With the death of George Jones on 26th April 2013, country music lost one of its finest exponents, if not the finest. Many name him the greatest male vocalist in country music history and, in an almost 60 year recording career, he not only delighted fans but also influenced many other artists who followed in his footsteps.
The two albums featured in this collection “Today” (1971) and “Don’t Let Me Touch You” (1977) mainly spotlight Marty Robbins as a singer of ballads, material that perfectly shows off his effortless, distinctive vocal skills.
Anita Kerr was one of the architects of the Nashville Sound, the production phenomenon which re-invented the country music in the late '50s and early 1960s. Her extraordinary musical versatility, the wit and economy of her arrangements (sometimes written under great time pressure) and the clean, modernising verve of her singers were essential factors in this historic musical development.
The Long Ryders were formed by several American musicians influenced by Gram Parsons and the Byrds, with country and punk rock influences. The set features all the original albums as well as demos, singles and rare live recordings. Re-mastered by Andy Pearce the recordings and in Sid’s opinion have never sounded so good.
This long-overdue re-press embraces all the significant smashes from her RCA days. It’s undoubtedly the most comprehensive collection of early Dottie West that money can buy, and will put a degree of perspective on a career that fully deserves to be celebrated for years to come…
During the 1980s, George Jones found a comfortable niche in the country market, cranking out slow heartbreak ballads.
Both albums are very much a product of those times and as always, Jones acquits himself well. It has been said that he would sound good singing the telephone book, and he certainly sounds good singing these songs.
A welcome re-promotion for this popular DVD title, which has been unavailable for some time. Glen Campbell’s popularity remains as strong as ever across the world.
Glen Campbell - A one-time member of the Beach Boys, session guitarist for the likes Elvis and Frank Sinatra, a pioneer of New Country, and a harmony singer who could put anyone in tune. Add to that a phenomenal run of US pop and country hit records.