Tag: Country

Ray Griff – “The Last of the Winfield Amateurs”

Ray Griff – “The Last of the Winfield Amateurs”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  I honestly think I just got this one for the cover.  The album opens with the title track “The Last of the Winfield Amateurs” and I’m not really sure how I feel about this music, Ray’s vocals are good, but those backing musicians are just weird. The... Read More »

George Jones – “Country Heart”

George Jones – “Country Heart”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  I’ve always been a George Jones fan, and this album has been sitting in my review pile for ages. So, I finally thought I’d get around to reviewing it.  The album opens with the song “Four-O-Thirty Three” and it’s really that classic country that everyone loves, or... Read More »

Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty – “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”

Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty – “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man”The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, finally we go onto two of my favorite country singers, Conway & Loretta, with what can only be considered one of their greatest releases.  The album opens with the title track, and my favorite track, “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” and immediately from the first notes, to each of... Read More »

Jim Robinson – “Construction Man Job #001”

Jim Robinson – “Construction Man Job #001”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “MEMORANDUM JUNE 20, 1979  TO: All Our Friends, On Various Jobsites Throughout The World  FROM: Jim Robinson/Dan Meisner/Bob Johnson  SUBJECT: We Dedicate Job #001 To You  Some of the songs you wanted, maybe some you didn’t, but through the combined efforts of Dan Meisner and Bob Johnson, we sure as... Read More »

Dwight Yoakam – “Hillbilly deLuxe”

Dwight Yoakam – “Hillbilly deLuxe”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: Personal Review:  I love Dwight Yoakam, he’s a great singer and he’s not bad as an actor, and yes, the 80’s may be over, but he still pulls off the same pants, that is completely fine by me.  The album opens with the song “Little Ways” and Dwight delivers it... Read More »

Showdown – “Welcome to the Rodeo”

Showdown – “Welcome to the Rodeo”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “WELL IT’S 40 BELOW  AND I DON’T GIVE A beep  GOTTA HEATER IN MY TRUCK  AND WE’RE OFF TO THE RODEO” Personal Review:  I decided since I liked Showdown’s other record, I might as well follow up with their 1980 album, “Welcome to the Rodeo” – this album in particular... Read More »

Sissy Spacek – “Hangin’ Up My Heart”

Sissy Spacek – “Hangin’ Up My Heart”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, Sissy Spacek just so happens to be one of my favorite actresses, she was absolutely amazing in “Carrie” and “The Coal Miners Daughter” (which is what inspired her to do this album).  The album opens with the title track “Hangin’ Up My Heart” and although it... Read More »

Stringband – “The Maple Leaf Dog”

Stringband – “The Maple Leaf Dog”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  This album was one of those random record store purchases because of a dog on the cover. I tend to do that lots.  The album opens with the track “Newfoundlanders” and well, it’s a song about people from Newfoundland, and well, it’s like they’re super proud to... Read More »

Garry Lee and Showdown – “Wanted! Garry Lee and Showdown: Loaded Loose and Rowdy”

Garry Lee and Showdown – “Wanted! Garry Lee and Showdown: Loaded Loose and Rowdy”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, this one is quite the interesting one, mainly because I know a guy who played in the band – who unfortunately is not on the album. So, here we go!  The album opens with the song “Hot Dog Saturday Night” and it’s definitely an interesting song,... Read More »

Julie Andrews – “Love Me Tender”

Julie Andrews – “Love Me Tender”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “When I began to choose the songs for this album, they sounded so easy that I foolishly supposed that recording them would be a breeze. I have never been more wrong. The songs are not easy, they’re simple-plain, honest, simple – and I very quickly found out that is the... Read More »

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