Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
2001 Velvet Saw Records
For anyone who hasn't heard of this wonderful duo, here are just a few of their accomplishments to date; Billboard's country Duet of the Year (1970), Grammy Nominees, Golden Eagle Legendary Entertainer(s) Award, 1999, Misty Morgan, Country's pioneer woman producer and the first woman to co-produce a #1 record, entry in Country Music Halls of Fame in New York State and other places, plus over 40 Billboard picks. The duo, who write, produce, and perform their own recording's have recorded on: Epic, Columbia, RCA, United Artists, Mercury, Vick, Phillips, Bear Family, Mega, Rhino, Starday, Gusto, and other major labels, while this current CD is on Velvet Saw Records. They release their singles to radio via Buster Doss and Stardust Records.
This latest album "A Little Out Of Sync," released on Velvet Saw Records, is a 19 track follow up to the excellent, "Back From The Dead 2," an album that I reviewed and made album of the month earlier this year. Any of you who receive Jack's regular e mails, will know that he is so prolific, he probably writes in his sleep, so I would imagine they had a hard job pinning this release down to just 19 tracks.
Of the 19, 18 are originals while the other is an excellent version of the Patsy Cline hit, "Heartache." From catchy love songs like, "Because We Love," "A Handful Of Dimes" and the slow ballad, "Safe Harbour," through humerous songs like, "Starvin' Hog Blues," "Humphrey The Camel," "Fire Hydrant #79" and the Dixie flavoured, "I'm Washing Harry Down The Sink" to the story of a failed country band in "Rusty & The Cowboys," and the closing "Motel Time," a sing-a-long, barroom type song, the album is an absolute joy to listen to! Their superb harmonies are spellbinding! Latest single to be taken from the album is, "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow," a very catchy, Gospel flavoured song, that is sure to do well in the charts for them.
Jack & Misty are certainly one of my favourite duo's around. I absolutely love Jack's deep baritone voice, which is complemented well by Misty's superb harmonies. I have no hesitation whatsoever in making this excellent album one of Metro Country's "Album's Of The Month" for January 2002.