I Love Charley Brown

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I Love Charley Brown
Studio album by Connie Smith
Released April 1968
Recorded February 27, 1967 – September 5, 1967; February 27, 1968
(RCA Victor Studio)
Genre Country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Bob Ferguson
Connie Smith chronology
Soul of Country Music
(1967)
I Love Charley Brown
(1968)
Sunshine and Rain
(1968)
Singles from I Love Charley Brown
  1. "Burning a Hole in My Mind"
    Released: September 1967
  2. "Baby's Back Again"
    Released: December 1967
  3. "Run Away Little Tears"
    Released: April 1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

I Love Charley Brown is the tenth studio album by American country music artist, Connie Smith. The album was released in April 1968 and was produced by Bob Ferguson. The album contained three Top 10 hit singles Smith had between 1967 and 1968.

Background[edit]

I Love Charley Brown was a studio album containing twelve tracks. It contained four songs written by songwriter, Dallas Frazier: "Run Away Little Tears," "Sunshine of My World," "I Love Charley Brown," and "Between Each Tear." Frazier had material for many of Smith's previous albums. The album was recorded at the RCA Victor Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 1967 and 1968. The release was issued on a 12-inch LP record, containing six songs on each side of the record. The album was reviewed by Allmusic, which rated it three out of five stars. No written review however was provided.[2]

Release[edit]

I Love Charley Brown spawned three singles between 1967 and 1968. The first single, "Burning a Hole in My Mind" (1967) reached #5 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs chart. This was followed by the second single, "Baby's Back Again" which peaked at #7 on the same chart, and thirdly, "Run Away Little Tears," which reached #10 on Billboard's chart. The album itself also reached a peak position. I Love Charley Brown reached #14 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart shortly after its release in 1968.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Run Away Little Tears" – (Dallas Frazier)
  2. "Sunshine of My World" – (Frazier)
  3. "That's All This Old World Needs" – (Demetrius Tapp, Bob Tubert)
  4. "Little Things" – (Shirley Nelson, Willie Nelson)
  5. "If the Whole World Stopped Lovin'" – (Bob Peters)
  6. "Don't Feel Sorry for Me" – (Ted Harris)

Side two[edit]

  1. "I Love Charley Brown" – (Frazier)
  2. "Burning a Hole in My Mind" – (Cy Coben)
  3. "Baby's Back Again" – (Betty Jean Robinson)
  4. "Let Me Help You Work It Out" – (Jerry Foster)
  5. "Between Each Tear" – (Frazier)
  6. "There Are Some Things" – (Betty Anderson, Red Hayes)

Personnel[edit]

Sales chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1968) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 14
Singles
Year Song Chart positions
US Country CAN Country
1967 "Burning a Hole in My Mind" 5
"Baby's Back Again" 7 7
1968 "Run Away Little Tears" 10 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "I Love Charley Brown > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Charts & awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-10.