One Man's Woman Kenny Rogers
12 You Needed Me (& DOTTIE WEST) Kenny Rogers
13 My World Begins And Ends With You Kenny Rogers
14 Lay Down Beside Me Kenny Rogers
15 How Long Kenny Rogers
16 Maybe You Should Know Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers 21. 8. 1938 in Houston - Texas. /  20. März 2020 in Sandy Springs... more
"Kenny Rogers"

Kenny Rogers

21. 8. 1938 in Houston - Texas. /  20. März 2020 in Sandy Springs

Record Labels: Jolly Rogers, Mercury, Reprise, United Artists, Liberty, RCA
Erster Hit: Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town (1969)
Erster No. 1 Hit: Lucille (1977)
 

Kenny Rogers

Ruben James

Released during the rise of Black Power, Ruben James was a sepia-toned snapshot of an America rooted in shared rural values, and thus had limited relevance to whites fleeing the downtown core or blacks under martial law. "I remember mules, remember them well," wrote Barry Etris, who grew up around Alpharetta, Georgia. "When my father was [plowing], he used every cuss word in his vocabulary. Sometimes, I would watch him. He would be bare to the waist, wearing faded cut-off khakis and lace-up work boots. As he retreated down a long row in the prime of his manhood, tanned and golden in the sun, with his broad back and muscular arms controlling the single-tree plow, I thought he looked like Apollo driving his chariot across the sky. I didn't know then that the Gods die, that we would someday find Apollo lying on his back in a furrow beside his steed with the reins still in his hands, never to rise again." Etris's song about his father made its way to United Artists (Unart) Music in Nashville, run by Billy Edd Wheeler, the writer of Jackson, Ode To The Little Brown Shack Out Back, etc. Another songwriter at Unart, Alex Harvey, worked for Wheeler. "Billy's the one who taught me how to write songs," Harvey said later. "When I think back to Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, I hear simple melodies. Rimbaud, Frost, and others wrote simple but profound poems.

That's what I was after. I was there when Barry Etris brought in 'Ruben James.' It was a song about a white man, and it didn't really work. Billy said, 'Can you do something with this?' Across from my dad's little country store in West Tennessee, was a blacksmith shop run by a couple of black men. When my dad got tuberculosis, those men became my fathers. And when my dad was born, his mother couldn't make milk, and a black woman named Majula lived not far from them, and she'd just had a baby, Jimmy Lee, so my dad suckled one breast and Jimmy Lee the other." Billy Edd Wheeler sent the song to Unart's west coast manager, Eddie Reeves, who pitched it to Kenny Rogers by following him around a golf course singing it. Rogers had followed But You Know I Love You with Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town. He followed Ruby with Ruben James, and it reached #26 on the pop charts. All was not well in the studio. "I saw what condition their condition was in," their producer Jimmy Bowen wrote, "and it was not good. Kenny, Mike Settle, and Terry Williams got into a screaming match over the harmony parts that turned into a fist-fight." Thelma Camacho quit, and among those auditioning to replace her was Karen Carpenter. Mike Settle left soon after Ruben, and the personnel changed rapidly until the First Edition split in 1974. Since 1969, Ruben James has mostly been recorded by country artists, including Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Glen Campbell, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

As a postscript, Reuben James was an early nineteenth century American naval hero who had three ships named in his honor. When one of them was sunk in 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote the first song titled Reuben James; in fact, the First Edition's record might have been spelled Ruben James to differentiate it. Title aside, the two songs bear no relation each other.

- Colin Escott -

Various Country & Western Hit Parade 1969

Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/various-country-und-western-hit-parade-1969.html
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Tracklist
Rogers, Kenny - Original Gold (2-CD) CD 1
01 Lady
02 We've Got Tonight (& SHEENA EASTON)
03 Crazy
04 She Believes In Me
05 You Decorated My Life
06 Desperado
07 You Are So Beautiful
08 I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again
09 So In Love With You
10 Don't Fall In Love With A... (& KIM CARNES)
11 Heavenly Sunshine
12 Love Love Love
13 Through The Years
14 What Are We Doin' In Love (& DOTTIE WEST)
15 Just The Way You Are (& DOTTIE WEST)
Rogers, Kenny - Original Gold (2-CD) CD 2
01 Coward Of The Country
02 The Gambler
03 You Turn The Light On
04 All My Life
05 We Love Each Other (& DOTTIE WEST)
06 Love The World Away
07 Green Green Gras Of Home
08 Medley: Abraham,Martin & John/
09 Precious Memories
10 No Dreams
11 One Man's Woman
12 You Needed Me (& DOTTIE WEST)
13 My World Begins And Ends With You
14 Lay Down Beside Me
15 How Long
16 Maybe You Should Know