Sunday, October 04, 2015

HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER

“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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