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“Baby Is Gone”: She’ll Take Your Pride, Charley

The closing track of Charley Pride’s 4th RCA album, Make Mine Country, caught my ear:

“Baby Is Gone”     Charley Pride     1968

Album produced by Chet Atkins, Jack Clement & Narvel Felts

Charley Pride LP“Baby Is Gone” – a 1968 LP release only – was written by “Cowboy” Jack Clement (who left us this past August), notable for also having written “The One on the Right Is on the Left” and “Guess Things Happen That Way” for Johnny Cash, “Bob” for The Willis Brothers, “The Five Little Johnson Girls” and “West Canterbury Subdivision Blues” for The Stonemans, “Miller’s Cave” for Bobby Bare, and “How Blue Can You Get” for B.B. King.

Musical Personnel

Jerry Reed, Pete Wade, Wayne Moss, Harold Bradley, Chip Young – Guitar
Lloyd Green – Steel
Roy Huskey – Bass
Jerry Carrigan – Drums
Hargus Pig Robbins – Piano
Sonny Osborne – Banjo
Bobby Osborne – Mandolin
The Nashville Edition – Vocals

Jan – Oct 1967 ; RCA Victor Studio ; Nashville

*Note:  title of blog piece is a reference to Wynn Stewart’s “You Can’t Wynn Stewart

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