These are classic country music albums that I have reviewed. Great info for when you’re out record hunting and you want to know if an album is worth the money or not, though, let’s face it, if it’s priced at a dollar or less, it has to be really, really bad to not be worth it!
Looking back at a Mac Davis effort on the Classic Album Review. His 1980 Casablanca release, Texas In My Rear View Mirror. The album barely missed the top 10 on the Country bestseller lists, while breaking into the Pop 100. This release featured four singles, including two top ten hits. … Continue reading →
Today’s Classic Album Review looks back at Pam Tillis‘ first major success. Put Yourself in My Place wasn’t her first album release, 1983’s Above and Beyond the Doll of Cutey was the first. But this was her first hit album. It soared as high as ten on the bestseller lists, … Continue reading →
One of the more interesting albums during the 1980’s was Dan Fogelberg‘s High Country Snows. Dan was a staple of Top 40 and adult contemporary radio, during the early 1980’s. so it may seem a bit unusual to consider one of his works on a classic country blog. But one … Continue reading →
Today’s Classic Album Review is a 1966 release from fellow Hoosier Bobby Helms. In 1957, Bobby burst onto the scene with two big hits, “Fraulein” and “My Special Angel”. Both would spend 4 weeks on top of the Country charts. They also appearing in the Pop Top 40, where “My … Continue reading →
While doing some research, I ran across a comment that Crystal Gayle was “The Shania Twain of the seventies”. They both brought beauty and sexiness into country music, and enjoyed crossover success. That said, the comparisons stop there. Vocally, Crystal is stronger, and has had much stronger material. And that brings … Continue reading →
Ernest Tubb is one of the most unique individuals in the history of country music. Starting out singing in a style like his hero, Jimmie Rodgers, his singing forever changed, following a tonsillectomy. The procedure left him with a singing style unlike anyone else (though Junior Brown might be kind … Continue reading →