Ace Records has recently continued its Golden Age of American Popular Music Series with another volume dedicated to the sounds of country-and-western. More Country Hits follows The Country Hits, released in 2008, and like that volume, presents a collection of country classics that crossed over to the pop side on the Billboard Hot 100. Many familiar names from the first collection show up here, too, including Johnny Horton, Johnny Cash, Faron Young, Ray Price, George Jones, Skeeter Davis, Marty
This week's Release Round-Up brings the year's most eagerly-anticipated box set, a stunning new collection from the Fab Four, a Christmas feast including two titles from Second Disc Records, and more! Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series: Volume 12 - The Cutting Edge (Columbia/Legacy) The Best of the Cutting Edge 2-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. The Best of the Cutting Edge 3-LP Vinyl: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. The Cutting Edge 6-CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. The Cutting Edge: Collector's
Numerous collections have compiled famous "answer songs." Ace Records' 2007 anthology The Answer to Everything had many of the best, like Jody Miller's "Queen of the House," Esther Phillips' "When a Woman Loves a Man" and Marilyn Michaels' "Tell Tommy I Miss Him." Early in the summer, Ace took a look not at answer songs, per se, but at sequel songs, on the compilation of Second Helpings: Sequels to the Songs That Left 'Em Hungry for More! The 24 tracks on this collection all hail from the
Real Gone Music's October slate kicked off the label's yearly celebration of the music of Christmas including classic albums by George Melachrino, The Soulful Strings and The Three Suns - and that continues into November when the label releases a whopping seven titles for the holiday season! We've already told you this morning about our two Second Disc Records releases: Jim Nabors - The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings and an expanded edition of Lynn Anderson's The Christmas Album.