Just over 50 years after I heard my brothers Eddie and Donald's copy of "American Country Songs" in Port Elizabeth, South Africa as a teenager [ there is still a much-played and much-scratched vinyl LP knocking around in the family vaults somewhere ], and after over five years of looking out for it on Amazon - to my amazement,I am now listening to it again in China, Meizhou [ my grandfather's home town] on cd...complete with the original cover and the original liner notes...thanks to the Japanese love of Helen Merrill and of jazz in general...
It sounds just as magical, as it did then...see my original review on Amazon.com, when I was still searching for it - the first time I… Read more
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The music is wonderful and timeless - what I have heard of it at least.
But the production is faulty somewhere along the line - for me at least.
No one else reviewing this seems to have suffered the same problem I have encountered.
I have two cds labelled Disc 1 and 2 but BOTH cds contain the tracks listed for Disc 2.
I have emailed Amazon to let them know about the problem.
I am waiting to see how soon they will rectify the problem.
Meanwhile, I am eagerly waiting to hear the tracks on Disc 1....from 8,000 kms away...
I have upgraded my rating to 4 stars : for Amazon's admirably swift service in sending me… Read more