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American Originals
Mel Tillis
American Originals
Genre: Country


CD Details

All Artists: Mel Tillis
Title: American Originals
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 1/5/1990
Genre: Country
Style: Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: American Originals
UPCs: 074644507928, 074644507942

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CD Reviews

beerman_68 | Brush Prarie, Washington | 05/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A nice cross selection of Mel's late 50's, early 60's work on the Columbia label. Many of these songs were made popular by Webb Pierce, but Mel's versions are not some lame attempt by the song writer. They are tightly produced, arranged in the style of mainstream country music of the period, and the younger Mel's vocals are outstanding.
The bad news is it is only 10 songs, and under 30mins. If you want to gamble, for twice the money you can get more than twice the songs on his Columbia retrospective CD. I don't own it and can't comment on the extra songs.
A plea to Mr Tillis...someone is going to someday make a lot of money combining your Columbia, Kapp, Mercury, MCA work in a double CD greatest hits collection. Its a crying shame that a great song like 'Wine' is not available on a remastered CD. I hope someone is working to correct this injustice and give your fans what they want! (yes I do own the 3cd hits collection)"
A neat little discovery
Cory L. Schwent | Bloomsdale, MO United States | 05/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was so suprised at what I had found. These are Mel Tillis' early Columbia recordings. 100%, grade A, All-American Honky Tonk!!! You can't go wrong with the music.Now the bad news. Awful packaging, no notes, no informaion about the songs. I had to do outside research to actually find out where these songs came from(the late 1950's). Very short running time, it comes in at 10 songs with a time under 25 minutes."
A great album. Also interesting, as it shows early Tillis.
Jess | 08/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An interesting and fun album. It traces the early years of Mel Tillis. I enjoyed it immensely, especially "Walk On Boy", "Tupelo County Jail", and the hysterical "LocoWeed" (I wonder if this song was the inspiration for Steve Martin's comic hit "King Tut". Listen to the inflections of Tillis on the recited verses of "LocoWeed", and then listen to the recited verses of Martin on "King Tut". No, really, I'm not kidding! The similarities are uncanny!) It's an enjoyable album."