Don King – “Dreams N’ Things”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
None.

Personal Review:
So, Don King is a country singer… and that’s all I know.
The album opens with the song “Cabin High (In the Blue Ridge Mountains)” – and Don really reminds me of John Denver, it is a good song, Don is really good. It’s then followed by the song “Don’t Get Around Much” – it’s a slower song, but it’s still a pretty good country track. The song “She’s the Girl of My Dreams” follows next and it doesn’t seem to keep up with the other tracks on the album so far, it’s too pop sounding. Not country enough. Then comes the track “Stones River Bridge” – and it’s back to good country music, and Don is pretty good. I can’t complain about him. The song “I’ve Got You (To Come Home To)” follows next, and I find Don seems to teeter between country and pop. The A-Side ends with the track “Where Were You On My Saturday Nights” – and it still sticks to that pop country beat, and it’s okay, not the best way to end the A-Side, though, the musicianship is pretty good, and on albums like this, that is what matters most!

The B-Side opens with the song “If I’da Known That I Was Gonna Live This Long” is more of a country track, and it’s pretty good, and it’s sung pretty well by Don. Then comes the track “I Can See Forever In Your Eyes” – which is another soft country song, and it’s still pretty good. Then comes the song “Truck Drivin’ Lash Larue” – and it’s one of those truck driving country songs, and it’s alright, no real complaints here. Then comes the track “Unspoken Memory” – and it’s another good country track, I can’t really complain about it. Don can sing, and that’s all that matters. “I Must Be Dreaming” comes up next, and the album sticks to songs that have to do with the title, you know, “Dreams N’ Things” – this is the dream, the others are things. The finally track “Drinkin’ in Texas” was actually recorded live at a 1976 disc jockey convention in Nashville, and it’s an alright way to end the album. It’s a good album, Don King can sing.

Interesting Facts:
None.

Track Listing:
A1 – Cabin High (In the Blue Ridge Mountains)
A2 – Don’t Get Around Much
A3 – She’s the Girl of My Dreams
A4 – Stones River Bridge
A5 – I’ve Got You (To Come Home To)
A6 – Where Were You on My Saturday Nights

B1 – If I’da Known That I Was Gonna Live This Long
B2 – I Can See Forever In Your Eyes
B3 – Truck Drivin’ Lash Larue
B4 – Unspoken Memory
B5 – I Must Be Dreaming
B6 – Drinkin’ in Texas

Label:
Con Brio Records

Catalog Number:
CBLP 052

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Piano & Electric Piano – Bill Walker
Lead Guitar – Jerry Shook, Pete Wade & John Christopher,
Banjo & Acoustic Guitar – Jerry Shook
Rhythm Guitar – James Capps, Jerry Shook, Bobby Thompson & Harold Bradley
Steel Guitar – Hal Rugg, Stuart Basore & Weldon Myrick
Percussion – Farrell Morris
Bass Guitar – Jack Williams & Mike Leech
Drums – Kenny Malone, Bill Harriss, Jerry Carrigan & Larrie London
Harmonica – Terry McMillan
Violins – Sheldon Kurland, Carl Gorodetzky & Lennie Haight
Viola – Marvin Chantry
Cello – Roy Christensen
Horns – George Tidwell, Dennis Good & Bill Puett
Background Vocals – L’Adidas, Louis Nunley, Jeanine Walker, Gil Wright & Dorothy Dillard
Produced by Bill Walker for Nashville Artists & Repertoire, Inc.
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at R.C.A. Studio – Engineer: Chuck Seitz
Columbia Studio – Engineer: Ron Reynolds
Celebration Studio – Engineer: Colin Walker
Re-Mixed at Columbia Studio by Ron Reynolds
Mastered at Woodland Street Studio, Nashville – Engineer: Denny Purcell
Administrative Co-Ordination – Jeff Walker
Creative Consultant – Biff Collie
Cover Design & Layout – William George
Art Direction – William George, Biff Collie & Jeff Walker
Cover Photography – Jeff Walker
Booking Agent – Buddy Lee Attractions

Other Albums I Own by Don King:
None.

Released:
1977

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