- BUDDY HOLLY: THE COMPLETE BUDDY HOLLY: ALBUM 5: NEW YORK: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: 1979: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Holly seemed to be taking a change of direction towards the end of his life. The music at the end seemed more into easy listening. He was 22 when he was killed it is impossible to speculate what he would have accomplished in his life had he lived a full life. I imagine that when The Beatles emerged a few years later-inspired by Buddy’s music- that he would have been inspired by them too. Most of the 50’s rockers didn’t thrive after that decade ended- would Buddy have fared better?
- BUDDY HOLLY: THE COMPLETE BUDDY HOLLY: ALBUM 6: THE COLLECTORS BUDDY HOLLY: 1979: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The Complete Buddy Holly finishes up with odds and ends and live performances from television.
- BOBBIE GENTRY: THE GIRL FROM CHICKASAW COUNTY: DISC 7: PATCHWORK:1971: The final studio album from Bobbie Gentry- no covers on this one – its hard to believe its been nearly 50 years since she’s had an album- the music version of Harper Lee.
- BOBBIE GENTRY: THE GIRL FROM CHICKASAW COUNTY: DISC 8: LIVE AT THE BBC: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The box set of the career of Bobbie Gentry finishes up on disc 8 with live performances. A mammoth set- 8 hours and 24 minutes of music- 177 songs if i count correctly. I will be going back and listening to this again in the near future.
- LYLE LOVETT: RELEASE ME: 2012: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Released in 2012 it has now been seven years without a new Lyle Lovett. This one kind of disappointing. I like the album cover though.