Saturday Discussion: Most Recent Purchase

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August 9, 2008

I don't spend much on music these days, but I try to catch good deals

at used record stores and such.  Last weekend, I picked up Dierks Bentley's Modern Day Drifter for $3.99.   I'm diggin' it.

What's the last music purchase you've made?

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  1. Well I’ve had some money burning a hole in my pocket and haven’t bought anything in a while so I went out and bought four albums today. I picked up Jamey Johnson’s “That Lonesome Song”, Keith Anderson’s “C’Mon”, Carrie Rodriguez’s “She Ain’t Me” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Thankful”. I bought them all at once so they were collectivley my most recent purchase. I also bought Shane Yellowbird’s “Life Is Calling My Name” when I saw him on monday, so five new albums this week.

  2. John MagliteNo Gravatar says:

    I’m waiting on Hank Jr.’s “Almeria Club Recordings” and The Del McCoury Band’s “Company We Keep” to show up in the mail. Gotta love Amazon Marketplace.

  3. Erik NorthNo Gravatar says:

    I recently got an Australian import compilation CD of the first two albums (plus four tracks from a third album) made in the late 1960s by the folk-rock trio The Stone Poneys. This is a pretty big deal, not only because it’s been a long time in coming, but also because of the fact that Linda Ronstadt made her debut as the trio’s lead singer. The highlight of the compilation, of course, is the trio’s one hit (and Linda’s very first), “Different Drum”, now regarded as a folk-rock classic.

  4. Mike M. says:

    I bought Johnny Cash’s “Johnny 99″ and I gotta tell you I’m digging it. The best songs are the two Springsteen covers. I also picked up Luke Bryan’s debut about a week ago and it’s one of the best albums I’ve heard in awhile. Who says real country is dead? Luke Bryan and Eric Church are keeping it alive. Barely.

  5. Miss KittyNo Gravatar says:

    I just bought two copies of Johnny Cash’s “Live at Folsom Prison”–one for myself (had long wanted the full album), and then one for my mom, who complained out of the blue on day that she can never find “real country” on the radio dial. The country music class evidently has influenced my family members as well as my students…

    BTW, Kevin, Leeann, & Blake: are you aware that Country Weekly plugs CU on p. 60 of the Aug. 25 issue? :-) YAY!

  6. TrailerNo Gravatar says:

    Bought Jamey Johnson’s “That Lonesome Song” Tuesday and bought Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Caroline” EP today. I’m also patiently awaiting Chris Knight’s “Heart of Stone” hitting my mailbox as it was supposed to mail by the 6th.

  7. Wow where have I been I didn’t realize Chris Knight’s album was already going to be out.

  8. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Jordan, don’t worry, I didn’t either. I thought it wasn’t out until the 19th. I just looked on amazon, where I buy my digital music and it says the 19th as well. So, where are y’all getting this advanced copy?! I thought I was a fan, but I guess not a true fan.:)

    Miss Kitty, thanks for letting us know. I subscribe to Country Weekly, but haven’t received that issue yet. By the way, for those who don’t know, Chris N, a somewhat regular commenter here, is Chris Neal from Country Weekly. So, thanks in advance, Chris! Can’t wait to get my copy in the mail.

    As for Kevin’s question, it seems that I buy music almost every minute. If you mean music in general, one of my last digital album purchases was two Billy Yates album, inspired by Matt B’s mention of him on a previous thread this week (I really like them, by the way, Matt.). I’m telling you
    , I’m pretty susceptible to suggestions, as long as I go to Amazon and like the clips that I hear. I’ve bought many albums that I’ve regretted this way, but I’ve also found many that I otherwise would have overlooked. So, it’s worth it to me in the end.

    Now that I think of it, I bought so many albums last week that I can’t exactly remember which was my latest, but I’m pretty sure the Yates albums were, though it could have been Jamey Johnson’s album too.

    My last physical CD purchase was Randy Travis’ Around The Bend, because all of my previous Travis albums were bought before I started buying digital albums, so I wanted to keep the collection consistent.

    While it seems that a lot of people think Bentley’s latest album is his best, Modern Day Drifter is my favorite of his so far.

  9. John MagliteNo Gravatar says:

    The 9513 reported this past Monday that the Chris Knight release has been pushed back to September 2.

  10. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Thus furthering my confusion…

  11. John MagliteNo Gravatar says:

    Well, whenever it’s out, I’ll be there.

  12. LeeannNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, reading through the comments again, I guess that explains why you haven’t received your Chris Knight album yet, Trailer.

    Miss Kitty, Johnny Cash is one of the few country artists of whom my husband and Ican share a love. Live At Folsom Prison is awesome! My favorite song on it is “Cocaine Blues.” Johnny just shows a classy respect for the down trodden without judgment and it’s evident on that album. It’s also obvious that the inmates appreciate his openness toward them.
    Bill bugs me to do a Favorite Songs feature on him, but I’m too afraid to do it. I’m afraid that I’d never be able to do him justice.

    By the way, my love for Old Crow Medicine Show is great!

  13. TomNo Gravatar says:

    $ 9.00 for an album containing a line like, “my only friends are pirates” looked like a reasonable deal to me, the other day. or perhaps, it was a guilty feeling for having taken the mickey out of him in some threads, lately. i can’t say that i never wanted nothing more from an artist but it’s, by a long shot, not the worst record i’ve ever bought – actually, it’s nice easy listening material and “don’t blink” is a mega-hit with the gang in the booster-seats, triggering some serious eyelid action and funny faces. as tough as it is to admit: the guy clearly is entertaining, one way or another.

  14. Paul W DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Other than the newest Randy Travis & Jamey Johnson CDs, I found a pair of Dick Curless albums on vinyl LIVE AT THE WHEELING TRUCK DRIVERS JAMBOREE and THE LAST BLUES SONG

  15. RainbowNo Gravatar says:

    The last new one? “Burn” by Jo Dee Messina.
    The last one I bought was used, it was a copy of “Unchained Melody” by LeAnn Rimes.

  16. MarcNo Gravatar says:

    Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now Youngster…

    First CD I’ve bought in a LONG time. Couple months later, I’m still listening to it like crazy.

  17. LJNo Gravatar says:

    As for buying “brand new & still in the plastic”: Sugarland’s “Love on the Inside”.
    That is also the first time I believe I have ever pre-ordered anything in my life.

    As for otherwise: Recent “greatest hits” collections by both Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban.
    I wasn’t a fan of either when they first came out but their more recent work got my attention.

  18. TrailerNo Gravatar says:

    Well that sucks. I ordered the new Chris Knight directly from his website and it said it’d mail by the 6th. Guess I’ll have to wait a tad longer.

  19. BlakeNo Gravatar says:

    That Lonesome Song, Jamey Johnson. I will be waxing poetic about it shortly.

    Also Flowers & Liquor by Hayes Carll, so that I completed the set. He comes highly recommended by me.

    And then, for non-country, Ben Kweller’s set Sha Sha, in anticipation of his show here in Nashville this October.

  20. ZachNo Gravatar says:

    for me I think the last one was “Love Revival” by Reba in Feb. -.-’

  21. Matt B.No Gravatar says:

    The last albums I’vebought were a CD by Texas country artist (not a red dirt artist) Luke Olson and Rodney Crowell’s “Jewel of the South” album from ’95. Both were but at Ernest Tubb Record Shop here in Nashville (I was in that area and figured I’d look). Also got the physical copy of Steve Azar’s “Indianola” last week still in its celophane for 2.99 at a used CD store.

    I was sent Carrie Rodriguez and Heidi Newfield’s albums for review and both are pretty good (Newfield’s surprisingly so).

    Leeann,

    What Yates albums did you get?

  22. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    Matt,

    I bought That’s Why I Run and Anywhere But Nashville, because they were the two that were digitally available on Amazon. I don’t use itunes, so I’m limited to Amazon’s digital services at this point. I might order the others as regular CDs though.

  23. Matt B.No Gravatar says:

    LeeAnn,

    have you tried emusic? you pay an a-la-carte price of 15$ and get 50 songs a month to download. There are some billy yates albums there too. It’s a lot of indie artists. I’ve gotten a lot of good stuff @ emusic.

  24. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    Matt, Would they download as mp3s? If so, I’m sold.

  25. Matt B.No Gravatar says:

    FYI Billy’s “Harmony Man” is on there. His older stuff is only via CD but is worth getting (or just get his “favorites” CD)

  26. RickNo Gravatar says:

    Yay Billy Yates! His first self-titled CD on Herb Alpert’s ALMO label is excellent but many of the songs are on “Favorites”. Go Billy! ALMO was also the label that released Bekka Bramlett’s and Billy Burnette’s collaboration titled “Bekka & Billy” (big surprise there) that contains the killer song “Old Hickory Lake”.

    Most recent purchase: An advance copy of Jypsi’s self titled debut so I can finally hear it in full fidelity! Yay! Some of these songs are real gems but I doubt Jypsi’s label will release any more singles as the first two tanked on Airhead Country radio…

    Re Dierks Bentley’s “Modern Day Drifter”: I love Dierks’ indie debut album but have not been a fan of his Brett Beavers produced major label albums (the mainstream radio marketplace disagrees with me). The one exception is the humor song “She Won’t Choose Me” that is only on the “Deluxe” version of “Modern Day Drifter”. I like that song so much that I purchased a used deluxe version just for that one song (which may seem insane except that I don’t purchase download music, which may indeed be insane thse days! Hmmm….)

  27. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the info, Matt. I think I’ll go check it out.

    I’d love to get a copy of Dierks’ independent album.

  28. Miss KittyNo Gravatar says:

    @ Leeann: OH! I loveloveLOVE Old Crow Medicine Show! My longtime “feller,” whom I call the Colonel on E&P, turned me on to their music.

  29. Matt B.No Gravatar says:

    Leeann,

    Sadly, that one’s not there. I imagine somewhere down the road that’ll be released by Capitol.

  30. Matt B.No Gravatar says:

    Rick,

    I have that ‘MDD” set. I love his “Domestic, Light & Cold” duet with CCR’s Cody Canada. I do like the Brett Beavers production FWIW.

  31. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    Matt B,

    I took the plunge and subscribed. I’m excited because they’re offering 50 bonus mp3s during the first month of subscription. I’m gonna go shop now!

  32. Kent says:

    I guess it’s been a while since I bought any music. My most recent would be Josh Gracin’s We Weren’t Crazy when it came out in April. But I plan to get the Jonas Brothers’ A Little Bit Longer when it comes out tomorrow.

  33. TanyaNo Gravatar says:

    i want 2 talk 2 her so badly

  34. LynnNo Gravatar says:

    The last album I bought was Jakob Dylan’s “Seeing Things.” Random purchase that I haven’t listened to yet. Hopefully there’s a gem or two on it.

  35. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    I bought 3 albums all at once from Amazon.com: “Sounds So Good” by Ashton Shepherd, “Coco” by Colbie Caillat, and “Why Not Now” by The Judds, which was only about $5. The other 2 albums were $9.99, which is why I bought those. Freaking good deal on CDs.

  36. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    For the record, for those who might not know, the Chris Knight album is available. It *was* actually released on the 19th. Maybe it was the Crowell album that was pushed back? It’s due on Sept. 2.

  37. John MagliteNo Gravatar says:

    Of the online retailers I use, only Amazon has the Knight album available. The others (B&N, Walmart, etc.) still say it will be released on September 2. How confusing.

  38. Leeann WardNo Gravatar says:

    E Music has it too.

  39. carsonNo Gravatar says:

    LeAnn Rimes’ “This Woman”, one of her best CDs, I think.

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