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(2018//Humphead) 50 tracks  - Mel Tillis has remained a rarity in country music. In a... more

Mel Tillis: Memory Maker - Best Of The MGM Years (2-CD)

(2018//Humphead) 50 tracks
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Mel Tillis has remained a rarity in country music. In a career that spanned 60 years, he remained loyal to the hard country tradition, yet demonstrated a great versatility. His grainy baritone has been featured on more than 75 country hits and some 50 albums. This collection shows that he is without doubt, one of the very best. He is truly one of the all-time major entertainers of country music.
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One of country music's true legends, Mel Tiflis initially made an impact as a songwriter, penning hits throughout the 1950s and 1960s for Webb Pierce, Ray Price, Bobby Bare, Little Jimmy Dickens, Stonewall Jackson, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition and many others.

Though he was a popular club act in Florida in the mid-1950s and started recording in Nashville in 1958, it was not until the early 1970s that he really made an impact as a performer in his own right. Following hits with such self-penned songs as Heart Over Mind, Commercial Affection, I Ain't Never, Good Woman Blues, Burning Memories, and touring with a superb modern honky-tonk styled band, he was named the CMAs 1976 Entertainer of the Year.

Though he has suffered a life-long stutter, and even named his autobiography Stutterin' Boy, he successfully turned his speech impediment to good use, becoming, unbelievably, an in-demand guest on all of the American TV's top chat shows. Also he made his mark as an actor, appearing in such movies as WW And The Dixie Dance .Kings and Uphill All the Way. This collection covers the years from 1970 through to 1976, when signed to MGM Records, he scored more than a dozen top ten country hits including such classics as The Arms Of A Fog Stomp Them Grapes. Woman In The Back Of My Mind, Neon Rose, Memory Maker and duets with Sherry Bryce of Take My Hand and Living And Learning.

There's also Mel's versions of songs that he penned for others, including Ruh); Don't Take lour Love To Town, Mental Revenge and Detroit City.

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  • Interpret: Mel Tillis

  • Album titlle: Memory Maker - Best Of The MGM Years (2-CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Label HUMPHEAD

  • Year of publication 2018
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  • EAN: 5060001276434

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Tillis, Mel - Memory Maker - Best Of The MGM Years (2-CD) CD 1
01 Stomp Them Grapes
02 Sawmill
03 The Arms Of A Fool
04 Neon Rose
05 Don't Let Go
06 Commercial Affection
07 Gonna Burn Some Bridges
08 Thank You For Being You
09 Best Way I Know How
10 Stolen Wine
11 Woman In The Back Of My Mind
12 Somebody Gave Lucy A Drink
13 Take My Hand
14 Mr Right And Mrs Wrong
15 Brand New Wrapper
16 Mental Revenge
17 Brand New Mister Me
18 Cheap Imitation
19 Your Memory Sure Gets Around
20 Eve's Garden
21 Veil Of White Lace
22 Borrowed Angel
23 Midnight, Me And The Blues
24 Memory Maker
25 Wine Me Up
Tillis, Mel - Memory Maker - Best Of The MGM Years (2-CD) CD 2
01 I Ain't Never
02 Moanin' The Blues
03 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
04 Come On Home
05 Rainy Day Woman
06 If I Throw Away My Pride
07 Anything's Better Than Nothing
08 My Bad Girl Treats Me Good
09 Live Detroit City
10 Live Who's Julie
11 Storms Never Last
12 She Still Loves Me
13 You Never Tried To Clip My Wings
14 It's My Love (And I'm A Gonna Give It)
15 Always Just A Memory Away
16 That Woman Of Mine
17 You Only Think Of Me (When You're Lonely)
18 Would You Want The World To End
19 Untouched
20 Lookin' For Tomorrow (And Finding Yesterdays)
21 Living And Learning
22 Let's Go All The Way Tonight
23 Hang My Picture In Your Heart
24 You Are The One
25 Heaven Everyday
Mel Tillis Life Turned Her That Way Mel Tillis Life Turned Her That Way (Harlan... more
"Mel Tillis"

Mel Tillis

Life Turned Her That Way

Mel Tillis

Life Turned Her That Way

(Harlan Howard)

recorded December 8, 1966 (14:00-17:00) RCA Victor Studio, 806 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee; Producer: Paul Cohen

with Mel Tillis: vocal; Roy M. 'Junior' Huskey,Jr: bass; other details unknown

Kapp K 804 - master K-10212

 

A Victorian morality fable. "That song fits my philosophy," said songwriter Harlan Howard. "In most relationships, if there's a bad person, it's usually the guy. If anybody's gonna cheat, normally it's the guy. If anyone loses their ego and has to go out and have an affair, it's the guy in most cases. That's just the way it is. Most of the heartaches in this world occur to women." Howard pitched the song to Little Jimmy Dickens, who recorded it on September 3, 1964. "Harlan said, 'I don't want no one else to do this 'cept you,'" Dickens told Eddie Stubbs. As the single before May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose, it sold very few copies. Tillis recorded it for Kapp in December 1966 as the follow-up to Stateside, and it followed Stateside into the charts, peaking at #11, even earning a release in England. After Tillis, many artists recorded it, including George Jones, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Ernest Tubb, Willie Nelson, Carl Smith, and soul legend James Carr. Perhaps the most memorable version was by Mack Vickery who recorded it for his notorious 'Live At The Alabama Women's Prison' LP. Tillis’s record stuck in the mind of producer Steve Buckingham. In 1987, Buckingham was producing Ricky Van Shelton's first LP and pitched Life Turned Her That Way to him. "Mel's version was a waltz," said Shelton, "Steve and I changed it to 4/4 time, and, after we changed it, we found out from Harlan that he wrote it in 4/4." In Ricky Van Shelton's hands, the song reached #1, nearly twenty-five years after Harlan Howard wrote it. (Mack Vickery's 'Live At The Alabama Women's Prison' album is available on Bear Family, BCD 16994).

- Colin Escott -

Various Country & Western Hit Parade 1967

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Tracklist
Tillis, Mel - Memory Maker - Best Of The MGM Years (2-CD) CD 1
01 Stomp Them Grapes
02 Sawmill
03 The Arms Of A Fool
04 Neon Rose
05 Don't Let Go
06 Commercial Affection
07 Gonna Burn Some Bridges
08 Thank You For Being You
09 Best Way I Know How
10 Stolen Wine
11 Woman In The Back Of My Mind
12 Somebody Gave Lucy A Drink
13 Take My Hand
14 Mr Right And Mrs Wrong
15 Brand New Wrapper
16 Mental Revenge
17 Brand New Mister Me
18 Cheap Imitation
19 Your Memory Sure Gets Around
20 Eve's Garden
21 Veil Of White Lace
22 Borrowed Angel
23 Midnight, Me And The Blues
24 Memory Maker
25 Wine Me Up
Tillis, Mel - Memory Maker - Best Of The MGM Years (2-CD) CD 2
01 I Ain't Never
02 Moanin' The Blues
03 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
04 Come On Home
05 Rainy Day Woman
06 If I Throw Away My Pride
07 Anything's Better Than Nothing
08 My Bad Girl Treats Me Good
09 Live
10 Live
11 Storms Never Last
12 She Still Loves Me
13 You Never Tried To Clip My Wings
14 It's My Love (And I'm A Gonna Give It)
15 Always Just A Memory Away
16 That Woman Of Mine
17 You Only Think Of Me (When You're Lonely)
18 Would You Want The World To End
19 Untouched
20 Lookin' For Tomorrow (And Finding Yesterdays)
21 Living And Learning
22 Let's Go All The Way Tonight
23 Hang My Picture In Your Heart
24 You Are The One
25 Heaven Everyday