Tag: Waylon Jennings
We remember the late Billy Joe Shaver, who passed away this week at the age of 81.
Bear Family’s second and final installment in their The Great Tragedy compilation examining the doomed Winter Dance Party 1959 offers the other side of the story of that tour, and amazingly shows just how quickly the music industry distanced itself from rock and roll–literally the same day.
To honor the 60th anniversary of “The Day The Music Died,” German label Bear Family compiled a thorough and compelling scrapbook that encompasses and highlights of the talents lost that day, performers who appeared on the tour, musical tributes to the victims, and an in-depth booklet with super-rare photos and historical background of that fateful winter tour.
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.
Some thoughts in song about the state of the nation.
Some thoughts on Independence Day, and a moving song I love.
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.
A live performance from a country supergroup is good, but it’s not without its flaws…
This superb Ace Records compilation offers up two dozen fine Country versions of songs that were also released by Soul artists. These crossovers aren’t nearly as shocking as you might assume.