Friday, March 12, 2010

Whiskey, Lies, and Tears at Joy Lynn and Jann's

Back in the salad days of the 90s, there was a debate about whether or not alternative country was just bands like Wilco, Old 97s, and Whiskeytown or if it also included country acts that were "too country" for country radio. Personally, I was kind of a "big tent" guy. Hence, this week's mixtape features Joy Lynn White and Jann Browne - a couple of great country female singers whose major label releases in the 90s never quite caught on with a mass audience even though they certainly deserved to. They're both still making music (Jann's 2007 Buck Owens tribute album is dandy) and doing the occasional live dates (Joy Lynn in Nashville and Jann in Los Angeles) but it's a shame neither of them ever made it big.

Love's Gonna Live Here Jann Browne
Try Not To Be So Lonely Joy Lynn White
It Only Hurts When I Laugh Jann Browne
Wild Love Joy Lynn White
Tell Me Why Jann Browne
The One You Slip Around With Jann Browne
Little Tears Joy Lynn White
Playgirl (playboy) Jann Browne
Looking For You Looking For Me Joy Lynn White
Heart You Can't Ignore Jann Browne
I Doubt If It Does To You Joy Lynn White
Life's Just Too Short Joy Lynn White
One Tired Man Jann Browne
Girls With Apartments In Nashville Joy Lynn White
Where The Sidewalk Ends Jann Browne
Let`s Talk About Love Again Joy Lynn White
Blue Heart In Memphis Jann Browne
Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache) Jann Browne
Whiskey, Lies And Tears Joy Lynn White
'Til A Tear Becomes A Rose Jann Browne
I Lost It Joy Lynn White


bostig said...

Hi, Very nice and a large thanks but I think you missed th best JB; Where nobody knows my name.

Northing said...

Joy Lynn White has some recent albums, check her myspace. She records often with Buddy Miller, part of the old Little Dog crew, Jim Lauderdale, Dwight Yoakum, etc. She has an amazing voice.

Ishkabibliophile said...

I know Joy Lynn is still playing dates around, but has she put out anything since 2006's One More Time? (Or is she just doing backup vocals - not that there's anything wrong with that. :)

Miles said...

I look forward to hearing this. I know both singer's by name, but i can't say that I've been exposed to much of their music. Thanks for the opportunity.

Miles said...

A very satisfying collection. Well done! After hearing it, I realized that I once had a Jann Browne CD in my collection. I'm glad to have been reintroduced to her, and to Joy Lynn for the first time. Thanks.

Ishkabibliophile said...

Glad you liked the mix - can't really go wrong with Jann and JL.

LakerCrazy said...

Ish...if you have the time could you re-up this little gem. The depositfile link is nuked.I can't believe I missed this one when you originally posted it. Oh well I'm only 4 years late...LOL.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Consider it done!

LakerCrazy said...

Thanks Ish. I'll try not to ask for many 4 year old posts in the future.
Looking forward to hearing this comp. And your correct the Jann Browne-"Buckin' Around" release is sadly been overlooked. Thanks Again for your time & effort.

Ishkabibliophile said...


No sweat. Always glad to spread the gospel of Jann and Joy Lynn.