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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Let's Live A Life - Tommy Collins


A Hundred Years From Now

Let's Live A Little
Tommy Collins
Tower T 5021

From the back cover: Living legends are hard to come by, but Tommy Colins is one of them. In the exciting field of Country and Western music, his name stands as a towering beacon of fame, humanity and a multiplicity of talents.

Born on a farm near Oklahoma city where fine Country music is an enjoyable part of every work day, it wasn't long before Country melody and rhythm became a basic part of Tommy's personality and dreams. To make a long and well-known story short, Tommy began spending his spare time composing his own songs – both words and melody – while at the same time earning scholastic honors and three sports letters at his high school. By the time he reached sixteen, his career plans were formulated... he try to become a Country entertainer of the first rank. The seas all the music world had to know, for no sooner had he made his professional decision that offers from radio stations and music halls began flooding his mailbox. Needless to say, each engagement was climaxed by enthusiastic audience acclaim. After a hitch in the U.S. Marine Corps, Tommy resumed his mushrooming career in California where he met such Country notables as Ferlin Husky and Faron Young, both of whom helped boost Tommy's reputation ever further by singing some of his compositions and collaborating with him on others. One thing led to another until, finally, the Oklahoma talent was in possession of his own recording contract. Within weeks the name Tommy Collins was on the lips of all folks with a keen taste for the best in Country music.

From Billboard - March 26, 1966: A package of oldies by Tommy Collins, including one tune that he authored which has grown into a classic in the field – "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You)." and "It Makes No Difference Now." This could turn into a profit-plus album for dealers.

Let's Live A Little
I'll Keep On Loving You
You're For Me
It Makes No Difference Now
You Belong In My Arms
Take Me Back To The Good Old Days
Oh, What A Dream
A Hundred Years From Now
Keep Dreaming
Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You)

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