Soulful Christmas indeed

Have some Aaron Neville. This is from his 1993 album “Aaron Neville’s Soulful Christmas” (on sale now at Amazon for $5). The first time I heard his name and kept it in my head was when he sang four duets on Linda Ronstadt’s 1989 “Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind album. Besides his …

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Happy 4th!

This comes from a 1999 compilation album entitled Sing America. It’s very good, but I can’t help thinking it was clearly released before the last 17 years of argument about what America is and what it should be, which has now brought us to Trump. Here’s the track listing: 1. Fanfare For The Common Man …

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The Complete Trio Collection

Today this 3-CD set is being released. It’s a re-release of the first two Trio albums Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt recorded in 1987 and 1999 and a third bonus disc with over twenty unreleased tracks and alternate takes from the first two recording sessions. The initial album was released in March 1987. …

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Blue

From the 1946 movie of the same name, here’s Bing Crosby singing “Blue Skies.” 26 years later, here are The Allman Brothers performing “Blue Sky.” Five years after that, Linda Ronstadt sang “Blue Bayou.” Ten years earlier, Paul Mauriat recorded an orchestral version of a Eurovision 4th-place finisher called “Love is Blue.” It hit the …

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