RCA Country Legends

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Don't think of this as a definitive hits compilation. Instead, think of it as a perfect introduction to Charley Pride at his peak, proof that he was a genuine country talent, not just a hitmaker. He had a powerful baritone that worked equally well with hard country and country-pop, which may be the reason why he leaned toward the latter as his career progressed. This, however, captures him at the peak of his powers, concentrating primarily on the harder material but adding some pop for balance. This may dilute the portrait of his career somewhat, but it does a terrific job in summarizing his skills and importance. Yes, some familiar items are missing, but for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Don't think of this as a definitive hits compilation. Instead, think of it as a perfect introduction to Charley Pride at his peak, proof that he was a genuine country talent, not just a hitmaker. He had a powerful baritone that worked equally well with hard country and country-pop, which may be the reason why he leaned toward the latter as his career progressed. This, however, captures him at the peak of his powers, concentrating primarily on the harder material but adding some pop for balance. This may dilute the portrait of his career somewhat, but it does a terrific job in summarizing his skills and importance. Yes, some familiar items are missing, but for the curious listener looking for confirmation of Pride as a country singer, this is the compilation to get.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2000
  • Label: Buddha
  • UPC: 744659976025
  • Catalog Number: 99760
  • Sales rank: 23,926

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charley Pride Primary Artist, Vocals
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
Lloyd Green Steel Guitar
Billy Grammer Guitar
Bill Pursell Piano
Don Robertson Piano
Joe Babcock Background Vocals
Hayword Bishop Drums
Jimmy Capps Guitar
Jerry Carrigan Drums
Cherry Sisters Background Vocals
Chip Young Guitar
Chuck Cochran Organ
Jim Colvard Guitar
Dottie DeLeonibus Background Vocals
Shane Keister Piano
Ray Edenton Guitar
Dolores Edgin Background Vocals
Jack Eubanks Guitar
Buddy Harman Drums
Hoyt Hawkins Background Vocals
Jim Isbell Drums
Glenn Keener Guitar
Dave Kirby Guitar
Millie Kirkham Background Vocals
Mike Leech Bass
Billy Linneman Bass
Laverna Moore Background Vocals
Farrell Morris Percussion
Wayne Moss Guitar
Gene O'Neal Steel Guitar
Bob Ray Bass
Allen Reynolds Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Billy Sanford Bass, Guitar
Dale Sellers Guitar
Jerry Shook Bass
Jerry Stembridge Guitar
Hugh Stoker Background Vocals
Bobby Thompson Guitar
Pete Wade Guitar, Steel Guitar
Tommy Williams Fiddle
Reggie Young Guitar
Dorothy Ann Dillard Background Vocals
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Herman Wade Guitar
John Gimbel Fiddle
Priscilla Ann Hubbard Background Vocals
Charlie McCoy Harmonica
Hal Rugg Steel Guitar
Larrie Londin Drums
Ray C. Walker Background Vocals
William Guilford Wright Jr. Background Vocals
William Paul Ackerman Drums
Bill Irwin Organ
Joe Allen Bass
David Briggs Piano
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
Charley Pride Producer
Mel Tillis Composer
Don Robertson Composer
Jerry Bradley Producer
Jack Clement Producer
Jerry Crutchfield Composer
Elliott Federman Mastering
Bob Ferguson Producer
Wayland Holyfield Composer
John Hudson Art Direction
Felton Jarvis Producer
Norro Wilson Composer, Producer
Rich Kienzle Liner Notes
Ben Peters Composer
Fred Burch Composer
Doris Clement Composer
Don Devaney Composer
Harold Kenneth Dorman Composer
George Gann Composer
Mandana Eidgah Art Direction
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