1-CD with 24-page booklet, 28 tracks. Playing time approx. 77 mns.
When Leona Williams signed with Mercury, disc jockeys simply weren't responsive to women who sang hard, unrelenting country music. Loretta and Tammy no longer racked up top hits and Dolly made the jump to pop. Pleasant, unassuming stylists like Janie Fricke and Anne Murray ruled the country airwaves. Patty Loveless and Kathy Mattea's breakthroughs were years away.
Perhaps Leona Williams' recordings were behind the times or maybe they were ahead of them. Whatever the reason, they never received the chart success they deserved. Nevertheless, Leona Williams persevered with her career. She remains an active performer, drawing loyal fans to her shows in Branson, Missouri, and in concerts throughout the United States and Canada.
Treasured by many country music fans, Leona Williams' records are long overdue for rediscovery. This Bear Family release, (insert title), restores all of her surviving Mercury recordings to print, including her 1983 duet album 'Heart to Heart' with then-husband Merle Haggard and 1984 solo effort, 'Someday When Things Are Good.' This collection also includes six previously unissued songs, plus an in-studio gag' recording about fabled Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. Ten tracks feature Merle Haggard's classic Strangers line-up of the early '80s, with lead guitarist Roy Nichols, mandolin legend Tiny Moore, fiddler Jimmy Belkin and Norman Hamlett on steel.
|Old Loves Never Die 1|
|1:||Heart To Heart Talk||MERLE & LEONA|
|2:||Let's Pretend We're Not Married Tonight|
|3:||You Can't Break The Chains Of Love|
|4:||Waltz Across Texas|
|5:||We're Strangers Again|
|6:||Waitin' On The Good Life To Come|
|7:||Don't Ever Let Your Lover Sleep Alone|
|8:||It's Cold In California|
|9:||I'll Never Be Free|
|10:||Sally Let Your Bang Hang Down|
|11:||We Agree That We Must Be In Love||LEONA|
|12:||Someday When Things Are Good|
|13:||The More I See Of Those Cowboys|
|15:||You Sure Make Cheatin' Seem Easy|
|16:||The Telephone Line|
|17:||Waitin' My Turn|
|18:||You Take Me For Granted I Dropped Your Name|
|19:||Melted Down Memories|
|20:||My First Night Away From Home|
|21:||Divorce On The Rocks|
|22:||Old Loves Never Die|
|23:||Too Long A Time To Say Goodbye|
|24:||Love And Honor|
|25:||Tiny White Circle|
|26:||Thinking Of Me|