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John Schneider
"Greatest Hits"

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Year of Release: 1987

track listing
  • I've Been Around Enough
    To Know
  • Country Girls
  • It's A Short Walk From
    Heaven To Hell
  • I'm Gonna Leave You Tomorrow
  • What's A Memory
    Like You
    (Doing In A Love
    Like This)
  • You're The Last Thing
    I Needed Tonight
  • At The Sound
    Of The Tone
  • Take The Long Way Home
  • Love You Ain't Seen
    The Last Of Me
  • If It Was Anyone But You

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    John Schneider
    "Greatest Hits"

    Yes, THAT John Schneider -- You know him best as Bo Duke, from The Dukes Of Hazzard TV show. But what you may not have known, is that he was a very good Country singer. His Greatest Hits features 4 songs that reached #1 on the Billboard Country chart. His popularity as a Country artist was in the 1980s. His #1 songs: "I've Been Around Enough To Know" (1984), "Country Girls" (1984), "What's A Memory Like You (Doing In A Love Like This)" (1984), "You're The Last Thing I Needed Tonight" (1984). Throughout the 1980s, he released nine albums and a Greatest Hits package (1981-1987). No doubt, this greatest hits of ten songs IS Country music.

    Schneider does have a very good and distinctive voice for Country. His four #1 songs are the standouts, and others as well. "It's A Short Walk From Heaven And Hell" has a typical Country-sounding title. The verse melody of "I'm Gonna Leave You Tomorrow" almost sounds like the Country classic "She Thinks I Still Care." "At The Sound Of The Tone" and "Take The Long Way Home" are definitely Country-sounding, and John's voice has a slight similarity to another Country artist, John Conlee. However, he rocks it up a bit (Country-styled, of course) on "Love, You Ain't Seen The Last Of Me" Best to compare this song, would be to a harder-edge Country song by Hank Williams Jr. "If It Was Anyone But You" goes back to the laid-back style heard on the first 8 tracks of this album.

    As mentioned, this is good Country music. It's very interesting to learn that John Schneider had nine albums released during his heyday in the 1980s. One of them was a Christmas album. In looking up his albums on CD, they are sold for high prices, so these albums are currently not available on CD, other than his Greatest Hits, featured here. He returned to recording and a Country album in 1996, entitled Worth The Wait. Most recently, he has become a born-again Christian, and released another Christmas album in 2009 (John's Acoustic Christmas), and from 2010, The Promise.

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