Uptown Country Girl
Chart Records LP 1028 | Released February 1970 | Peak Chart Position: 29
THE LINER NOTES
Produced by Slim Williamson, and released in February of 1970, ‘Uptown Country Girl’ was recorded and released just three short months before her debut LP on Columbia Records.
Reaching and holding at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100, the album featured a ten song set including two bi-lingual (yes, bi-lingual) singles released only in Germany, “Then Go”, a wistful Liz Anderson retread from Lynn’s first Chart LP, and one of only two female versions of The Hag’s “Okie From Muskogee”, it’s no surprise that the collection’s centerpieces are two heartbreakers from Glenn Sutton, the love of Lynn’s life, and the man who would be guiding her career for many years to come -- “He'd Still Love Me” and “Ways To Love A Man”.
Recorded originally by Tammy Wynette, Sutton’s hand in the production of these two tracks is obvious; each layered with his unmistakable Countrypolitan touch, and woven together by Lynn’s fluid, emotional vocals, making both songs unmistakably hers. But it’s the sheer depth of her approach to both that take the listener’s breath away; she’s not simply singing these songs; she’s telling us that she’s lived through them. Verse and chorus, they reveal far more than merely Lynn Anderson’s talent; they reveal her heart…
The heart of a true romantic.
J Buck Ford
"I've Been Everywhere" / "He'd Still Love Me" / "Wave Bye Bye To The Man" / "He Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye" / "Morgen Werst du Miener" / "Partly Bill" / "The Ways To Love A Man" / "Okie From Muskogee" / "Then Go" / "Ich Haben Einen Boy in Germany"