I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again

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I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again
Studio album by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Released July 1968
Genre Folk
Length 34:01
Label Vanguard
Producer Maynard Solomon
Buffy Sainte-Marie chronology
Fire & Fleet & Candlelight
(1967)
I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again
(1968)
Illuminations
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[2]

I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again was the fifth album by Cree singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie. As its title suggested, it saw her embrace Nashville country music with the help of session veterans such as the Jordanaires, Grady Martin, Roy M. Huskey, Jr. and Floyd Cramer. The album included re-recordings of "Now That the Buffalo's Gone" and "The Piney Wood Hills" from her first and second albums respectively. "Tall Trees in Georgia", in contrast to most of the material, showed Sainte-Marie performing in a style reminiscent of her earliest work.

I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again was not as well received critically or even commercially as her previous four albums, and relatively few of the songs unique to it have notable cover versions (Neko Case's cover of "Soulful Shade of Blue" may be considered an exception). The title tune, however, was to become a minor UK hit after she reached the Top Ten there with the title tune to the movie Soldier Blue (from her album She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina).

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Buffy Sainte-Marie unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again – 2:59
  2. "He's a Pretty Good Man If You Ask Me – 2:29
  3. "Uncle Joe" (Traditional) – 2:10
  4. "A Soulful Shade of Blue" – 2:18
  5. "From the Bottom of My Heart" (I Love You) – 2:34
  6. "Sometimes When I Get to Thinkin'" – 3:01
  7. "The Piney Wood Hills" – 3:08
  8. "Now That the Buffalo's Gone" – 2:56
  9. "They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg" (Traditional) – 1:39
  10. "Tall Trees in Georgia" – 3:33
  11. "The Love of a Good Man" – 2:54
  12. "Take My Hand for a While" – 2:34
  13. "Gonna Feel Much Better – 1:46

Charts[edit]

Album

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Peak position
1968 Pop Albums 171
Single
Year Single Chart Position
1971 "I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again" Billboard Pop Singles 98
1971 "I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again" UK Singles Chart 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Gifford, Barry (20 July 1968). "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone.