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Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me in a Honky Tonk

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Beloved among country aficionados -- Merle Haggard took his love so far he married her in the '70s, but Loretta Lynn was instrumental in her discovery -- Leona Williams never quite got the credit she deserved. Certainly, she didn't tear up the country charts during the '70s, when she was an active commercial concern. She hovered at the very lower reaches of the charts, popping up into the Top 10 for the 1978 Hag duet "The Bull and the Beaver," and almost cracking the Top 40 in 1983 for "We're Strangers Again." That latter single doesn't show up on Bear Family's long, long-overdue 2013 compilation Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me in a Honky Tonk, a triple-disc set that is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Beloved among country aficionados -- Merle Haggard took his love so far he married her in the '70s, but Loretta Lynn was instrumental in her discovery -- Leona Williams never quite got the credit she deserved. Certainly, she didn't tear up the country charts during the '70s, when she was an active commercial concern. She hovered at the very lower reaches of the charts, popping up into the Top 10 for the 1978 Hag duet "The Bull and the Beaver," and almost cracking the Top 40 in 1983 for "We're Strangers Again." That latter single doesn't show up on Bear Family's long, long-overdue 2013 compilation Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me in a Honky Tonk, a triple-disc set that is her first-ever CD release. All of her recordings between 1968 and 1980 are here, along with a previously unreleased 1986 album produced by Tompall Glaser that is quite clearly a throwback to the classic hardcore country that was Williams' specialty. Raised on Kitty Wells and following in Lynn's footsteps (not to mention the path of Tammy Wynette), Williams was a traditionalist ready to change with the times. There's a clean punch to her recordings that tie them to the time as much as her modern-minded songs (she's proud to have been found in a honky tonk and she sings of a "Country Girl with Hot Pants On") but her music never goes pop; she stays true to the post-war hard country she grew up loving. Williams was a hell of a singer -- powerful yet slyly avoiding histrionics, emotional but never sappy -- and her songs were strong, too, so her lack of chart success now seems like a matter of bad breaks, as the three discs on this superb Bear Family set illustrate she's as good as they come.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2013
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5397102172465
  • Catalog Number: 1197094
  • Sales rank: 75,339

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Woman's Man (2:31)
  2. 2 Ten Minutes 'Til Heartaches (2:15)
  3. 3 Broadminded (2:14)
  4. 4 I Just Wanted You To Be Proud of Me (2:29)
  5. 5 I Narrowed This Triangle (Down To Two) (2:24)
  6. 6 Papa's Medicine Show (2:41)
  7. 7 I Want Some More of This (2:20)
  8. 8 Once More (2:35)
  9. 9 If I'd Only Listened To Mama and Dad (2:32)
  10. 10 This Ain't a Home No More (2:20)
  11. 11 They'll Never Take His Love From Me (2:21)
  12. 12 Just Because of You (2:40)
  13. 13 The Circle of Friends (2:23)
  14. 14 When I Stop Dreaming (2:09)
  15. 15 Baby, We're Really In Love (2:01)
  16. 16 Watch Her Go (2:07)
  17. 17 Yes, Ma'am (He Found Me In a Honky Tonk) (2:26)
  18. 18 Babe, Just For You (2:08)
  19. 19 So Goes My World (1:57)
  20. 20 Somewhere Inside (2:37)
  21. 21 The Old Place is Gone (3:18)
  22. 22 Listen Spot (2:52)
  23. 23 He's Just You Made Over (2:38)
  24. 24 Country Girl With Hot Pants On (2:21)
  25. 25 Country Music In My Soul (2:46)
  26. 26 Since I'm Not with the One I Love (I'll Love the One I'm With) (2:24)
  27. 27 The Boys and Lucy Brown (2:33)
  28. 28 A Gentleman On My Mind (2:24)
  29. 29 Tom Lucas (2:13)
  30. 30 A Woman's Life is More Than Just a Man (2:19)
  31. 31 Happy Anniversary, Baby (2:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Out of Hand (2:43)
  2. 2 Ain't That Fine (1:45)
  3. 3 How Great Thou Art (3:15)
  4. 4 Cheese Cake and Apple Pie (2:18)
  5. 5 Your Shoeshine Girl (1:52)
  6. 6 I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore (2:46)
  7. 7 I'd Rather Die (Loving Him) (2:53)
  8. 8 I Can't Tell My Heart That (2:37)
  9. 9 I Spent a Week There Last Night (2:06)
  10. 10 Anything Goes ('Til Everything's Gone) (3:05)
  11. 11 It's Tearing This Ole Heart Right Out of Me (2:54)
  12. 12 Everybody Loves Me But You (2:48)
  13. 13 A Lifetime To Forget (2:32)
  14. 14 You Don't Love Me Like You Mean It (2:43)
  15. 15 Just Like a Prayer (3:15)
  16. 16 Hey I'm Somebody (Not Just a Body) (2:25)
  17. 17 For All I Know (3:17)
  18. 18 There's More Love In the Arms You'll Be Leavin' (2:40)
  19. 19 Shape Up or Ship Out (2:41)
  20. 20 I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight (2:32)
  21. 21 If Anyone Ought To Know (2:48)
  22. 22 I Want To Live Again (3:03)
  23. 23 That Lonely Unloved Wife Look (2:58)
  24. 24 Mama, I've Got To Go To Memphis (3:03)
  25. 25 Window Up Above (2:56)
  26. 26 Rockin' Rollin' Stoned (2:43)
  27. 27 Bright Morning Light (3:25)
  28. 28 The Bull and the Beaver (2:42)
  29. 29 I'm Getting High (2:49)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Baby Song (2:54)
  2. 2 Call Me Crazy Lady (2:53)
  3. 3 Good Nights Make Good Mornings (3:10)
  4. 4 He Took Care of Me (2:40)
  5. 5 Yes Ma'am (2:23)
  6. 6 Any Port In a Storm (2:23)
  7. 7 Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee (2:45)
  8. 8 Touch and Go (2:46)
  9. 9 I Can't Break the Habit (2:05)
  10. 10 I Barely Am Getting By (2:50)
  11. 11 Catching Craw Fish (2:20)
  12. 12 Aberdeen (2:09)
  13. 13 Why Be a Dreamer (3:16)
  14. 14 Midnight Blue (2:31)
  15. 15 The Good Times Are Ready To Come (2:43)
  16. 16 My Heart Has Finally Said Goodbye (2:59)
  17. 17 Guitar Pickin' Song (3:08)
  18. 18 You Put Out an Old Flame (2:55)
  19. 19 We've Had Some Good Times (3:24)
  20. 20 North Alabama (3:21)
  21. 21 Too Close To Home (2:28)
  22. 22 The Bridge That Got Me Over Him (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leona Williams Primary Artist, Vocals
Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar
Johnny Gimble Fiddle
Merle Haggard Vocals
Stuart Basore Steel Guitar
Lea Jane Berinati Choir, Chorus
George Binkley III Strings
Jimmy Capps Guitar
Jerry Carrigan Drums
Marvin Chantry Strings
Charles Cochran Piano
Ronald Drake Choir, Chorus
Bobby Dyson Bass
Dolores Edgin Choir, Chorus
Jack Eubanks Guitar
Ralph Gallant Drums
Carl Gorodetzky Strings
Hoyt Hawkins Choir, Chorus
Walter Haynes Steel Guitar
Thomas "Bunky" Keels Percussion, Piano
Benny Kennerson Piano
Dave Kirby Guitar
Sheldon Kurland Strings
Mike Lawler Keyboards
Weldon Myrick Steel Guitar
Fred Newell Guitar
Roy Nichols Guitar, Leader
Ron Oates Piano
Dave Pomeroy Bass
Ronnie Reno Guitar
Leon Rhodes Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Billy Sanford Guitar
Eldon Shamblin Guitar
Richie Simpson Drums
Jimmy Tittle Guitar
Gary VanOsdale Strings
Pamela VanOsdale Strings
Sharon Vaughn Choir, Chorus
D. Bergen White Strings
L.E. White Vocals
Mark Yeary Piano
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Hugh Gordon Stoker Choir, Chorus
David Hooten Bass
Sam Wellington Choir, Chorus
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
Neal Matthews Jr. Choir, Chorus
William Paul Ackerman Drums
Howard Forrester Fiddle
Billie "Tiny" Moore Mandolin
Robert C. Thompson Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ernest West Choir, Chorus
Joe Allen Bass
Joseph T. Babcock Choir, Chorus
James Carlisle Isbell Drums, Leader
June Evelyn Page Choir, Chorus
David Briggs Piano
Hollis R. "Red Lane" DeLaughter Guitar
David Carroll Kirby Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Leader
Thomas Grady Martin Guitar
Joseph S. Zinkan Bass, Guitar
Ron Williams Vocals
Robert Ogdin Piano
Thomas R. Brannon Choir, Chorus
Bob L. Moore Bass
James Colvard Guitar
Harald Rugg Steel Guitar
James Throckmorton Choir, Chorus
Charles R. "Charlie" McCoy Harmonica
Harold Ray Bradley Guitar
Jerry D. Smith Piano
Herman Bland "Pete" Wade Guitar
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. Drums
Norm Hamlett Steel Guitar
Sonja Carol Montgomery Choir, Chorus
Norman Keith "Buddy" Spicher Fiddle
Hurshel Wayne Wiginton Choir, Chorus
Raymond C. Walker Choir, Chorus
Biff Adams Drums
Beegie L. Cruser Piano
Bert Lyons Choir, Chorus
Jeffrey P. Newman Steel Guitar
Doyle Grissom Steel Guitar
David Reece Piano
Brent Kurkett Choir, Chorus
The Kate Sisters Vocals
Stephen Richard Chapman Guitar
Ronald W. Reno Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Richard Garrett Choir, Chorus
Norbert A. Puttman Bass
Lloyd L. Greene Steel Guitar
Kenneth A. Buttrey Drums
Technical Credits
Merle Haggard Composer, Producer, Duet
George Jones Composer
Ray Pennington Producer
Eddie Rabbitt Composer
Eddy Raven Composer
Conway Twitty Composer
Terry Gibbs Composer
Tompall Glaser Producer
Leon Payne Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Bill Emerson Composer
Jimmy Payne Composer
Glenn Barber Composer
George Binkley III String Overdubs
Charlie Black Composer
Jimmy Bowen Producer
Marvin Chantry String Overdubs
Byron Gallimore Composer
Don Gant Producer
Jerry Gillespie Composer
Carl Gorodetzky String Overdubs
Sam Hogin Composer
Bill Inglot Multi-Track Mix
Eddie Kilroy Producer
Dave Kirby Composer, Producer
Sheldon Kurland String Overdubs
Ira Louvin Composer
Charlie Louvin Composer
Leon Rhodes Composer
Wesley Rose Producer
Ernie Rowell Composer
Sonny Throckmorton Composer
Gary VanOsdale String Overdubs
Pamela VanOsdale String Overdubs
Porter Wagoner Producer
D. Bergen White String Overdubs
L.E. White Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Leona Williams Composer, Illustrations, Duet
Jack Anglin Composer
Jim Anglin Composer
Bill Hayes Composer
Fuzzy Owen Composer, Producer
Bob Irwin Multi-Track Mix
David Hooten Producer
Jimmie Peters Composer
Sterling Whipple Composer
William Holmes Composer
Roger Helton Composer
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Tape Research
Naomi Martin Composer
Bill Shore Composer
Jim Throckmorton Composer
Gene Crysler Composer
Barbara Sharp Composer
Larry Kingston Composer
Jamie Horton Composer
Joe Allen Composer
Bobby Bond Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Glenn Martin Composer
Dusty Owens Composer
Don Pfrimmer Composer
Conrad Pierce Composer
Jim Mundy Composer
Marcus Heumann Mastering
Oscar Sullivan Producer
Peggy Russell Composer
Dave Lindsey Composer
Curly Putnam Composer
Ron Williams Composer
Jodie Emerson Composer
Rory Bourke Composer
Gary S. Paxton Composer
Johnny Wright Composer
Randy Fox Liner Notes, Biographical Editor
Betty Jo White Composer
Jade Magino Composer
Harold L. Parsons Composer
Hal Parsons Composer
Gillon Dane Composer
Paula Becker Composer
Joanne Thain Composer
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