Audio Remasterer: Warren Barnett.
Liner Note Author: Alvin Lucia.
Recording information: The Columbia Recording Studios, Nashville (12/1968).
Justin Tubb's sole album for Dot Records was recorded a couple of years after his final hit, but he sounds anything but over the hill on this collection of story-songs. "The Great River Road Mystery" is a gruesome tale of cowardice, infidelity, and murder that was released as a single with another murder song, the Willie Nelson hit "Blackjack County Chain." There is so much death and sleaze on the album, it makes one wonder if that was the governing concept. "The Big Blizzard" culminates in death; "The Family Way" commemorates the one-year anniversary of the narrator's father's death; Tom T. Hall's "The Ballad of Forty Dollars" is about a funeral; and the title track describes the narrator viewing an adult film during which he is accosted by -- and punches -- a gay man. Things I Still Remember Very Well is more than a little on the sensational side, but certainly gets the listener's attention. ~ Greg Adams