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You Are My Treasure





Jack Greene's 1968 number one, "You Are My Treasure," was his third number one record and the song was written especially for him by Cindy Walker.

According to Cindy, she got the idea for the song after listening to a Jack Greene radio interview with Ralph Emery.

Jack Says, "Cindy said she heard a distinctive quality in my voice when I talked and she decided to write a song just for me that included a recitation."

Cindy delivered the song to record producer Owen Bradley, who wanted to record the song with Bill Anderson.

But Cindy insisted that the song was written for Jack Greene and nobody but Jack Greene was going to record it.

Bradley finally gave in and went into the studio with 30
musicians--including a string section--to record "You Are My Treasure" with Jack Greene.

That was back before "multi-tracking" and "laying down tracks" were popular--back in the good ole days of recording when the musicians on a session actually sat in the studio at the same time and played together!

"You Are My Treasure" made the charts February 17th, 1968, climbed to number one and was there for one week.  It was on the charts for 15 weeks.




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