An Oldie But Goodie.
Here are the staff picks:
Kevin Coyne: “Tell It to the Rain” – The 4 Seasons
You can tell it’s the mid-sixties because they’re dabbling a bit with production gimmicks. I think it’s their coolest-sounding record, one of their best compositions, and Frankie Valli at the peak of his vocal prowess.
Leeann Ward: “Baby Blue” – George Strait
Since I picked on George strait for “Check Yes or No”, it seems only fair that I spotlight one of my favorites by him. Anyone who claims that he doesn’t sing with emotion should listen to this one again.
Dan Milliken: “Up Above My Head” – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
One of Elvis’ heroes. Check this out toot-sweet.
Tara Seetharam: “Someone to Watch Over Me” – Frank Sinatra
Or anything by my man, Frank. Most people don’t know that after country music, this is the genre that feels the most innate to me.