Commencing a short season of songs featuring girls’ names. This is from the excellent 1973 album Faust IV.
Drummer Jaki Liebezeit as brilliant as ever on this OGWT clip from 1975.
While not exactly stranded, we are ankle-deep in the white stuff after our first snowfall of the winter. Hence this belter from the 1993 album Kamakiriad, the Dan man’s second … Continue readingDonald Fagen: Snowbound
‘The Georgia-born singer allegedly wrote this bitter break-up song from 1991 on the night his wife sent him divorce papers. I can believe it,’ says Matt. And that concludes his … Continue readingTravis Tritt: Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
According to Matt: ‘This slice of hard-edged, old-time country from 1964 is the anthisesis of yesterday’s Reba McEntire classic but every bit as compelling.’
Matt writes: ‘The Oklahoman’s impassioned performance as a wife struggling with her husband’s infidelity transcends the slightly overblown Nashville production on this hit from 1992.’
Matt describes this as ‘a 1988 heartbreaker from Alabama-born Gosdin, second only to George Jones in my book in the pantheon of country’s best balladeers’.
Says Matt: ‘Twitty literally phoned in his contribution to this hit from 1974 but Loretta’s plaintive vocals just about lift it out of novelty-song territory.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfV-YEfQxWI
Matt says: ‘Anderson’s plan to save his marriage on this song from 1981 would be a non-starter in the mobile-phone era.’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzgaLFzlB2Y
For the first instalment of his series of country songs about phones, our friend Matt writes: ‘The Floridian honky-tonker cut this rollicking version of a country classic with help from … Continue readingTony Booth: LOnesome 7-7203