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Charlie Sizemore - I've Got A Good Memory

(Rutabaga RR-3018) 1991

I've Got A Good Memory

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I've not yet managed to find a copy of this one and details of Charlie's final album for Rutabaga are pretty elusive... The album was mentioned in April 1991 edition of 'Bluegrass Unlimited' which reported:- "Charlie Sizemore is currently in the studios finishing up his fourth recording project for Rutabega (sic) Records. It will include harmony vocals by bluegrass singer turned country music star, Vern Gosdin".[1] No coincidence that that both Two Lonely Hearts (Out Of Hand) and Rainbows And Roses were featured on Gosdin's 1985 Time Stood Still album, and worth noting that he also wrote the liner notes to Charlie's first Rutabaga album, Gravel Road.

One single was released from the album: Rainbows And Roses / I've Got A Good Memory (Rutabaga 1025) c1991.

One track on the album, was presumably a re-recording of Congratulations which was on Charie's eponymous debut. Two others, the classy I'm Really Gone and You'll Never Know Until You Cry were later re-recorded on his first album for Rebel, 'Back Home' (Rebel REB-CD-1705) 1993.

Two numbers from the Stanley back-catalogue are featured: I just Got Wise and Wendy Smith's Lonesome.

It's possible that the album may feature Don Rigsby, as he was with the Charlie Sizemore Band whilst at University before he joined the Bluegrass Cardinals... or it might have been recorded shortly after he left...

I've not been able to find any mention of it's release or reviews in 'BU', and needless to say if anyone has any more info or a copy, I'd love to hear form you! - Please get in touch via the Contact page!

Personnel poss. incl:-

Side One:
Two Lonely Hearts (Out Of Hand)

Murray F. Cannon / Vernon Gosdin / Robert John Jones
It Don't Mean A Thing

Rainbows And Roses

Anthony Rayburn / Max D. Barnes
Best Love Friends

You Never Know Until You Cry

Charles Ethan Sizemore

Wendy Smith / R. Stanley
Side Two:
I'm Really Gone

Nolan Eddie Hall / Charles Ethan Sizemore
I've Got A Good Memory

Charles Ethan Sizemore
When It Rains

Lyman Corbitt Jr McAnally
I Just Got Wise

C. Stanley

John Brenton Preston
If You're Ever In Oklahoma

John W. Cale


Go To Top Of Page [1] 'General Store' section of the April 1991 edition of 'Bluegrass Unlimited' (p.16)