Susan Raye, Buck Owens, and Roy Clark Craft Recordings Reissue reviews

In retrospect, the ‘uptown’ country music created during the mid-‘60s to the early-‘70s by folks like Tony Booth, Margie Singleton, Buck Owens, Jeannie C. Riley, and many others is among my favourite. Yes, it was slick. Yes, it wasn’t always connected to the rootsy, rural environs we romanticize. It didn’t have the ‘country’ connections that… Continue reading Susan Raye, Buck Owens, and Roy Clark Craft Recordings Reissue reviews

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Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Reissues and Archival Releases of 2019

Had I bought it, the Ian & Sylvia The Lost Tapes album on Stony Plain Records might have topped this list. But, I haven’t actually run across it in a store yet, so it doesn’t make the cut. But what I’ve heard on CKUA certainly makes me interested. I also didn’t purchase the Gene Clark… Continue reading Fervor Coulee’s Favourite Roots Reissues and Archival Releases of 2019

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Various Artists- Strut My Stuff review

Various Artists Strut My Stuff Modern Harmonic 32-tracks of obscure, formative, and hardcore country from independent labels scattered throughout the States? Yes, please. Do a bit of vinyl bin diving, and you may find a gem or three. Do a lot over a number of years, and you may come up with enough to fill… Continue reading Various Artists- Strut My Stuff review

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Steve Goodman- Artistic Hair & Affordable Art reissue reviews

Steve Goodman Artistic Hair and Affordable Art Omnivore Recordings Jim Croce. Harry Chapin. Steve Goodman. Three singer-songwriters forever associated for any number of reasons, depending on personal connections. Omnivore expands and reissues two late career Goodman recordings this month. Essential offerings in that they serve as reminder—if such is needed—to the charm and ability of… Continue reading Steve Goodman- Artistic Hair & Affordable Art reissue reviews

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Culture- The Nighthawk Recordings review

Culture- The Nighthawk Recordings Omnivore Recordings I’ve often said, everything I know about Christianity I’ve learned through bluegrass music. I’m stretching things, but it is a fairly good line. This is true: everything I’ve learned about Rastafarianism, I’ve learned from reggae. You won’t frequently find reggae reviewed here at Fervor Coulee. It isn’t a music… Continue reading Culture- The Nighthawk Recordings review

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Buck Owens- GOLD vinyl reissues reviews

Buck Owens- On the Bandstand Buck Owens & His Buckaroos- Together Again/My Heart Skips A Beat Sundazed Music These were among the albums to establish Buck Owens and His Buckaroos as genuine country stars, capable and consistent hit-makers who could draw crowds, demand airplay, and move vinyl; as the liner notes of the second album… Continue reading Buck Owens- GOLD vinyl reissues reviews

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The Louvin Brothers- Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings review

The Louvin Brothers Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings Modern Harmonic The Louvin Brothers recorded several outstanding albums (Tragic  Songs of Life, Satan Is Real, Country Love Ballads, A Tribute to the Delmore Brothers…) in a span of less than eight years, and even more timeless songs (“Cash on the Barrelhead,” “When I Stop Dreaming,”… Continue reading The Louvin Brothers- Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings review

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