Title - 'All-Time Greatest Hits'
Artist - the Judds
For those not in the know, together, Country Music icons Wynonna and Naomi Judd (aka the Judds) made musical history throughout their career receiving eight Gold and eight Platinum records, selling over 20 million albums and scoring twenty Top 10 hits between 1984-1990.
Signed to RCA Records in 1983, the duo released six studio albums between then and 1991. One of the most successful acts in country music history, the Judds won five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and eight Country Music Association awards.
The duo also charted twenty-five singles on the country music charts between 1983 and 2000, fourteen of which went to Number One and six more of which made Top Ten on the same chart. In 1985, the duo appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits during Season 10 and also appeared on the PBS children's show Square One TV many times.
After eight successful years as a duo, the Judds ceased performing in 1991 after Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Soon after, Wynonna embarked on a highly successful solo career. The two have occasionally reunited for special tours, the most recent of which began in late 2010.
Now, Curb Records is excited to bring fans the ultimate collection of those years together. The Judds' All-Time Greatest Hits will be released on Friday, June 30th and features each of the classic hits that helped to make them a household name on Country Radio in the 1980s and 1990s.
1. 'Mama He's Crazy'
2. 'Why Not Me'
3. 'A Girl's Night Out'
4. 'Love Is Alive'
5. 'Have Mercy'
6. 'Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days)'
7. 'Rockin' With The Rhythm Of The Rain'
8. 'Cry Myself To Sleep'
9. 'Don't Be Cruel'
10. 'I Know Where I'm Going'
11. 'Maybe Your Baby's Got The Blues'
12. 'Turn It Loose'
13. 'Give A Little Love'
14. 'Change Of Heart'
15. 'Young Love (Strong Love)'
16. 'Let Me Tell You About Love'
17. 'One Man Woman'
18. 'Born To Be Blue (Single Edit)'
19. 'Love Can Build A Bridge (Radio Edit)'
20. 'One Hundred And Two'
21. 'Flies On The Butter (You Can't Go Home Again)'
This incredible, lo-fi bluegrass collection of twenty-one songs may well feature each of their renowned top ten hits, but as an added bonus it also comes complete with 'You Canít Go Home Again (Flies On The Butter),' a recording from 2011.
Kicking off with their classic #1 hit 'Mama, Heís Crazy' (1984), the album is pure joy to listen to from start to finish. Continuing onward with 'Why Not Me,' 'Girls Night Out,' and both 'Love Is Alive' and 'Have Mercy,' it's not only those aforementioned Top 10 hits, but storytelling heart string pullers such as 'Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days)' that make this collection just so gosh darn loveable.
As the album moves delightfully along with such hits as 'Cry Myself To Sleep,' 'Turn It Loose,' 'Give A Little Love,' and 'Change Of Heart,' it's evident that, even if you're not a long time fan, this duo is something very special. For me, and to my ear/mind, Naomi has a unique style of harmony, pitched below Wynonna's lead vocals. The result has always been so smooth that sometimes it's difficult to hear the two voices separately, because they blend so well.
Of course, being mother and daughter results in that "relative harmony" that is difficult for genetically unrelated singers to attain, but on such tracks as 'Let Me Tell You About Love,' 'One Man Woman,' 'Love Can Build A Bridge' through to 1991ís 'One Hundred and Two,' this genetic trait sure does shine through loud and proud.
The duo have established a career that will stand with one of the top duets in Country Music history. Indeed, the Judds are a timeless duo. I've loved their music for a long, long time and will continue to do so. Sure, there's nothing new on this collection, even though it now rounds out with the aforementioned 'Flies On The Butter (You Can't Go Home Again),' but that's ok. They just don't make music like this anymore - as Naomi herself told me this week!
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