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© RCA/BMG Records
Year of Release: 1988
(I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
(I'm A) Stand By My Woman Man
Daydreams About Night Things
It Was Almost Like A Song
Smoky Mountain Rain
Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends
Back On My Mind Again
What A Difference You've Made In My Life
Ronnie Milsap related sites:
Country's Ronnie Milsap
was a very popular favorite artist, with his simple
country tunes. This Greatest Hits compilation is
considered Volume 1, as it features 9 great songs
that were very popular in the beginning of Milsap's career.
Eight of the nine songs all hit number 1 on the Country
I'd Be A Legend In My Time
takes me back to The Monkees' Michael Nesmith, when Nesmith
branched into Country music after he left The Monkees.
In fact, Milsap's vocals does have a similar resemblance to
Nesmith's as I listen to this song.
(I'm A) Stand By My Woman Man, has to be
Milsap's (man) version of the late Tammy Wynette's Stand By
Your Man. Pure Love is a great bouncy country
tune, as is Daydreams About Night Things.
One area of Milsap's music are his great slow ballads.
It Was Almost Like A Song is just a great beautiful
song, featuring his piano playing. As a blind performer,
most performers of this kind have one thing in common:
They all played piano/keyboards--Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder
to name a few.
And then there's Smoky Mountain Rain, one
of my favorite all-time Milsap tunes. Please Don't Tell
Me How The Story Ends and Back On My Mind Again
are two unfamiliar Milsap songs to me, but like the rest, they are
good country tunes. At first, when I started listening to
Back On My Mind Again, the main verses almost sounds
like The Beatles' Octopus' Garden, yet this song
also has a resemblance to Randy Travis' Forever and Amen.
Ending the album is another great Milsap song,
What A Difference You've Made In My Life.
I'll have to admit: Today's country is so different
compared to an artist such as Ronnie Milsap. His music
defines true country; this was the sound of the country style
back in the 1970s, where this collection was based.
I think you'd agree if you listen to this album and compare
it to the 1990s country, there is a huge difference.
Ronnie Milsap is a true country artist. His music
is just great to listen to. His Greatest Hits
compilations are a great place to start.
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