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Rhythm, Country & Blues CD
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Vinyl, Original recording, 1994
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Genre: Country & Western
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 1-MAR-1994
by Al Green
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If you are like me, you may have almost forgotten this gem. If you're like my sister Andrea (who has the most amazing singing voice I've ever heard) you've NEVER tasted of its amazing grace.
'Sis,' who has refined musical tastes, last night dignified my latest review (for a Tom T. Hall compilation) by sniffing: "YOU'RE listening to country music now?? Ouch!!!" I resisted the urge to remind `Anra' about Ray Charles' classic country music album of 40 years ago (with the definitive version of Eddy Arnold's "You Don't Know Me").
Her comment made me go and rummage out this CD. Sure enough, there there it was: something I'd vaguely recalled from the superb liner notes, by James Hunter. A short quotation of the album's co-producer Tony Brown, from the days when he first worked with Gospel singer Shirley Caesar: "She had ALWAYS loved country music!"
Back in late 1994 when this album was released, it was Chet Atkins' duet with Alain Toussaint (on the latter's best selling composition, "Southern Nights") that prompted me to track down this disc in the first place. I'm pleasantly surprised to find this very day that, some tracks I didn't give a second listen to, back then, are now at center stage in my heart: As with good spiritual reading, when the light goes on, I am `lifted up.'
First things first: Amazingly, most of the singers featured here had never met before they got together in the studio with co-producer Don Was.Read more ›
For anyone who loves country and r&b standards, who wants to hear talented voices in new territory, or who wants a well-rounded musical education, this MAY be the best album you can find.
"Somehow, the thought of this dreadlocked, hippyesque man in a cowboy hat at a country concert is as bizarre a juxtaposition as the ones that are found in his music. And that is exactly the point. Exercising a limitless and all-encompassing musical taste, and combining many seemingly disparate and opposing musical elements is the essence of his approach. And he can therefore work with artists as diverse as George Clinton and Neil Diamond, or Maxi Priest and Paula Abdul, without batting an eyelid. This was exemplified in a project that laid some of the foundations for Forever's A Long, Long Time, namely the Rhythm, Country and Blues album (1995), on which he produced tracks that saw meetings between soul and country singers, like Al Green and Lyle Lovett. Was picked up the story: 'I've always felt that there was very little separation between R&B and country in terms of songwriting. These singers can perform each other's material without stretching at all. However, I do regret that I only started to be adventurous towards the end of recording that project, when we ran hip-hop beats underneath these country songs, messed with the chords a lot, and really re-invented the songs. Forever's A Long, Long Time is in a way an extension of that.'"
Obviously, some of the music profession still hasn't figured out what to do with music that truly crosses lines.
As I mentioned, get this one while it's still available.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great CD. Bought the download and the disc. Already owned the disc. The combo price for the download and disc is almost a giveaway. And I gave mine to a friend.Published 5 days ago by Bubbalicious
Have the CD and it is fantastic. I did not want to go to the trouble of adding it to my devices from the CD so I downloaded it from Amazon to my phone etc... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Emma A. Fine
The historic value of this is worth getting it. I didn't know it existed until I heard it on an old Rock and Roll classic radio station in Claremore, OK.
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Duets done by two people we would normally not think of being together in front of a microphone. Clint Black and the Pointer Sisters. Yes. Chain of Fools. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Linda L. Sidle White
This cd is one that I don't care for. The artists sound like they're out of their league, and they do harm rather than good to the songs. I wouldn't recommend this product at all.Published 6 months ago by Tommy L. Hardin
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