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RS #423: Diana Ross and The Supremes, Anthology

Diana Ross and the Supremes, Anthology
Another anthology… sigh
Release Date: 2001 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes
Impressions: A sprawling 2-disc anthology of the, well, supreme Motown group that has at least three different versions that were released. Let's dive in!… The earliest songs are mostly new to me and range from novelty tunes about a man who only eats "Buttered Popcorn" to weird moody organ/flute driven doo-wop of "I Want A Guy." The singing is already top-shelf from the get go and the dreamy Latin-accented, Smokey Robinson production "Your Heart Belongs To Me" shows everything all coming together … Continue Reading ››

RS #477: Merle Haggard – All Time Greatest Hits


Merle Haggard, All Time Greatest Hits

Release Date: 2004
Previously Owned: No
First Time Listen: Yes
Impressions: Oh, man. A FOUR DISC BOX SET?!? Rolling Stone! GRRR, why are you busting my chops like this and, to top it all off, SPOTIFY doesn't have it! So, I could buy it ($40!) or just cobble it together track-by-track online. Ugh, time to get to cobbling. I'm sure most people who have tried listening to the entire list have crashed and burned here, but I'm determined to continue for some reason. Let's listen..."Skid Row" is a nice snappy opener. (CUT TO: 20 songs later) Okay, so far, these tunes are really … Continue Reading ››

RS #478: Loretta Lynn – All Time Greatest Hits


Loretta Lynn, All Time Greatest Hits

Release Date: 1971
Previously Owned: No
First Time Listen: Yes
Loretta Lynn, All-Time Greatest Hits
Her All-Time Greatest Hits of All-Time
Impressions:  As I've mentioned before, I'm not big on country music-- mostly because of modern commericalization of the country style-- but, when in the mood, this collection of cryin-in-your-beer, vintage country from Ms. Lynn is completely aggreable. "Wine, Women and Song" is a perfect introduction to her basic style. It's all there: tasty, classic countryfied instrumental backup, her straightforward, yet singular voice … Continue Reading ››