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Saturday, 28 December 2013

Kenny Rogers & The FirsEdition - Country / Rock Music

                                          Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
 
                                                 Country / Rock Music
Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is an American country music singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. He has been very successful, charting more than 70 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 420 individual weeks in the United States alone. Two of his albums, The Gambler and Kenny, are featured in the About.com poll of "The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever". He was voted the "Favorite Singer of All-Time" in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People. He has received hundreds of awards for both his music and charity work. These include AMAs, Grammys, ACMs and CMAs, as well as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning six decades in 2003. Success in recent years include the 2006 album release, Water & Bridges, an across the board hit, that peaked at #5 in the Billboard Country Albums sales charts, also charting high in the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, "I Can't Unlove You," was also a chart hit. Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, the following year he completed a tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland telling BBC Radio 2 DJ Steve Wright, his favorite hit of his was "The Gambler"
 
The First Edition: The First Edition (later known as Kenny Rogers and the First Edition) was a country music/rock band stalwart members being Kenny Rogers (vocals & bass guitar), Mickey Jones (drums & percussion) and Terry Williams (guitar & vocals). The band formed in 1967, with noted folk musician Mike Settle (guitar and vocals) and the operatically trained Thelma Camacho completing the lineup. The First Edition signed with Reprise Records and recorded the pop-psychedelic single "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)". Within a year, the group was billed as "Kenny Rogers and the First Edition" and in the summer of 1969, they once again hit the charts with "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" (US #6, UK#2). For the next six years, the First Edition bounced between country, pop and mild psychedelia, enjoying worldwide success.

CD List:
1967 - The First Edition - The First Edition
1968 - The First Edition - The First Edition's 2nd
1969 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - First Edition '69
1969 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
1970 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Something's Burning
1970 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Tell It All Brother
1971 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Greatest Hits
1971 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Transition
1972 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Backroads
1972 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - The Ballad Of Calico (Double Album)
1973 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Monumental
1973 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Rollin' (OST)
1976 - Kenny Rogers - Love Lifted Me
1977 - Kenny Rogers - Daytime Friends
1977 - Kenny Rogers - Kenny Rogers
1977 - Kenny Rogers - Ten Years Of Gold
1978 - Kenny Rogers - Love Or Something Like It
1978 - Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
1978 - Kenny Rogers And Dottie West - Every Time To Fools Collide
1979 - Kenny Rogers - Kenny
1979 - Kenny Rogers & Dottie West - Classics
1980 - Kenny Rogers - Gideon
1981 - Kenny Rogers - Christmas
1981 - Kenny Rogers - Greatest Hits
1981 - Kenny Rogers - Share Your Love
1982 - Kenny Rogers - Love Will Turn You Around
1983 - Kenny Rogers - 20 Greatest Hits
1983 - Kenny Rogers - Eyes That See In The Dark
1983 - Kenny Rogers - We've Got Tonight
1984 - Kenny Rogers - Duets (With Kim Carnes, Sheena Easton & Dottie West)
1984 - Kenny Rogers - What About Me
1984 - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton - Once Upon A Christmas (See Dolly Parton Discog.)
1985 - Kenny Rogers - Love Is What We Make It
1985 - Kenny Rogers - Short Stories
1985 - Kenny Rogers - The Heart Of The Matter
1985 - Kenny Rogers - The Hit Singles Collection
1986 - Kenny Rogers - They Don't Make Them Like They Used To
1987 - Kenny Rogers - 25 Greatest Hits (2CD Set)
1987 - Kenny Rogers - I Prefer The Moonlight
1987 - Kenny Rogers - Solid Gold (16 Greatest Hits)
1988 - Kenny Rogers - Greatest Hits
1988 - Kenny Rogers - Love Lifted Me
1988 - Kenny Rogers - Something Inside So Strong
1989 - Kenny Rogers - Christmas In America
1989 - Kenny Rogers - Lucille And Other Classics
1989 - Kenny Rogers Jr. - Yes, No, Maybe
1990 - Kenny Rogers - Love Is Strange
1990 - Kenny Rogers - Reuben James
1990 - Kenny Rogers - The Very Best Of Kenny Rogers
1991 - Kenny Rogers - Back Home Again
1992 - Kenny Rogers &  Dolly Parton - Favourites
1993 - Kenny Rogers - Daytime Friends (The Very Best Of Kenny Rogers)
1993 - Kenny Rogers - If Only My Heart Had A Voice
1993 - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton - The Very Best Of Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
1994 - Kenny Rogers - Timepiece (Orchestral Sessions With David Foster)
1995 - Kenny Rogers - Anthology
1995 - Kenny Rogers - Simply The Best (Lady - His Greatest Hits)
1996 - Kenny Rogers - The Gift
1996 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Greatest Hits
1997 - Kenny Rogers - A Decade Of Hits
1997 - Kenny Rogers - Across My Heart
1998 - Kenny Rogers - 49 All-Time Greatest Hits (2CD Set)
1998 - Kenny Rogers - Calico Sliver
1998 - Kenny Rogers - Christmas From The Heart
1998 - Kenny Rogers - With Love (20 Very Special Love Songs)
1999 - Kenny Rogers - After Dark
1999 - Kenny Rogers - All The Hits & All New Love Longs (2CD Set)
1999 - Kenny Rogers - Always & Forever (2CD Set)
1999 - Kenny Rogers - Country Legends
1999 - Kenny Rogers - She Rides Wild Horses
1999 - Kenny Rogers - Through The Years - A Retrospective (4CD Set)
2000 - Kenny Rogers - Christmas Greetings
2000 - Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
2000 - Kenny Rogers - Love Songs (The Madacy Box) (3CD Set)
2000 - Kenny Rogers - There You Go Again
2001 - Kenny Rogers - Best Inspirational Songs
2001 - Kenny Rogers - For The Good Times (3CD Set)
2001 - Kenny Rogers - Greatest Hits (2CD Set)
2001 - Kenny Rogers - Live By Request
2001 - Kenny Rogers - Through The Years (20 Greatest Hits)
2003 - Kenny Rogers - Back To The Well (Limited Edition) (2CD Set)
2004 - Kenny Rogers - 42 Ultimate Hits (2CD Set)
2004 - Kenny Rogers - Me And Bobby McGee
2004 - Kenny Rogers - The Hit Singles Collection
2004 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Anthology
2005 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Country Gold (2CD Set)
2005 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - The Classic Collection (2CD Set)
2005 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Thinking Of The Good Times
2006 - Kenny Rogers - 21 Number Ones
2006 - Kenny Rogers - Ruby
2006 - Kenny Rogers - Water & Bridges
2006 - Kenny Rogers & Freddy Fender (2CD Set)
2007 - Kenny Rogers - Eternal  Love
2007 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - The Very Best Of Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
2008 - Kenny Rogers - 50 Years
2008 - Kenny Rogers - A Love Song Collection
2009 - Kenny Rogers - The Best Of Kenny Rogers (3CD Set)
2010 - Kenny Rogers - Christmas Live
2011 - Kenny Rogers - The Love Of God
2011 - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Heroes Collection (2CD Set)
2012 - Kenny Rogers - Amazing Grace
2012 - Kenny Rogers - Faith
2012 - Kenny Rogers - The Essential Collection (2CD Set)
2013 - Kenny Rogers - Discovery Vaults