Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Carl Butler & Pearl Butler, Johnny Mosby & Jonie|
Best Of: A Family Affair
Genres: Country, Pop
Pure Country Gold
Jess | Coal Country, PA | 10/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you think Faith & Tim Hill are the epitome of Country Duets, then you may as well pass this one by. But, if you are a true fan of real Country Music, then this is one CD you must have. You will never hear country music this orginal or pure on today's "country" radio, unless you are fortunate enough to pull in WSM on you radio dial late at night. The first 14 tracks on this CD will take you back to the Golden days of country, with the hits: "Honky Tonkitis", "Forbidden Street", and their biggest hit "Dont Let Me Cross Over". It just doesn't get any better than this. The last 4 songs are by the little known duet Johnny and Jonie Mosby. While they are not Carl and Pearl, their sound is impressive and far better than anything you'll hear from today's "Artists". I believe you'll especially enjoy their take on "How the Other Half Lives". The sound is absolutely superb; Koch knocked this one out of the park. I suggest you also check out the other Carl and Pearl CD's available, as they are well worth your time and money."
Great old honkytonk... lost gold from the 'Sixties
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 08/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pure, classic, joyful hard-country from the 1960s... This disc collects the best work of two husband-wife duet groups from the 1960s. Carl and Pearl Butler were a duo whose soulful, rootsy honkytonk records have been criminally neglected by the major labels... (There is a Bear Family disc out that covers Carl's early work, but the duo's classic material from their Columbia years is almost entirely unavailable... Until now, that is.) This disc gathers over a dozen vintage tracks from their 1960s prime, including their biggest hit, "Don't Let Me Cross Over," which hit #1 back in '62, along with all their other significant chart entries, all of which is music that's been cherished by vinyl-rich honkytonk fans years. Every song on here is a winner; it'd be nice if someone could produce a more extensive collection of their work, especially one that included some fo their singles-only hard country gems. In the meantime, though, if you pick this disc up, you will have struck gold. Ditto with Johnny and Jonie Mosby... They were another underrated husband-wife team whose work has been forgotten over the years, and the four tracks here were the cream of their brief (but richly rewarding) stint on Columbia, whereafter they jumped ship to Capitol, where they stayed until they broke up in 1973. It's unlikely the Mosbys will ever get a best-of of their own (they weren't really that great, although I do have a soft spot for their work...) so it's nice to see **something** of theirs in print. If you're a lover of real, good honkytonk, then you really owe it to yourself to check this disc out. It's mighty good.
I. P. J. ALBUQUERQUE | Chennai INDIA | 09/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own more than 500 country cds all old country and this has been a very
recent purchase it is simply superb so much so that I have decided for the
first time to review one. It is honky tonk music at its very very best and
believe me I have one of the best collections including the bear family
box sets of Ray Price, Webb Pierce, Faron Young,Carl Smith and all the charted hits of Lefty Frizell, Ernest Tubb, George Jones,Loretta Lynn,
Kitty wells and all the other big names. But this cd takes the cake and
I have heard this cd at least 25 times in the past 10 days, 5 stars are not enough for this cd if you are a true lover of honky tonk music it deserves a full 7 stars"