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Family Man

March 13, 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 13, 2012
  • Label: eOne Music
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Black Country Rock/eOne Music
  • Total Length: 40:08
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0079W6Z6A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,417 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

One listen and you will be hooked!
Tina L
This one rocks with a country flare and a great group of instrumentalist.
J. Hix
I hope he can put out more good music like this.
Jubal

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Mariba on March 13, 2012
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Country singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings has a new self-produced CD release titled 'Family Man' : producing here for the first time, has family theme/thread throughout the album including in the tracks "The Real Me", "Southern Family Anthem" & "The Family Tree" and his new country music band The Triple Crown does jell very well. The album is well balanced with the ketchy melody & vocals in "The Long Road Ahead" (up-tempo solid track/gem/stand-out featuring Tom Morello & Eleanor Whitmore), "The Deed And The Dollar" (first single, great choice), "Summer Dream (Al's Song)" & "Daddy's Hands" (wonderful violin & this is my favourite track from this great CD), bluesy in "Manifesto No. 4" & "The Family Tree" and slow-tempo "The Black Dog" (great guitar-finger pick-ups) & "Born Again" (featuring Eleanor Whitmore). The production is solid & his band is on the roll and his song-writing superb (there is no weak song to talk of). Eleanor Whitmore provides great harmony vocals as well as playing harmony & fiddle in this great CD.

On overall, Shooter Jennings is on top of his game in this new family affair CD (song-writing, production & making the band jell well), titled 'Family Man' : a stunning performance & a well deserved 5 star rating. A highly recommended CD listening.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dwayne on August 10, 2012
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I look forward to when Shooter releases new material. He has continued his tradition of producing good outlaw country. I was pleased that some of the tracks in particular "The Real Me" has the potential to be a main stream country hit. It would be refreashing to see Shooter get some well deserved exposure not to mention providing an eye opening experience for those consumed with the commercial country scene.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By stemple on November 28, 2012
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the c.d. is really good, i listen to it alot. i really like to listen to it with headphones on, turn it up!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hanna H on November 2, 2012
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I love when Shooter releases a new cd. I look forward to it every time. This album is back to country, while some of the others are not. There are a lot of great songs on this album. He's even better in concert. I have been a fan for years and will continue to be one for many years to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kris on October 30, 2012
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I have listened to Waylon for many years and now Shooter is starting to really get it. I love this CD, his best ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Milly on May 1, 2012
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I have purchased several of Shooter's discs and most have that original, rebel sort of sound and lyric...this one was more traditional and enjoyable and showed signs of maturity. Good for you Shooter...not riding on Daddy's coattails.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MS on March 23, 2012
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Waylon must be smiling! This is far superior to the commercialized trash that supposed "Modern Country" is offering. Let's face it, most of today's country artists are probably city dwellers brought out of their element and told to sing "I drink my whiskey from a jug" and other quips that are as unfamiliar to them as a dirt road!

I like nearly all the songs from this CD. Great stuff that harkin's back to what country music, outlaw country music, used to be. Sings a good story too!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DanD VINE VOICE on March 13, 2012
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Shooter Jennings make a welcome return to country with FAMILY MAN. Indeed, it's probably his countriest since his first. That's not to say we don't appreciate his other stuff (concept album with Stephen King? Yes, please), but let's face it: it's nice to see country's prodigal son digging into (and taking digs at) a genre his father helped establish.

And yet, this is some of the most touching outlaw country you've heard. Yes, Jennings praises his rowdy days on the opening track; goes tongue-in-cheek for the groovy "Southern Family Anthem" ("We may be trash but we're family!"); and combines soul and weed (again) on "Manifesto No. 4." We even have a true old-fashioned ghost story ("The Black Dog"), and an ego-propelled jab at critics ("The Family Tree"). Yet I dare you to find anything as touching as Jennings's hauntin plea on "Daddy's Hands": "Come on Daddy, one more Christmas..." And the lead single, "The Deed and the Dollar," aptly sums up his romantic life, without ever getting too schmaltzy (hell, it's even something of a metaphor for America's financial crisis...or it's just a love song).

The truth is, not many musicians could have created an album as rebellious, yet touching, as FAMILY MAN. It's arguably Jennings's most solid effort yet, if not his most risk-taking. Rest assured: there are more career-defying acts yet ahead for Shooter Jennings. FAMILY MAN isn't one of them. It's a good old outlaw country record, the real deal. If that's not worth the price of admission, then you're in the wrong genre, my friend.
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