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In Search of a Song / Rhymer & Other Five & Dimers


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  • Audio CD (October 10, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hux Records
  • ASIN: B000B66ON0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,249 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
2. Who's Gonna Feed Them Hogs
3. Trip To Hyden
4. Tulsa Telephone Book
5. It Sure Can Get Cold In Des Moines
6. The Little Lady Preacher
7. L.A. Blues
8. Kentucky, February 27, 1971
9. A Million Miles To The City
10. Second Handed Flowers
11. Ramona's Revenge
12. Ravishing Ruby
13. Don't Forget The Coffee Billy Joe
14. Spokane Motel Blues
15. Looking Forward To Seeing You Again
16. I Flew Over Our House Last Night
17. Another Town
18. Too Many Do-Goods
19. A Song For Uncle Curt
20. The Man Who Hated Freckles
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Tom T. Hall became known as 'The Storyteller' for his brilliantly realized tales of small-town America. His songs are three-minute snapshots of ordinary people's lives, written with exceptional wit, insight and humanity. Many musicians have covered his songs (most notably Jeannie C. Riley with the 1968 hit, 'Harper Valley P.T.A.') and he has also racked up several solo hits. Between 1971 and 1976, he had six #1 Country hits, including his classic, 'The Year That Clayton Delaney Died', which is included here. This CD pairs two of his best albums: 1971's In Search Of A Song (rightly regarded as his masterpiece), and The Rhymer And Other Five And Dimers from 1973. Both of these LPs are now released here on CD for the first time. Hux. 2005.

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Incredible albums compiled on one cd!
leon washington
I've been searching and waiting for so long to get "IN SEARCH OF A SONG" on cd that I'm tickled pink!
Steven Eugene
He sings about real life stories, putting to music and song.
David S. Stevenson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Steven Eugene on December 20, 2005
Whom-ever made this cd available THANK YOU!! I've been searching and waiting for so long to get "IN SEARCH OF A SONG" on cd that I'm tickled pink! As soon as I heard it was out I laid my money right down! I grew up on all of the old country. I grew up on THESE albums! It's sad to think that so much of the older country music has been lost forever since albums went out and cd's came in, but every now and then a jem like this comes along. Most of the time when it comes to the older artists all you can find on cd is thier greatest hits collections. And I love all those songs, but who's to decide what's great anyway? "IN SEARCH OF A SONG" and "THE RHYMER AND OTHER FIVE AND DIMERS" are two albums full of nothing BUT great songs! They just don't make 'em like Tom T. Hall anymore! I would of been happy just to get the one album, but WOW this is a twofer folks! It blows my mind! The quality is wonderful, so much better than those old scratchy records I used to play, and the songs are even better than I remember them! My personal favorite song is Kentucky, February 27, 1971. What a song! What a story! It brings back fond memories! THANKS!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jess on October 5, 2006
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If you dont have any Tom T Hall albums in your posession, get this one. Here's a two-album set on one-CD. While there are of course, "Best Of..." collections readily available, this CD will readily explain why there has never been (and never will be) another Songwriter like Tom T Hall. There are 24 numbers here, including: "Tulsa Telephone Book", the hilarious "Little Lady Preacher", "Too Many Do Goods", and "Ramona's Revenge". This disc simply flows from the first track to the very last, each song providing a superb story, as only Tom T. can pen. I'd have to say that this is what Mark Twain would've sounded like if set to a guitar. A very enjoyable album with great sound. Well worth the reasonable price. A+
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. H. Weir on April 24, 2012
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If you're a Tom T. Hall fan you have to have this CD -- encompassing two complete albums on just one disc. Essential Tom T.! The liner notes are a pleasure, too.
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The first album here, In Search Of A Song, is outstanding. Surprisingly, only one single was released from it, that being The Year Clayton Delaney Died, which is one of his most famous songs, perhaps second only to Harper Valley PTA, which he wrote for a female singer and it ended up being a huge hit for Jeannie C Riley.

Clayton Delaney was a real person but with a different name, and seems to have been a flawed genius. Several other songs sound like they could have been hits including The little lady preacher, L.A. blues and my favourite track after The Year Clayton Delaney Died, Who's gonna feed them hogs, which sounds amusing superficially but is really quite a sad song.

The second album here also has some outstanding tracks but there are a couple of weaker tracks here (A Song For Uncle Curt, The Man Who Hated Freckles). However, this album includes two duets with Patti Page that appear to have been added to the original album as an afterthought; they were originally released together as a single, but when added to the original album, made it up to 13 tracks. The big hit from this album was Ravishing Ruby.

Supposedly, the second single from the album was a song titled Watergate blues. It isn't here, though there is one titled Spokane motel blues. I must find out more about this, but I'm very happy with this twofer as it is.

This is a great CD that every fan of Tom's music can enjoy.
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