Tag Archives: Tammy Wynette

HOLDING THINGS TOGETHER-THE MERLE HAGGARD SONGBOOK.

Holding Things Together-The Merle Haggard Songbook. Label: Ace Records. For the latest instalment in their Songwriter Series, Ace Records turn the spotlight on the late Merle Haggard, who was one of the finest exponents of the Bakersfield Sound. Hag as he was known, eschewed the increasingly slick and homogenized country music that was coming out …

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GEORGE JONES AND THE JONES BOYS-LIVE IN TEXAS 1965.

George Jones and The Jones Boys-Live In Texas 1965. Label: Ace Records. By 1985, singer-songwriter George Jones was approaching his fifty-fourth birthday and was once again, one of the giants of country music, and had thirteen number one country hits to his name. This included the four he had released since he made his comeback …

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CHARTBUSTERS USA-SPECIAL COUNTRY EDITION.

CHARTBUSTERS USA-SPECIAL COUNTRY EDITION. It was back in June 1999 that Ace Records released Chartbusters USA Vol.1. Little did they realise that this occasional series would still be going strong over seventeen years later. That’s quite a feat in the increasingly competitive compilation market. What has been crucial to the continued success of Chartbusters USA …

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COUNTRY SOUL SISTERS VOLUME 2: WOMEN IN COUNTRY MUSIC 1956-1979.

COUNTRY SOUL SISTERS VOLUME 2: WOMEN IN COUNTRY MUSIC 1956-1979. Last October, when I reviewed the Soul Jazz Records compilation Country Soul Sisters: Women In Country Music 1952-1974, I wondered whether it would convert me into a fan of country music? Sadly, that wasn’t the case. Its persuasive powers and that of the Country Soul …

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