by Vern Gosdin
Released: Jan 1993
Label: Columbia Nashville
Opening with one of the great healing-via-jukebox numbers, "Set 'Em Up Joe," this collection of Vern Gosdin's passel of hits well illustrates why they used to call him "The Voice." Gosdin simply had some of the smoothest pipes in country. And much like the material of '70s George Jones, pretty much every song is damn near the saddest thing ever written. "This Ain't My First Rodeo" may move at an almost middle tempo, but that just makes the acerbic lyrics bite harder. And Jimmy Buffett wishes he wrote "Tanqueray."
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