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Solid Gold: 20 Classics

Kenny Rogers

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20 Great Hits

This is an album of Kenny's early hit's with the first edition. Standout tracks include "Me & Bobby McGee" (which despite not being released as single proves to be the definitive recording of this classic song), "My Washington Woman", "Sunshine", "Reuben James", "Something’s Burning", "She even woke me up to say goodbye", "Heed The Call", "I'm Gonna Sing you a sad song" and , of course, the immortal global smash hit "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town". There were many more hit's for Rogers after he left the first edition in the late-70s, which can be found on other albums here on I tunes, but this album provides most of the essentials of his early hit making period, as well as some rarer tracks such as "Calico Silver".

Biography

Born: August 21, 1938 in Houston, TX

Genre: Country

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

It took several tries before Kenny Rogers became a star. As a member of the First Edition (and the New Christy Minstrels before that), he shared in some million-sellers, among them "Reuben James" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town," an excellent Mel Tillis song about a disabled veteran. But superstardom lay ahead for this Texan, and it arrived in the late '70s. His experience with the two previous pop groups had prepared him well: he knew the easy listening audience was out there, and he supplied...
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