- DOLLY PARTON: THE BEST OF DOLLY PARTON: 1970: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Parton was only 24 when this best of came out- it is a fine compilation but most of her bigger and better hits were off in the future. Her talents as a songwriter are often overlooked- she wrote seven of the ten songs on this best of for example.
- KENNY LOGGINS; NIGHTWATCH: 1978: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Loggins second album- featuring the hit duet with Stevie Nicks “Whenever I Call You Friend” which was a Top 5 hit single- and the first recorded version of what became a Doobie Brothers classic “What A Fool Believes.” It’s good to learn something new everyday- and I didn’t know or if I knew I forgot that “What A Fool Believes” was written by Loggins and Michael McDonald.
- THE YOUNG RASCALS: GROOVIN’: 1967: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The most commercially successful album by The Young Rascals/ Rascals- reaching #5 on the album charts and there were three big hits on this- Groovin’#1, A Girl Like You #10 and How Can I Be Sure #4. A .94 cent gem I found last weekend. Learned something else- I didn’t realize that Pat Benatar’s 1980 hit- You Better Run- was a Young Rascals song and that the second ever video played on MTV [back when it was a music station} was You Better Run by Benatar. Really enjoying this album.
- THE CLANCY BROTHERS: WELCOME TO OUR HOUSE: 1970: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Love the Clancy Brothers- especially Liam.
- HUGO WINTERHALTER: THE MAGIC TOUCH: 1957: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Hugo Winterhalter is played a lot on The Neon Beat and when I saw one of his albums on sale for .94 cents -why not. Easy Listening- nice background music. Nothing to get too excited over. Mostly instrumentals.