Saturday, May 27, 2023

Country/Folk Legends: Kris Kristofferson, Bob Neuwirth, and Mickey Newbury

       I'm taking a break from the Texas Legends Series (they're all still available to download), though I do anticipate doing a few more in the future.  I'm can't precisely remember why I decided on Kristofferson, Neuwirth, and Newbury, though I do recall I was listening to a lot of Newbury a while back (and it was before Neuwirth sadly died a year ago).  Nonetheless, I think the three sound good together and serve as an excellent soundtrack for any lazy summer weekend doings.  I should note that Newbury and Kristofferson were both born in Texas (Neuwirth was born in Akron, Ohio), but they were both more associated with Nashville, especially Newbury.  And if you want to dig deeper into their respective catalogs, I'd start with Kristofferson's "Kristofferson", Neuwirth's "99 Monkeys", and Newbury's "Harlequin Melodies". Actually, I think Newbury's best albums are 'Frisco Mabel Joy" and "Heaven Help the Child", but they're inexplicably out of print.


She Even Woke Me Up To Say Go

Mickey Newbury

I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground

Bob Neuwirth with Eliza Carthy

Billy Dee

Kris Kristofferson

Born to Die Alone

Kris Kristofferson

Aracely's Natia

Bob Neuwirth

Why You Been Gone So Long

Mickey Newbury

The Lady's Not For Sale

Kris Kristofferson

Annabelle Lee

Bob Neuwirth

T. Total Tommy

Mickey Newbury

Somebody Nobody Knows

Kris Kristofferson

Life Is For Living

Bob Neuwirth

Frisco Depot

Mickey Newbury

Rock Salt and Nails

Bob Neuwirth

Why Me

Kris Kristofferson

Sweet Memories

Mickey Newbury

Just Dropped In

Mickey Newbury

Between Heaven And Here

Kris Kristofferson

Blue Detour

Bob Neuwirth

Friday, May 5, 2023

Sucking in the 70's: Volume 10

       Every time I listen to "Let's Do It Again", I'm always a little surprised that the Staples Singers decided to record it.  Maybe because it is just such a great song.  And it's still probably a little less weird than the father-daughter country duo The Kendalls recording "Heaven's Just a Sin Away", a song pretty much praising cheating.  Anyway, I hope others out there share my continued fondness for 70s music.  Also, all other previous volumes are available as are the Saluting the 70's compilations.



Cat Stevens

The Bells

The Originals

Like a Ship

T.L. Barrett & Youth For Christ Choir


Pink Floyd

Sunshine After Every Rain

Mighty Revelaires

Precious, Precious

Jackie Moore

Tell Me Something Good


She's Not Just Another Woman

The 8th Day

7 K-Jee


Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

The Dramatics

Love Ain't For Keeping

The Who

To Make You Happy

Tommy McGee

I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby

Barry White

Cool Aid

Paul Humphrey & The Cool Aid Chemists


The Soul Children

Let's Do It Again

The Staple Singers


David Lasley


Blue Magic

Tell Me Why

Leo Nocentelli

Let's Stay Together

Margie Joseph