Album Ratings 349
Last Active 01-12-22 5:05 am
Review Comments 101
|Classic Country Digs|
Some albums that have been heavy in my rotation the last couple months. I've been really into finding new country artists from the 60's, forgotten or really big and exploring their vast catalog. A few of these stars (such as Bill Phillips, Jack Greene and Hank Locklin) were big in the 60s but have been mostly forgotten since.
Webb Pierce's highest charting album, despite being even bigger in the 50s for his honky tonk songs (like Why Baby Why w/ Red Sovine) and Ballads (Wondering).
Put It Off Until Tomorrow
A solid album with the best song being the opener, a duet with Dolly Parton on her song "Put It Off Until Tomorrow". I prefer this duet version to her "Hello, I'm Dolly" version.
|3||Buck Owens & His Buckaroos|
Together Again / My Heart Skips A Beat
Great album start to finish, with rich harmonies with Don Rich, as well as the hard cutting slide steel guitar.
There Goes My Everything
Jack Greene's voice hit heavy on this list of songs on "There Goes My Everything". Highlights include the Title Track, Walking on New Grass and the Buck Owens cover of "Together Again". He was also known for playing with Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours!
This Song Is Just For You
Lots of great tracks on this one like the title track, One Step Ahead of My Past, and Time 'nor Tide
|6||Hank Williams Jr|
Very solid MGM Era Hank Jr. which is packed full of great songs, including the title track written by Hank Jr. himself.
|Woah, getting really old school with it, good picks on here|
|Some great stuff here. I’ll throw some recs your way. i think that, generally, most of the pre-60s stuff (both Country and Jazz) are best found in the compilation or collected albums. It’s the only era that I have multiple compilation records that I revisit before traditionally composed records. But, either way, here’s some recs that you may not have yet listened to:|
Satan is Real by The Louvin Brothers
Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
The Dance Album of Carl Perkins
The Definitive Collection by Earnest Tubb
Country and Western by Johnny Bond
Shenandoah by Tennessee Ernie Ford
No Money in this Deal by George Jones
The Soul of a Man by Blind Willie Johnson
I Don’t Believe You’ve My Baby by The Louvin Brothers
There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down by G.M. Farley
I’ll Never Be Free by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Kay Starr
Blue Moon of Kentucky by Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
The Hills of Mexico by Roscoe Holmes
I Ain’t Marching Anymore by Phil Ochs (specifically, Here’s to the State of Mississippi)
|Cool list. I've been listening to Waylon's 60s stuff recently. Can't say I've ever been a fan of Hank Jr. Maybe his 60s stuff is better than the stuff I've heard from later years.|
|Buck Owens is rockin'|
|Pitchfork - Agreed, and unfortunately comps are the only way to have some of these tracks on CD. I definitely avoid re-recorded comps, but havent been able to avoid them all the time since they may not be obvious. And since I may not be able to find one artists catalog on CD, I try to find comps of those albums or just their greatest hits.. I picked up a couple Bear Family CD compilations of 50s/60s country this weekend I'll be excited to listen to. Thanks for the suggestions! I love Gunfighter Ballads, and his followup Gunfighter Ballads Album. I like those style albums, I am also a big fan of Eddy Arnolds Cattle Call. Also from what I know of the Louvin Brothers (or Charlie's Solo material), I know it has to be great. |
Rhino - I really enjoy Waylon's 60s material, his version of Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town is great, as well as Look Into My Teardrops! Hank Jr.'s 60s catalog is really good, and that was what I listened to before going into his later era stuff. Even so, I still prefer his 60s and early 70s material when he was signed to MGM. A few suggestions I like to give is his version of Long Gone Daddy, Salt Lake City, Blues My Name, Cowpoke, Nobody's Child, Standing in the Shadows, Pecos Jail.. Many more but those are all great starting points!
I have been listening to a lot of country last couple years so I'd be happy to give more recs or take some in too to listen to , so keep em coming! Maybe Ill share some more country digs too sometime.
|Eddy Arnold’s Cattle Call is amazing, yes!!! Can’t wait to see what you think of some of those recs, and I’ve been spinning a few of your list items for a few days now. Excellent taste, sir|
|If you’re up for a modern artist. Give Orville Peck a try.|
|Thank you, P! Oh yes, the guitar work on Cattle Call is really good, and his version of Cool Water is probably my favourite version!|
I listened to Satan Is Real and as expected it is great. I cannot get enough of the Louvin Brothers Harmonies. I'll move on to the other rec's today.
I have listened to some of Orville Peck's songs, I'll give his first album a try! Any Albums in particular youve been listening to the most?
|If you’re diving in on Orville Peck, I would go for his second record, Bronco. It is a little more country a little less shoegazy. That’s one I’ve been spinning for almost a year now, and still can’t get enough of it. |
Recently my partner got me a Billie Holiday Commodore Masters vinyl so I’ve been on that kick. But country-wise a friend and I have been really rockin the Ernest Tubb Definitive Collection (: