October 17, 2000
Westside Records
Country, Honky Tonk, Traditional Country

Album Review

Let Me Sing You a Song collects Vernon Oxford's RCA Victor recordings from the '60s. Oxford's traditional country approach never really caught on in the United States, but he became a star in the U.K. due to the copious amount of touring he did there. Several of these tracks were written by songwriter and friend Harlan Howard. It was Howard who brought Oxford to RCA and continuously gave him songs, hoping for a hit. This 28-song compilation includes such Howard-penned numbers as "Woman, Let Me Sing You a Song," "Goin' Home" (two versions), "Nashville Women," "The Old Folks Home," and "That's the Way I Talk." This sampler of Vernon Oxford will satisfy the curious, but aficionados should plunge into the massive five-CD set Keeper of the Flame on Bear Family.
Al Campbell, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Watermelon Time in Georgia
  2. Roll Big Wheels Roll
  3. Woman, Let Me Sing You a Song
  4. Move to Town in the Fall
  5. Nashville Women
  6. Goin' Home [Version 1]
  7. Let's Take a Cold Shower
  8. Field of Flowers
  9. Hide
  10. Stone by Stone
  11. Behind Every Good Man There's a Woman
  12. Forgetfulness for Sale
  13. Baby Sister
  14. Goin' Home [Version 2]
  15. Honky Tonk Girls
  16. Babies, Stop Your Crying
  17. The Blues Come In
  18. Treat Yourself Right
  19. Little Sister Throw Your Red Shoes Away
  20. The Old Folks' Home
  21. That's the Way I Talk
  22. Touch of God's Hands
  23. Come Back and See Us
  24. This Woman Is Mine
  25. Mansion on the Hill
  26. Wedding Bells
  27. Don't Let a Little Thing Like That (Stand in Your Way)
  28. You Win Again