Mac Davis, who penned the Elvis hit "In the Ghetto", was asked by a record exec to write another song with a strong musical 'hook'. The result - "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" - went to #1 (and platinum) and launched Davis on a successful recording, TV and movie career. The "Baby" album and its successful follow-up are included here.
1.Dream Me Home
3.Everybody Loves A Love Song
5.Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife
6.Half And Half (Song For Sarah)
7.Spread Your Love On Me
8.Whoever Finds This, I Love You
9.Poor Boy Boogie
10.Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
11.Words Don't Come Easy
12.Stop And Smell The Roses
13.Soft, Sweet Fire
15.Two Plus Two
17.One Hell Of A Woman
18.A Poor Man's Gold
19.Lucas Was A Redneck
20.Kiss It And Make It Better
21.Burnin' Thing (Bonus Track)
22.It's Hard To Be Humble (Bonus Track)
23.Texas In My Rear View Mirror (Bonus Track)
24.Rock N' Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life)
2 LPs on 1 CD: BABY DON'T GET HOOKED ON ME (1972)/STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES (1974).
Personnel: Mac Davis (vocals, guitar).
Two of Mac Davis' most popular albums from the early '70s, Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me and Stop and Smell the Roses, were combined on this single-CD reissue by Collectables. Although the sound and the packaging could be a little better, this still is a fine way for collectors to pick up these two records on disc. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine