Of course I am going to throw some country into this anniversary month. And of course it is going to be Ray Price. I have posted various albums of his on this site. This was $4.00 . Besides being a Price fan, the track list probably led me to get this album. On the personal front, I spent the weekend in Edmonton with a whole lot of family. It was my pop’s 75th birthday party. It was a pretty good time. I saw a lot of family I hardly ever get to visit. I had to give a brief speech for which I had procrastinated writing (much like this blog). The plan was to write the speech on the West Jet flight up but I decided to watch Rogue One instead and was thus forced to write something during my layover in Calgary Airport (which I believe is one of the poorly designed airports in North America). Well, I got it done and the speech was well received.
This album came out in 1969 on Harmony Records, a subsidiary of the parent, Columbia Records. Consisting of previously recorded material, this collection seems to cull together songs made famous by other singers such as the title track, “San Antonio Rose”, and “Cold Cold Heart”. Good album. What more could you ask? It is that classic Ray Price sound. As a side note, I think I mentioned it last Ray Price post, I did but if not, I am still highly disappointed with Price’s portrayal in the Hank William’s Biopic I Saw The Light. I mean he came off looking like a huge putz.
For a sample, I went with “I’m Tired” and “Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes”