Friday, January 25, 2019

Shelly West Don't let me wait on the moon


Shelly West - Don't Make Me Wait on the Moon This is a slick country album from the 80's. Shelly kind of sounds like her mother and it also reminds of Dottie's albums during this period. Shelly had a deep voice which isn't usual in country music. I guess that's why I like it. The best songs are Don't make me wait on the moon and Now there's you. It's too bad Shelly retired from the music business early on. I think she could have made a large following.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Ronnie Deauville Smoke Dreams


Ronnie Deauville - Smoke Dreams Ronnie was a Sinatra like crooner from the '50s. He did two albums. This was the first. Maybe I'll buy the second later. I got it mostly for the fantastic cover art but the music inside was good as well. The album is mostly ballads. I'm not familiar with all the songs on this album which is not normal for a jazz album. So they did a good job selecting songs although there are songs that people will recognize. He does a great job on "Love is here to Stay" and "I concentrate on you."

Friday, January 4, 2019

Teresa Brewer When your lover has gone


Teresa Brewer - When Your Lover Has Gone When people mentioned the worst singers of the 50s Teresa always makes the list. I guess when you're singing songs with titles like "Pickle up a doodle" you're kind of asking for it. I like this vocal album of hers though because you can tell she's trying to be sincere with the material. She does a good job on When your lover has gone, Darn that dream, and I had the craziest dream. It's available digitally on Amazon for only $6.