Saturday, August 25, 2018

Skeeter Davis The Pop Hits Collection

Skeeter Davis - The Pop Hits Collection I've been hearing this collection for years and it's really a great cd. It looks at Skeeter Davis' girl group sound. She's been on a number of girl group compilations. Skeeter Davis was a country singer and even with this material she still maintains that for example her cover of Hank Williams' I can't help it if I'm still in love with you. The highlights are My Sweet Loving Man, Ladder of success, the silly If I had wheels, and Sunglasses. It's interesting that Skeeter was in her 30's when she recorded this material but she managed still to pull it off. It's one of the best collections of Skeeter on the market.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Left Banke Too

The Left Banke - The Left Banke Too I love the first album from The Left Banke, best known for the classic Walk Away Renee. Although this isn't as great as their debut it still has its moments. It's mostly because Michael Brown, the teenager behind the first album had left the group for the most part. Despite that, this is one gorgeous song, "There's gonna be a storm." I recommend the album solely on that. Michael Brown would contribute to the self-titled Montage which I've reviewed earlier on this website

Friday, August 10, 2018

Peggy Sue All-American Husband

Peggy Sue - All-American Husband Peggy Sue was Loretta Lynn's sister and she had a similar voice. This is Peggy Sue's second album. Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue write some of the numbers. Peggy Sue wrote with Loretta Don't come a drinkin' and sure enough, it's here. I would have preferred it to be less slow though. The numbers that stick out are All American Husband and Apron Strings. Peggy would later be a background singer for her sister Crystal Gayle. Someone like the excellent Morello Records label should release her first album and this on cd. If you're looking for solid country music that has been forgotten this album matches that description.