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Thursday, December 23 2010

The Best 20 Re-Issues of 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 Best Country Music of 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.


Columns

Sunday, August 7 2011

Steve Earle's 'I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive'

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's Other Side: Religion, Radio, and the Roots of Country Music

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, June 17 2014

Hank Williams: The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

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

Various Artists: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

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

Hank Williams: The Legend Begins

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

Hank Williams: The Complete Mother's Best Recordings

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

Hank Williams: Hank Williams Revealed: The Unreleased Recordings

This, the second three-disc set in a series, features recordings from the Mother's Best radio programs.


Blogs

Saturday, November 28 2009

Hank Williams Revealed: The Unreleased Recordings

Hank Williams - Hank Williams Revealed: The Unreleased Recordings - Time Life [$39.98]


News

Friday, January 22 2010

Straight-up country: Musical genre's love affair with alcohol

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


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