Monday, 30 June 2014
The Essential Recordings - Don Gibson
What is undeniable, however, is the quality of his songwriting. This is pre-outlaw country pop at its most tuneful and toe-tapping. Occasionally melancholy, rarely morose, it's a bag well worth dipping into, and you may well recognise a few. 'Sweet Dreams' was made famous by Cline, while others would get the full country treatment from Ray Charles and Elvis. Oh, and 'Oh, Lonesome Me' from After the Goldrush by Neil Young is here as well, albeit sounding a lot chirpier.