BJ Blue with Brittany Allyn | The Platinum Duets Unplugged

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton The Everly Brothers

More Artists From
United States - Tennessee

Other Genres You Will Love
Country: Country Pop Country: Bluegrass Moods: Mood: Upbeat
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Platinum Duets Unplugged

by BJ Blue with Brittany Allyn

Yesterday's Classics become Today's Classic DUETS. It's deva vu as BJ & Brittany take the Mega-Hits to a whole new level ...
Genre: Country: Country Pop
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
artist name
share
time
download
1. Spiders and Snakes BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
2:55 $0.99
2. The Door Is Always Open BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
3:09 $0.99
3. Always On My Mind BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
3:41 $0.99
4. Somethin' To Brag About BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
3:28 $0.99
5. Let's Go All The Way BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
2:58 $0.99
6. Never Ending Song of Love BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
3:00 $0.99
7. Let It Be Me BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
3:22 $0.99
8. The Last Thing On My Mind BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
2:35 $0.99
9. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
3:18 $0.99
10. Jackson BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
3:18 $0.99
11. Save The Last Dance For Me BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
3:18 $0.99
12. Good Hearted Woman BJ Blue & Brittany Allyn
Share this song!
X
3:47 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
BJ Blue teams up with songstress Brittany Allyn to sing “The Platinum Duets Unplugged”. This collection of smash hits from the past gets a new lease on life as BJ & Brittany deliver yesterday’s classics as today’s classic Duets. Mega Hits like “Always On My Mind”, Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “Good Hearted Woman” become Brand New all over again.

Classic Duets, such as: “Spiders and Snakes” originally by Conway & Loretta or “The Last Thing On My Mind” by Porter & Dolly or even the timeless “Jackson” by Johnny & June appear on this collection as Bluegrass masterpieces and truly shine in that genre..

Two time Grammy Award recipient, BJ Blue’s singing style has been termed “STONE COLD COUNTRY THAT ROCKS”. His music covers everything from Bluegrass to Mainstream Country to Redneck Rock. As a writer, BJ has penned tunes for such major artists as Buck Owens and Emmylou Harris, Gene Watson and Merle Haggard. BJ & Brittany bring an exciting new sound to the world of Bluegrass – American – Country.

Brittany Allyn is a multi-talented artist whose talents have served her well. Her vocals know no boundaries, having recorded country, jazz flavored country/blues and now bluegrass. Her voice seems to be at home in any style of music as it resonates with fans of all genres. Her crystal clear sound and heartfelt approach to “The Platinum Duets” only proves it all the more. Her earliest musical influences include: Dolly Parton, Sarah Vaughn , Patti Page, Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris. Not many folks are hired on a daily basis to support the efforts of national recording acts on major labels. When they do hire someone, it’s because they know they’ve got the goods and can deliver. Such a person is Brittany Allyn. She’s toured and/or recorded as a background vocalist with artists including George Jones, Lorrie Morgan, Toby Keith and has also done background vocals on various television shows and specials with the likes of Willie Nelson, Alison Kraus and Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.

As each track of “The Platinum Duets Unplugged” unfolds, the listener is lead to believe more and more that these classic songs have just been waiting for BJ Blue and Brittany Allyn – two naturals doing what comes naturally.

“Always on My Mind” has been a universal smash for Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley, but has never been recorded as a duet. Done in this fashion, you suddenly realize, love is a two way street. Both parties realize their failings and want to put it back together again…”little things we should’ve said and done, we just never took the time”. This heartfelt, honest lyric, takes on an even deeper meaning as a duet giving the song yet another lease on life.

“Spiders and Snakes” BJ and Brittany are sure to put a smile on your face with their playful approach to this “one of a kind” song first made popular by Conway and Loretta.

“The Door is Always Open” Originally made popular by the group “Dave and Sugar”; this snappy bluegrass version highlights the amazing talents of fiddle player Jimmy Van Cleve. Again, BJ and Brittany revive a long forgotten smash. It’s a hit all over again… as exciting and fresh as the day it was born!

“Let’s Go All the Way” A provocative title, laden with innuendo, was quite controversial when first released in 1963 by Norma Jean of the Porter Wagoner show. This wonderfully crafted song done for the first time as a duet couldn’t be more perfect….true country music at its finest!

“Somethin’ to Brag About” How much fun can you have in the next say 3:33? Here’s a song about an elevator operator and a short order cook that are smitten with each other. Brittany and BJ tell the story as if it were their own. A driving bluegrass tempo and Randy Kohrs burning it up on the dobro will have you foot stompin’ knee slappin’ happy before it’s over.

“Let it Be Me” originally recorded by Jerry Butler and Betty Everett is a classic of classics. This version with its sparse acoustic production is the most intimate yet. One man, one woman, one song – the quintessential duet!

“Jackson” “We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout” This no holds barred bluegrass track by Nashville’s finest musicians (Randy Kohrs – dobro, Scott Vestal – banjo, Kevin Grantt – upright bass, Josh Williams – acoustic guitar, Andy Leftwich – Mandolin and Jimmy Van Cleve – fiddle) will have you pushing repeat repeatedly. Johnny and June did it first. BJ and Brittany take it up another notch!

“The Last Thing on My Mind” is another song retrieved from country music’s golden era. First made popular by Porter and Dolly, BJ and Brittany treat it with the respect. Their vocal styles are naturally reminiscent of the legends which results in an, unforgettable, legendary performance of their own.

"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", done originally by The Shirelles, a girl group, is an even "more to the point" heartfelt duet ... BJ and Brittany do it right.

“Never Ending Song of Love” Once you hear this song – you know it! Singalongability is a true mark of a classic song and this one is the ultimate example. Having been recorded in virtually every genre of music, it’s seems as though it were destined to be a bluegrass duet. This truly is a “Never Ending Song of Love”

“Save the Last Dance for Me” Written by two of Brooklyn’s finest, Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, this song is a CLASSIC, a STANDARD, a BENCHMARK in the world of music. It crosses all boundaries, all styles, all genres. As unbelievable as it may seem, this song had never been done as a duet – until now! BJ and Brittany make it their own bringing to light a facet of the songs potential that has long been overlooked.

“Good Hearted Woman”, like many of the songs on this CD we’ve heard this in every bar/dance hall and karaoke night. The song becomes even more poignant when you bring a female into the equation making it yet another Platinum Duet. Enjoy! Get your copy today and tell all your friends.



Reviews


to write a review

Bobby Gillis

AWESOME CD
I've bought some great CDs in my day, but this one takes the cake. EVERY SONG on here is one of my FAVORITES and is done super cool. Love the Dobro and fiddle work in particular and BJ BLUE and BRITTANY ALLYN get my vote for DUO of the year ... they're FABULOUS! This CD covers virtually every style of Acoustic music in existence and the production on each song is world class. You simply won't get a better bang for your buck ... I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CD.

Susan Doll

Love This CD
As a historian and writer of pop culture, I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of classics, standards, and favorites brought to life in a new acoustic treatment by duo B.J. Blue and Brittany Allyn. Their vocals blend nicely together, with Allyn sounding a bit like Dolly Parton here and there, without sacrificing her own uniqueness as a vocalist. The subtlety and purity of acoustic music adds a different dimension to the songs, which makes them more satisfying and likable. The banjo and fiddle added an authentic country flavor without giving in to too much "twang." As an author of several books on Elvis Presley (ELVIS FOR DUMMIES), I particularly enjoyed "Always on My Mind," but I think my favorites are "Something to Brag About" and "The Last Thing on My Mind." The details in the lyrics of the former are so humorous ("17 pages of Top Value stamps") while the latter seems more poignant with the acoustic treatment. This is a terrific CD, and I giving copies to my family and friends.