Sunday, October 16, 2005

Search For This

One of my favorite reissues this year has been Hip-O Select Direct's Tom T. Hall's 1971 In Search Of A Song. Hip-O is an interent only CD site. You won't find their stuff in stores. The Hall reissue is a little pricey, what with no liner notes or bonus cuts-it'll set you back at $20 bucks plus shipping. But it's worth it. Bear Family had this on CD in the 90's, but then it disappeared. Hall is one of Country Music's underrated singer-songwriters. Unlike Bill Anderson (whose sing-talk voice, also mirrors Hall, and he can write) who's in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Hall has been bypassed year after year. There are many Hall compilations to pick from, but In Search Of A Song is the place to start. Hip-O, is a good site for this sort of stuff. With music stores cutting back inventory, those of us looking for forgotten music on CD have had to hit the internet for our fix. I'd also try Collectors' Choice Music, and Wounded Bird Records as labels doing good work keeping the vaults alive. Also Itunes has some interent-only's that are worth looking for.
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