Carl Smith – Country On My Mind (1968/2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Carl Smith – Country On My Mind (1968/2018) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:07 minutes | 654 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

With Country on My Mind, Carl Smith finds time to walk in the “California Sunshine” and celebrate womanizing (“Wonderful World of Women”) before settling into the songs of honky tonkin’ and heartache for which he is known. Smith wears Merle Haggard’s “I Threw Away the Rose” like an old boot, and handles “Little Ole Wine Drinker” more capably than Robert Mitchum, for whom it was a hit. Marty Robbins’ “Knee Deep in the Blues” and the Browns’ “I’d Just Be Fool Enough” two songs written by Melvin Endsley are likewise right up Smith’s alley, and he fills them with the kind of weariness and defeat that make you want to reach for a whiskey bottle. Country on My Mind produced no hits and was recorded very quickly, but is yet another fine album from a singer whose way with a honky tonk ballad is unsurpassed. This is music made for crying in your drink, so pull up a barstool and enjoy.

01. California Sunshine
02. Why I’m Walking
03. Wonderful World of Women
04. I’d Just Be Fool Enough
05. Baby Me Baby
06. Knee Deep In Blues
07. The Only Girl I Can’t Forget
08. Don’t Put Your Hurt In My Heart
09. I Threw Away the Rose
10. If You Were Mine to Lose
11. Little Ole Wine Drinker Me