Tag: Glen Campbell
After a prolific run with Capitol Records, legendary country crooner Glen Campbell signed to Atlantic America, resulting in three albums that found him being led toward a generic Modern Country sound. Still, for their weaknesses, these albums produced some fantastic singles, returning the fading star to the top reaches of the country charts.
Taken from the UMe release, Sings For The King,
Love Is Our Existence is a collection of recordings by Craig Smith, a 60s musician who was lost to mental illness and drug use before he could really establish himself as the talent he was. This collection of rough demo and Acetate recordings find him an angelic-voiced singer with a wide-eyed innocence that betrays the dark tragic life he would soon lead.
RIP Glen Campbell.
Charlie Byrd Sixties Byrd: Charlie Byrd Plays Today’s Great Hits él Records/Cherry Red I have long had the sneaking suspicion that during the Sixties, Easy Listening artists adapted rock and roll and pop hits as a way to build common ground between younger and older music listeners, perhaps in a spirit of fun for older… Read More ›
The belated second volume of Ace Records’ tribute to Brian Wilson is a big heaping helping of great songs from a wide array of styles, proving the point that Wilson was and is one of the best modern pop composers of our time.