Melba Montgomery discography

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Melba Montgomery discography

A trade ad for the single "What I Can Tell the Folks Back Home", 1967.
Releases
Studio albums 29
Compilation albums 11
Singles 62
B-sides 1
Other appearances 5

The discography of American country artist Melba Montgomery contains twenty nine studio albums, eleven compilation albums, sixty two singles, one charting B-side and five other appearances. Signing with United Artists Records in 1962, she recorded with George Jones on the self-penned "We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds". It reached the top three of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] The pair's follow-up "Let's Invite Them Over" reached the top twenty, as did it's B-side. Jones and Montgomery issued their debut studio album What's in Our Heart in November 1963, which peaked in the top ten of the Billboard Top Country Albums list.[2] They continued releasing albums together including Close Together (1966) and Party Pickin' (1967).[3] In 1963, Montgomery's debut solo singles reached the top-thirty of the country songs chart and the following year, her first pair of solo studio albums were issued.[1] She collaborated with Gene Pitney in 1965, releasing "Baby Ain't That Fine" that year. The song reached number fifteen and the duo then issued the studio album Being Together (1965).[2] Between 1965 and 1968 Montgomery released six solo studio efforts on both United Artists and Musicor, including Hallelujah Road (1966) and Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long (1967). Through Capitol Records, she recorded with Charlie Louvin in 1970 and "Something to Brag About", reached number eighteen in early 1971. The pair would release two studio albums together in 1971 and several more singles.[1]

Focusing more on a solo career, Montgomery's 1973 single "Wrap Your Love Around Me" reached the top forty. In 1974, her solo single "No Charge" topped the Hot Country Singles chart and hit the top-forty of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the biggest solo hit of her musical career.[1][2] An album of the same name would peak at number fourteen.[4] The following year, "Don't Let the Good Times Fool You" reached the top-twenty of the country singles chart and Montgomery released two more albums on the Elektra label.[2] Her second self-titled studio album was released in 1977 via United Artists Records, which included a cover of "Angel of the Morning".[5] In 1982, Montgomery released I Still Care, an album of cover songs.[3] Her 1986 single "Straight Talkin'" became her final Billboard chart appearance, reaching the top-seventy that year. After a several-year hiatus, Montgomery released the studio album Do You Know Where Your Man Is on Playback Records in 1992.[1] In 1997, Montgomery released her twenty-seventh studio record entitled This Time Around via a Swedish label. Things That Keep You Going, her most recent studio recording, was issued in December 2010 via RPM Music.[6]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and other relevant details
Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
US
Country

[7]
What's in Our Heart
(with George Jones)
3
America's No. One Country and Western Girl Singer
  • Released: February 1964
  • Label: United Artists
  • Formats: Vinyl
Bluegrass Hootenanny
(with George Jones)
  • Released: March 1964
  • Label: United Artists
  • Formats: Vinyl
12
Down Home
  • Released: August 1964
  • Label: United Artists
  • Formats: Vinyl
I Can't Get Used to Being Lonely
  • Released: July 1965
  • Label: United Artists
  • Formats: Vinyl
Being Together
(with Gene Pitney)
  • Released: December 1965
  • Label: Musicor
  • Formats: Vinyl
Hallelujah Road
  • Released: July 1966
  • Label: Musicor
  • Formats: Vinyl
Country Girl
  • Released: November 1966
  • Label: Musicor
  • Formats: Vinyl
Close Together
(with George Jones)
  • Released: November 1966
  • Label: Musicor
  • Formats: Vinyl
28
Melba Toast
  • Released: March 1967
  • Label: Musicor
  • Formats: Vinyl
Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long
  • Released: March 1967
  • Label: Musicor
  • Formats: Vinyl
Party Pickin'
(with George Jones)
  • Released: August 1967
  • Label: Musicor
  • Formats: Vinyl
I'm Just Living
  • Released: December 1967
  • Label: Musicor
  • Formats: Vinyl
The Big Beautiful Country World of Melba Montgomery
  • Released: October 1969
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: Vinyl
Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long
  • Released: May 1970
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: Vinyl
Something to Brag About
(with Charlie Louvin)
  • Released: January 1971
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: Vinyl
45
Baby You've Got What It Takes
(with Charlie Louvin)
  • Released: July 1971
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: Vinyl
45
Melba Montgomery
  • Released: October 1973
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: Vinyl
No Charge
  • Released: April 1974
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: Vinyl
14
Don't Let the Good Times Fool You
  • Released: April 1975
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: Vinyl
47
The Greatest Gift of All
  • Released: November 1975
  • Label: Elektra
  • Formats: Vinyl
Melba Montgomery
  • Released: April 1977
  • Label: United Artists
  • Formats: Vinyl
I Still Care
Audiograph Alive
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Audiograph
  • Formats: Vinyl
No Charge
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Compass
  • Formats: Vinyl
Do You Know Where Your Man Is
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Playback
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
This Time Around
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: CMC
  • Formats: CD
Studio 102 Essentials
  • Released: May 27, 2008
  • Label: Suite 102
  • Formats: CD, music download
Things That Keep You Going
  • Released: December 14, 2010
  • Label: RPM
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, showing all relevant details
Title Album details
A King & Two Queens
(with George Jones and Judy Lynn)
  • Released: 1964
  • Label: United Artists
  • Formats: Vinyl
Queens of Country Music
(with Dottie West)
  • Released: 1965
  • Label: Starday
  • Formats: Vinyl
Famous Country Duets
(with George Jones and Gene Pitney)
  • Released: January 1966
  • Label: Musicor
  • Formats: Vinyl
Blue Moon of Kentucky
(with George Jones)
  • Released: February 1966
  • Label: United Artists
  • Formats: Vinyl
The Mood I'm In
  • Released: January 1967
  • Label: United Artists
  • Formats: Vinyl
The Only Duets Ever Recorded
(with George Jones)
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: Musicor
  • Formats: Vinyl
Aching Breaking Heart
  • Released: 1974
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: Vinyl
George Jones and Melba Montgomery
(with George Jones)
  • Released: August 12, 1994
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD
Vintage Collections: George Jones
and Melba Montgomery

(with George Jones)
  • Released: January 23, 1996
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
First Ladies of Country
(with Norma Jean)
  • Released: September 1, 1998
  • Label: Country Stars
  • Formats: CD, music download
Golden Moments

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing other relevant details
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Country

[8]
US
[8]
CAN
Country

[9]
CAN
[10]
CAN
AC

[11]
"Shoe Old Ranger" 1962 N/A
"I'm No Longer in Your Heart" N/A
"Your Picture (Keeps Smiling Back at Me)" N/A
"Hall of Shame" 1963 22 Down Home
"The Greatest One of All" 26
"The Face" 1964
"Big Big Heartaches" America's No. One Country and Western Girl Singer
"I Can't Get Used to Being Lonely" 1965 I Can't Get Used to Being Lonely
"I Saw It"
"I'll Wait Till Seven"
"Constantly"
"Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long" 1966 Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long[A]
"Crossing Over Jordan" Hallelujah Road
"My Tiny Music Box" Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long[A]
"Won't Take Long" Melba Toast
"What Can I Tell the Folks Back Home" 1967 61 I'm Just Living
"Twilight Years" Melba Toast
"You Put Me Here" 1968
"Our Little Man"
(with Judy Lynn)
I'm Just Living
"Hallelujah Road" Hallelujah Road
"What's to Become of What's Left Me" 1969 N/A
"As Far as My Forgetting's Got" The Big Beautiful Country World of Melba Montgomery
"The Closer She Gets" 1970 Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long[A]
"Eloy Crossing" N/A
"He's My Man" 1971 61 N/A
"Hope I Never Love That Way Again" 1972 N/A
"Wrap Your Love Around Me" 1973 38 47 Melba Montgomery[B]
"He'll Come Home" 1974 58 47
"No Charge" 1 39 1 47 24 No Charge
"Your Pretty Roses Came Too Late" 67 Don't Let the Good Times Fool You
"If You Want the Rainbow" 59
"Don't Let the Good Times Fool You" 1975 15 14
"Searchin' (For Someone Like You)" 45
"He Loved You Right Out of My Mind" The Greatest Gift of All
"Love Was the Wind" 67 N/A
"Never Ending Love Affair" 1977 83 Melba Montgomery[B]
"Before the Pain Comes"
"Angel of the Morning" 22 48
"Leavin' Me in Your Mind" 1978
"The Star" 1980 92 N/A
"Straight Talkin'" 1986 79 N/A
"The Key's in the Mailbox" 1990 N/A
"Your Heart Turned Left" 1992 Do You Know Where Your Man Is
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As a collaborative artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing other relevant details
Title Year Peak chart
positions
Album
US
Country

[8]
CAN
Country

[9]
"We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds"
(with George Jones)
1963 3 What's in Our Heart
"Let's Invite Them Over"
(with George Jones)
17
"Suppose Tonight Would Be Our Last"
(with George Jones)
1964
"Please Be My New Love"
(with George Jones)
31 Blue Moon of Kentucky
"Multiply the Heartaches"
(with George Jones)
25 What's in Our Heart
"House of Gold"
(with George Jones)
1965 Bluegrass Hootenanny
"I Let You Go"
(with George Jones)
What's in Our Heart
"Blue Moon of Kentucky"
(with George Jones)
Blue Moon of Kentucky
"Baby Ain't That Fine"
(with Gene Pitney)
15 Being Together
"Being Together"
(with Gene Pitney)
1966
"Close Together (As You and Me)"
(with George Jones)
70 Close Together
"Party Pickin'"
(with George Jones)
1967 24 Party Pickin'
"Something to Brag About"
(with Charlie Louvin)
1970 18 26 Something to Brag About
"Did You Ever"
(with Charlie Louvin)
1971 26 Baby You've Got What It Takes
"Baby You've Got What It Takes"
(with Charlie Louvin)
30
"I'm Gonna Leave You"
(with Charlie Louvin)
60 N/A
"Baby What's Wrong with Us"
(with Charlie Louvin)
1972 66 N/A
"A Man Likes Things Like That"
(with Charlie Louvin)
59 N/A
"Almost Over the Line"
(with Lee Dillard)
1987 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charting songs[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing other relevant details
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US
Country

[8]
"What's in Our Heart"[C]
(with George Jones)
1963 20 What's in Our Heart

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"[12] 1988 none K-Tel Presents Christmas Favorites
"Shameless Lies"[13] 1994 Marty Brown Cryin', Lovin', Leavin'
"Milwaukee Here I Come"[14] 1999 John Prine In Spite of Ourselves
"We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds"[14]
"You Win Again"[15] 2001 Ralph Stanley Clinch Mountain Sweethearts

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A^ Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long (1967)[16] is a separate studio album release from Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long (1970).[17]
  • B^ Melba Montgomery (1973)[18] is a separate studio album release from Melba Montgomery (1978).[19]
  • C^ "What's in Our Heart" was the B-side to the 1963 single "Let's Invite Them Over" with George Jones.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Coyne, Kevin John. "100 Greatest Women of Country Music -- Melba Montgomery (#73)". Country Universe. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Ankeny, Jason. "Melba Montgomery Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Albums by Melba Montgomery". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "No Charge -- Melba Montgomery". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Melba Montgomery by Melba Montgomery". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Melba Montgomery Discography". Slipcue. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Billboard chart positions > albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  9. ^ a b "Search results for "Melba Montgomery" under Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Search results for "Melba Montgomery" under Top Singles". RPM. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Search results for "Melba Montgomery" under Adult Contemporary". RPM. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "K-Tel Presents Christmas Favorites". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Cryin', Lovin', Leavin". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "In Spite of Ourselves: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Ralph Stanley & Friends: Clinch Mountain Sweethearts". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long by Melba Montgomery". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Don't Keep Me Lonely Too Long by Melba Montgomery". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Melba Montgomery [ELEKTRA] by Melba Montgomery". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Melba Montgomery by Melba Montgomery". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 

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