Music Review: 'Sad Songs and Waltzes'
Keith Whitley (who died at 33 in 1989) was the last of the great old-time country singers; on, Sad Songs & Waltzes, his prematurely aged voice conveyed gales of sadness. It’s unclear why most of the backing tracks on this 1982 honky-tonk classic were re-recorded — the original sounds just fine. But it’s good to have it on CD, especially with five previously unheard gems. B+