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  • Audio CD (April 24, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Audium Entertainment
  • ASIN: B00005AKGO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,504 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Babalou
2. Can't Get Nowhere
3. Ready To Cry
4. Nine Eleven
5. It's A Beautiful Thing
6. Computer Controlled
7. Fast Girl
8. Don't Ever Take My Picture Down
9. Higher Ground
10. A Little Place Of Our Own/On The Road Again

Editorial Reviews

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During the mid and late 1990s, the Tractors, five Tulsa-based session musicians who seldom toured, enjoyed a platinum-studded run on the charts with their good-timey, groove-laden, rockabilly-injected, retro-country-rock sound. Without fanfare or a name change, the Tractors have more or less become the Tractor on this 2001 release, which is their/his first in nearly three years. Fast Girl is largely the creation of guitarist and lead vocalist Steve Ripley, who has replaced his erstwhile bandmates with a revolving lineup of nearly 30 distinguished guest musicians, including Leon Russell, James Burton, Willie Weeks, Sam Bush, Fats Kaplin, and D.J. Fontana. Not surprisingly, considering Ripley's studio savvy, tracks like "Can't Get Nowhere," "Nine Eleven," "Computer Controlled," and rollicking covers of Moon Mullican's "Don't Ever Take My Picture Down" and Dylan's "On the Road Again" possess all the hooks, levity, and down-home élan of the Tractors' previous hits. The icing on the cake comes with more heartfelt tracks like the forlorn "Ready to Cry" and the gospel-flavored "Higher Ground," where Ripley injects some real soulfulness into his dexterous bag of tricks. --Bob Allen

Customer Reviews

This is the third Tractors album I bought.(2001) The music just keeps getting better.
John M. Southerland
The leader, Steve Ripley, has his own definitive style and he has surrounded himself with an excellent array of musicians.
Mike Whitaker
All tractors do is GREAT i want MORE please...and i am from sweden.i love this band,its great .
juhani

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Ready to Cry is now one of my favorite all time songs and a rare treat these days -- a real soulful ballad with a groove. The rest of the album is great fun that makes you want to dance or drive fast or both. Country doesn't quite describe it. It's more like the work of someone (Ripley) who's worked with Leon Russell and Bob Dylan and Roy Clark and "Gatemouth" Brown and J.J. Cale and Sam Bush and Bonnie Raitt and Jim Keltner and James Burton and so on. It's another real treat from The Tractors, and apparently we only get one of these every four years or so.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Stevie Ray Robbins on May 2, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Out of the vast wasteland that is country music today the Tractors come rolling back into our lives in the nick of time!! Steve Ripley and his merry band of musical plowhands surely do it up right on this superb album. 99 and 44/100 percent pure Tractorstyle celebration of life , love , family, friends, fast girls and the memory of Ricky Ricardo. Ripley drives this Tractor outta Tulsa powered by a rhythm and blues engine and Bob Wills transmission with an ease and style that is at once unique and oh so familiar . What a rare treat this album is ..and boy howdy, is it a fun listen ! If you love REAL music, Fast Girl is a MUST HAVE !! ...and you know I'd never tell ya' no lie !!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Victor L. Peters on September 1, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Tractors self titled "The Tractors" CD is one of my all time favorite CDs. I don't think this CD has any songs that are as good as "Boogie Woogie Choo-Choo Train" or "The Tulsa Shuffle" from that other CD, but it is a consistently fun, upbeat, excellent CD from start to finish. There isn't one bad song on this CD.
If your buying your first Tractors CD, buy "The Tractors" instead. But, if you already own and love "The Tractors", then buy this one too. You'll be bopping along from start to finish.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 21, 2001
Format: Audio CD
There are few groups who are as fun as the Tractors. The Tractors deliver a western swing sound with a little boogie woogie, some rock, and a smattering of R&B. As on previous efforts, the songs are not to be taken seriously but to be enjoyed for the whimsical outings that they are. This third CD is more of a studio effort than the past two, as the original members are not to be found. Steve Ripley has surrounded himself with the likes of Leon Russell and others to deliver the same fun sound that the Tractors are known. There is nothing on CD that comes close to the Tractors and the unique sound is the main attraction. Great toe tapping music that will make a long trip in the car go by fast.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Michael Thorne on September 25, 2002
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After really enjoying their first two albums (the Christmas album doesn't count), I found this quite disappointing. My advice to the Tractors would be to listen again to "Baby Likes to Rock It" and try to recapture the magic that made them something special. This album doesn't have it--the magic, I mean.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6, 2001
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The rich voice of the Tractors' Steve Ripley makes the CD a lot of fun with songs like "Can't Get Nowhere." His same vocal talent creates a soulful feeling with his "Ready to Cry." Don't miss out--buy this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 24, 2001
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The CD is great! I think it is The Tractors best to date. There is something for everyone. My favorite is "Ready to Cry", I hope it is released as a single soon. Their first single "Can't Get Nowhere" will make it to the top of the ratings, the video is really awesome! Everyone should buy this CD!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "shelter01" on April 27, 2001
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When, as a kid, you've planted a seed, it seems like an eternity before the little sprout comes poking up through the soil. Well, The Tractors planted a seed when I first heard their sound on "The Tractors" (1994, Arista Records). A little over a year ago, I heard that the next cd was on it's way. And, it seemed like an eternity until "Fast Girl" got here. It was definitely worth the wait. Steve Ripley has put together a beautiful thing. From the toe-tapping, put-a-smile-on-your-face "Babalou" to the heart-touching "Ready to Cry" (which includes some of Leon Russell's piano playing magic), this cd put me on "Higher Ground" from start to finish! There are a heap a' artists who contribute to the success of this cd. And, Ripley's musical sensitivity and technical genius come through on every track.
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