Tuesday, April 28, 2009

For the Love of Him Bonnie Dobson

Rev-Ola released Bonnie's later pop albums on cd and while I like them For the Love of Him is a better example of her work. This is my favorite album of hers. Allmusic called her an unexceptional folk singer. I thoroughly disagree. She had her own unique shy presence. This is a wonderful album, moody, folky and poppy at the same time.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Orchids

Sorry for the bad scan. After The Runaways Kim Fowley made this girl band. The only member from The Runaways on this album is the bass guitarist Laurie McAllister. It doesn't sound like The Runaways but it's fun. It has an early 80's sound to it. My favorite songs are Bad Guys and The Boy Can't Dance.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue - Dynamite! Peggy Sue was Loretta Lynn's sister. She had a very similar voice to her. But there's an enthusiasm to Peggy's recordings that make them worth looking for. Here she scored two hits, I'm Dynamite and I'm Gettin Tired of Babyin You. Interesting to note Loretta Lynn covered her self penned I'm Dynamite in 1970's Wings Upon Your Horns album and the version doesn't compared to Peggy's.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Good News Jody Miller

My favorite later Jody Miller album. This holds up well as an almost straight through listen. Jody Miller was a pop singer in the 60's with hits like Queen of the House and Home of the Brave. With the producer Billy Sherrill Jody Miller became a country singer in the 70's. Jody was mostly a cover artist but she took them to a new level, not just singing them but suiting the songs to her own personality. Aside from the title song, there are good takes on this album like Soul Song and Hallelujah I Love Him So.