My Kind of Country

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Week ending 1/31/15: #1 singles this week in country music history

1955 (Sales): Loose Talk — Carl Smith (Columbia)

1955 (Jukebox): Loose Talk — Carl Smith (Columbia)

1955 (Disc Jockeys): Let Me Go, Lover — Hank Snow (RCA)

1965: You’re The Only World I Know — Sonny James (Capitol)

milsap-21975: (I’d Be) A Legend In My Time — Ronnie Milsap (RCA)

1985:(There’s A) Fire In The Night — Alabama (RCA)

1995: Gone Country — Alan Jackson (Arista)

2005: Awful, Beautiful Life — Darryl Worley (DreamWorks)

2015: Something In The Water — Carrie Underwood (19/Arista)

2015 (Airplay): Til It’s Gone — Kenny Chesney (Blue Chair/Columbia)

One response to “Week ending 1/31/15: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Ken February 1, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Sonny James had a remarkable run of #1 hits. Between 1965 and 1974 he scored 22 chart-topping country singles beginning with this one. Sixteen of those #1’s were consecutive releases setting a record surpassed only by Alabama in 1987 [they had 21]

    In 1989 Capitol digitally re-mixed the multi-track master tapes for many of Sonny’s 1960’s hits for a volume of their Capitol Collector’s series. Sadly the individuals that engineered those re-mixes were not intimately familiar with Sonny’s original recordings and severely altered their sound. Most notably the reverb was removed from Sonny’s vocals. [All songs designated as ADD on that release were affected] Worse yet those digital masters were subsequently licensed to Time/Life, Razor & Tie and other reissue labels perpetuating that error. The original versions of Sonny’s 1963-1966 hits finally became available on CD via a 1995 release from Holland’s DIsky label “Sonny James – The Hit Albums” (HA-860532) That two-fer CD has an unadulterated version of his 1966 Capitol album “The Best Of Sonny James” and his 1969 “Only The Lonely” LP. Well worth finding.

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