Charlie Rich. Behind Closed Doors

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This excellent album was released by Charlie Rich in 1973 on Epic Records. #KE32247.

On this excellent album are the following songs: Behind Closed Doors; If You Wouldn't Be My Lady; You Never Really Wanted Me; A Sunday Kind Of Woman; Peace On You; The Most Beautiful Girl; I Take It On Home; ''Til I Can't Take It Anymore; We Love Each Other; I'm Not Going Hungry Anymore and Nothing In the World (To Do With Me).

Rich was born in Colt, Arkansas, United States, to rural cotton farmers. He graduated from Consolidated High School in Forest City, where he played saxophone in the band. He was strongly influenced by his parents, members of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Forrest City, as his mother, Helen Rich, played piano and his father sang in gospel quartets. A black sharecropper on the family land named C. J. Allen taught Rich blues piano. He enrolled at Arkansas State College on a football scholarship and then transferred to the University of Arkansas as a music major after a football injury. He left after one semester to join the United States Air Force in 1953.

After recording some demonstration songs for Sam Phillips at Sun Records that Phillips considered not commercial enough and "too jazzy", he was given a stack of Jerry Lee Lewis records and told: "Come back when you get that bad."  In 1958, Rich became a regular session musician for Sun Records, playing on a variety of records by Lewis, Johnny Cash, Bill Justis, Warren Smith, Billy Lee Riley, Carl Mann and Ray Smith.  He also wrote several songs for Lewis, Cash, and others.

His third single for the Sun subsidiary, Phillips International Records,  was the 1960 Top 30 hit, "Lonely Weekends", which was notable for its Presley style vocals sold more than a million copies and scored Rich with a Gold Record.

On this album are tow big hits, Behind Closed Doors and The Most Beautiful Girl.

This album is in VG+ Condition. It is very nice.