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  • Jeannie C Riley - Harper Valley PTA

    I've been listening to this 7" a lot recently and it's bloody brilliant, one of my favourite songs. But it's the only thing I've got by her, anyone know anything else worth looking for?

    And, by any chance, has anyone seen the TV series that was apparently made based on the song?
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    I love this too, and I've picked up two LPs, both of which were pretty straight 'big hair' Country & Western sets, so not really my cup of tea (I say this as a confirmed fan of the Dolly Parton/Glen Campbell school of Country as well as the Bobbie Gentry/Tony Joe White and the Gram Parsons/Johnny Cash ones). Still, the chances seem good that there is other (later) stuff that's got more of that 45s Bobbie Gentry type vibe to it, but I've yet to find it myself...In fact, I strongly suspect there are lots of gems tucked away on late 60s - mid-70s C&W LPs (Tammy Wynette? Loretta Lynn? George Jones?) but so far, anyway, my relatively few punts haven't uncovered any unknown gems, just a lot of slick Nashville MOR & trad C&W alongside the obvious good ones...
    a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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    • #3
      Her version of 'Hush' is prretty cool

      YEEEEEHAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
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      • #4
        I love Mary Hooper's version of Harper Valley....New Orleans country funk !

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        • #5
          What are the LPs you've got Wayne? Is Hush a 45 Col?

          Yeah, I think there must be some gems hidden around...if only because lots of the backing on Nashville records was done by Area Code 615 who are proper slideguitarharmonicafunk...
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          • #6
            These are the two I've had...I had especially high hopes of the motorbike sleeved one...still lots more to find, though...
            a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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            • #7
              There are a couple of good instrumental versions of Harper Valley out there - I like the one on the Reader's Digest Tijuana box set (Johnny Harris? Can't remember). Always reminds me a bit of Ode To Billie Joe, though.....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Little Jimmy Oddman
                Is Hush a 45 Col?
                Yes mate...
                new SPOKE release: >>> SEE HERE <<< RKM LIBRARY BEATS

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                • #9
                  Excellent, will keep an eye out for that.

                  Wayne - I'd definitely pick up both of those if I saw them. Sock Soul? What a title! Girl most likely, indeed!
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                  • #10
                    Jeannie

                    I have the Harpers Valley LP but also one called Jeannie (SSS Records 1972) which includes a great (and a bit weird) track - Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up (I kid you not!) which is country meets soul/gospel with something that sounds like a sitar?! Not crazy uptempo stuff, but lovely all the same
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                      Boy, am I going to look for that!
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