“Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town” Performed by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition (1969) and Johnny Darrell (1967)

June 17, 2012


#6  Pop, #6 Ac, #39 Country

Before Kenny Rogers went solo in 1976 and earned massive crossover success in the world of music,  he performed as a member of  both “The New Christy Minstrels”  and “The First Edition”.

It was while with “The First Edition” that Rogers sang lead on a cover version of “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town” — the hit Mel Tillis penned tune –  originally performed by Country artist Johnny Darrell in 1967. Here is the original.

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Life got in the way of me posting this last week,  so this week  not only will there be three posts instead of two — here is a bonus version of “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” sung by the composer: Enjoy  Mr. Mel Tillis  singing the song he wrote based on neighbors of his.  :-)

Musically Yours,

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