Tag: Pop

Roy Orbison: One Of The Lonely Ones (UMe/Roy’s Boys)

Roy Orbison’s One Of The Lonely Ones was unreleased in its time, and seeing release four decades later, it’s an enjoyable–if not particularly revelatory–artistic statement of a man in the throes of personal tragedy and loss.

Tasha Thomas: Midnight Rendezvous (Soul Music)

Tasha Thomas was a promising young singer whose star was on the increase when she released what would be her sole solo album, five years before her untimely death from cancer.

3AM Eternal: Buddy Holly, “Raining In My Heart” (1959)

Death couldn’t stop Buddy Holly from releasing new music; this fine single was but the first of many great posthumous releases.

3AM Eternal: The Fortunes, “Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again” (1971)

Sunshine pop for a rainy day? Why not?!?

3AM Eternal: Tina Turner, “I Can’t Stand The Rain (Extended Remix)” (1984)

This extended remix of Tina Turner’s take on Ann Peebles’ classic hit finds the diva taking a more underground dance direction.

3AM Eternal: a-ha, “Crying In The Rain” (1990)

It’s a shame that Americans stopped listening to a-ha after “Take On Me,” because they missed out on this gorgeous cover of an Everly Brothers classic.

3AM Eternal: Peter Gabriel, “Red Rain” (1986)

The opening track on Peter Gabriel’s groundbreaking fifth album So was a mellow ballad that found Gabriel at the top of his game.

3AM Eternal: Jim Reeves, “Just Walking In The Rain” (1962)

A lovely country-pop ballad from a crooner whose star once shone quite brightly.

Everything But The Girl: Walking Wounded/Temperamental (Edsel Records)

The final (as of now) two albums by Everything But The Girl find them diving deep into electronica and dance music–and then getting lost in it, as vocalist Tracey Thorn steps out of the spotlight.

3AM Eternal: Deniece Williams, “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” (1984)

Stupid dumb Stephen King and his dumb movie, ruining a perfectly good song for me and instilling terror in a ten year old kid.