Hurricane Ruth LaMaster’s new album, Ain’t Ready for the Grave, was produced by blues great Tom Hambridge, who also played drums on the record. The album features 12 tracks. Most were penned by LaMaster, Hambridge, and Richard Fleming. One song was written by Scott Holt. Hambridge is a two time Grammy award winning producer. He took home the Best Blues Album Grammy in 2016 for Buddy Guy’s Born to Play Guitar, and won the Best Blues Album Grammy in 2011 for Guy’s Living Proof. He has produced albums for a “Who’s Who” of artists from Guy to Susan Tedeschi, to Delbert McClinton. Hambridge has had his songs cut by Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Thorogood, ZZ Top, Billy Ray Cyrus, B.B. King, Rascal Flatts, Johnny Winter, and many others…
For the compilers of Time-Life Music's Singers & Songwriters series, which – more or less – chronicles the 1970s singer/songwriter movement, the 24-month period 1970-1971 marked the real birth of that trend, with the popular emergence of such defining figures as James Taylor, Carole King, Carly Simon, John Denver, and Cat Stevens, all of whom had their first big hits in the style included here.
Tom Paxton's first two studio albums, Ramblin' Boy (1964) and Ain't That News! (1965) are combined on this European two-fer CD, and they blend easily into one long album of Paxton's initial batch of songs. Growing up in Oklahoma from the age of ten, Paxton was steeped in the folk tradition of Woody Guthrie while also boasting a college education that introduced the brainy comic tone of Tom Lehrer to his work and a stint in the Army that made his critique of the American military closely observed.
Tracy Huang is a famous taiwanese female singer, every Taiwanese knows Tracy Huang as Huang Yingying (黃鶯鶯), she sings in Mandarin and English. Tracy’s first English album “Feelings” won the Gold Disc Award in Hong Kong for top sales.
Two years after the first installment comes Buck 'Em!: The Music of Buck Owens, Vol. 2, a double-disc set chronicling the eight years when Buck Owens was a crossover superstar thanks to his prominent role as a co-host of Hee Haw. Buck started to slide into a rut toward the end of this run – a process accelerated by the tragic death of his right-hand man Don Rich in 1974, a loss from which Owens never fully recovered – but producer Patrick Milligan slyly disguises this trend by nestling deep cuts, live tracks, and outtakes among the best of his hits, thereby painting a portrait of Buck Owens as a musician nearly as adventurous as he was during the purple patch of the '50s and early '60s.
The first in a series of 8 simultaneously released sets celebrating the most iconic British pop show of all time looks in depth at the era of youthquakes, love-ins, happenings and Bank Holiday rumbles. Marking the period 1964-1969, this 3-CD collection includes artists such as The Beach Boys, Small Faces, Stevie Wonder, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and many more.