A Musical Note: Jessie Colter – I’m Not Lisa

I’m Not Lisa” was the first hit for singer and songwriter Jessie Colter.  It was released in January of 1975, and was one of the very few Country songs—at the time—that I would listen to.

Never having been a fan of Country or Western music, I’m Not Lisa was, to my mind at least, a crossover song.  It made it to the pop charts.  The song made it to #1 on the Billboard Country charts, and an amazing #4 on the Billboard Hot charts.

The song is a perfect piece for a writer.  It is strong, moody, deep, sad, and beautiful.  Typically I go for the original recording, but I found one where she plays the piano and sings “live”, and couldn’t resist.

Ladies and gentlemen, “I’m Not Lisa” by the lovely Jessie Colter.

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3 responses to “A Musical Note: Jessie Colter – I’m Not Lisa

  1. Beautiful.

  2. I remember this song.

    It must have been a cross-over because I NEVER listen to country radio stations.

  3. Oh my word, what a blast from the past! Thanks Rik 🙂

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