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That's Why I Sing This Way

Daryle SingletaryAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 7, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Audium Entertainment
  • ASIN: B000063NBM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,734 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Daryle Singletary's career has so far been an example of square peg traditionalist unfairly forced into the round hole of Nashville hackdom. His first recordings for Giant reflected the incongruity of a fine traditional singer shoved into the meat grinder of Nashville formulas, obscuring his real talent. Never imitating, his voice, in many ways an amalgam of all those he honors, glides through standards like Lefty Frizzell's "Long Black Veil," Merle Haggard's "Make Up and Faded Blue Jeans," and George Jones's "Walk Through This World with Me." He also presents some unexpected treats, reviving John Wesley Ryles's long-forgotten 1968 hit "Kay," Johnny Paycheck's "Old Violin," Conway Twitty's "I'd Love to Lay You Down," and the Loretta Lynn-Twitty duet "After the Fire Is Gone," sung with Rhonda Vincent. Dwight Yoakam, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Paycheck all contribute cameos. A newly penned Max D. Barnes title track sums up this loving tribute, and Singletary's potential becomes abundantly clear. --Rich Kienzle

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like old times! June 29, 2002
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When I first dropped a laser on this disc my wife said it reminded her of the jukebox at the Labor Center in Leadville when she was bartending there so many, many years ago and that comment just about nails it. This is great stuff from a man with some incredible pipes. There is not a bad cut on the album and I'd be hard put to even choose a favorite. Perhaps, Johns Wesley Riles' Kay, Merle's Make Up and Faded Blue Jeans, or Singletary's sizzling duet with Rhonda Vincent on Conway and Loretta's chestnut, After the Fire is Gone. I hope this cd does well for Mr. Singletary and he leaves the pap of modern Nashville behind.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Country Music is Alive & Kickin' December 8, 2002
Format:Audio CD
And Daryle Singletary knows it. He wants others to know it, too. That's why he sings this way. Although the disc is nearly all cover songs, they are presented here fresh and new. Daryle knows his roots and he celebrates them. Thank God he escaped from Gnashville's meat grinder, and thank God for Audium Records, who continue to bring us these great country artists who can't get anywhere with corporate-owned radio (who insist we really don't want to hear this kind of music) and Gnashville labels who want to dig up redneck roots and wipe themselves clean of any "hick" image. Most of all, thank God for artists like Daryle Singletary, who still sing this way. If you're hungry for real country and honky-tonk, help yourself to this album. You will love every second.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A New Favorite December 27, 2002
By jdedit
Format:Audio CD
This is a terrific album. Every track is a winner. I don't remember many of these songs when they were originally released, but Daryle's cover versions are superb. My favorite is "Kaye"-what a great song. And dare I say, the duet of "After the Fire is Gone" with Rhonda Vincent is every bit as good as the original Twitty-Lynn version. This review could go on forever, because every track is worthy of praise. This CD is more than worth the price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good old-fashioned hard country honkytonk June 5, 2002
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Nothing new here, but then again, that's pretty much the point. Singletary pays tribute to his honky-tonk heroes -- Buck Owens, Conway Twitty, Joe Maphis and others -- covering songs like "A-11," "Kay," "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke," and "Long Black Veil..." Ole Possum, George Jones, gets his very own tribute song, with Max D. Barnes's "That's Why I Sing This Way," wherein the singer relates how old Jones albums were used as instruments of corporal punishment ("My mama used to whup me with a George Jones album/That's why I sings this way...") It's a good old, rollicking hard country number, much in keeping with this new traditionalist's other work. If you're looking for evidence that real-live honkytonk music is still alive, this album may cheer you quite a bit.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic country CD - a must buy December 2, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Any fan of classic country music must have this CD. It is like a walk down memory lane. Daryle Singletary's deep and rich voice is extremely versatile. He is able to imitate the singing style of George, Conway and Johnny Paycheck and others without sounding at all unnatural.
There's not a bad song on this CD. But I think the cover of Johnny Paycheck's "Old Violin" is particularly well done and moving. Johnny adds the spoken word recitation at the end of the song that brings more than just this CD to an end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Reason I Love Country Music!! February 9, 2006
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I heard a clip of the title track, and fell in love with it. Since I'm a Jones addict, this song was enough to make me think I had to have this album. Just to get the tribute song. Then, to my wonder and surprise...every song on the album was masterfully done. These aren't your standard old cover songs done as filler for an album. This isn't some big star who's too lazy to go in and find new stuff, so he throws together a cover album to keep the hungry fans satisfied...with no regard for the reverence that classic songs deserve. These are covers done with love. They're obviously a means of paying homage to his idols. These are perfectly executed versions of songs that will make you fall in love with country music. There's nothing new or slicked up here. This is just pure country at it's finest. Daryle has a very rich voice, and he knows how to use the instrument God gave him. There's not a sour note on the entire album. If forced at gunpoint to pick a favorite...I would have to say it's a toss-up between Makeup and Faded Bluejeans and Old Violin. Both are wonderfully done, but then so is every song on the album. How country radio continues to assault our ears with watered down pop music, yet refuses to give airtime to this kind of pure country talent is beyond me. The problem isn't that there are no great country talents out there anymore...because this album is proof to the contrary. The problem is that they aren't being heard. Buy this album, and when you fall in love with it after the first listen...tell everyone you know how great it and Daryle are....and call the radio station to request a song from it. This is a classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME CD! May 28, 2002
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Daryle has a real winner on his hands this time. He brings his upbringing on real country music to his fans. There is no pop on this cd.He and his producer found the best country musicians in Nashville. Players like Brent Mason on guitar who does a great imitation of Roy Nichols on Merle's Make Up And Faded Blue Jeans, Paul Liem on drums, and Glenn Worf on bass and good steel guitar and fiddle on each song. Daryle follows in the footsteps of his fellow singer Alan Jackson who pretty much used the same musicians himself. Alan did great on his tribute to tradition on his album Under The Influence, so now Daryle can try his luck on this one. But todays's radio stations may not play any of these songs except maybe the title song which is original. Daryle has a great baritone voice that sounds like George, Merle, and really like Johnny Paycheck. So if you like good traditional country music, buy this album.
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Published 27 days ago by Gary Benner
5.0 out of 5 stars In the words of "Tony The Tiger "GRRRRRRRReat!"
I have been hearing this from the Chubby Howard show and I always wanted it but kept putting it off. Read more
Published 1 month ago by NMoore
5.0 out of 5 stars THE COVER ALBUM CONCEPT
Cover albums are a musical concept unto themselves and they seem to work either wildly well or fail miserably. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Cody Robert at Spokane
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Traditioalist At His Best
In a world where country music seems to have ever more increasing lost it's course, you can still find new traditionalists like Daryle Singletary flying the flag for the sounds and... Read more
Published on May 14, 2010 by S. Kitchener
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
Published on March 9, 2010 by Roxie Stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Country!!!
Daryl has a pure voice, this cd is so true country I can't even explain it!!
Published on November 24, 2009 by Michelle E. Vrieze
5.0 out of 5 stars That's Why I Sing This Way Daryle Singletary
Until I saw him on TV one night, I had never heard many of his songs and he had me from that time on. I love his voice and he puts so much into his songs. Read more
Published on October 27, 2009 by Robert E. Macdougall
5.0 out of 5 stars Kay + 11 bonus tracks...
The only reason why I bought this CD was the song "Kay" famous by John Wesley Rhyles on a Columbia LP from 1969. Read more
Published on March 3, 2009 by Jan Lindqvist
5.0 out of 5 stars What Country should be
I've been a fan of Daryle's since I came across one of his albums, I believe it was actually his newest one "From the Heart" and I believe he is the greatest Country singer of his... Read more
Published on November 15, 2008 by B.Barrier
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