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Charley Pride
"RCA Country Legends"

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Year of Release: 2000

track listing
  • All I Have To Offer (Is Me)
  • (I'm So) Afraid Of
    Losing You Again
  • Does My Ring
    Hurt Your Finger
  • Is Anybody Goin'
    To San Antoine
  • Wonder Could I Live
    There Anymore
  • I'd Rather Love You
  • I'm Just Me
  • Kiss An Angel
    Good Monrin'
  • It's Gonna Take
    A Little Longer
  • Busted
  • Snakes Crawl At Night
  • Mississippi Cotton-Pickin'
    Delta Town
  • Somebody Loves You
  • Honky Tonk Blues
  • Never Been So Love
    (In All My Life)
  • Mountain Of Love

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    Charley Pride
    "RCA Country Legends"

    16 songs, 12 of them #1 Country hits -- Charley Pride is definitely a Legebd, His RCA Country Legends captures his #1 hits and others that made him a milestone in Country music. It's amazing that he had 29 #1 songs on the Country chart; there isn't one compilation containing ALL 29 songs, but this assortment is a very good introduction to those wanting to learn of Pride's music.

    His 12 number one hits are here: "All I Have To Offer (Is Me)," "(I'm So) Afraid Of Losing You Again," "Is Anybody Goin' To San Antoine" (written by Doug Sahm), "Wonder Could I Live There Anymore," "I'd Rather Love You," "I'm Just Me." The one song that everyone remembers from Charley Pride -- "Kiss An Angel Good Morning," "It's Gonna Take A Little Longer," "Somebody Loves You Honey," the Hank Williams Sr. tune "Honky Tonk Blues," "Never Been So Loved (In All My Life)" and the song most remembered by Johnny Rivers -- "Mountain Of Love."

    The remaining songs are just as legendary as the others -- the definite Country title "Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger," Ray Charles' "Busted," "Snakes Crawl At Night," and "Mississippi Cotton-Pickin' Delta Town." They all have the common Charley Pride country style, where each song could easily have reached the number one position.

    As many country superstars have their own RCA Country Legends, this set is a good introduction to the music of Country Legend Charley Pride. Many of these songs should ring memory bells for those who enjoyed his music during his prime. And throughout the decades that followed, Pride has been the only black performer to be successful in Country music. Charley Pride IS a Legend; this is a good CD to listen to, and acquaint/reacquaint his music.

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