Sunday, October 04, 2015


“I’ve got my doubts about it”

“When Charley Pride began recording in 1966, his record company worked hard to hide the fact that he was a black man in a white industry. His photograph was absent from early press materials, and he was always referred to as ‘Country’ Charley Pride. . . . One listen to his chart debut, and there’s no mistaking Charley Pride for anything but country. . . . 
—David Cantwell, Heartaches by the Number   

Country Charley Pride • Just Between You and Me • 1966

“Just Between You and Me” is on The Essential Charlie Pride. If you can luck into a used copy, Charley’s live at Panther Hall album In Person has a great stripped down live version with a spoken intro that gives a good insight into the times.

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