Short Stories (Kenny Rogers album)

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Short Stories
Short Stories.jpg
Compilation album by Kenny Rogers
Released November 15, 1985
Recorded Between 1976 and 1983. Additional mixing done in 1985.
Genre Country
Length 35:35
Label Liberty
Producer Larry Butler
Kenny Rogers chronology
Love Is What We Make It
(1985)Love Is What We Make It1985
Short Stories
They Don't Make Them Like They Used To
(1986)They Don't Make Them Like They Used To1986

Short Stories is the title of a 1985 compilation album by Kenny Rogers, released by Liberty Records.


Though the tracks on the album have been remixed by producer Larry Butler, they had all been issued before by Rogers on his studio albums between 1976 and 1983. This album was not endorsed by Rogers as by the time it was released he had signed to RCA Nashville.


Short Stories rarely appears in discographies, but is labeled as 1986 where it does appear. The record itself indicates a copyright date of 1985 Liberty Records; the album can thus be placed after Love Is What We Make It for that reason, and before any 1986 album.

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Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Desperado" Glenn Frey, Don Henley Daytime Friends 3:42
2. "Goodbye Marie" Mel McDaniel Kenny 2:43
3. "Abraham, Martin and John" Dick Holler Love Lifted Me 4:13
4. "Buried Treasures" Clyde Phillips, Ernie Powell Love or Something Like It 3:17
5. "San Francisco Mabel Joy" Mickey Newbury The Gambler 3:38
6. "While the Feeling's Good" Roger Bowling, Freddie Hart Love Lifted Me 3:59
7. "Long Arm of the Law" Bowling, Billy Edd Wheeler Greatest Hits 4:17
8. "Daytime Friends" Ben Peters Daytime Friends 3:07
9. "Green, Green Grass of Home" Curly Putman Kenny Rogers 3:31
10. "The Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp" Dallas Frazier Kenny Rogers 3:08