Dec 15, 2010

B.J. THOMAS - I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY (SCEPTER 1966) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve + 5 bonus




B.J.Thomas was raised in and around Houston, Texas, graduating from Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg. Before his solo career, Thomas sang in a church choir as a teenager then joined the musical group The Triumphs. During his senior year he made friends with Roy Head of Roy Head and The Traits. The Traits and the Triumphs held several Battle of the Bands events in the early 1960s featuring Head and Thomas.

In 1966, B. J. Thomas and The Triumphs released the album, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Pacemaker Records). The album featured a hit cover of the Hank Williams song, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. In the same year, Thomas released a solo album of the same name on Scepter Records.
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What distinguishes I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry is the title tune, B.J.’s take on the Hank Williams classic. The original single was a big hit in his hometown of Houston, TX, and as such led to his contract with Scepter Records.
The record features another Hank cover, “There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight,” a weepy ballad that Thomas gives his all to. As was the rather common practice for a new artist in 1966, B.J. recorded a few other well-known songs, including versions of “It’s Not Unusual,” and “In The Midnight Hour.”
A songwriting friend of B.J.’s from Houston, Mark Charrone wrote five songs that were included on I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry. One of his specialties was in the art of the one word song title: “Mama,” “Wendy,” “Terri,” and “Maria.” The fifth? Two words: “I Wonder"...
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10 comments:

blue said...

i'd found yr posted cds are so rare & expensive!
Thanks & appreciated~

mister mark said...

superb! thank you..

hooch said...

Many thanks indeed!

DaveB. said...

Thanks for this!

Doug said...

A wonderful album.Thanks.

Gerard said...

Thanks too!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing - great album. Wonder if you have the second album too? There is one SMASH NORTHERN SOUL pearl on it - "I don't have a mind of my own" You must listen to it. I only have a North.Soul Compilation incl. this track, which is very used condition.
I would appreciate very much to listen to secon album.

Happy Easter!
TrashTom / Hamburg

Anonymous said...

...me again - just discoverd this album has BONUS TRacks, which include "I don't have a mind of my own" - GREAT ! The hunt is over - BIG THANKS.
TrashTom