Back by popular demand, here are the Top Ten spins of the week here in the palatial offices of Universal Music Tribe, just down the hall from the UMT Radio studio. Remember, the albums don’t necessarily have to be new, they just have to have that certain “thing” that makes a Buffalo smile.
1. Kara Clark Southern Hospitality
Nashville by way of West Virginia singer/songwriter Kara Clark is one of the most original, unique artists to be seen on a Nashville stage lately. She may have single handedly invented a
new sub-genre, “Gothic Outlaw Country.”
2. Unknown Hinson Live & Undead
The King! I would explain, but I ain’t got time for that mess!
3. Hank Williams III Long Gone Daddy
III pays tribute to his grandfather in a big way. For those of you who have seen Hank III play, this album has none of his head banging power punk, it’ straight up old school country & western, including a few tunes written by the original Hank.
4. Thomas Wynn & The Believers Brothers Sisters
I can’t manage to move this one out of my Top Ten. Just listen to Thomas and Olivia and the band and you’ll see why.
5. Chuck Foster Gettin’ Back To Livin’
The Old Union keyboard man and singer goes country, with a little help from Bonnie Bramlett and other Nashville talents.
6. The Beatles Rubber Soul
My favorite Beatles record changes almost daily, but I have really been diggin’ on Rubber Soul
7. Stevie Hawkins What The Funk?
I’m not about to run down this Atlanta drummer/singer’s resume. Just Google it. His new album features some of the greatest funk and r&b musicians of all time, and it is as funky as last weeks dirty socks. Man, I haven’t heard funk like this since the seventies.
8. Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow
Perhaps Kate's moodiest album to date, and one of my favorites. Haunting. And perfect for playing while I write.
9. David Bowie Hunky Dory
Probably my all time favorite album from Bowie.
10. Bob Dylan Biograph
I have so much Dylan in my collection it ain’t even funny, yet I always seem to bull out the boxed set. It flows baby.
That’s it for now. Happy listening. Buffalo