Tom Waits For No One wrote:
Muskrat wrote:A little unfair, as people who know me will attest, but I narrowed it down by a criterion to be named later, if anybody cares:
We care a lot.
We have a wiener!
All were liner note interviews, for Rhino single CDs (Sinatra, Orbison) and Bear Family boxes.
I did 3 boxes for Laine, covering everything through the Columbia (U.S.) years; McKuen and Boone were single boxes. I wrote the notes for three Rick Nelson Bear boxes, too, and included excerpts from interviews with Rick I’d done years earlier, so that’s excluded from the list.
And of course there were a lot more, for those and other labels; most including new interviews. I did notes for a Rhino Ray Charles CD, but didn’t interview Ray. Sometimes, the reissue label didn’t want me to speak with the artist; sometimes, they simply weren’t available for one reason or another. But I always tried to talk with somebody who was involved in the work - musicians, songwriters, producers, etc.
Finally: Rhino’s Roy Orbison set - Sings for the Lonely - is the rare instance of a vinyl edition having more music than the CD. Still can’t figure that out!
I should have included Blossom Dearie in the original list.