Saturday Night’s Alright for Playing: Tompall Glaser

I mentioned the other day that I bought a USB turntable and have started coverting some old, out of print records into MP3s and putting them on my music server.

tompallTonight I converted two records by the great Tompall Glaser. Tompall is the father of the outlaw country movement, and it’s a crying shame that more people don’t know and appreciate his music.

One of the records I converted tonight was Tompall Glaser and His Outlaw Band, from 1977. On this record, more than others, the conversion was hard due to scratches and mixing issues. But if you want to understand why I go to the effort, just listen to Tompall and his band stretch out on I Just Want to Hear the Music.

I realize that the sound, on this record in particular, is a far cry from CD quality. But it’s such a treat to be able to queue up some of these old records that I don’t even care.

Fine music by an American master.

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