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10 Songs: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Cool For Cats

Cool For Cats

1. Nashville Cats – The Lovin’ Spoonful – Remember the birth of country rock, you know where nobody could believe The Byrds were for real or even Gram Parsons existed at all? On this wonderful ode to the guitarists in Nashville, John Sebastian gives the back story to the coming of age of white US rock performers in 1966… Pick it – A+

2. I Wouldn’t Live In New York City – Buck Owens – Plus, we don’t know who Conway Twitty was – A

3. Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On – Neal McCoy – Novelty song – B

4. Over You – Miranda Lambert – Heartbreaking song co-write with Blake about the death of Blake’s brother: this is where art and life meet – A+

5. Hillbilly Bone – Blake Shelton – Nice little country rocker – B+

6. Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’ – Charley Pride – And love her like a devil when you get back home – A

7. Nobody But You -Blake Shelton – An early goodie which he plays very very well live – A

8. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Conway Twitty – A great heartbreaker – A

9. If I Die Young – The Band Perry – The direction of the lyric is something country does better than rock – B+

10.19 You And Me – Dan And Shay – Rabble rousing modern country – B-

 

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