I'm the Man: A Starday Singles Anthology 1960-71

I'm the Man: A Starday Singles Anthology 1960-71

by Red Sovine


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I'm the Man: A Starday Singles Anthology 1960-71

Red Sovine is chiefly remembered for his recitative, highly sentimental truck-driving anthems from the 1960s, including "Teddy Bear" and "Phantom 309." With his rich baritone voice, Sovine was perfectly suited for such material, and he tugged shamelessly at obvious heart-strings with narratives full of faithful dogs, struggling truckers, and ill or dying children. But Sovine was also a fine traditional honky tonk singer in the classic Hank Williams mold, and truthfully, most of his recordings fall closer to that center than they do the sentimental narratives that brought him his greatest success. This set collects 24 of Sovine's more traditional country sides recorded for independent label Starday Records in the '60s and early '70s, including duets with Lois Williams ("Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me") and Minnie Pearl ("Nobody's Business"). It's solid stuff, and if there aren't any big hits here, it does fall together to form a nice portrait of the more traditional side of Sovine's career. Many of these 'sides are new to the digital format, which makes this a nice archival collection, as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2012
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667053020
catalogNumber: 6705302
Rank: 51010

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red Sovine   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Jones   Composer
Charlie Rich   Composer
Red Sovine   Composer
Justin Tubb   Composer
Sonny Thompson   Composer
Henry Bernard   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Wayne Raney   Composer
Tommy Hill   Composer
William York   Arranger
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Lawton Williams   Composer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Rabon Delmore   Composer
Lonnie Glosson   Composer
Tommy Blake   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Darrell Edwards   Composer
Lois Mann   Composer
Warren Robb   Composer
Bernard Spurlock   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Henry Thurston   Composer
Buddy Dee   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Larry Kingston   Composer
Ray Starr   Composer
Morrey Burns   Composer
Joseph Hayes   Composer
Don Stock   Composer
Paul Borst   Composer
Earl Grace   Composer
Delmare Williams   Composer

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