Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Wheels & Tears
Genres: Country, Pop
Her voice fused Loretta?s sassiness and Tammy?s mournful "catch," yet she never found comparable success. Kay Adams made history anyway. Country trucker records had been an exclusively male province, but 25-year-old Adams ... more »
Her voice fused Loretta?s sassiness and Tammy?s mournful "catch," yet she never found comparable success. Kay Adams made history anyway. Country trucker records had been an exclusively male province, but 25-year-old Adams changed that with her 1966 hit single, "Little Pink Mack," and the release of this twang-filled album, fueled with the full-on sound of Bakersfield!
Beth | Mesa, AZ United States | 07/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe this got on cd. A year ago I bought this record for double this price on Ebay. Other than being a regular on Buck Owens show, Kay Adams was known for making truck driving albums from a female perspective. In real life the closest Kay ever got to a truck was to have her brothers who did. Little Pink Mack was written especially for her, a song about a truck driving woman who warns men that they can't beat her pink polka dot truck. The rest of the album follows the truck theme with the right mixture of ballads and up tempo songs. It has nostalgic value as well. The songs Walk the floor (Walking the floor over you) and Six Days A-Waitin' (Six Days on the Road) are answer songs to hit songs at the time. Despite being primarily a West Coast artist, Kay was popular enough to win the CMA new artist in 1965 but the pressures of success were too much for her to bare. Buy this to encourage hopefully the release of her alcohol theme album Alcohol and Tears which shows her face."
A great record... all killer, no filler!
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 09/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A great set of mid-1960s, West Coast-flavored trucker songs... Adams, a sassy singer who sounded a bit like Loretta Lynn, had a sizeable hit with the novelty song "Little Pink Mack," and they naturally tried to follow it up with similar material, like "Six Days Awaiting," an answer song to Dave Dudley's wildly popular "Six Days On The Road." That didn't work quite as well, but the rest of this album is still a lot of fun -- it's pure, glorious Bakersfield twang, and definitely worth checking out if you like the cool old stuff. Adams even pays homage to a West Coast foremother, Rose Maddox with a fine version of "Big, Big Day Tomorrow," a great old weeper that Rose recorded a few years earlier. Folks looking for lost gems in country's past would be well advised to snap this tasty reissue up now, while you still have the chance!"