Something seems to be missing these days. It seems that record companies, radio stations, and streaming services are pushing some the great established musicians to the background. As a result these veteran artists are not getting the attention they deserve. Enter the Top 10 Album Countdown: The New Oldies. The main point is simple – to make this list you must have at least 20 years of producing established music. The album by the artist must have been released between November 1st, 2020 and October 31st, 2021.
#8 Barry Gibb – The Gibb Brothers Songbook (Vol 1)
Sir Barry Alan Crompton Gibb’s, The Gibb Brothers Songbook (Vol 1) lands at #8 on the New Oldies Countdown. Gibb recently turned 75 years old, but it’s hard to believe throughout his Hall of Fame career, this is his only third solo album. In this case, one can argue this isn’t a solo album as he gets some help from his friends.
As a member of The Bee Gees, Gibb and his late brothers Robin and Maurice obtained superstar fame. Their names are synonymous with the Disco era. Later in their careers, The Bee Gees became more known as adult contemporary artists. With his brothers Robin and Maurice passing, Barry has forged on. With this solo album, he pays homage to the catalog he and his brothers have done – collaborating with different artists.
The twist with these collaborations are they are with Country music artists. While it may surprise folks, Gibb is a huge country music fan. Together, Gibb and these all-star Country musicians do a wonderful job at reimagining some Bee Gees classics. Alison Krauss on Too Much Heaven, Miranda Lambert & Jay Buchanan on Jive Talkin, and Dolly Parton on Words are among the highlights.