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Maurice Hope's Blog – August 2016 Archive (18)

JOHN WORT HANNAM —LOVE LIVES ON (Rebel Tone Records)

http://johnworthannam.com

 

Alberta, Canada singer-songwriter John Wort Hannam writes beautiful, easy to absorb lyrics. He also sings good. Steeped in the history of where he was raised (although he was actually…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 29, 2016 at 18:40 — No Comments

MARTHA L. HEALEY —TO BE FREE (Self-Released) 4 track EP

 

To Be Free is released an interim project between her debut and second album. While I never heard her first record, Nashville recorded Better Days this wee appetiser is just what the doctor ordered. Glasgow-born, aspiring young act Healey is an excellent…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 29, 2016 at 18:30 — No Comments

ERIKA KULNYS —RISE UP (Self-released)

 

www.erikakulnys.com

 

Nova Scotia act, singer-songwriter Erika Kulnys is a much-travelled individual. For after studying music composition, piano and creative writing at the United World College (NM), Oberlin…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 29, 2016 at 9:40 — No Comments

ANNIE KEATING —TRICK STAR (Self-Released)

 http://www.anniekeating.cm

 

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Annie Keating has put out a string of excellent albums the last eight years, ever since her brilliant debut record Belmont she has impressed with her…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 29, 2016 at 9:02 — No Comments

DAN FOGELBERG —HIGH COUNTRY SNOWS / EXILES (BGO Records) DIGITALLY REMASTERED

 

http://www.bgo-records.com

 

Contemporary act Dan Fogelberg on the first of the two albums featured not only does he take one step towards country music, but keeps on going till he is right in the…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 22, 2016 at 18:00 — No Comments

STEVE BROOKS —I’LL TAKE YOU HOME (Frog Records)

 

www.stevebrooks.net

 

 

Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter, Steve Brooks is quite a journeyman, for not only was he born in Chicago, and raised in York, Pennsylvania he also lived for a spell in California before returning East,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 22, 2016 at 17:51 — No Comments

MARIANNE FAITHFULL —NORTH COUNTRY MAID / LOVE IN A MIST (BGO Records) 2CDs + bonus tracks

 

www.bgo-records.com

 

Marianne Faithfull has had a long, and somewhat indifferent association as a musician. From her formative years as heard on these 1966-1967 albums to recent times where her vocals, now husky…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 22, 2016 at 17:32 — No Comments

HIGH PLAINS JAMBOREE —HIGH PLAINS JAMBOREE (Self-Released) 7-track EP

 

www.highplainsjamboree.com

 

Texas-based High Plains Jamboree is a four-piece that combines bluegrass and country with effortless ease. A band that is country as it is bluegrass, bluegrass as it is county. With Noel McKay and…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 19, 2016 at 19:52 — No Comments

JIMMY MARTIN —GOOD ‘N’ COUNTRY & COUNTRY MUSIC TIME (Jasmine) 2 Lps On One CD

http://www.jasmine-records.co.uk

 

In pairing Good ‘N’ Country (1960) and Country Music Time (1962) the listener has the opportunity of not only owning the late King Of Bluegrass legend, Jimmy Martin’s…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 15, 2016 at 18:53 — No Comments

RICHIE STEARNS & ROSIE NEWTON —TRACTOR BEAM (Self-Released)

 

www.richieandrosie.com

 

www.rosienewtonmusic.com

 

 

I did not get to hear this record when it was originally released, but now with it being reissued and a UK…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 15, 2016 at 17:43 — No Comments

GREGG ALLMAN —NO STRANGER TO THE DARK THE BEST OF GREGG ALLMAN (Floating World)

http://www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

 

Oh, boy what a treat. While I had never really studied Allman’s music to any great depth, I knew who Gregg Allman was, and the history of the Allman Brothers Band (elected into the…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 12, 2016 at 9:06 — No Comments

CHARLEY PRIDE —THE HAPPINESS OF HAVING YOU / SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLEY PRIDE / SHE’S JUST AN OLD LOVE TURNED MEMORY / SOMEONE LOVES YOU HONEY (BGO Records) 2 CDs

http://bgo-records.com

 

What, another twin-cd set from American country singer Charley Pride? To answer my own question it sure is; again you have four albums spread across the collection. Great value, and with…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 8, 2016 at 17:35 — No Comments

GEOFF MULDAUR —THE SECRET HANDSHAKE & PASSWORD (Floating World) 2CDs

http://www.floatingworldrecords.co.uk

Two ‘classic’ albums The Secret Handshake and Password make up this package, recorded in 1998 and 2000  on Hightone respectively, the release comes with full original liner…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 8, 2016 at 17:14 — No Comments

LERA LYNN —RESISTOR (Self-Released)

http://leralynn.com

 

After the acclaim, and enjoyment savoured with her recent album her follow-up Resistor will be viewed by some a disappointment. After seeing her live two or three years…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 8, 2016 at 16:51 — No Comments

CHRISTY MOORE —LILY (Columbia Sony Music)

http://christymoore.com

 

Irish singer-songwriter Christy Moore has long held a special place in my heart, and though for the most part he has gone for material penned by others Moore’s magical edge remains. Lily was…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 8, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

SHEB WOOLEY —GOODBYE TEXAS HELLO TENNESSEE 1950-1962 (Jasmine Records)

http://www.jasmine-records.co.uk

 

Singer, songwriter and actor Sheb Wooley is best known to many for his role as drunken singer Ben Colder and wealth of recordings (most being parodies of hits of the day), but…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 8, 2016 at 16:28 — No Comments

THE HONEYCUTTERS —ON THE ROPES (Organic Records)

 

www.organic-records.com

 

When I listen The Honeycutters my mood invariably gains a lift. In little time a feel good ambiance washes over me. A five-piece, the North Carolina ensemble is made up of Amanda Anne Pratt (lead,…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 2, 2016 at 16:29 — No Comments

BROTHERS OSBORNE —PAWN SHOP (EMI Records Nashville / Humphead Country)

http://www.humpheadcountry.com

 http://www.brothersosborne.com

Brothers Osborne (John and TJ Osborne) are a new act coming out of Nashville, and…

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Added by Maurice Hope on August 2, 2016 at 16:12 — No Comments

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1
Rod Picott
70 pts.
Out Past The Wires
Welding Rod Music
GC,AN,LM,SZ,TK
2
JW Roy & The Royal Family
62 pts.
A Room Full Of Strangers
Royal Family Records
EM,PJ,DH
3
Steph Cameron
61 pts.
Daybreak over Jackson Street
Pheromona
ML
4
JD McPherson
54 pts.
Undivided Heart & Soul
New West
AR,RK,LK
5
Sarah Morris
53 pts.
Hearts In Need Of Repair
Independent
 
6
Turnpike Troubadours
52 pts.
Long Away From Your Heart
Bossier City Records
MA,GF
7
Chris Hillman
51 pts.
Bidin' My Time
Rounder
 
8
Hayward Williams
39 pts.
Pretenders
Why River Records
KG,JB,JBO
9
Joe Henry
38 pts.
Thrum
Ear Music
 
10
Jim White
37 pts.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Loose Music
JJ
12
Margo Price
35 pts.
All American Made
Third Man Records
 
11
Mark Martyre
35 pts.
Rivers
Independent
MF
13
Mavis Staples
32 pts.
If All I Was Was Black
Anti
HO
 
Peter Oren
32 pts.
Anthropocene
Western Vinyl
RB,HB
15
Fred Wickham
29 pts.
Mariosa Delta
Thirty Days Records
 
16
Jeffrey Martin
27 pts.
One Go Around
Fluff & Gravy Records
HDB
17
Blitzen Trapper
25 pts.
Wild and Reckless
Lojinx
JDO
 
Jeff Crosby
25 pts.
Postcards From Magdalena
At The Helm Records
FCE,FC,JS
19
Dori Freeman
24 pts.
Letters Never Read
Blue Hens Music
 
 
Hardpan
24 pts.
Hardpan
Blue Rose Records
WR
21
The Deep Dark Woods
21 pts.
Yarrow
Six Shooter
JF
22
Lilly Hiatt
20 pts.
Trinity Lane
New West
TJ
 
Tom Russell
20 pts.
Folk Hotel
Frontera Records-Proper Records
JAB
24
Eilen Jewell
19 pts.
Down Hearted Blues
Signature Sounds
MW
25
Dick LeMasters
18 pts.
Incompatible Things
Longneck Road Music
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