Miss the Mississippi

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Miss the Mississippi
Studio album by Crystal Gayle
Released September 1979
Genre Country
Length 34:44
Label Columbia
Producer Allen Reynolds
Crystal Gayle chronology
Classic Crystal
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Miss the Mississippi is an album by American country music singer Crystal Gayle. Released in September 1979, it peaked at #3 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

The album was her first album for Columbia Records, and contained three Country top ten hits; "Half the Way" (#2), "It's Like We Never Said Goodbye" (#1) and "The Blue Side" (#8). "Half the Way" also reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

The album was certified gold by the RIAA in 1980.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Half the Way" Bobby Wood, Ralph Murphy 4:03
2. "The Other Side of Me" Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield 3:49
3. "Room for One More" Ted Lindsay 2:53
4. "Don't Go My Love" James Valentini, Frank Saulino 3:00
5. "Dancing the Night Away" Russell Smith, James H. Brown, Jr. 3:41
6. "It's Like We Never Said Goodbye" Roger Greenaway, Geoff Stephens 3:32
7. "The Blue Side" David Lasley, Allee Willis 3:16
8. "A Little Bit of the Rain" Marcia Routh 2:59
9. "Danger Zone" Dave Loggins 3:36
10. "Miss the Mississippi and You" Bill Halley 3:47


  • Gene Chrisman, Kenny Malone (tracks: A4, A5) – drums, percussion
  • Joe Allan (track: B2), Joe Osborne (tracks A3 to A5), Spady Brannan (tracks A1, A2, B1, B3, B4), Bob Moore (track B5) – bass guitar
  • Charles Cochran, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Bobby Wood – keyboards
  • Chris Leuzinger, Jerry McEwen, Billy Sanford, Rod Smarr, Barry Burton – guitars
  • Lloyd Green – dobro on (track B5)
  • Billy Puett, Denis Solee – saxophone
  • Roger Bissell, Dennis Good, Rex Peer, Terry Williams – trombone
  • Terry McMillan – harmonica (track: B3)
  • Crystal Gayle - backing vocals(tracks A2 to A4, B4)
  • Crystal Gayle, Garth Fundis, Allen Reynolds - backing vocals (track B1)
  • Allen Reynolds, Crystal Gayle, Garth Fundis, Frank Saulino, Jennifer Kimball, Jim Valenti, Spady Brannan - backing vocals (track A1)
  • Vickie Carrico, Pebble Daniel, Allen Reynolds, Marcia Routh, Crystal Gayle – backing vocals (track A5)
  • Pebble Daniel, Marcia Routh, Crystal Gayle, Vickie Carrico - backing vocals (track B4)



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