In this week's episode we're featuring another huge album from Conway Twitty: "Play, Guitar Play" (1977). There were two singles and two obligatory number ones. But sales and chart certification aside, this is an album as diverse and enjoyable as anything Conway ever put out. We'll work our way through some country boy rock 'n' roll, swing, a few recitations and the necessary two-steppers: and we'll also remember the side of Conway Twitty which commanded such longevity and loyalty from bandmembers and dedication from fans. A casual observer can get lost in the sheer volume of Twitty's single and album output during his heyday, but when one takes the time to listen more intently there's overlooked country gold to be had. "Play, Guitar Play" is no exception: highlights include an extremely original cover of "Wolverton Mountain", a recitation/tearjerker combo in "The Letter" and the dancehall-ready "I Can't Help It If She Can't Stop Loving Me".
Conway Twitty - Play, Guitar Play
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