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CD: DON JOY – Train Keeps A Rollin’


Train Keeps A Rollin’

Bring Her Back From Mexico –
Light Of My Life – Not That Good At Saying Goodbye – Our Love Memories –
Why Not Let Her Go – Wedding Bells – I’m Still In Love With You – Train
Keeps A Rollin’


You might remember that I recently reviewed an
album by Don Joy and Melanie Lynn, and was quite impressed with this
farmer from Missouri who writes such good ‘love’ songs.  This particular
album is one of his older works that he done on his own.  All of the
songs are his own compositions, and all of them are, again, love songs. 
He’s got a very interesting approach to love, love lost, love won.  Don
has a unique way of rhyming his words in such a way that the ‘story’ of
each song he writes, is magnified simply by doing that.  “She kissed me
goodbye, as she got on the train, as the tears slowly overfilled my
eyes.  You know that I love you, and I’m sorry for the pain.”  See how
he managed to get ‘train’ and ‘pain’ in one paragraph that makes a small
story in itself.  This is the work of a great ‘real’ country music
songwriter.  Great musicians ‘feeling’ Don’s original music at the
session too.  I think he records in Arkansas somewhere, but not sure
about this project.  Terry Scarberry on guitar; Steve Short on drums;
Mike Myers on bass (no not that Mike Myers); Don Johnson on keyboard (no
not that Don Johnson); Greg Letlow on fiddle; and Johnnie Helms on
steel.  All of the musicians seem to ‘feel’ Don’s songwriting abilities,
and my guess is they grasp the ‘feeling’ they want to get early on. 
We’ll be definitely be looking forward to having Don Joy at the LeMars
Festival, and who knows, maybe Melanie Lynn will join him.  I like the
‘title’ track best of all “Train Keeps A Rollin” it’s fast moving, it’s
old time rail road, it’s a great song, would even do good as a bluegrass
tune, for sure.  All of Don’s graphics are great too.  He know’s what
he wants, and he’s determined to make it happen.  I have a feeling this
guy is going to find a very substantial outlet for his music, it’s just
the right person at the right time waiting to happen. 


for Country Music News International 

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