Browsing Archives of - 2014 May

Ray Harris & the Crusaders of Illinois – “Moments to Remember”

Ray Harris & the Crusaders of Illinois – “Moments to Remember”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “MOMENTS TO REMEMBER… a musical memorial to our daughter, Vickie, who at the age of 20 was killed instantly in a car-truck accident on Friday, August 25, 1972. Music has always been a most effective way of expressing deep feelings, thoughts, and messages, many times so deep… they cannot be... Read More »

Lowell Mason & the Crusaders – “The Singing Midget, Lowell Mason & the Crusaders sing for God & Country”

Lowell Mason & the Crusaders – “The Singing Midget, Lowell Mason & the Crusaders sing for God & Country”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “LOWELL MASON, The Singing Midget, first began his musical career singing in the church where his father was a minister. Since that beginning in 1944 Lowell Mason has traveled and sung in nearly every state as well as in Canada. Because of his unique size, winning personality and singing ability,... Read More »

Baby JJ – “La Perra”

Baby JJ – “La Perra”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: To start, there is absolutely no information on who Baby JJ is, or was. I know nothing about him, and only bought the album for the dog on the cover. So, the album opens with the title track “La Perra” (seems a lot of the albums I’ve... Read More »

Tom & Sherri King – “Something Old, Something New”

Tom & Sherri King – “Something Old, Something New”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “Fifty years ago when one spoke of Gospel Music, they were perhaps referring to one of three styles of music: the much loved hymns of the church, southern gospel or Negro spirituals. In recent years, however, there has been a tremendous amount of diversification within gospel music. One might now... Read More »

Justin Hines – “How We Fly”

Justin Hines – “How We Fly”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: So, awhile ago, when they were promoting the release of this album, and the tour that followed it, they were doing a promotion for anyone who donated to the tour would get a signed copy of this album. Here is the album. Now, to start off, I... Read More »

Keola & Kapono Beamer – “Honolulu City Lights”

Keola & Kapono Beamer – “Honolulu City Lights”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: I don’t know much about the Beamer brothers, but apparently they’re one of the biggest things to come out of Honolulu. The album opens with the title track, “Honolulu City Lights” – which is a slow song, but still pretty nice. I know I was expecting one... Read More »

SSgt. Barry Sadler – “Ballads of the Green Berets”

SSgt. Barry Sadler – “Ballads of the Green Berets”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “Songs of Our Fighting Men – “The Green Berets”  Songs of war and of the men who fight them have long been a part of our national heritage. Yankee Doodle to the Revolutionary War; the Civil War gave birth to such stirring pieces as When Johnny Comes Marching Home and... Read More »

Phil Davis & Gary Shail – “Blown It”

Phil Davis & Gary Shail – “Blown It”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, both actors were in the 1979 film “Quadrophenia” – and both went on to have pretty good film careers. Phil would later act in “Alien³” & “Notes on a Scandal” (among other films), and Gary would go on to act in “Shock Treatment” & “Give My... Read More »

Psyche – “Re-Membering Dwayne”

Psyche – “Re-Membering Dwayne”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “Re-Memebering Dwayne  February 1, 1964 – August 23, 1995  It has been 15 years since Dwayne has left the physical world. Much longer ago he was a member of Psyche. Here you can experience his contribution to the humble beginnings of the first, and weirdest electronic act to come out... Read More »

Paul McCartney & Wings – “Band on the Run”

Paul McCartney & Wings – “Band on the Run”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: Some albums are fun to write intros to, others don’t require them. So, my out of my extensive Paul McCartney (/Beatles) discography comes “Band on the Run” by Paul & Wings, which starts with ever so amazing title track, “Band on the Run” – which just has... Read More »