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Hold My Heart To the Fire <a href="">The Pitifuls</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Hold My Heart To the Fire The Pitifuls MP3 Download
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Southern Soul session men may be the best in the biz, combining dynamic musicianship with a less is more approach. The Malaco Records house band backed the label's stars (Bobby "Blue" Bland, Little Milton, Johnnie Taylor, etc.) and became in demand for Pop icons like Paul Simon and Connie Francis.

In 1995, Memphis engineer Danny Jones and B3 organ maestro Carson Whitsett recorded this set featuring Whitsett's first rate Malaco mates Don Barrett (bass, lead vocals) and guitarist Dino Zimmerman. They were joined by Country music keyboardist Gene Sisk and drummer Jimmy Hyde, who lends his gritty vocals to three of the album's nine vocal cuts.

Besides the last track… Read more
Population Me [European Import] ~ Dwight Yoakam
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One and Only, 16 Dec 2009
One of a kind stage presence, screenwriter, director, actor, and one of the most unique and versatile voices in the business. Renaissance man Dwight Yoakam's 2003 album was generally considered his best since 1995's Gone (in my opinion, this does not include is fantastic Come On Christmas or his all acoustic album that was a special treat for fans). This set may not be as consistently superb as the '95 CD or it's predecessors 1990's If There Was a Way and '93's This Time, but there is something that makes this kick harder than two albums of his in particular, 2000's Tomorrow's Sounds Today and despite the great title track, 1998's A Long Way Home. My least favorite of Yoakam's influences is… Read more
Buenos Noches From A Lonely Room <a href="">Dwight Yoakam</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
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4.0 out of 5 stars Watch Out, 16 Dec 2009
Watch Out is the title of a 2005 Yoakam song and current staple of his live shows. That's what the giants of Country music must have thought after this milestone in Yoakam's remarkable career. He burst onto the scene with two albums that though steeped in tradition put him squarely on the cutting edge. His articulate and accurate critiques of the Nashville establishment didn't help, but it was his innovative sound that set him apart from the field. Somehow he was too Country, but also rocked too hard. It was like being too strong and fast to play football.

So Yoakam famously moved to California where he gained attention and a record deal. This album features his only number one… Read more