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Classic Rewind: Mel Street – ‘If I Had A Cheatin’ Heart’

5 responses to “Classic Rewind: Mel Street – ‘If I Had A Cheatin’ Heart’

  1. Ken Johnson August 9, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Mel’s last top ten single – a #9 hit from March 1978.

    King Malachi “Mel” Street took his own life later that year on the day of his 45th birthday – October 21, 1978.

    • Paul W Dennis August 9, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Reportedly he was George Jones’ favorite singer. George sang at his funeral

      Although Mel had just (finally) landed a major label recording contract, he was unbable to cope with a life-long battle with depression. Medicine has come a long way ince 1978 – today’s anti=depressants likely would have prevented his suicide

      Mel was a great artist

      • luckyoldsun August 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm

        He was definitely a low-rent George Jones.
        He sounded like a man on the lam from the vice squad.

        • Ken Johnson August 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

          Your comment does not make sense.

          It’s unfortunate that you cannot appreciate this man’s great talent. He made some great records in the 1970’s. His first hit “Borrowed Angel” ranks among country music’s finest songs. As Paul pointed out even George Jones was a fan.

        • luckyoldsun August 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

          I think he said that Street could sing the telephone book and make it sound filthy.

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