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Classic Rewind: Neal McCoy – ‘Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye’

6 responses to “Classic Rewind: Neal McCoy – ‘Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye’

  1. Ken August 16, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Neal does a nice job but nobody beats Eddy Arnold’s great 1968 recording of this song with the Bill Walker orchestra.

  2. Erik North August 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    While I know it’s outside the country sphere, it was the R&B group the Casinos that first had the hit with this on the pop charts in 1967. Glen Campbell also did this on a hit 1976 medley that included “Don’t Pull Your Love” (the 1971 pop hit by Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds)

  3. Jonathan Pappalardo August 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I’ve loved this since first seeing the music video on CMT in 1996.

  4. luckyoldsun August 17, 2014 at 1:26 am

    The Casinos were still doing the song into the 2000s.
    Theirs is definitely the version that Neil worked off of.

  5. Erik North August 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I would also add that the man who wrote “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye” is the great John Loudermilk, who also wrote, among other things, “Waterloo”, “Indian Reservation”, and “Break My Mind”, and whose cousins are the Louvin Brothers.

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