Least Remarkable Song Series – #6

oaks1969thanksmaxThis week, ranked 6th among the least remarkable songs recorded in the history of Southern Gospel music is a song titled, “Mama’s Hungry Eyes”.

Country music legend Merle Haggard penned this country tune that went to #1 on Billboard’s country singles chart in 1969.  It was the first single from his 1968 recording, A Portrait Of Merle Haggard and became one of the biggest songs of his career.

While a great country record, it didn’t quite translate to the Gospel music audience when recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys on their 1969 recording, Thanks.  The first time I heard the song, I thought it was about a women who left her family because her husband wasn’t providing her luxuries in life.  I know, Merle’s story behind the song doesn’t translate to my initial reaction.

The only other Gospel quartet to record this song was the Blue Ridge Quartet in 1970.


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