Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Lawanda Lindsey


LaWanda Lindsey - This is LaWanda Lindsey This was produced by Buck Owens. Buck Owens and his son Buddy Alan wrote some songs for this album. It also produced a hit Hello out there which is the best song on the record. I own Lawanda's album, "Swingin' and Singing my Song" she made when she was a teenager. Her voice has become more husky and mature. It almost sounds like Susan Raye, who was a protege of Buck Owens so that makes sense. There is a perkiness about this album that I really like. Top of the Morning to you and Sunshine Feeling are cute. There are clips on youtube from Hee Haw of her singing songs from this album. It's worth a watch.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Lacosta


La Costa - La Costa I have a soft spot for Lacosta, Tanya Tucker's older sister who made 5 albums and then vanished. Tanya had more edge and better songs but still, Lacosta was pretty good country pop. My favorite song on this album is the story song Jessie and the Light. There's a pretty cool youtube video of her singing it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvvaVWevQ-U This album is full of some covers like Honky Tonk Woman and Play me. There is a small digital collection on Amazon of her stuff. https://www.amazon.com/Very-Best-Lacosta-LaCosta-Tucker/dp/B005USRAM8/ref=sr_1_2?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1529422030&sr=1-2-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=lacostaThe only song chosen from this album was Even cowgirls get the blues which was ok but I didn't think it was the best song.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Peggy Little


Peggy Little - A Little Bit of Peggy This country artist made two albums and then went into obscurity. Still, this album is pretty cute. The woman has a perky voice with an interesting quiver. She made two hits off this album: Son of a Preacher Man (No one sings it like Dusty. I'm biased.) and Sweet Baby Girl, which is the best song of this album although I also liked Come on Home. As with the usual country albums of the time, she does some covers. Some of them are You ain't woman enough, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, and Make the world go away, which I thought was the best cover on this record. If you are looking for forgotten country singers of the past Peggy Little is worth investigating. Loretta Lynn wrote the back of the record.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Cookies


The Cookies - The Complete Cookies They had a hit with Chains, which The Beatles covered. The Beatles' version is more famous but this has the classic girl group sound. My favorite song is Only to other people, a great pity song that goes on about how love only happens in the movies, only in fairy tales and only to other people. Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote most of the tracks here. Earl-Jean, a member of The Cookies, has four solo songs included on the cd as well. It's interesting how her rendition of I'm into Something Good is completely different from the hit Herman's Hermits did. Sometimes covers sound like completely different songs.