Thursday, December 23 2010
The year's best re-issues are highlighted by a trio of rock gods in the Stones, Lennon and Bowie as well as a bona fide American jazz genius and a bevy seminal '70s and '80s British bands.
Wednesday, December 17 2008
The year's best country music may be topped by archival releases from deceased artists, but the living managed to offer a strong alternative to the Nashvegas machine.
Sunday, August 7 2011
A been-there-lived-it-attitude and street-level redemption, all propelled by a songwriter's/storyteller's lyrical and narrative knack.
Sunday, February 1 2009
Hank Williams' recordings for WSM's Mother's Best Flour radio show challenge the modern listener's idea that country music reserves Jesus for Sunday morning.
Tuesday, June 17 2014
Recorded live in the same Nashville studio where Williams made his records, these tracks separate the singer’s mournful vocals just enough from their backing to echo the eerie, unmoored loneliness of the lyrics.
Wednesday, October 12 2011
The only thing more exciting than the release of 12 previously unrecorded Hank Williams lyrics is the group of artists recruited to put them together.
Monday, October 3 2011
The latest release from the estate of Hank Williams offers old amateur recordings and a nostalgic foray into radio entertainment circa 1949, but the music itself can't top his back catalogue.
Thursday, November 11 2010
Part of the pleasure of these recordings is the opportunity they present for us to listen to particular sides of Hank Williams, to hear him from a particular angle. To hear him on the The Complete Mother's Best Recordings feels like a gift.
Tuesday, November 17 2009
This, the second three-disc set in a series, features recordings from the Mother's Best radio programs.
Friday, November 27 2009
Hank Williams - Hank Williams Revealed: The Unreleased Recordings - Time Life [$39.98]
Friday, January 22 2010
Each night I leave the bar room when it's over Not feeling any pain at closing time But tonight your memory found me much too