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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.

  • Jeannie C Riley sings Harper Valley PTA

    3:34

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

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  • Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley PTA

    5:14

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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!!!

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  • Shed Me No Tears

    2:05

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Shed Me No Tears · Jeannie C. Riley

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

    ℗ 1968 Plantation

    Released on: 2013-09-30

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • 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 The Back Side of Dallas

    2:32

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

  • 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 - Victory In Jesus

    4:03

    Country Sunday Morning Worship Music from Ms. JEANNIE C. RILEY

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  • 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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  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Help Me Make It Through The Night

    2:22

  • Jeannie C. Riley - Diamonds In The Rain

    4:25

    Beautiful song performed by Ms. Jeannie C. Riley.

  • Jeannie C. Riley - There Never Was A Time

    3:48

    Jeannie C. performing a remake of her early hit recording There Never Was A Time

  • 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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  • Jeannie C. Riley / There Never Was A Time

    3:11

    Jeannie C. Riley's 1994 performance of a hit she had in 1968 that reached #5 on the Country charts and #77 on the Pop charts, There Never Was A Time

  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Before The Next Teardrop Falls

    2:38

  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Be Not Afraid

    3:05

    BE NOT AFRAID (Lyrics)
    Songwriter: Jeannie C. Riley

    Tossed to and fro, the disciples were fearing
    For their very lives, lost out at sea
    High winds were raging and beating the waves around them
    Then a voice spoke, fear not be at peace

    He came to them, walking on water and talking
    And though they had know him, still they were afraid
    Yet Jesus compassion, put His love to action
    For He ceased the wind and settled the waves

    He said be not afraid, tis only the Master
    Calming the storm, removing all harm
    Now be of good cheer, your Saviors here now
    Yes be of good faith, for I’m here to stay
    So be not afraid

    Once my ship was sinking, twas the end I was thinking
    For there was no life boat ‘tween me and the sea
    In despair I cried out in prayer, Dear God please save me
    Twas then, my Lord’s sweet hand of love lifted me

    He said be not afraid, tis only the master
    Calming the storm, removing all harm
    Now be of good cheer, your Saviors here now
    Be of good faith, for I’m here to stay
    So be not afraid

    Yes, be of good faith, for I’m here to stay
    So be not afraid

  • Jeannie C. Riley / Okie From Muskogee

    3:24

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

  • 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 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.

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  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Me and Bobby McGee

    3:29

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

    3:01

    From the documentary That Nashville Music.

  • Jeannie C. Riley / Setting Me Up

    3:01

    Jeannie C. Riley performing a hit from Highway 101 Setting Me Up

  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Diamonds In The Rain

    4:36

    I’ve seen a day, I couldn’t cry
    I’ve seen a day, I’d rather die
    And wish there, was a way I could be free
    But then I saw a light break through
    Giving life like I never knew
    When your love came sweeping over me.

  • Jeannie C. Riley / The Girl Most Likely

    2:11

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

  • Jeannie C. Riley | Harper Valley PTA

    30:05

    0:00 Harper Valley PTA
    3:17 Widow Jones
    4:48 No Brass Band
    8:12 Mr. Harper
    10:20 Run Jeannie Run
    13:41 Shed Me No Tears
    15:44 The Cotton Patch
    19:24 Sippin' Shirley Thompson
    21:32 The Little Town Square
    23:48 Ballad of Louise
    26:43 Satan Place

  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Ill Fly Away

    2:18

  • 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.

  • 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 - 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 - Youre My Best Friend

    2:39

  • Jeannie C. Riley / Pure Gold

    2:34

    A BEAUTIFUL song written by Jeannie C. Riley.

  • Jeannie C. Riley - Am I That Easy To Forget

    2:33

    Jeannie C. Riley - Am I That Easy To Forget -- sound recording administered by Roba Music Verlag GmbH rumblefish -I do not own the copyright to this music
    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

  • Jeannie C. Riley - There Never Was A Time.wmv

    2:43

    This is the sixth track on the Jeannie C. Riley album, Things Go Better With Love released on Plantation Records in 1969.

  • Jeannie C Riley Backside of Dallas

    6:22

    Jeanie Sings theBackside of Dallas A Jerry Foster Song at his Birthday Bash!

  • 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 - Mr. Harper.wmv

    3:51

    This is the fourth 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 - Last Train To Glory

    4:02

  • Glamorous Singer Jeannie C. Riley

    3:22

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

  • Jeannie C. Riley - Satan Place.wmv

    6:18

    This is the eleventh 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - Sock And Soul

    30:27

    I remastered the album art, how do you like it!? - original image

    Recorded May 1967 at RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN. Producer: Aubrey Mayhew.

    Guitar: Pete Wade, Billy Sanford
    Steel: Lloyd Green
    Drums: Kenneth Buttrey
    Piano: David Briggs
    Harmonica: Charlie McCoy
    Dobro: Jerry Kennedy (Credited on the next session)
    Bass, fiddle,: ?

    US Copyright Act of 1976 17 U.S.C. § 107 allows for the use of work that is used for comment, criticism, or education and is non-profit in nature.

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

    3:55

    From Country Carnival.

  • Jeannie C. Riley ~ Country Girl

    3:19

    From The Johnny Cash Show. 1970.

  • 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 - Roses and Thorns

    2:31

  • 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 Mama, Can You Tell Me

    3:09

    A nice cut from Jeannie's 1973 Just Jeannie album that I've always liked, so I figured I would share it with all of you! Enjoy!

  • JEANNIE C. RILEY - Stand Up and Testify

    2:04

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