Tag: Morello Records

Charlie Walker: Close All The Honky-Tonks/Wine, Women, And Walker/Don’t Squeeze My Sharmon/Honky-Tonkin’ With…

Charlie Walker was a hard-working country musician who loved the honky tonk lifestyle, as witnessed by this two CD set of four of his barroom-minded albums.

Tanya Tucker: Delta Dawn/What’s Your Mama Name/Would You Lay With Me/You Are So Beautiful  (Morello)

Tanya Tucker was just barely in her teens when she first appeared, and her early records coupled with a powerful singing voice belied her young age. This collection compiled all of her recorded material for Columbia Records and is still some of the finest country you will ever hear.

Bobby Bare: The Travelin’ Bare/Constant Sorrow/The Streets Of Baltimore (Morello Records)

Country singer Bobby Bare Will forever be known for his fine material from the 1970s, but his earlier material is no less grand, either; this two CD set collects three of his mid-1960s albums and is a delightful reevaluation of an often overlooked part of his career.

Leon Everette: If I Keep On Going Crazy/Hurricane/Doin’ What I Feel (Morello)

Between 1981 and 1983, country musician Leon Everette had an amazing run of high-charting singles. Yet less than two two years after that amazing run, would soon stop making music entirely. This two-disc collection compiles the entirety of his output from this era, recorded for RCA, and is his first-ever CD release, a welcome collection of an artist who deserved more than obscurity.

Tammy Wynette: Another Lonely Song/Woman To Woman (Morello Records)

Tammy Wynette’s voice conveyed passion and heartbreak as she sang songs about heartbreak, loss, and disappointment. These two albums, both from 1974, are atypical in that regard, twenty-one emotionally powerful and gorgeously arranged country songs that might best be taken in small doses.

Old Dogs: Old Dogs, Volumes One & Two (Morello Records)

This one-off, one-night-only Outlaw Country supergroup was formed to poke fun and sing about the joys of old age, with all-original material provided by Shel Silverstein. It’s a fun collection of songs, and a fantastic last hurrah for the songwriter, who passed away less than a year later.

Tammy Wynette: Sometimes When We Touch/Higher Ground (Morello Records)

The Eighties proved to be a fallow period for a lot of classic country musicians, Tammy Wynette included. These two late-period records are exceptions to the rule; one, a fine take on contemporary sounds; the other, a true retro country record that featured an all-star cast.

Bobby Bare/Skeeter Davis/Liz Anderson/Norma Jean: Tunes For Two/The Game Of Triangles/Your Husband, My Wife (Morello)

This two-disc set compiles two albums of duets and one album of trio recordings pairing Bobby Bare with Skeeter Davis, Norma Jean, and Liz Anderson, and contains some fine performances from the first decade of Bare’s long, storied career.

Gary Stewart: Gary/Cactus And A Rose (Morello)

This twofer collects country musician Gary Stewart’s 1979 and 1980 offerings, one being a rather standard country record and the other a rewarding collaboration with a legendary country producer and Southern Rock backup band.

Charly McClain: Greatest Hits/Biggest Hits (Morello)

Charly McClain is one of the more puzzling mysteries of country music. She was a certifiable recording superstar who suddenly and inexplicably turned her back to the world in 1988. This twofer compiles two greatest hits collection, which is both a definitive statement of this enigmatic singer’s brief yet undeniably successful career.