October 25, 2013

101 Reel-To-Reel Tapes 10: Tammy Wynette, Tammy's Greatest Hits

Tammy Wynett
Tammy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel tape box front
cover photo by Bill Grine
photo of tape box front by Styrous®

In addition to my vinyl collection I'm selling, I have hundreds of reel-to-reel, pre-recorded tapes I'm selling. This is an entry about one of them which was for sale on eBay (see link below). I have the vinyl LP version as well. Interested? Contact me.

Tammy Wynett
Tammy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel tape box back
photo by Styrous®

Born Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5, 1942, she was known professionally by her stage name, Tammy Wynett. She was called the "First Lady of Country Music". 

Her best-known song, Stand by Your Man, was released in September of 1968. It is one of the best-selling hit singles by a woman in the history of country music.  Who will ever forget the heart rending lyrics and emotional delivery of the song by her. It hit #1 on the Country charts and #19 on the Billboard pop charts. At the time, however, it was criticized by the feminist when the women's rights movement was beginning to stir in the U.S. It reached number one in the UK when the record was finally released in Britain in May of 1975. It was her only top 40 hit. The song became one of the top standards for performing drag queens

D-I-V-O-R-C-E was written and recorded in 1968; it was released in may of that year. It was a number one country hit. The lyrics begin with the parenting trick of spelling out words they hope their young children will not understand, they (the children) being not yet able to spell or comprehend the word's meaning, in order to shield the child from the cruel, harsh reality of the ultimate breakup of it's mother and father. She went through five marriages.

She was married to country music singer George Jones in 1969 but they were divorced in 1975. Tammy died on April 6, 1998.

  Tammy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel tape box back detail
detail photo by Styrous®

 Tammy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel tape box back detail
detail photo by Styrous®

 Tammy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel tape
photo by Styrous®

Tammy's Greatest Hits
reel-to-reel label detail
detail photo by Styrous®


 Side 1:

1. Stand By Your Man 2:34   
2. Singing My Song  2:21   
3. Take Me To Your World  2:47   
4. Apartment #9  2:54   
5. D-I-V-O-R-C-E  2:54   

Side 2:
1. I Don't Wanna Play House  2:35   
2. Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad  2:00   
3. Run, Angel, Run 2:30   
4. Too Far Gone  2:50   
5. Almost Persuaded  2:55   
6. My Elusive Dreams
    (With David Houston)  2:48 


Label: Epic ‎– HN 669

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