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On The Honky Tonk Highway: Tell The Truth And Shame The Devil is the first in Bear Family Records' new series of hard-hitting country music from artists who travelled the Honky Tonk Highway in the 1960s and '70s. 

This CD displays the full range of the astonishing recordings Jeannie C. Riley made for Plantation Records between 1968 and 1971, a time when her songs told the truth and shamed the devil.

Jeannie had 24 country hits and 6 pop hits, including her international smash Harper Valley P.T. A. - the only song by a female country singer to top both the country and pop charts until Dolly Parton went pop 13 years later. 

The accompanying booklet by Martin Hawkins tells the fascinating story of young Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson complete with original interviews and rare photographs. 


  1. Harper Valley P. T. a
  2. Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil
  3. The Girl Most Likely
  4. The Little Town Square
  5. The Back Side of Dallas
  6. Things Go Better with Love
  7. Country Girl
  8. Duty Not Desire
  9. Good Enough to Be Your Wife
  10. Oh Singer
  11. Darling Days
  12. Roses and Thorns
  13. I Almost Called Your Name
  14. Satan Place
  15. Light Your Light (And Let It Shine)
  16. Am I That Easy to Forget
  17. In a Moment of Weakness
  18. The Tree of Joy
  19. Teardrops on Page 43
  20. The Cotton Patch
  21. Shed Me No Tears
  22. Before the Next Teardrop Falls
  23. One Toke Over the Line
  24. The Street Singer
  25. I'll Take What's Left of You
  26. No Brass Band
  27. That's a No No
  28. We Were Raised on Love
  29. Yesterday All Day Long Today


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