Welcome to yet another month of Donkey Show despite the fact that June started 5 days prior. Since the last post I wrote, I begrudgingly bought about 50 or so records from the Half Price Books at Veteran’s Memorial, quite fittingly on Memorial Day during the 20% off sale. They have the most discount records but low and behold, they are mostly priced in the $2. range as opposed to the $1 range they were two years ago. The moral of this story is that I just have too many records. Anyway, I got this one earlier this year for , with no discount.
Loretta Lynn is a favorite of this site and as you may have heard, is recovering from a stroke suffered last month. She has been moved into a rehab facility and is doing well according to her website. Some shows in the interim have been postponed. Not sure what is happening with the Houston show this August. Lynn also has a new record coming out this fall as well.
This gem was released in 1969, was Lynn’s 13th album. It went to #2 on the Country Charts and #148 on the overall charts. The title tracks also served as the two singles reaching #1 and #3 on the Country single charts respectively.
Pretty good album. That is the beauty of the old country records. You pretty much know what you are getting into. Satisfactory record. Here is hoping to a good recovery to one of the true Queens of Country. As a side note, I will be performing my tribute to her and some of the other big women of early country at Dan Electro’s Talent Show this month of the 25th. It is similar to the country act I did at the Maple Leaf in March but less focused on the Hanks and more female-centric. More details to follow.