He’s a one hit wonder on this album folks. I grabbed it at the thrift store for ten cents as was stoked. Listening to it tonight.. it opens with The Gambler but should have closed with it. Everything after was soft core romantic lightsounds with the odd country twang. oh Kenny Rogers. How could my mom and a kabillion other middle aged ladies loved you so? oh my. This a country, the hits, rethrift. ” I was immediatly put in min d of variety show on CMT. And I’m not a big fan of variety shows on CMT”. Thanks Sweety for helpful review. xo.
from wiki:”The Gambler” is the title of a song written by Don Schlitz and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in November 1978 as the title track from his album The Gambler which won him the Grammy award for best male country vocal performance in 1980. Bobby Bare had recorded the song earlier that same year in his album BARE CBS KC35314 (1978). The song was written by Schlitz who had recorded it previously, and had charted at #65 on the country charts with it. It was one of five consecutive songs by Rogers to hit #1 on the Billboard country music charts. On the pop chart, the song made #16 in early 1979. Johnny Cash also performed this song.
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