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© MCA Records
Year of Release: 1987
I've Been Around Enough
It's A Short Walk From
Heaven To Hell
I'm Gonna Leave You Tomorrow
What's A Memory
(Doing In A Love
You're The Last Thing
I Needed Tonight
At The Sound
Of The Tone
Take The Long Way Home
Love You Ain't Seen
The Last Of Me
If It Was Anyone But You
John Schneider related sites:
Yes, THAT John Schneider -- You know him best as Bo Duke, from The Dukes Of Hazzard TV show. But what
you may not have known, is that he was a very good Country singer. His Greatest Hits features 4 songs that
reached #1 on the Billboard Country chart. His popularity as a Country artist was in the 1980s. His #1 songs:
"I've Been Around Enough To Know" (1984), "Country Girls" (1984), "What's A Memory Like You (Doing
In A Love Like This)" (1984), "You're The Last Thing I Needed Tonight" (1984). Throughout the 1980s, he
released nine albums and a Greatest Hits package (1981-1987). No doubt, this greatest hits of ten songs IS Country music.
Schneider does have a very good and distinctive voice for Country. His four #1 songs are the standouts, and others
as well. "It's A Short Walk From Heaven And Hell" has a typical Country-sounding title. The verse melody of
"I'm Gonna Leave You Tomorrow" almost sounds like the Country classic "She Thinks I Still Care."
"At The Sound Of The Tone" and "Take The Long Way Home" are definitely Country-sounding, and John's voice
has a slight similarity to another Country artist, John Conlee. However, he rocks it up a bit (Country-styled, of course)
on "Love, You Ain't Seen The Last Of Me" Best to compare this song, would be to a harder-edge Country song by
Hank Williams Jr. "If It Was Anyone But You" goes back to the laid-back style heard on the first 8 tracks of this
As mentioned, this is good Country music. It's very interesting to learn that John Schneider had nine albums released
during his heyday in the 1980s. One of them was a Christmas album. In looking up his albums on CD, they are sold for high
prices, so these albums are currently not available on CD, other than his Greatest Hits, featured here. He returned
to recording and a Country album in 1996, entitled Worth The Wait. Most recently, he has become a born-again
Christian, and released another Christmas album in 2009 (John's Acoustic Christmas), and from 2010,
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