Album of the Day
It's Everly Time
Coming on the heels of eight Top 10 hits for Cadence, the Everly Brothers signed a $1 million contract with Warner Bros. and Phil & Don did not disappoint their new label; their WB debut reached No.9 on the chart. IT'S EVERLY TIME includes a dozen fine songs (half of them by the Boudleaux and Felice Bryant writing team that had served the brothers so well in the past), leading off with Don's great “So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad).” Cut in Nashville, the set has a country feel in places, but also touches pop and R&B bases, and as tracks like “Sleepless Nights” show, no one could top these two for romantic balladry. NME named the pair their number one vocal group on this day in 1959, and the brilliant harmonizing of IT'S EVERLY TIME makes it one of the duo's very best albums.