Monday, February 05, 2018

Remembering My Dad 10 Years Later (+ His Record Collection)

There were two things my Dad passed down to me: his love of sports and a small, but eclectic record collection  Those would be vinyl and a few 8-tracks. I absorbed all of it, because it was usually the only physical music I laid my hands on as a youngster. 

Later, as my own collection grew, my Dad often looked in awe at the burgeoning shelves of CD's or vinyl that populated my music room.  One regret I have is not telling him how much his records played a part in my own eclectic musical tastes.

Below is a list, as I remember it, of his record collection.  Lots of Country and Pop vocalists.  When I was a toddler, and he was stationed in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, my Dad would take the family to many Country music concerts that came through town.  A lot of the Country names below were the ones we saw (have to admit I was so young, I barely remember going to those shows). Most of these titles are from the early 70's.


Bobby Bare - Real Thing
Charley Pride - 10th Album
Charley Pride - Sings Heart Songs
Charlie Rich - Tomorrow Night
Charlie Rich - Very Special Love Songs
Chuck Berry - San Francisco Dues
Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn - Louisiana Woman/Mississippi Man
Dave Dudley - Keep On Truckin'
Don Gibson - Snap Your Fingers
Elvis Presley - Aloha From Hawaii
Elvis Presley - Elvis (1973)
Elvis Presley - Legendary Performer Vol. 2
Elvis Presley - Raised On Rock
Elvis Presley - Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas
Engelbert Humperdinck - After The Lovin'
Engelbert Humperdinck - Christmas Tyme
Fabulous 50's (1954-59) - Various
Fifth Dimension -Age of Aquarius
Frank Sinatra - Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back
George Jones & Tammy Wynette - Let's Build A World Together
Hank Williams Jr. - After You/Pride's Not Hard To Swallow
Jerry Lee Lewis - Sometimes A Memory Ain't Enough
Jerry Reed - Lord Mr. Ford
Jim Ed Brown - Morning
John Denver - Rocky Mountain High
Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag
Johnny Mathis - I'm Coming Home
Johnny Rodriguez - All I Ever Meant To Do Was Sing
Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge - Full Moon
Loretta Lynn - Entertainer of the Year
Louis Armstrong - Golden Greats
Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
Merle Haggard - His 30th Album
Merle Haggard - If We Make It Through December
Merle Haggard - Okie From Muskogee
Neil Diamond - Tap Root Manuscript
Sammy Davis Jr. - Now
Shirley Bassey - Never, Never, Never
Tom Jones - Body and Soul of
Tom Jones - Greatest Hits (bought at his concert which my parents attended in late 70's)
Tom T. Hall - In Search Of A Song
Tommy Overstreet - Heaven Is My Woman's Love
Waylon Jennings - Lonesome, On'ry and Mean

(8 tracks)
Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell  - s/t
Elvis Presley - Love Letters From
Rod McKuen - New Ballads
San Sebastian Strings - The Sea
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