Thursday, May 13, 2010

Walter Brennan - Old Rivers (1962)

Time for some Walter Brennan. As I've mentioned in some previous posts, I absolutely love Walter Brennan - from watching him in westerns, Disney movies, and TV shows (westerns, of course). I think this album speaks for itself. The song "Old Rivers" gets me every time... (sniff). "Boll Weevil" is fun - has a beat and you can dance to it!

Track listing for Walter Brennan - Old Rivers:

Side 1:
1. Old Rivers
2. The Old Kelly Place
3. Conversation With a Mule
4. The Farmer and the Lord
5. Happy Birthday Old Folk

Side 2:
1. It Takes a Heap of Living
2. Boll Weevil
3. Steal Away
4. Pickin' Time
5. Old Rivers' Trunk

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Mrs. Miller - Will Success Spoil Mrs. Miller?! (1966)

Earlier this week one of my cats attacked me when I started singing "I Could Have Danced All Night" in my best Mrs. Miller voice (everyone's a critic). So, I thought today would be a good day to post one of my Mrs. Miller albums. How can anyone not love Mrs. Miller? I only wish that I had been aware of her back in her hey-day (I only found out about her a few years ago and quickly snatched up all her albums via eBay and HPB). If I had seen her on Ed Sullivan or one of those shows, I think I would have remembered her. Anyway, I love Mrs. Miller and listening to her albums. If I'm feeling down, I know that one of her records will chase the blues away. I know they chase my cats away. (And my cat-inflicted wounds are healing nicely, thank you.)

Track listing for Mrs. Miller - Will Success Spoil Mrs. Miller?!:

Side 1:
1. Strangers in the Night
2. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?
3. Somewhere, My Love
4. A Groovy Kind of Love
5. Melody
6. The Girl from Ipanema

Side 2:
1. Yellow Submarine
2. Every Little Movement
3. Moon River
4. Second Hand Rose
5. Sweet Pea
6. Monday, Monday

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Elvis Presley - Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Sorry I haven't been consistent lately in posting my albums. My goal is to post one on Sunday and one on Wednesday, but I've just been swamped with other stuff. I'll try to do better!

Last weekend I went to a friend's yard sale and found a couple of gems, one of which was this Elvis soundtrack. I do love Elvis but I have not seen all his movies nor do I have all his albums (I only have about 3 or 4). I didn't even know he made another Hawaii movie besides "Blue Hawaii". I know... where have I been? Anyway, I thank my friend Donna for setting this album aside for me. Now I have to go find a DVD of the movie so that I can watch it!

Track listing for Elvis Presley - Paradise, Hawaiian Style:

Side 1:
1. Paradise, Hawaiian Style
2. Queenie Wahine's Papaya
3. Scratch My Back
4. Drums of the Islands
5. Datin'

Side 2:
1. A Dog's Life
2. House of Sand
3. Stop Where You Are
4. This is My Heaven
5. Sand Castles