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Tag: Morello Records

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.

Jim Ed Brown: Best Of/Jim Ed & Helen Cornelius: Greatest Hits (Morello)

The twenty songs on this twofer from country crooner Jim Ed Brown might only scratch the surface of his brief but vast solo career, but it highlights the high quality of his output in twenty superb songs.

Dave & Sugar: Greatest Hits/New York Wine & Tennessee Shine (Morello Records)

This twofer offers up the best of the best from Dave & Sugar, who may be obscure now, but in their time were quite successful in making an enjoyable blend of country and pop.

George Jones: Ladies’ Choice/My Very Special Guests (Morello)

George Jones was a notoriously difficult musician, and this twofer highlights just how oddly problematic he could be.

Tammy Wynette: I Still Believe In Fairy Tales/’Til I Can Make It On My Own (Morello Records)

These two mid-1970s albums from Tammy Wynette find the First Lady of Country Music reflecting upon heartbreak and loss, both made more poignant and potent thanks to her concurrent divorce from George

Tammy Wynette: The First Lady/We Sure Can Love Each Other (Morello)

This twofer collects two of Tammy Wynette’s early 70s albums, and double down on her stand-by-her-man outlook on life.

George Jones and Johnny Paycheck: Double Trouble (1980)

Yesterday I spent time listening to Double Trouble, a collaborative album between Johnny Paycheck and George Jones. If one is being generous, they might say the album is merely okay, when the truth is a little bit harder to swallow: the album just isn’t very good. It doesn’t help the album’s case that the version… Read More ›