This Cassette Tuesday we go Country with Lyle Lovett
"Lyle Lovett And His Large Band" cassette.
This was Lyle Lovett's 3rd release and the first time I ever heard of him.
I would say this is my favorite album by Lyle Lovett.
I have seen his video "Here I Am" (youtube at bottom of page) on VH1 and when
I heard the intro I just loved it.
During this time a number of new artists came out of Country Music
but was labeled as New Country. Lyle Lovett and K.D. Lang seemed to
make it big on videos and radio. Although I don't think Country took them in
right away. Lyle Lovett's music style was many not only Country but you had
Jazz, Blues, Swing, Big Band, R&B, Gospel, Folk and Pop. One thing Lyle Lovett
also had was a very good sense of humor not only in his lyrics but stage show.
I've seen him in concert a number of times and it was music w/ stand-up comedy.
Lyle would tell these stories in between the songs that kept your attention.
This whole cassette is excellent and each song I do love. But if I have
to choose some my favorites "Here I Am", "Crying' Shame" "Good Intentions"
"Nobody Knows Me", "Once Is Enough". Hell! Never mind the whole cassette is good.
1989, Lyle Lovett
"Lyle Lovett And His Large Band", cassette
Inside Cover unfolded
"Here I Am"