Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Here's what arriving today, August 23. Elvis Presley, American Sound 1969 (RCA/Legacy) (Amazon U.S.) The Elvis 1969 celebration continues! In January of that year, Presley and his band began sessions with producer Chips Moman at American Sound Studios in Memphis, which resulted in his acclaimed From Elvis In Memphis album and its lead single "In the Ghetto." He also laid down such iconic songs as "Suspicious Minds," "Kentucky Rain,"
Cherry Red's Morello imprint has been reissuing the discographies of country artists for years, and the label has recently taken a look at the beginning of country superstar Tanya Tucker's career. The new 2-CD compilation collects all of the singer's four original 1970s studio albums for Columbia as she began her ascendancy to country royalty: Delta Dawn, What's Your Mama's Name, Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone) and You Are So Beautiful. Tucker's debut recording on Columbia was
Between 2012 and 2014, Ace issued three volumes of Where Country Meets Soul. All three volumes featured many of the greatest soul singers of all time tackling country-and-western repertoire. Now, the label has revisited the country-soul territory - in reverse! Out of Left Field: Where Soul Meets Country presents 24 sizzling R&B songs as sung by country's greatest performers, and most are surprisingly comfortable fits. Stax thought it was onto something when it ushered Daaron Lee into the
With hits like "Cool Night," "I Go Crazy" and "'65 Love Affair," Paul Davis established himself as one of the most appealing singer-songwriters of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Yet the Mississippi native all but walked away from his solo career at the height of his fame, returning to his roots as a behind-the-scenes songwriter and making cameo appearances on others' hit records. Before his untimely death in 2008 at the age of 60, Davis notched fourteen Hot 100 hits and eight Top 40s. Many