Friday, June 28, 2013

Wilma Burgess


This collection of the forgotten 60's country singer Wilma Burgess is good. She had a distinctive torchy voice. Her version of Misty Blue is awesome.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Patti Page Golden Hits of the Boys


Patti Page goes through selections sung by men like Mack the Knife and Don't be Cruel. Her version of Bye Bye Love is cute.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Syreeta

Stevie Wonder's wife of two years had a distinctive unique voice. The two opening numbers I love everything about you and Black Maybe are neat.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Emitt Rhodes


I discovered Emitt Rhodes' Mirror in a thrift store in Sun City. He's a talented songwriter who sounds like Paul McCartney. This combines his four albums. The last one frankly isn't that good. But the first three contain many good songs such as She's such a beauty, Mother Earth, and You're a very lovely woman. Also check out his band Merry-Go-Round that he did before going solo.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Edythe Wright


Edythe Wright was Tommy Dorsey's singer. She proved she could swing with Dipsy Doodle and Comin' Through the Rye. Dipsy Doodle was later covered by Beverly Kenney in great effect in her Like Yesterday album. Edythe's ballad Did I remember? is pretty good. This is out of print unfortunately but if you come across it pick it up.

Heaven in my Heart Liz Damon


This album features Liz Damon's Orient Express version of Wave. I've heard many Brazilian versions but this is my favorite of the song. Liz Damon's voice sounds pretty here. Also Quando, Quando, Quando is fun. This is a worthwhile effort from the lounge act from Hawaii.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Jan Howard


This is a collection of Jan Howard's earliest recordings. The One you slip around with is, the hit, is the best here. Skeeter Davis did a good version of it but Jan's better. I've got my pride is good here too.