Sunday, October 18, 2015


“A working marriage meets the world of work, and lives to tell about it.

“‘I don’t know how to tell her that I didn’t get that raise in pay today,’ Charlie Rich begins, but you know that once his wife hears the weariness in his voice and sees his slumped shoulders and teary eyes, he won’t have to tell her anything. . . . Rich knew this sort of guilt and frustration only too well. . . . In Rich’s voice you can hear all the ambition and disappointment, all the love and obligation and guilt, of a real marriage. . . .” —David Cantwell in Heartaches by the Number

And, you might not have guessed it, but Charlie’s wife Margaret Ann wrote this song. . . .

25.  Life’s Little Ups and Downs • Charlie Rich • 1969

Get it: Feel Like Going Home: The Essential Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich image: YouTube