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Miss Understood

Carolyn WonderlandAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time.

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  • Audio CD (February 5, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mri Associated
  • ASIN: B00120H3SE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,058 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Misunderstood
2. I Found The Lions
3. Bad Girl Blues
4. Walk On
5. Still Alive And Well
6. Long Way To Go
7. Trouble In The City
8. Throw My Love
9. I Live Alone With Someone
10. The Farmer Song
11. Feed Me To The Lions
12. I Don't Want To Fall For You

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I had the good fortune to discover Carolyn back in 1993 when she had just gotten out of high school. She was amazing then, and she has only grown as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Check out her website - [..]and her MySpace page. She's touring the US this summer, and if you're a blues fan, she's not to be missed. Enjoy the little gal from Texas with the GREAT BIG VOICE.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD January 4, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Take the best parts of Janis Joplin, Marcia Ball and Susan Tedeski, mix them together and you get CAROLYN WONDERLAND. Great album. Boy can she play the guitar.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She's amazing! Who is she?????????????? March 29, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
You don't have to listen to too many samples to realize that Carolyn has exactly the right name - and all the right stuff, too. Thanks, Amazon. Finally your song samples do just what they are supposed to do! Can't wait to own this CD....Come to Chicago, Carolyn! Why should Texas have all the fun?!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Carolyn Wonderland is a new name to me. She's an oldskool blues-rocker with a muscular vocal style lying somewhere between Jonell Mosser and Janis Joplin. Carolyn plays lead guitar on many tracks, and boy can she play - she doesn't miss a lick! The supporting musicians are new to me as well - except drummer Jamie Oldaker and Cindy Cashdollar who plays dobro on 'The Farmer Song'. I'm assuming that some of the musicians are from her road band - their playing is tight, together, and very much on Carolyn's wavelength. The album was produced, recorded and mixed in Austin, Texas - which, more or less, says it all.

Just reading a little bit about the lady, she is sometimes referred to as a blues singer; I wouldn't describe the music on this album as 'blues', although it is very 'bluesy' at times. Much of the time, Carolyn rocks - and rocks hard; but there are a few songs of a more subdued nature. Most of the songs are originals written/co-written by Carolyn and/or the band members; there are 2 covers of songs originally performed by Rick Derringer/Johnny Winter and J J Cale, and 3 covers of songs written and performed by other Texas-based artists (Terri Hendrix and Bruce Robison). Some brief comments about my favourite tunes :

MISUNDERSTOOD (Carolyn Wonderland) - terrific opener with a backbeat guaranteed to get your foot tapping and your hips swaying, Carolyn plays lap steel - including a 1 minute solo.

I FOUND THE LIONS (Terri Hendrix/Lloyd Maines) - mid-tempo rocker with a funky horn/sax arrangement.

TROUBLE IN THE CITY (J J Cale) - a new lease of life for this song; it's another one which grooves on the backbeat, check out the rolling piano too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars miss understood February 12, 2010
By beeze
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm really hot on female blues singers right now and this gal gets across. I have noticed that just because one album is great on a cd doesn't mean they all might be so select carfully. This is great Jolpin style music without mimicing. I was just strolling through alot of new to me female singers and had a lucky find. Julie Black and Grace Potter were also amoung the latest memorible performers I recently found to be very satisifing. Regards Breeze
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant November 12, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Miss Understood is the album of the year. Every song is powerful and her voice just gives me shivers she is so good. If you get a chance to see her live GO!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars carolyn wonderland August 30, 2008
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This disc captures her completely. Ya gotta see her show when she comes to your town!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC album September 17, 2011
By alexwil
Format:MP3 Music
I've heard people compare Carolyn Wonderland to Bonnie Raitt. While, no doubt, some of their sound is very similar. In my opinion, Carolyn Wonderland's music has a certain spirit, vibrancy of character, and soul that makes it very special (this is not as a musicologist...nor even a well listened music enthusiast). Carolyn Wonderland is a refreshing reminder of real womanhood in a music industry that increasingly tends to breed cheerleaders out of Nashville singing pop-country (I will stop here and differ to the wisdom of Hank Williams III).

Her music is the kind of backroom bar solo-drinking, Marlboro Red-smoking, knock your teeth out, low-down, dirty, rollicking, unapologetic music you could only expect to come out of a state that's unofficial motto warns others not to mess with it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated
She seems better than other females that are currently playing the guitar and singing. I can't think of any still at this level.
Published 5 months ago by E. Strawn
5.0 out of 5 stars She deserves fame
Seen her live numerous times. She never fails to convert new listeners to big fans. I've been listening to Peace Meal for years. Took me too many years to crave more. Read more
Published 6 months ago by jas
5.0 out of 5 stars Ms Carolyn Wonderland is an enigmatic rock and roll star!
I finally got to see her in person and her love of the rock & roll/ blues genre shows through in her passionate covers of such stars as Janis Joplin. A wonder to behold!
Published 10 months ago by Andy K
4.0 out of 5 stars bluesy
Really bluesy, kind of reminds of of Janis Joplin meetis susan tadeschi. a very powerful voice and good lyrics on this cde
Published 11 months ago by cyndi fischer
5.0 out of 5 stars Carolyn Wonderland: Miss Understood
This is a great album to listen to while traveling, at work, sitting around with friends or just working around my home.
Published 18 months ago by Walt
5.0 out of 5 stars discovery
I have never heard about Carolyne before lisenning samples on Amazon... Samples cannot always reflect the real value of the whole tracks but this time they have been good... Read more
Published 19 months ago by GrandPresident
4.0 out of 5 stars Miss Understood by Carolyn Wonderland
Great Album, great music, great musician...Need I really say more? No, buy it. I would reccomend this album to friends & family too!
Published 19 months ago by "Granny" Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Not sure how I came across this CD but I'm glad I did
I believe I bought this based on "people also bought" and it was highly rated. Everytime I listen to it, I'm glad I found her. To me, it's a female Gregg Allman vs. Read more
Published 22 months ago by "Tee"
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss Understood
One of the best cd's in years..great playing from band member and Carlyon Wonderland reminds me of another singer lost so many years ago..... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Steven Grimes
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss Understood
Anybody remember Janice Joplin? This is the closest resurrected voice of the ROSE that I have hear yet. The lady can wail. Track 4 is my fave. Read more
Published on January 29, 2012 by J. Chenosky
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