Friday, March 30, 2012

Crystal Gayle

In my opinion this is Crystal's best album. Two hits came out of this one like I'll Get Over You and Somebody Loves You. But you can get these on a best of. The real reason to get this is because of the filler songs like Before I'm Fool Enough and Sweet Baby on my Mind. As far as listening the hold way through, this album of Crystal's is the best. Though this isn't as good as the hits I find myself listening to this album regularly.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Marion Worth

Marion Worth was a minor country singer from the 60's. She's most famous for "Shake me I rattle," a corny Christmas song about a doll. Along with this song I also love "Imitation". She sings it with real meaning. She sings kind of like Patti Page. Anyway she deserves a cd collection.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Diahann Carroll

This album isn't on cd but it's worth the purchase. It has great singing and good arrangements. A young Diahann really shines here. My favorite numbers are I May be wrong which is a great opener and Supposin'.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Mood I'm in

A good album by Melba Montgomery who has an interesting husky voice. Her version of White Lightning is fun. A number of downbeat wonderful songs fill this record like Big Big Heartaches, Why Does The Lady Cry, and Lies Can't Hide What's On My Mind. This is one of her strongest albums. Melba is one of the most underrated country stars I think and she deserves a good cd collection.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

La Costa

La Costa was Tanya Tucker's older sister. She had a brief career in country music. She had a similar voice to Tanya but her material was more pop. This features one of her hits This House Runs on Sunshine. The problem I think was Tanya's songs were more memorable. Anyhow if you like Tanya's Columbia period this is kind of more of an addition. Someone should a collection together of La Costa's material.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Linda Martell

Linda Martell was a good one shot wonder. She was one of the few African Americans who have ever been in country music. She made this one record for Plantation Records. It had three hits, Color Him Father, Before the Next Teardrop Falls, and Bad Case of the Blues. Color me Father to me is a typical sappy song but her yodeling on Bad Case is pretty good. Something more should have come out of this singer.