RCA Country Legends

RCA Country Legends

by Charley PrideCharley Pride


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Don't think of this as a definitive hits compilation. Instead, think of it as a perfect introduction to Charley Pride at his peak, proof that he was a genuine country talent, not just a hitmaker. He had a powerful baritone that worked equally well with hard country and country-pop, which may be the reason why he leaned toward the latter as his career progressed. This, however, captures him at the peak of his powers, concentrating primarily on the harder material but adding some pop for balance. This may dilute the portrait of his career somewhat, but it does a terrific job in summarizing his skills and importance. Yes, some familiar items are missing, but for the curious listener looking for confirmation of Pride as a country singer, this is the compilation to get.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2000
Label: Buddha
UPC: 0744659976025
catalogNumber: 99760

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charley Pride   Primary Artist,Vocals
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Lloyd Green   Steel Guitar
Billy Grammer   Guitar
Bill Pursell   Piano
Don Robertson   Piano
Joe Babcock   Background Vocals
Hayword Bishop   Drums
Jimmy Capps   Guitar
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Cherry Sisters   Background Vocals
Chip Young   Guitar
Chuck Cochran   Organ
Jim Colvard   Guitar
Dottie DeLeonibus   Background Vocals
Shane Keister   Piano
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Dolores Edgin   Background Vocals
Jack Eubanks   Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Hoyt Hawkins   Background Vocals
Jim Isbell   Drums
Glenn Keener   Guitar
Dave Kirby   Guitar
Millie Kirkham   Background Vocals
Mike Leech   Bass
Billy Linneman   Bass
Laverna Moore   Background Vocals
Farrell Morris   Percussion
Wayne Moss   Guitar
Gene O'Neal   Steel Guitar
Bob Ray   Bass
Allen Reynolds   Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Billy Sanford   Bass,Guitar
Dale Sellers   Guitar
Jerry Shook   Bass
Jerry Stembridge   Guitar
Hugh Stoker   Background Vocals
Bobby Thompson   Guitar
Pete Wade   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Tommy Williams   Fiddle
Reggie Young   Guitar
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Background Vocals
Roy Huskey   Bass
Herman Wade   Guitar
John Gimbel   Fiddle
Priscilla Ann Hubbard   Background Vocals
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Hal Rugg   Steel Guitar
Larrie Londin   Drums
Ray C. Walker   Background Vocals
William Guilford Wright   Background Vocals
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
Bill Irwin   Organ
Joe Allen   Bass
David Briggs   Piano

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Charley Pride   Producer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Jerry Bradley   Producer
Jack Clement   Producer
Jerry Crutchfield   Composer
Bob Ferguson   Producer
Wayland Holyfield   Composer
John Hudson   Art Direction
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Norro Wilson   Composer,Producer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes
Ben Peters   Composer
Fred Burch   Composer
Doris Clement   Composer
Don Devaney   Composer
Harold Kenneth Dorman   Composer
George Gann   Composer
Mandana Eidgah   Art Direction

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