Treat Him Right

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Treat Him Right
Studio album by Barbara Mandrell
Released September 9, 1971
Recorded May 1969 – April 1971
Genre Country soul
Label Columbia
Producer Billy Sherrill
Barbara Mandrell chronology
Treat Him Right
(1971)
A Perfect Match
(1972)
Singles from Treat Him Right
  1. "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)"
    Released: July 1969
  2. "Playing Around with Love"
    Released: April 1970
  3. "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
    Released: December 1970
  4. "Treat Him Right"
    Released: May 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Treat Him Right is the debut studio album released by American country artist Barbara Mandrell. The album was released September 9, 1971 on Columbia Records and was produced by Billy Sherrill. It comprised a series of singles Mandrell had released between 1969 and 1970 and would be the first of a series of albums recorded at the Columbia label.

Background and content[edit]

Treat Him Right was recorded between May 1969 and April 1971 at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The album contained eleven tracks. The album's tracks had a Country soul sound[2] and included covers of R&B songs such as Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)" and Aretha Franklin's "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man".[1] Allmusic 's Al Campbell reviewed the double compilation release of Treat Him Right and The Midnight Oil and considered Treat Him Right to not only have an apparent Country soul sound, but also included "an interesting combination of pop, country, and soul."[3] It also featured a cover version of Joe South's "The Games People Play". The album's producer, Billy Sherrill wrote two songs for the album: "He'll Never Take the Place of You" and "Playin' Around with Love".[1] Treat Him Right was released on an LP album upon its original release in September 1971, with five songs on the A-side of the record and six songs on the B-side of the record.[4] The record received three out of five stars by Allmusic without a review provided.[1]

Release[edit]

Treat Him Right included the four singles Barbara Mandrell released between 1969 and early 1971. The debut single was Mandrell's cover version of "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)", released in May 1969. The single only peaked at #55 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs chart. The second single was released in April 1970 "Playin' Around with Love", which became her first major hit, reaching #18 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs chart. "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" was the third single spawned from the album, reaching one position higher on the Country Singles chart and also reached the Bubbling Under Hot 100. The final single was the title track, which became her biggest solo hit to that point, reaching #12 on the Hot Country Songs list.[5] Treat Him Right was released on September 9, 1971 and peaked at #44 on the Billboard Magazine Top Country Albums chart, her first album to chart on that list.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "He'll Never Take the Place of You" (Charlie Daniels, Bob Johnson, Billy Sherrill)
  2. "Playin' Around with Love" (Billy Sherill)
  3. "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)" (Jerry Butler, Otis Redding)
  4. "The Letter" (Wayne Carson Thompson)
  5. "Treat Him Right" (Roy Head, Gene Kurtz)
  6. "Break My Mind" (John D. Loudermilk)
Side two
  1. "Watching My World Walk Away" (Dallas Frazier)
  2. "Baby Come Home" (Forest Borders)
  3. "I Almost Lost My Mind" (Ivory Joe Hunter)
  4. "Games People Play" (Joe South)
  5. "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" (Chips Moman, Dan Penn)

Personnel[edit]

Sales chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1971) Peak
position
[6]
U.S. Top Country Albums 44
Singles
Year Song Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN Country
1969 "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)" 55
1970 "Playin' Around with Love" 18 48
"Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" 17 128
1971 "Treat Him Right" 12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Treat Him Right > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "100 Greatest Women - #14: Barbara Mandrell". Country Universe. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Campbell, Al. "The Midnight Oil/Treat Him Right > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Treat Him Right by Barbara Mandrell". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Billboard chart positions > singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Treat Him Right > charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 January 2010.