Slim Whitman - 20 Precious Memories

Tuesday 1st June 1993
Slim Whitman - 20 Precious Memories

STYLE: Country
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22275-
LABEL: Dion 02
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Tony May

The mention of certain country stars is sure to set off a range war even amongst fans of country music. People either love or hate such as Vernon Oxford (yuk!) or Johnny Cash (yeeeah!) and, we have to say, Slim Whitman. Slim's a veteran now (Portly Whitman?) and his high, pure, penetrating voice can still grab a song and squeeze every drop of emotion out of it. So it's a tailor-made instrument for 20 lovely old traditional country gospel classics that have a timeless charm. The album's recorded in Nashville, so there's a fine band and the best of recording finesse. Slim's five duets with son Byron ("Even Slimmer") Whitman are smooth and effective. So, a good dose of ole Slim, not everyone's pork and beans, but it's well-crafted stuff. Me? Well, being a model Christian reviewer I don't reject or rejoice, it's pleasant listening.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Peggy Mitchell in Canada @ 04:09 on Aug 6 2008

I love Slim Whitman's music... its genuine, heart whole and straight forward, and he's very much his own man. He is gives everything to his audience and I can't understand why such a wonderful entertainer, with this mesmerizing voice, isn't in the Country Hall of Fame. Give me Slim any day. ANY DAY.



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