This candy bar was discontinued in the sixties, but I want one!

Review: Tammy Wynette - Take Me to Your World/I Don't Wanna Play House f

My mind’s spent many hours, days, months, and is now in the years thinking about the gender politics of Miss Tammy.



Tammy Wynette is best known for one song: “Stand By Your Man.” The hit created a stir with feminists when it debuted in October, 1968, and in the years following its release the singer would famously say time and again that she spent “fifteen minutes writing it, and a lifetime defending…

Source: bothkindsofmusic

6Tammy Wynette, 1968, review, long read,

Obviously “Are You Lonesome Tonight” is a cover, but I hope Kacey’s stuff sounds more like this next album.

6Kacey Musgraves,

Brennen Leigh - Distracted
from The Box
18 plays

I came across Brennen Leigh’s album The Box today, and now I’m totally hooked on her.

6Brennen Leigh,

Happy Jackie Robinson day.

6Jackie Robinson,

A friendly reminder to everyone!

6George Jones, The Possum,

Howdy from Mr. Zeke Clements. Zeke was a member of the Opry and even provided the voice of Bashful in the 1937 version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

6Zeke Clements, Grand Ole Opry,

Billboard f

Technology is so cool. Nowadays, with digitization, it’s possible for anyone to access stuff like this anytime. Too cool.

61946, The Billboard, Billboard,

Articles: I Know You Got Soul: The Trouble With Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart f

Chris Molanphy published this excellent, thorough and fascinating commentary on the current state of Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The quality of this piece, and the questions that he asks are very inspiring to me. The ways that we consume music, and the ways it defines us and broader perceptions of popular culture is so fun to think about.

Smith, Sammi - Tony
from The Toast Of '45
40 plays

When Sammi Smith sings, it’s like she’s saying, “I’m hurting, but I’m gonna get through things on my own.” Listening to her feels very solitary, like she’s all alone, but so are you. And sometimes that’s all you want. Here, when she sings, “…and I won’t ask you to forgive me, but I wish you would,” I just about lose it.

6Sammi Smith, 1973,