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Original Greatest Hits
     

Original Greatest Hits

by Dickey Lee
 
Dickey Lee is best known in rock & roll circles as the singer of the teen tragedies "Patches" and "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)." The former, written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber, was banned for its depiction of teen suicide, yet still managed to become a gold record. That said, Lee abandoned rock & roll

Overview

Dickey Lee is best known in rock & roll circles as the singer of the teen tragedies "Patches" and "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)." The former, written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber, was banned for its depiction of teen suicide, yet still managed to become a gold record. That said, Lee abandoned rock & roll for a career in country music in the later 1960s. He is a member of the Country Songwriter's Hall of Fame and has written for everyone from George Jones, George Strait, and Emmylou Harris to Charley Pride, Tracy Byrd, and Reba McEntire. Lee was also a well-known country recording artist in his own right in the '70s. This collection, issued by Real Gone Music, compiles all of his charting country RCA singles (whether or not he wrote them) of the decade on a 20- track compilation. These cuts range from his lone country chart-topper "Rocky" to his number three smash "9,999,999 Tears" to "Angels Roses and Rain" (9), "The Busiest Memory in Town" (22), "Love Is a Word" (27), and "Crying Over You" (47). The latter two tracks here -- "Put Me Down Softly" and "Makin' Love Don't Always Make Love Grow" -- among others, deserved far better. A bonus inclusion is Lee's version of "She Thinks I Still Care," the iconic smash he wrote for Jones. The disc also includes a full historical liner essay by Bill Dahl with quotes from Lee. Given the price tag, and the simple fact that this is the only place these tracks were ever assembled in one place, Original Greatest Hits is indispensable for fans of mainstream '70s country.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2013
Label:
Gl Music Co.
UPC:
0848064001560
catalogNumber:
230
Rank:
14401

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dickey Lee   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Don Williams   Composer
Geof Morgan   Composer
Delaney Bramlett   Composer
David Gates   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Razzy Bailey   Composer
Johnnie Wright   Composer
Bob Morrison   Composer
Wayland Holyfield   Composer
Dickey Lee   Composer
Bob McDill   Composer
Allen Reynolds   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Otha Young   Composer
Jack Anglin   Composer
Jim Anglin   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Sterling Whipple   Composer
Rob Santos   Producer
R.A. Andreas   Photo Courtesy
Rudy Clark   Composer
Jay Stevens   Composer
Bill Zerface   Composer
Jim Zerface   Composer
Danny Flowers   Composer
Bob House   Composer
Joe Keene   Composer
Bonnie Brumlett   Composer
William Jennings Cox   Composer
Wallace Hyde   Composer
Scrivenor Richard Gove   Composer

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