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Playlist of Jeannie C. Riley

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  • Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.

    3:09

    Harper Valley P.T.A. (single) - Jeannie C. Riley
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    Greatest Hits Volume 1 and 2 (18 track album) - Jeannie C. Riley
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    This is a vintage live performance by Jeannie C. Riley of her hit song, Harper Valley P.T.A., written by Tom T. Hall.
    Riley was raised in Anson, Texas. This song immediately became a gigantic hit for Riley and went to number one on both the Billboard Pop and Country charts, a feat not repeated until 1981 when Dolly Parton released 9 to 5. Riley and the song became an overnight sensation, and the song earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and the Country Music Association Single of the Year award. Riley also became one of the very few country artists ever nominated in the major pop Grammy categories of Best New Artist and Record of the Year.

    The song was a phenomenon which led to Riley making country music history in 1969 as the first female vocalist to have her own major network variety special, Harper Valley U.S.A. Then in 1978 there was Harper Valley PTA the motion picture, and in 1981 Harper Valley PTA the television show.

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  • Jeannie C., Riley - Harper Valley PTA

    3:19

    The singer is the junior high-school daughter of the widowed Mrs. Johnson. The story begins when the daughter brings home a note from the Harper Valley PTA, signed by the Secretary, which decries Mrs. Johnson's allegedly scandalous behavior. Examples of conduct the town views as offensive to moral standards include wearing short dresses, engaging in dalliances with men and goin' wild. Mrs. Johnson is outraged and attends the PTA meeting that happens to be going on that afternoon. The members attending have a surprise when she walks in wearing a miniskirt; she then exposes a long list of indiscreet behavior (at least as severely afoul of the town's alleged moral standards as the PTA's accusations against her) on the part of numerous people, present or not. She concludes her smackdown by calling Harper Valley a little Peyton Place and labeling the PTA a bunch of hypocrites

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  • Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley PTA

    5:14

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  • Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley PTA - 1968

    3:15

    I want to tell you all a story 'bout a
    Harper Valley widowed wife
    Who had a teenage daughter who
    attended Harper Valley Junior High
    Well, her daughter came home one
    afternoon and didn't even stop to play
    And she said, Mom, I got a note here
    from the Harper Valley PTA

    Well, the note said, Mrs. Johnson,
    you're wearin' your dresses way too high
    It's reported you've been drinkin' and
    a-runnin' 'round with men and goin' wild
    And we don't believe you ought to be
    a-bringin' up your little girl this way
    And it was signed by the secretary,
    Harper Valley PTA

    Well, it happened that the PTA was
    gonna meet that very afternoon
    And they were sure surprised when Mrs.
    Johnson wore her mini-skirt into the room
    And as she walked up to the blackboard,
    I still recall the words she had to say
    She said, I'd like to address this meeting
    of the Harper Valley PTA

    Well, there's Bobby Taylor sittin' there and
    seven times he's asked me for a date
    And Mrs. Taylor sure seems to use a lot
    of ice whenever he's away
    And Mr. Baker, can you tell us why your
    secretary had to leave this town ?
    And shouldn't widow Jones be told to
    keep her window shades all pulled
    completely down ?

    Well, Mr. Harper couldn't be here 'cause
    he stayed too long at Kelly's Bar again
    And if you'll smell Shirley Thompson's
    breath, you'll find she's had a little nip of gin
    And then you have the nerve to tell me you
    think that as a mother I'm not fit
    Well, this is just a little Peyton Place and
    you're all Harper Valley hypocrites

    No, I wouldn't put you on because it really
    did, it happened just this way
    The day my Mama socked it to the
    Harper Valley PTA
    The day my Mama socked it to the
    Harper Valley PTA

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  • Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley PTA Live 1968

    3:09

    Harper Valley PTA country hit single is performed in 1968 live music video by Jeannie C. Riley. She became the first woman to top both the Billboard Hot 100 and U.S. Hot Country Singles charts with the same song in 1968.

  • Harper Valley P.T.A.

    3:15

    Provided to YouTube by The-Source

    Harper Valley P.T.A. · Jeannie C. Riley

    Country Legends Vol. 2

    ℗ 2013 Charly Acquisitions Limited

    Released on: 2004-04-02

    Composer: Hall
    Music Publisher: GEMA

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  • Loretta Lynn & Jeannie C. Riley - Dont Come Home A-Drinkin

    2:37

    Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind) (single) - Loretta Lynn
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    Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind) (album) - Loretta Lynn
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    Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection (album, 70 tracks) - Loretta Lynn
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    Performed by Loretta Lynn & Jeannie C. Riley, written by Loretta and her sister Peggy Sue. Loretta, the coal miner's daughter, is famously from Butcher Holler, a section of Van Lear, a mining community near Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky.

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  • Jeannie C Riley sings Harper Valley PTA

    3:34

    Carol Ann Loved meeting and seeing Jeannie C Riley perform! Jeannie was great!

  • Jeannie C. Riley - Return To Harper Valley

    4:55

    Best known for her international crossover hit Harper Valley P.T.A., Jeannie C. Riley was born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson in Anson, TX, where she developed a love of country music as a girl. When she was a teenager, she made her first public performance, appearing on her uncle's jamboree show. Soon after high school graduation, she married Mickey Riley; she wanted to become a professional musician, so she and her new husband moved to Nashville, where she performed secretarial work at Passkey Music. She also made a few demos as Jean Riley that led to the single What About Them, which wasn't successful. Then, in 1967, her manager Paul Perry hooked Riley up with producer Shelby Singleton, with whom she recorded Harper Valley P.T.A. The song became an instant hit, reaching number one on both the pop and country charts. Later in 1968, Riley debuted on the Grand Ole Opry and released The Girl Most Likely, which reached number six on the country charts. During the early '70s, she had a string of minor hits and five other Top Ten singles, including Country Girl, Oh, Singer and Good Enough to Be Your Wife. Around 1974, Riley became a born-again Christian and formed a new band, Red River Symphony, which had a minor hit in 1976, The Best I've Ever Had. Following its release, Riley founded and began recording on the God's Country label. In 1981, she recorded the gospel album From Harper Valley to the Mountain Top. Throughout the '80s and '90s, she continued to be a popular contemporary Christian recording and performing artist.

    ~ Sandra Brennan, All Music Guide

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  • Edna Burgoo

    3:39

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    Edna Burgoo · Jeannie C. Riley

    Yearbooks and Yesterdays

    ℗ Sun Entertainment Corporation

    Released on: 1969-01-01

    Composer: Margaret Lewis
    Composer: Myra Smith

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  • Jeannie C. Riley - The Girl Most Likely

    2:11

    The beautiful Jeannie C. Riley performs her hit song 'The Girl Most Likely'

    Thumbs up for that wonderful dress!!!

  • Jeannie C. Riley - Im the One Who Loves You

    2:35

    Harper Valley P.T.A. (The Plantation Recordings 1968-70) (58 tracks album) Jeannie C. Riley MP3 download [note: does NOT contain (Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You]

    (Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You

    Jeannie C. Riley (born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson on October 19, 1945) performance

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  • What Was Her Name?

    3:55

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    What Was Her Name? · Jeannie C. Riley

    Harper Valley P.T.A. (The Plantation Recordings 1968-70)

    ℗ 1969 Plantation

    Released on: 2013-09-30

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  • Jeannie C. Riley / Okie From Muskogee

    3:24

    Early Jeannie C. Riley doing her version of Okie From Muskogee

  • Son of a Preacher Man

    2:39

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    Son of a Preacher Man · Jeannie C. Riley

    The Music City Sessions

    ℗ 2019 Country Rewind Records

    Released on: 2019-04-05

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  • Jeannie C. Riley - Run Jeannie Run.wmv

    6:13

    This is the fifth track on the Jeannie C. Riley album, Harper Valley P.T.A. released on Plantation Records in 1968. This CD is available as an MP3 download from Napster for $9.98.

  • Widow Jones

    2:30

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    Widow Jones · Jeannie C. Riley

    Harper Valley P.T.A. (The Plantation Recordings 1968-70)

    ℗ 1968 Plantation

    Released on: 2013-09-30

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  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Me and Bobby McGee

    3:29

  • Jeannie C. Riley on The Johnny Cash Show - complete and uncut

    6:54

    From the July 12, 1969 episode of The Johnny Cash Show. Jeannie C. Riley sings There Was A Time, then joins Cash for a duet on Bad News Travels.

  • Jeannie C. Riley / The Girl Most Likely

    2:11

    Jeannie C. Riley's 2nd Number One Hit. 1969 The Girl Most Likely

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  • Jeannie C Riley Harper Valley PTA USTV 1968

    3:16

  • Jeannie C. Riley - Widow Jones.wmv

    4:42

    This is the second track on the Jeannie C. Riley album, Harper Valley P.T.A. released on Plantation Records in 1968. This CD is available as an MP3 download from Napster for $9.98.

  • Jeannie C. Riley & Del Reeves ~ Just Someone I Used To Know

    3:55

    From Country Carnival.

  • Jeannie C RIley Harper Valley

    3:24

    Jeannie Get's Better and Better IF POSSIBLE! Here she is singing Harper Valley PTA on New Years Eve with Legendary Singer/Songwriter Jimmy Payne Accompanying her! You can not help but smile!

  • JEANNIE C. RILEY The Back Side of Dallas

    2:32

    Jeannie C. Riley The Back Side of Dallas was nominated for a Grammy Award.

  • Harper Valley P.T.A. movie clip / singer Jeannie C. Riley

    3:20

    Jeanne Riley had cut a demo record for one of her songwriter friends, Royce Clark called The Old Town Drunk. It was a sarcastic ballad of the old drunk that everyone in town made fun of until one day when they found his hat floating in the river and his shoes next to the river bank. The whole town got concerned and started dragging the river looking for his body. All the while the old town drunk was on the hillside, overlooking the entire scene, laughing. He finally came down and told the folks he was glad he was so well thought of.

    When the song was played for producer Shelby Singleton of Plantation records. He wanted to know, who's that girl doing the singing? Shelby had been presented a song from a struggling songwriter named Tom Hall called Harper Valley P.T.A. but he was not sold on the song due to the arrangement and the voice of the singer on the demo. It was a definite copy of the song Ode to Billy Joe which was a hit a year prior. The voice of the singer was just too smooth, he thought. This song need punch and sarcasm. But once he heard Jeannie's rendition of The Old Town Drunk, it clicked. And he said, get me that girl and a song I've got called Harper Valley P.T.A. and I will cut you a million seller.

    On friday, July 26, 1968 Jeannie had been working for Passkey Music on Music Row as a receptionist. She closed the door to the office at 5 o'clock and walked next door to Columbia Studio. It was a hot, humid evening. The producer, Shelby Singleton, kept saying the song was just right for her voice, just right to catch the angry mood of a nation fed up with hypocrisy. Jeannie glanced at the music and listened as Jerry Kennedy, the session leader, begin his cadence countdown. She began to tap her foot to the beat, she stepped up to the microphone. Suddenly she was into the song.

    From the very fist word her mood and lyrics came together in a magical blend.
    She stood close to the mike and let it pour out. There wasn't a sound as the last echo of the guitars faded. Then one of the musicians said Great Gawd A'mighty.

    It had taken 15 minutes to cut the first tape. Then someone suggested that they change the line ... the day that momma broke up the Harper Valley P.T.A. to ...the day my momma socked it to, the Harper Valley P.T.A. The lyrics, the music, literally made Jeannie the Harper Valley girl. Caught up in it, she snorted and sneered the anger of the world. That was it. What the world heard was what was done that Friday night in July 1968 by Jeannie C. Riley.

  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - The Cotton Patch

    3:40

  • Jeannie C. Riley - Without You

    2:08

    Jeannie C. Riley - Without You

  • Jeannie C. Riley sings Harper Valley PTA

    3:05

    Jeannie C. Riley sings Harper Valley PTA with Slim Chance and the Can't Hardly Playboys at Layla's Bluegrass Inn in Nashville TN. Dec. 2011

  • Jeanie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.

    3:16

    Jeannie C. Rileyborn is an American country music and gospel singer. She is best known for her 1968 country and pop hit Harper Valley PTA, which only missed out by a single week, becoming the Billboard Country and Pop number one hit at the same time.

    This performance was recorded live at Church Street Station in Orlando, Florida.

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  • Glamorous Singer Jeannie C. Riley

    3:22

    Beautiful entertainer Jeannie C. Riley performing one of her hit songs.

  • Jeannie C. Riley ~ Interview/Return To Harper Valley

    11:16

    Jeannie on Nashville Now in 1984 with Tom T. Hall singing her latest single which Hall had written for her.

  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Stand Up and Testify

    2:04

  • Jeannie C. Riley - Yearbooks And Yesterdays

    3:11

    By Request
    Title track from the 1969 album.

  • Jeannie C Riley - Country Girl

    2:40

  • Jeanie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.

    3:16

    Jeannie C. Rileyborn is an American country music and gospel singer. She is best known for her 1968 country and pop hit Harper Valley PTA, which only missed out by a single week, becoming the Billboard Country and Pop number one hit at the same time.

    This performance was recorded live at Church Street Station in Orlando, Florida.

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  • Jeannie C. Riley ~ Harper Valley P.T.A.

    3:01

    From the documentary That Nashville Music.

  • Jeannie C. Riley - Shed Me No Tears.wmv

    3:48

    This is the sixth track on the Jeannie C. Riley album, Harper Valley P.T.A. released on Plantation Records in 1968. This CD is available as an MP3 download from Napster for $9.98.

  • Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley P.T.A.

    3:16

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  • Jeannie C. Riley - Heres To The Cowboys

    3:09

    Jeannie C. Riley Music Video Here's To The Cowboys

  • Jeannie C. Riley ~ The Girl Most Likely

    2:57

    From the documentary, That Nashville Sound. She is introduced by Ralph Emery and accompanied by her concert band, The Harper Valley Express.

  • Jeannie C. Riley - The Little Town Square.wmv

    4:16

    This is the ninth track on the Jeannie C. Riley album, Harper Valley P.T.A. released on Plantation Records in 1968. This CD is available as an MP3 download from Napster for $9.98.

  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Farther Along

    3:37

  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Why Me Lord

    2:38

  • Jeannie C. Riley / Tennes-See Me

    3:15

    Jeannie C. performs a song written by her nephew Steve Scott.

  • Jeannie C. Riley / Oh Singer

    3:43

    Jeannie C. Riley performs a song she recorded back in 1970 which she debuted on the Ed Sullivan show. Oh Singer went to NUMBER ONE on the country charts and #74 on the pop charts.

  • Jeannie C. Riley - The Price I Pay To Stay

    2:07

    From the 1968 album Sock Soul

  • The Wedding Cake

    3:00

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    The Wedding Cake · Jeannie C. Riley

    Harper Valley P.T.A. (The Plantation Recordings 1968-70)

    ℗ 1969 Plantation

    Released on: 2013-09-30

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Darkness Falls , Jeannie C. Riley , 1970

    2:47

    Written by Margaret Lewis and Myra Smith. From the 1970 album 'The Generation Gap'.

  • Amber Digby & Jeannie C. Riley - The Heart He Kicks Around

    2:28

    From the 220 album Heros, Mentors, And Friends

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