Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Lonely Weekends, Muddy Waters
Slacker. That'd be me. Sorry. I'll be getting back on track shortly. Though I'm beginning to wonder... if there's too many other great blogs out there, all the good songs are already spoken for, etc. Eh.
Here's a little something from one of the hundred or so artists that comprise my top ten favorite artists list.
Though his decline into bland countrypolitan in the late 60's is well documented, Charlie Rich began his career as a crackin' good honky tonker. Versatile in infusing a range of styles (blues, jazz, gospel) into the mix, and possessing one of the great country voices (influenced by Elvis, but I'll take Rich over Elvis any day), the sides he recorded for Smash and Sun Records stand as some of the classic tonkin' singles released in the 50's and 60's.
"Lonely Weekends" is my favorite Rich tune. A hand clappin' barnburner replete with swinging country gospel choir(fans of Evelyn Freeman's "Didn't It Rain" take note).
Charlie Rich: Lonely Weekends (mp3)
Charlie Rich: I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (mp3)
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