Sunday, November 22, 2015

HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER


An Alternate 100*  
Hit Parade of Love • Jimmy Martin • 1956


*“If we determined we had nothing much worthwhile to add to the conversation about a single, then that record didn’t make the cut, no matter how good it was. . . . [T]hose singles were were bumped down to “Once More with Feeling: An Alternate 100.” That supplemental list gathers, for the curious, our runners up, but, just as importantly, it presents an alternate, compressed version of the arguments made throughout the book.” —David Cantwell, Bill Friskics-Warren, “How to Use the Book” in Heartaches by the Number


2 comments:

  1. This is a treat - probably my favourite bluegrass vocalist! Apparently, he was an extremely difficult and erratic person to deal with though.

    Marie

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    1. Thank you, Marie. I agree, Jimmy Martin's right at the top of my list also. Maybe only just below the Stanley Brothers; but not far below. . . .

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