Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2

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Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2
Studio album by
Released1969
StudioColumbia Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry
Length28:55
LabelSmash
ProducerJerry Kennedy
Jerry Lee Lewis chronology
Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 1
(1969)
Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2
(1969)
The Golden Cream of the Country
(1970)

Sings the Country Music Hall of Fame Hits, Vol. 2 is an album by Jerry Lee Lewis released on Smash Records in 1969.

Background[edit]

The album concludes producer Jerry Kennedy's concept of having Lewis record standards from the country music genre, further cementing his new reputation as a country music artist. Since his comeback single "Another Place, Another Time" in 1968, Lewis had enjoyed a successful commercial run with four top five country hits, and this streak continued when the Eddie Dean song "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)" was released as a single and climbed to number three. Like Vol. 1, its sequel features covers of classic country songs by the likes of Hank Williams, Don Gibson, and Jim Reeves, as well as a duet with Jerry Lee's sister Linda Gail Lewis. It was not quite as successful as its predecessor, peaking at number five on the Billboard' country albums chart.[citation needed] The decision to record two albums worth of older country hits in a two-day session had more to do with Lewis fulfilling his contractual obligations for 1969 (three albums) rather than being necessitated by a lack of new material.[citation needed] Indeed, as Colin Escott points out in the liner notes to the retrospective The Killer: The Smash/Mercury Years, "Every music publisher in Music City was trying to get the ear of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jerry Kennedy."[citation needed] In his 2009 biography, Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found, Joe Bonomo laments that "the swift recordings of made-to-order arrangements didn't allow Jerry Lee much of an opportunity for nuance."[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Can't Stop Loving You"Don Gibson2:38
2."Fraulein"Lawton Williams2:30
3."He'll Have to Go"
  • Audrey Allison
  • Joe Allison
2:22
4."More and More"2:26
5."Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)"Hank Williams1:39
6."It Makes No Difference Now"2:26
7."Pick Me Up on Your Way Down"Harlan Howard2:32
8."One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)"
  • Hal Blair
  • Dearest Dean
  • Eddie Dean
2:41
9."I Get the Blues When It Rains"
  • Marcy Klauber
  • Harry Stoddard
2:15
10."Cold, Cold Heart"Hank Williams3:01
11."Burning Memories"
2:09
12."Sweet Thang" (with Linda Gail Lewis)Nat Stuckey2:16
Total length:28:55