Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town (album)

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Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
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Studio album by The First Edition
Released 1969
Recorded Burbank, California
Genre Country, pop
Label Reprise
Producer Glen D. Hardin, Jimmy Bowen, Mike Post
The First Edition chronology
The First Edition '69
(1969)The First Edition '691969
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
Something's Burning
(1970)Something's Burning1970

Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town is the fourth album by the group The First Edition. This was the first album to credit the group as Kenny Rogers & The First Edition. The title song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States (and was a success mirrored world-wide), while "Reuben James" became a top-30 hit in 1970.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" (Mel Tillis)
  2. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Kris Kristofferson)
  3. "New Design" (P.F. Sloan)
  4. "Always Leaving, Always Gone" (Dick Monda)
  5. "Listen To The Music" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
  6. "Sunshine" (Mickey Newbury)
  7. "Once Again She's All Alone" (Mike Settle)
  8. "Girl Get a Hold of Yourself" (Kenny Rogers)
  9. "Good Time Liberator" (Kenny Rogers, Mike Settle)
  10. "Reuben James" (Alex Harvey, Barry Etris)


  • Kenny Rogers - Bass guitar, vocals
  • Mike Settle - Rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Thelma Camacho - background vocals
  • Mary Arnold - backing vocals
  • Terry Williams - lead guitar
  • Mickey Jones - drums