Stream Webb Pierce and Linda Martell Songs from Plantation Records: The Singles Set

Juli Thanki | May 31st, 2012

X534728Earlier this week, digital label X5 Music Group released a six album series of remastered material from country label Plantation Records. The best-known Plantation single is Jeannie C. Riley’s 1968 smash “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” but there are a lot of other gems — some of them rare, some that had never before been released digitally — to be found on this collection. Here are two of them.

 

 

Webb Pierce’s 1975 single “Good Lord Giveth and Uncle Sam Taketh Away” is one of the set’s 30 tracks that hadn’t been previously released digitally until now.

 

In 1969, Linda Martell became the first African-American woman to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Here’s her hit from that same year, “Color Him Father.”

 

Preview or purchase Plantation Records: The Singles Set on Amazon or iTunes

  1. Rick
    May 31, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Hey, this would be a perfect opportunity for an album give-away contest! (lol)

    I like the Webb Pierce track a lot, the Linda Martell track not so much.

    Sounds like a really interesting anthology project. If download singles are available on Amazon, I just might have to go do some listenin’ and cherry pickin’ down on the Plantation!

  2. Barry Mazor
    May 31, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    The Webb Pierce-Carol Channing track on the set is certainly a thing of rare…rarity..

  3. luckyoldsun
    June 4, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Good stuff.
    This must be an early version of the Pierce song. Here, Pierce sings “The Government Taketh Away”–not “Uncle Sam…”

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