In Search of a Song/The Rhymer and Other Five and Dimers

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
In Search of a Song, Tom T. Hall's fifth album (from 1971), and The Rhymer and Other Five and Dimers (from 1973), his seventh, are combined onto one CD on this British reissue. While the pairing of two LPs that weren't consecutive might be a little disconcerting to some collectors, at least both of these records counted among Hall's stronger titles, and were released fairly close to each other, if not exactly next to each other. In Search of a Song is the stronger of the two, containing an abundance of the wry, sly, storytelling songs for which Hall's most famous (or at least most critically respected). "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died," a number-one country ...
See more details below
CD
$17.16
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$18.99 List Price

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
In Search of a Song, Tom T. Hall's fifth album (from 1971), and The Rhymer and Other Five and Dimers (from 1973), his seventh, are combined onto one CD on this British reissue. While the pairing of two LPs that weren't consecutive might be a little disconcerting to some collectors, at least both of these records counted among Hall's stronger titles, and were released fairly close to each other, if not exactly next to each other. In Search of a Song is the stronger of the two, containing an abundance of the wry, sly, storytelling songs for which Hall's most famous (or at least most critically respected). "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died," a number-one country single, is the most famous of its tunes. But some of the others actually pack a sharper wit, like "L.A. Blues," which puts down city life with far more agreeable disgust than most of the numerous country tunes which take that theme as its subject, and the memorable character of "The Little Lady Preacher." In comparison, The Rhymer and Other Five and Dimers doesn't have nearly as much of an edge, though it boasted a couple hits in "Ravishing Ruby" and "Spokane Motel Blues." Its songwriting and production veer closer to mainstream country sentimentality, with some deviations from Hall's usual approach via a cover of Billy Joe Shaver's "Old Five and Dimers Like Me" and a couple of duets with Patti Page.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2005
  • Label: Hux Records
  • UPC: 682970000718
  • Catalog Number: 71
  • Sales rank: 95,183

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom T. Hall Primary Artist
Pete Drake Steel Guitar, Slide Dobro
Harold Bradley Guitar, Bass Guitar
Chip Young Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Ray Edenton Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Buddy Harmon Drums
Jerry Kennedy Dobro, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Sitar, Gut String Guitar
George Tidwell Trumpet
Charlie McCoy Harmonica, Marimbas, Vibes
Bob Moore & His Orchestra Bass
George Bradley Banjo
Jerry Shool Acoustic Guitar
Bobby Thopson Dobro, 5-string Banjo
Technical Credits
Tom T. Hall Composer
Billy Joe Shaver Composer
Jerry Kennedy Producer
Gilbert Kong Mastering
Tom Sparkman Engineer
Desmond Strobel Art Direction
Alan Gardiner Liner Notes
Joe Horton Cover Photo
Russell Pay Mastering
Paul Milosevich Cover Illustration
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously