My Kind of Country/I Just Came Home to Count the Memories

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Cal Smith was just past the peak of his commercial success when the albums My Kind of Country from 1975 and I Just Came Home to Count the Memories from 1977 came out. They're combined onto one CD with historical liner notes on this reissue; although they didn't come out consecutively, the 1976 album Jason's Farm coming between the pair. Smith isn't going to win big critical accolades nor should he, but these albums are slickly produced vehicles for his calm vocals, which are almost the prototype of the low, almost-spoken, drawling style common to many successful male country singers. My Kind of Country was the more commercially successful of the two, reaching the ...
See more details below
CD
$16.55
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$17.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $13.63   
  • New (4) from $13.63   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Cal Smith was just past the peak of his commercial success when the albums My Kind of Country from 1975 and I Just Came Home to Count the Memories from 1977 came out. They're combined onto one CD with historical liner notes on this reissue; although they didn't come out consecutively, the 1976 album Jason's Farm coming between the pair. Smith isn't going to win big critical accolades nor should he, but these albums are slickly produced vehicles for his calm vocals, which are almost the prototype of the low, almost-spoken, drawling style common to many successful male country singers. My Kind of Country was the more commercially successful of the two, reaching the country Top 20, about half the material coming from Don Wayne or Conway Twitty who wrote "Linda on My Mind" and "Games That Daddies Play". Sentimental ballads alternate with more palatable earthier, fairly upbeat tunes, "Linda on My Mind" almost sounding like a down-and-dirty blues in this context. Wayne and Twitty also penned tunes, though to a lesser extent, on I Just Came Home to Count the Memories, which might be a bit looser and less glossy, even making room for an Eagles cover, "After the Thrill Is Gone." The Tex-Mex-ish "Anita You're Dreaming," co-written by Waylon Jennings, is a highlight of another set that verges on the low-key in the extreme.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2010
  • Label: Hux Records
  • UPC: 682970001203
  • Catalog Number: 120
  • Sales rank: 66,993

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cal Smith Primary Artist
Grady Martin Guitar
Bill Pursell Piano
Jerry Smith Piano
Troy Seals Rhythm Guitar
Byron Bach Cello
Brenton Banks Violin
Harold Bradley Rhythm Guitar
Jim Buchanan Fiddle
Jerry Carrigan Drums
Marvin Chantry Viola
Chip Young Guitar, Bass Guitar
Roy Christensen Cello
Jim Colvard Guitar
Shane Keister Electric Piano
Ray Edenton Rhythm Guitar
Buddy Harman Drums
Sheldon Kurland Violin
Mike Leech Bass
Kenny Malone Drums
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Billy Sanford Guitar
Dale Sellers Guitar
Jerry Shook Bass, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Henry Strzelecki Bass
John Williams [double bass] Bass
Reggie Young Guitar
Jimmy Colvard Rhythm Guitar
Bob Moore Bass
Larrie Londin Drums
Terranova Violin
David Briggs Piano
Carl Gorodetsky Violin
The Nashville Sounds Background Vocals
Joe Halterman Background Vocals
Steven Smith Violin
Helen Chanco Background Vocals
Dennis Digby Background Vocals
Troy Seais Rhythm Guitar
Bob Emmons Electric Piano
Gary Venoedalo Viola
George Dinkley Violin
Technical Credits
Waylon Jennings Composer
Conway Twitty Composer
Don Henley Composer
Max D. Barnes Composer
Jimmy Payne Composer
Glenn Frey Composer
Walter Haynes Composer, Producer
Dave Kirby Composer
Curly Putman Composer
Eddie Setser Composer
Billy Sherrill Composer
Don Bowman Composer
Fred Lehner Composer
Don Wayne Composer
Jon Philibert Liner Notes
Glenn Martin Composer
Glenn Ray Composer
Jerry McBee Composer
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