Sunday, March 18, 2012

Andy Williams - Dear Heart (1965)

Here's another of my favorite singers. I don't remember ever watching his show back in the day, except for a couple of Christmas specials. I do remember him hosting the Grammy awards at least once in the 1970s, and him guest starring on a couple of shows. But I did have the privilege of seeing Andy perform in Dallas in the late 1980s for his Christmas show (of course!). He's got such a wonderful and soothing voice! I'm not sure that I can pick just one of his songs as my favorite, because I love so many of them, and this album has many that I really love.

Track listing for Andy Williams - Dear Heart:

Side 1:
1. Red Roses for a Blue Lady
2. It Had to Be You
3. I Can't Stop Loving You
4. Till
5. I'm All Smiles
6. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

Side 2:
1. You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You
2. Emily
3. Almost There
4. My Carousel
5. Everybody Loves Somebody
6. Dear Heart

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Ventures - Play The Country Classics (1963)

Here's a wonderful gem that I found in the HPB bargain bin! I just love the Ventures and their awesome guitar playing! Although I prefer their more surf/pop-rock sound, I thought I'd go ahead and get this album since it contains my favorite song, "You Are My Sunshine". Well, I definitely love this album! I was already familiar with some of the songs, but this "new" spin on them made me really like them. I think this album is a must for my next party - it's great for dancing! And it's also made me want to start practicing my guitar again!

Track listing for The Ventures - Play The Country Classics:

Side 1:
1. Panhandle Rag
2. Wabash Cannonball
3. San Antonio Rose
4. I Walk The Line
5. Wildwood Flower
6. I Can't Stop Loving You

Side 2:
1. Lovesick Blues
2. Steel Guitar Rag
3. You Are My Sunshine
4. Oh, Lonesome Me
5. Sugarfoot Rag
6. Born to Lose

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Serendipity Singers (1964)

Here's the really great debut album of the Serendipity Singers - love them! It has their big hit "Crooked Little Man", but all the songs are great! I really like the album cover, too - reminds me of the movie "A Mighty Wind". I sure do miss the folk groups from back in the day (although I was too young to appreciate them them). Are there any groups nowadays that are similar to the Serendipity Singers? If any of you know of any, I would appreciate it if you tell me about them!

Track listing for The Serendipity Singers:

Side 1:
1. Waggoneer Lad
2. Crooked Little Man
3. Sunshine Special
4. Mud
5. Freedom's Star
6. Sailing Away

Side 2:
1. Sing Out
2. Jimmy-O
3. Sinner Man
4. Cloudy, Summer Afternoon
5. Boots and Stetsons
6. Goin' Home