Sweet and Sentimental

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Sweet and Sentimental
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1962
RecordedFebruary 20, 1962 - May 1, 1962[1]
GenreCountry, Nashville Sound
ProducerKen Nelson
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Sweet and Sentimental is the debut studio album by American country artist, Jan Howard. The album was released by Capitol Records in August 1962 and was produced by Ken Nelson. The record would be Howard's only studio album for the Capitol label and would be her last album release until 1966.

Background and content[]

Sweet and Sentimental comprises twelve tracks, mainly consisting of cover version of songs by other artists. The album was recorded in five separate sessions at the Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between February and May 1962.[1] Six of the album's twelve tracks had been written by Nashville songwriter Harlan Howard, who was also Jan's husband at the time. Some of these Howard-penned compositions on the album included "He Called Me Baby" (which Patsy Cline and Charlie Rich would later record) and "Heartaches by the Number" (which had already been a major hit for Guy Mitchell and Ray Price). Sweet and Sentimental also featured Willie Nelson's composition, "Funny How Time Slips Away" and a cover of Doris Day's "Everybody Loves a Lover".[2] Additional sides that Howard recorded for Capitol during this time, including "All Alone Again" and "My Baby's in Berlin" were never issued on an official studio album.[1]


Sweet and Sentimental was officially released in August 1962 under Capitol Records. The album was originally issued on Vinyl and contained six tracks on both sides of the record.[3] Although Capitol did issue singles by Howard, the album itself did not spawn any. Additionally, Sweet and Sentimental did not chart on any album chart by Billboard Magazine.

Track listing[]

Side one[4]
1."Don't Worry"2:50
2."Funny How Time Slips Away"2:37
3."Looking Back"3:05
  • Alan Webster
  • Peter F. Webster
5."Belle of the Ball"2:34
6."Everybody Loves a Lover"
Side two[4]
1."This Sad Old House"
  • Howard
  • Carlos Minor
2."He Called Me Baby"
  • Howard
3."They Listened While You Said Goodbye"
  • Howard
4."You'd Better Go"2:24
5."Is This My Destiny"2:46
6."Heartaches by the Number"
  • Howard


  • Jan Howard – vocals
  • Ken Nelson – producer


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c "Praguefrank's Country Discographies -- Jan Howard". Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Jan Howard - Sweet and Sentimental". Lp Discography. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Sweet and Sentimental by Jan Howard". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b "Jan Howard with the Jordanaires -- Sweet and Sentimental (1962, Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
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