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The Essential Waylon Jennings
The Essential Waylon Jennings
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5.0 out of 5 stars GET THIS ONE, Nov. 2 2013
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As an overall collection,this is the best one you can buy.It features some songs before his breakthrough that are essential to understand his cheminement(excuse my french).All the songs that are his classics are there.Sometimes,the ESSENTIAL collection is not what the title implies,but this time they did it right.If you didn't know WAYLON JENNINGS,you can say that after listening to those 2cds,you know him now.You still need DREAMIN'MY DREAMS(1975) and a live set to complete a perfect overview of the man.There will never be another WAYLON JENNINGS,so buy this.

Tigers Hometown Heroics [Import]
Tigers Hometown Heroics [Import]
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS ONE REALLY HITS HOME, Oct. 24 2013
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I was glue to my seat watching this one.I want to congratulate the producers for making this great one hour dvd on the history of the TIGERS.From COBB to CABRERA,from DENNY McCLAIN 31 winning games season to AL KALINE winning the batting title at age 20,this dvd has all the key moments in the history of the team.My favorite:GOSSAGE insisting on pitching KIRK GIBSON and paying the price in the WORLD SERIES.You actually can hear the manager SPARKY ANDERSON saying that he wanted a free pass.Well balanced between past and present,you will also see HAL NEWHOUSER ,HANK GREENBERG,AL KALINE commenting,MARK FRIEDRICH(the pitcher who used to talk to the ball) and the TIGERS's famous broadcaster for so many years.Even if you are not a diehard TIGER fan,you should enjoy that one like i did.

Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy (2CD)
Eddy Arnold, The Tennessee Plowboy (2CD)
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4.0 out of 5 stars BACK TO SIMPLER TIMES, Oct. 17 2013
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EDDY ARNOLD's early years have been packaged and repackaged often in the past.After all,he was country music's original superstar with a fifty year career.Many of those songs in this collection have stayed with him until the end.This was a time when a guitar,a pedal steel and sometimes a fiddle was all you needed to cut a record.While some of these songs follow the same mold over and over,the best of them-at least a dozen-are there,and it's fun to hear the original settings of songs he recorded again in the fifties,sixties and sometimes seventies.Songs like IT'S A SIN,BOUQUET OF ROSES,ANYTIME and JUST A LITTLE LOVIN.Although EDDY will reinvent himself afterwards with the NASHVILLE SOUND,this is still essential to any country music collection.

The Encyclopedia of Country Music
The Encyclopedia of Country Music
by The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 42.40
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5.0 out of 5 stars FROM JIMMY to CARRIE, Oct. 17 2013
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All the major singers,songwriters and producers are represented in this encyclopedia of country music.From JIMMY RODGERS,the father of the genre to CARRIE UNDERWOOD,you'll find a biography of each one.I understand that the complete discography of singers before the lp era would have been hard to establish,so they decided not to do it.I would also have liked more pictures of album covers in the middle of the book.The essays are well written and perceptive;they put everything under original perspective of different decades.You'll also know about the country music awards over the years;the members of the hall of fame;the albums that sold at least 500,000 copies in history etc.All in all,this book is worthy of your investment.

Giants: Hometown Heroics [Import]
Giants: Hometown Heroics [Import]
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4.0 out of 5 stars What about MARICHAL and McCOVEY?, Oct. 13 2013
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If you're looking for footage of BARRY BONDS or the two recent WORLD SERIES won by the GIANTS,you'll love this dvd.I knew this dvd would feature the recent years,but come on.I have fond memories of the GIANTS of the sixties and seventies,even if they didn't win the WORLD SERIES.I still remember the great JUAN MARICHAL and his famous leg drop;WILLIE McCOVEY's strech swing or WILLIE MAYS's dazzling plays,not to mention ORLANDO CEPEDA.I am sure i am not the only one.They only showed MAYS on his 80 th birthday celebration.Not enough.Now that that i expressed my frustration,i must say that this dvd is still worth buying,but please don't compare BARRY BONDS,as great as he was to WILLIE MAYS or HANK AARON;after all didn't he use steroids?Did you know that BARRY BONDS's father,BOBBY was also a good ball player?Buy this with the thought that winning the WORLD SERIES don't erase pleasant memories of the past and you'll enjoy it.

The International Jim Reeves/ Good 'N' Country
The International Jim Reeves/ Good 'N' Country
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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GREAT COLLECTION, Sept. 12 2013
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JIM REEVES has become a legend after his plane crashed in 1964.In his case,the lasting popularity was well deserved.Take those two 1963 lps for example;the first has some foreign language and HAWAIEN songs that JIM effortlessly brings alive;the second which has weaker songs is just as good because a velvet voice sings them.No other singer could have made them sound good.I heard many fans saying that JIM REEVES's voice is an addiction.After buying a few of his albums,i'm beginning to beleive they were right.

2013 National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac
2013 National Baseball Hall of Fame Almanac
by Baseball HOF Staff
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 28.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars MY COVER IS BLUE, Sept. 12 2013
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It is exactly the same book,but mine has a blue cover.This is of course a great book featuring all the members included in the baseball hall of fame.Career highlights of each players with their statistics;managers and umpires are also there.The only turn off here is the short characters which will hurt many readers.Baseball is probably the sport that has the richest story overall.Like me,you'll find your favorite players among those pages.The anecdotes which are told by either teammates or opponents of the hall of famers are very perceptive.So in all,a must have for any baseball fan,even if your eyes will suffer a little.Just read it slowly.

Moonlight And Roses/ The Jim Reeves Way
Moonlight And Roses/ The Jim Reeves Way
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST FOR JIM REEVES FANS, Aug. 24 2013
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MOONLIGHT AND ROSES is at my humble point of view JIM REEVES's best album.It was also unfortunately his last while he was still alive.The concept was ideal for his velvet voice.It makes one regret that he died at the age of 40.He could have made several others in that mold.THE JIM REEVES WAY is the first posthumous release after his death.It is pleasant enough,although many songs were made popular by other singers.If you are a fan of JIM REEVES,grab this,you will enjoy it.The whole RCA collection of JIM REEVES is available on 6 2 on 1cds.

Anthology
Anthology
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5.0 out of 5 stars MISTER LONELY, Aug. 22 2013
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This review is from: Anthology (Audio CD)
If you should have one collection overview of DON GIBSON's career as a singer-songwriter,this is the one you should buy.As we say in FRENCH,this is the minimum vital of his 'oeuvre,although they could have added 10 songs to fill the cds that only lasts 36 and 37 minutes.DON GIBSON's songs have been recorded by singers like ROY ORBISON,NEIL YOUNG,DEAN MARTIN,PATSY CLINE,RAY CHARLES and ANNE MURRAY,which tells the importance of his influence as the main composer of the so called NASHVILLE sound.GIBSON had a gift for writing simple songs about the theme of lonelyness.I have been listening to these 2 cds for a week and i am still impressed by the way DON could write a song with a minimum of lyrics and make it work musically.If you are a country music fan,you need this collection.Don't hesitate!You'll be singing some of those tunes in your shower in the morning.

Pipe Dream - New Cast Recording
Pipe Dream - New Cast Recording
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS SHOW DESERVED A NEW CAST ALBUM, July 30 2013
Among the neglected RODGERS and HAMMERSTEIN musicals,PIPE DREAM was the best.From the beginning the original 1955 production had problems:RODGERS had a cancer during that time;HELEN TRAUBEL was miscast;HAMMERSTEIN didn't get along with JOHN STEINBECK, and it came after ME AND JULIET, a flop.However,the idea of adapting CANNERY ROW and SWEET THURSDAY was a very good one.It was different ,because it was not the usual RODGERS and HAMMERSTEIN love parallel of two couples and dealt with a world that either RODGERS and HAMMERSTEIN knew well.They managed to make a decent musical out of this material.While the original cast album was not bad,this one is more complete and the cast is more up to it.What we get is an enjoyable musical with many fun songs.A worthy addition to any RICHARD RODGERS collection.Now,we need a new I MARRIED AN ANGEL cast album.RODGERS and HAMMERSTEIN organization at your mark.Go!

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