Clinch Mountain Echo

Charlie Sizemore - The Story Is... The Songs Of Tom T. Hall

(Rebel REB-CD-1767) 2002


Charlie Sizemore - The Story Is... The Songs Of Tom T. Hall
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Charlie's third CD for Rebel was released six years after it's predecessor, although I believe it was recorded sometime around 1998 and put on hold whilst Charlie concentrated on his legal practice, and then later released to coincide with his return to music.[1]

As the title suggests, the album contains versions of 14 songs written by Tom T. Hall, who also provides the introductory recitation to Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine. All songs had previously either been recorded by Country music stars or Tom T. Hall himself in the past, so no doubt will be familiar to country fans. To help select tracks from Tom T. Hall's extensive back catalogue, Dixie Hall helped Charlie out, and the selection for the most part is absolutley wonderful. Superbly crafted, thoughtful and intelligent; which Charlie executes perfectly.

Incidentally, one track, Me And Jesus was also cut by Curly Ray Cline on his instrumental The Old Kentucky Fox Hunter Plays Gospel LP.

Featured guests on the album include Ralph Stanley, who provides harmony on I'll Never Do Better Than You; Kathy Mattea on I Flew Over Our House Last Night; J.D. Crowe on Another Town; and The Oak Ridge Boys (Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Le Golden & Richard Sterban) on Me And Jesus. The latter track is the only one that I find grates, with it's happy-clappy repetitive refrain. It also seems a bit too long, but at least it's the last track.

Overall this is another quality album by Charlie Sizemore.

Track:
Title:
Time:
Lead Vocal:
Harmony Vocal:
Harmony Vocal:
Guitar:
Fiddle:
Banjo:
Mandolin:
Dobro:
Bass:
Percussion:
Steel Guitar:
Piano:
1
Mama's Got The Catfish Blues
02:16
Charlie Sizemore
Danny Barnes
John Miller
Charlie Sizemore

John Golden
Danny Barnes
Randy Kohrs
Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
2
I'll Never Do Better Than You
02:29
Charlie Sizemore
Ralph Stanley

Charlie Sizemore
Aubrey Haynie
John Golden
Danny Barnes

Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
3
I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew
02:29
Charlie Sizemore
Danny Barnes
John Miller
Charlie Sizemore

John Golden
Danny Barnes
Randy Kohrs
Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
4
Pamela Brown
02:49
Charlie Sizemore
Danny Barnes
John Miller
Charlie Sizemore
Aubrey Haynie
John Golden
Danny Barnes

Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
5
I Flew Over Our House Last Night
04:10
Charlie Sizemore
Kathy Mattea

Charlie Sizemore
Aubrey Haynie

Danny Barnes

Randall Barnes
Chris Golden
Paul Martin
Paul Martin

Tom T. Hall
6
Waiting On The Other Shoe To Fall
02:31
Charlie Sizemore
John Miller

Charlie Sizemore
Aubrey Haynie
John Golden
Danny Barnes

Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
7
Kentucky In The Morning
02:41
Charlie Sizemore
Danny Barnes
John Miller
Charlie Sizemore
Aubrey Haynie
John Golden
Danny Barnes

Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
8
Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine
04:21
Charlie Sizemore


Charlie Sizemore/Paul Martin
Aubrey Haynie

Danny Barnes/Chris Golden
Randy Kohrs
Randall Barnes
Chris Golden

Paul Martin

Tom T. Hall
9
Ballad Of Forty Dollars
03:25
Charlie Sizemore


Charlie Sizemore

John Golden
Danny Barnes
Randy Kohrs
Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
10
Margie's At The Lincoln Park Inn
03:31
Charlie Sizemore


Charlie Sizemore
Aubrey Haynie

Danny Barnes/Chris Golden
Randy Kohrs
Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
11
Turn It On, Turn It On, Turn It On
03:43
Charlie Sizemore


Charlie Sizemore
Aubrey Haynie
John Golden
Danny Barnes

Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
12
Another Town
02:34
Charlie Sizemore
John Miller

Charlie Sizemore

J.D. Crowe
Danny Barnes

Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
13
The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
02:40
Charlie Sizemore


Charlie Sizemore


Danny Barnes
Randy Kohrs
Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall
14
Me And Jesus
03:46
Charlie Sizemore
The Oak Ridge Boys

Charlie Sizemore

John Golden
Danny Barnes

Randall Barnes




Tom T. Hall

 


Go To Top Of Page [1] There was a radio phone interview with Charlie Sizemore (I think around the time of the 'Good News' album) where he mentioned this project as having been recorded earlier and then shelved. It was online, but now seems to have been removed.