My Woman, My Woman, My Wife/For the Good Times

My Woman, My Woman, My Wife/For the Good Times

by Dean Martin


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My Woman, My Woman, My Wife/For the Good Times

Collectors' Choice Music's two-fer CD reissue of two long out of print Dean Martin albums, My Woman, My Woman, My Wife and For the Good Times, combines two successive LPs that were both recorded in 1970. That was an unusually heavy workload for Martin, who had pared his recording efforts down to one album, recorded at two three-hour sessions over two consecutive days, per year. Although he doubled up in 1970, his approach didn't change a whit, making these two albums a good combination. As usual, producer Jimmy Bowen, who had been with Martin since his comeback hit, "Everybody Loves Somebody," in 1964, and who had a particular affinity for country music (he would later have a long and successful career as a producer/executive in Nashville), combed through recent country hits and country-styled pop hits, also tossing in country songs of a few years vintage. He then had Ernie Freeman or another arranger come up with charts very much in the style of Nashville sound country. The listener encountering the result 32 years later probably will recognize a number of the songs that have remained popular standards: "Make the World Go Away," "For the Good Times," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," "Raining in My Heart," "For Once in My Life." The rest were big, at least in the country charts, at their time. Marty Robbins' histrionic "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife," Connie Smith's "Once a Day," Buck Owens' "Together Again," and Eddy Arnold's "Turn the World Around" all hit number one, for example. Martin handles all the material with his characteristic style, although he never brings any conviction to his interpretations, which hurts the more serious lyrics. He probably hadn't heard many of these songs before entering the studio and would never think about them again after, and often you can tell.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2002
Label: Collector's Choice
UPC: 0617742026122
catalogNumber: 261

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dean Martin   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Jerry Reed   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Jimmy Bowen   Producer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Ron Miller   Composer
Danny Dill   Composer
Ben Peters   Composer
Gene Thomas   Composer
Reed   Composer
Orlando Murden   Composer
Bob Alan   Composer
Stan Munsey   Composer
Barry Mason   Composer

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