Delta Dawn

Delta Dawn

by Tanya Tucker
     
 
This is the album that started it all. Tanya Tucker was 13 when she struck pay dirt with her debut single, "Delta Dawn" by Larry Collins. To say that in the 21st century Tucker would still be considered a major force in country music over 30 years later would have been considered laughable at the time. But nonetheless, Tucker has joined

Overview

This is the album that started it all. Tanya Tucker was 13 when she struck pay dirt with her debut single, "Delta Dawn" by Larry Collins. To say that in the 21st century Tucker would still be considered a major force in country music over 30 years later would have been considered laughable at the time. But nonetheless, Tucker has joined Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and Dolly Parton as one of country music's true divas and has had a longer-lasting time in the spotlight than any of them. "Delta Dawn" is one of the greatest songs in country's canon, both in terms of Tucker's performance and Larry Collins' songwriting. But there is more to this debut album than that track. "New York City Song" by Larry Hargrove feels like Harry Nilsson wrote it. The cover of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" is not only credible, it's deeply moving. Tucker's second single is here too, "The Jamestown Ferry," and the Jerry Reed classic "Smell the Flowers." Rounding out the collection -- in an era where, with the exception of Merle Haggard's records, country albums were singles with lots of filler -- are George Richey's fine "Soul Song" and "He's All I Got." Tucker at 13 was in full possession of her throaty voice, though producers hadn't yet learned how to make it work to its fullest capacity. Nonetheless, this is one of the most auspicious debuts in popular music history.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2010
Label:
Ais
UPC:
5013929882867
catalogNumber:
2988286

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tanya Tucker   Primary Artist
Jordanaires   Background Vocals
Nashville Edition   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Joe Stampley   Composer
Jerry Williams   Composer
Lou Bradley   Engineer
Billy Sherrill   Composer,Producer
C. Taylor   Composer
Chris Musto   Repackaging Design
Clayton   Cover Photo
Malcolm Dome   Liner Notes
Bill Barnes   Cover Design
L. Hargrove   Composer
J. Hubbard   Composer
N. Wilson   Composer
G. Bonds   Composer
A. Harvey   Composer
E. Montgomery   Composer
L. Collins   Composer
B. Borchers   Composer
H. Williams   Composer
Chris Lane   Liner Notes

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