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36 Greatest Gospel Memories: A Loving Tribute to Albert E. Brumley

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This tribute to country gospel songwriter Albert E. Brumley features performances from such greats as Merle Haggard (who performs "I'll Fly Away," Brumley's best-known song), George Jones, Porter Waggoner, Crystal Gayle, and Larry Gatlin. The arrangements are rather bland throughout, relying mostly on canned country beats and snatches of pedal steel. The vocals are strong, however, and both discs move along nicely. Even if one isn't familiar with Brumley's work as a songwriter, the set's inspirational lyrics and homey feel are sure to please.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:07
2 2:12
3 2:22
4 3:21
5 3:14
6 2:38
7 3:06
8 3:33
9 2:35
10 3:05
11 3:21
12 3:07
13 2:45
14 2:11
15 3:03
16 2:59
17 2:34
18 2:11

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:58
2 2:42
3 3:57
4 3:21
5 2:28
6 2:32
7 3:37
8 2:43
9 1:56
10 4:22
11 2:13
12 2:27
13 2:48
14 3:03
15 3:26
16 2:09
17 2:17
18 2:19
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