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Ledbetter Heights [CD]

Kenny Wayne ShepherdAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Born With A Broken HeartKenny Wayne Shepherd Band 5:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Deja VoodooKenny Wayne Shepherd Band 6:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. AberdeenKenny Wayne Shepherd Band 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Shame, Shame, ShameKenny Wayne Shepherd 6:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. One Foot On The PathKenny Wayne Shepherd Band 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Everybody Gets The BluesKenny Wayne Shepherd Band 5:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. While We Cry (Live)Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band 6:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I'm Leaving You (Commit A Crime)Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band 4:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. (Let Me Up) I've Had EnoughKenny Wayne Shepherd Band 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. RiversideKenny Wayne Shepherd Band 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. What's Goin' DownKenny Wayne Shepherd Band 5:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Ledbetter HeightsKenny Wayne Shepherd Band 6:11$0.99  Buy MP3 

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"It was definitely an emotional experience, and it was the most fun I've ever had making a record," Kenny Wayne Shepherd says of his aptly-titled new album, Goin' Home, scheduled for release May 19, 2014 on Concord Records. "I felt like I was retracing my steps back to where it all began." (International release dates may vary)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 19, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Giant Records / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002L3P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,417 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Certified gold by the RIAA. (9/96)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great debut album August 16, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ledbetter Heights is a very strong debut album from Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Shepherd's guitar style is very reminiscent of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan. Most of the material here is very strong. The opening tracks "Born With A Broken Heart" and "Deja Voodoo" received extensive airplay on AOR radio and are both excellent tracks featuring Shepherd's outstanding playing. Other strong tracks include the slow blues of "Shame, Shame, Shame", the soulful "Riverside", and the driving "Aberdeen." His version of Howlin' Wolf's "I'm Leaving You (Commit A Crime)" is also an excellent track. However, the best example of Shepherd's playing may be on the slow live track "While We Cry" and the killer ending title track which sounds like it would fit in nicely on Vaughan's Texas Flood album. Other tracks such as "Everybody Gets The Blues" and "What's Goin' Down" are decent, but not as strong as the rest of the album. A great debut, highly recommended to fans of blues guitarists such as SRV as well as the new breed of blues players like Jonny Lang.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Debut March 3, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Although I think KWS's "Live On" CD is his most original release yet, in some ways this one is even better. In my opinion, Corey Sterling is a more natural singer, less forced or put-on than his replacement, Noah Hunt. And this one features some great keyboard work by Jimmy Wallace, who isn't even on the "Live On" release. The first half of the CD is incredible, with several songs ("Deja Voodoo", "Born with a Broken Heart", "One Foot on the Path", "Everybody Gets the Blues", & the soaring instrumental "While We Cry") rating as good as anything Shepherd's recorded so far. Also, the songwriting is actually better here than on the two follow-up releases. A couple of weak tracks, ("Aberdeen" & "Riverside") keep this one from rating 5-stars.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A young man with the blues August 1, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Kenny Wayne shepherd burst onto the scene as a young major league guitar slinger. A couple of releases later and he seems to have disappeared.Kenny Wayne earned and deserved all the accolades given him.Ledbetter Heights was and is still an excellent CD. Mostly originals with a few covers thrown in, Ledbetter Heights is his most bluesy effort.He has a solid and talented band.I have no preferance between Corey or Noah on vocals , both are strong singers.
Shame,Shame,Shame is my favorite cut, a great blues jam.Kenny has a great extended solo that hints at Stevie Ray. Born Under a Bad Sign, Deja Voodoo and Aberdeen all enjoyed radio airplay and are fine blues\rock songs.Aberdeen is a Bukka White song, it starts with acoustic sound with some slide guitar and then the band kicks in, theres plenty of slide guitar fills its a cool song.While We Cry sounds toooo much like The Allmans song Soul Shine, but it is a good showcase for Kennys deft and subtle touch. I'm Leaving You is a Howlin Wolf song played ala SRV. Let Me Up is a true blue Texas shuffle, short but sweet.Riverside sounds like a haunted night on the bayou ,very eerie.The last two tracks sound like filler material to me, not bad ,but not up to the standards set by the rest of Ledbetter Heights
My hope is that Kenny will put out a CD that will pay tribute to all the blues legends he mentions in the liner notes. Ledbetter Heights gave me a taste as to how good he can be.One day he will be mentioned in the same breathe as these greats but he will need to release more great Cds like Ledbetter Heights.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Awesome! July 1, 2000
By "mlca"
Format:Audio CD
I decided to hear this album after seeing it on my recomendations for a couple months. It is so good! The best track is "While We Cry". I didn't know so much emotion could be put into a guitar solo, its amazing. Other stand-out tracks are "Born With a Broken Heart", "Aberdeen" and the instrumental "Ledbetter Heights". This CD is put in the category of "Blues" and it is mainly blues. But I hear sort of a blues-rock-country sound, but maybe I just don't know what I'm talking about. Whatever it is, it sounds great! Kenny Wayne Sheppard is an excellent guitarist! This album rocks, now I need to hear "Live On" and "Trouble Is"!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kenny Wayne Shepherd walks in Stevie's shadows. February 27, 2001
By J Cox
Format:Audio CD
At the young age of 7, Kenny Wayne Shepherd met a man that would forever change his life. Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of the most influential blues masters picked up young Shepherd and placed him on his amplifier where he watched an entire show unfold. Something was passed through Vaughan to Shepherd that day, and it is very apparent in Shepherds first album, Ledbetter Heights.
Almost 9 years later, a 16 year-old Shepherd emulates his idol Vaughan in ways that even fool me. I find myself truly wodering if Shepherd himself may be Vaughans spirit on songs like "Shame, Shame, Shame". But do not be mistaken, this is not a copycat album. New territories are explored and mastered making this one of the best blues albums from the 90's. "Aberdeen" is a gripping slide-guitar jam that smokes. "While We Cry" is one of the most amazing blues instumentals since Vaughans rendition of "Little Wing". I would highly reccomend this to anyone familiar with SRV. I strongly believe something inside Shepherd was touched by Vaughan, and rightly so. If Vaughan was the king of blues, then Shepherd rules the kingdom now as his heir.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love
Love, love, love Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Ah, to be so young and to still feel so much . . .
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Published 3 months ago by Henry Ferbrache
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Discovery
Kenny Wayne Shepherd's music is an excellent example of what I call Blues with and Attitude, His guitar work is first rate and his voice id excellent as well. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Hertzel Grotch
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerfull Blues ...
This guy is fabulous. A cross between Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tommy Bolin, early J. Geils Band, and Faces. What a combination aye? Great stuff. "Ledbetter Heights", "Trouble is ... Read more
Published 6 months ago by R. Carter
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
love the cd, can not ask for better music from Kenny Wayne, thanks.Will buy more in the future, maybe after the holidays.
Published 10 months ago by Cathy Rodgers
5.0 out of 5 stars I COMMAND YOU TO BUY THIS NOW!!
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is who I found after Joe Bonamassa. I don't know who came first but I likes 'em both. This is indescribable music. Read more
Published 11 months ago by DZ
5.0 out of 5 stars A great blend of raw rock with a southern flavor
I was very happy to discover Kenny Wayne Shepherd's music. Guided by the numerous 5 star reviews on amazon, I took a chance on this CD and very happy with my purchase.
Published 11 months ago by W. Cooper
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