when most people enter the world fo jazz, they may stumble around until they find something that suits their taste, or they may simply give up, since some jazz is very complicated and hard to follow… at first.
But with top flight musicians and some beautifully simple melodies, Kenny Burrel draws us into the jazz world and takes us for a fine ride. ~ Amazon
2009 two CD set containing a pair of albums from the Country superstar, originally released on and labels at the height of his worldwide popularity between 1976 and 1983. Though achieved success at the tail end of the '60s with his band , it wasn't until he fully crossed over into the Country market that international fame came calling. Ironically, his move away from the Pop charts actually brought him more success once Country Music began to crossover into the same market he had initially given up on. Contains 's fifth and sixth albums, from 1978 and 1979. sold five million copies in the US alone and features the #1 hit title song as well as . It was also 's 1979 , while was voted of 1979.
"I don't know where Jazz is going. Maybe it's going to Hell. You can't make anything go anywhere. It just Happens."Thelonious Monk (1959)
Love Will Turn You Around is the tenth solo studio album by Kenny Rogers, released in 1982.
The title cut was the debut single and charted well, reaching #1 on the U.S. and Canadian country charts and adult contemporary charts, and #13 on the Hot 100 chart. The other single, "A Love Song", didn't fare as well, only reaching #1 in Canada and #3 on the U.S. Country chart.
The album peaked at #34 on the Billboard 200 charts. The album has been certified Platinum in both the U.S. and Canada.( wikipedia )
The album reached Number One on both the Pop and Country charts in the United States of America and featured three singles that were not included on any of Rogers' studio albums - these being "Lady" (written and produced specifically for Rogers by Lionel Richie, which was a #1 hit single in the same year), "Love The World Away" (a top 5 country and top 20 pop hit that was featured on the soundtrack of the box-office smash Urban Cowboy) and "Long Arm of the Law" (a lesser known, but still relatively popular song among Rogers' loyal fan base).(wikipedia)
The only thing wrong with this record is that it was too perfect – with their infectious blend of country, folk, rock and Caribbean music, L&M started out at the top of their game, and although they were able to match some of the material and performances on later records, the team never got any better than this.( William Ruhlmann - AllMusic Guide )
It's both significant and troubling that Billy Bragg's best albums since releasing Talking with the Taxman About Poetry in 1986 were the two Mermaid Avenue volumes, in which Bragg set Woody Guthrie's unpublished lyrics to new music with Wilco serving as his collaborators and backing band, suggesting that this former one-man band suddenly needed plenty of help to communicate with his audience. Bragg sounded confident and all but unbeatable on his first few albums in the '80s, but political and creative uncertainty have dominated much of his work since then. Which is why Mr. Love & Justice is a pleasant and encouraging surprise – while hardly perfect, it's easily Bragg's best and most consistent solo effort since Don't Try This at Home, and finds him coming to terms with maturity and the changing face of the world, two bugaboos that have been dogging his muse for some time.