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Genres: Country, Pop
Digitally remastered collection of tracks from the Country music favorite. Singer Cal Smith is the possessor of a warm, comforting baritone who had a significant presence in the U.S. Country music market, especially during... more »
Digitally remastered collection of tracks from the Country music favorite. Singer Cal Smith is the possessor of a warm, comforting baritone who had a significant presence in the U.S. Country music market, especially during the 1970s. This 16 track compilation covers his MCA years from 1973 to 1978, his best and most successful period, which included his first #1 hit, 'The Lord Knows I'm Drinking'. Smith's next #1 single, 'Country Bumpkin', became his career record and signature song, and was a perennial favorite for years to come.
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John Little | Independence, ky USA | 04/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the bright spot in 70's country. These are the original hits and original recordings. I almost forgot how good they were. Really takes me back in time. I love this cd. For those of you who were not around in the 70's, you need to listen to this artist. Cal Smith can really show you how to put together a song, a performance and a story."
luckyoldsun | New York New York | 04/27/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'd never heard anything by Cal Smith except for "Country Bumpkin", but I decided to order this.
It's unbelievably good! The guy probably would not rate as a great singer, but he has fabulous material and really evokes the era. There are a lot of great story songs like "Jason's Farm," and "Ghost of Jim Bob Wilson" in the vein of Tom T. Hall or Bobby Bare's "Lincoln Park Inn". And Cal sounds completely believable on "Drinking Champagne." Oh, and he's got one of the greatest kiss-off songs of all-time: "An Hour and a Six-Pack"--Instant classic."