Here you have the legendary
songwriter/singer/entertainer, Don Chapel who has finally
recorded some of his own compositions, instead of "selling"
them to other recording artists, as he has done previously.
Several of Don's songs have been recorded by other country
and rock artists like Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty, David
Houston, Jack Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Louvin, Lynn
Anderson, George Jones, Melba Montgomery, Webb Pierce, the
Osborne Brothers, Ernest Tubb, Johnny Paycheck, Johnny Bush,
Ray Price, and many others. Don is the brother of the late
Jean Chapel, the "queen of rock-a-billy,. Don's songwriting
mentor, and her daughter Lana Chapel, is also an excellent
singer-songwriter-musician. Don's other sister, Minnie,
recorded and performed with Bill Carlisle, plus the original
trio work with sisters Jean and Martha, and Don is the
father of country music star Donna Chapel (firstname.lastname@example.org),
and brother of Martha Carson, the "first lady of country &
gospel music, and was the first country musician husband of
Tammy Wynette, (giving her that great "show" name), and
getting her first recording contract with epic records, and
producer Bill Sherrill.
This is the way it really happened, and there are literally
thousands of people in Nashville and across the world, who
know this to be so. Don Lloyd Chapel is his name, and he and
daughter Donna Chapel were the other two-thirds of the Tammy
Wynette road shows for the first two years, so Don and Donna
Chapel were a vital part of her early success. Don was also
her manager both in the studio and on the road, as well as
band leader and leading male vocalist on the show, and she
recorded several of his songs - 'TOGETHER WE STAND-DIVIDED
WE FALL", JOEY, MY HEART IS SOAKIN' WET", ALL NIGHT LONG and
there were others.
Now, you can finally hear the wonderful vocal styling's of
Don as he sings twenty-five (25) original songs, thirteen of
which were penned by him and a fourteenth that was
co-written with son, Mike Chapel, another great
multi-talented singer-musician-producer of the Chapel
Don has performed on the Grand Old Opry several times, and
has taped many television appearances in Nashville, and
across the country, in Canada and England, and was also a
recording artist on epic records, as was Donna. You will
hear unique vocals the like of which you can't compare to
other singers, and you will be entertained with smooth
country and country-pop love songs, plus four spiritual
songs, and some traditional country songs. Check out Don's
"INTIMATE" vocals on songs 4,10,11,18,19,22 and 23!!!
All you can say is that THEY ARE HOT!!!
YOU WILL PLAY THIS CD OVER AND OVER!!!
Take your pick and enjoy a musical excursion at the low
price of one CD actually - there's almost 75 minutes of
constant originals, and you'll find enclosed in the CD case
more information on all the writers and musicians etc. The
CD also includes Don's "signature" worldwide hit, "When the
Grass Grows over me," nominated for song of the year by the
country music association, plus 9 of Donna's songs, 1 of
Jean's, and 3 of Lana's (word has it that this will indeed
be a collectors edition" so you might want to jump on this.
Remember, Don wrote 13 of
these original songs