100 Miles from Memphis

100 Miles from Memphis

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by Sheryl Crow
     
 

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The title and sound of 100 Miles from Memphis can't help but recall Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield's 1969 blue-eyed soul classic, but Sheryl Crow's 2010 album isn't quite a strict homage to Dusty. Crow draws from many of the same '60s sources as Springfield, but she also dabbles in reggae (thanks to the chunky guitar of Keith Richards on "Eye to Eye

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The title and sound of 100 Miles from Memphis can't help but recall Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield's 1969 blue-eyed soul classic, but Sheryl Crow's 2010 album isn't quite a strict homage to Dusty. Crow draws from many of the same '60s sources as Springfield, but she also dabbles in reggae (thanks to the chunky guitar of Keith Richards on "Eye to Eye") and digs into the cool, seductive '70s groove of Hi, channeling Al Green on a sleek reworking of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Sign Your Name," complete with support from Justin Timberlake. Add to this the extended funk coda of "Roses and Moonlight," the hippie singalong of "Long Road Home" and one of Crow's signature good-time social-conscious raising anthems in "Say What You Want" and 100 Miles from Memphis boasts a considerably more expansive palette than Dusty in Memphis, yet it's all bonded by its smooth, soulful groove due in part to the co-production from Doyle Bramhall II and Justin Stanley. This pair gives 100 Miles a sound that's recognizably Southern yet has a distinctly sunny vibe not too for removed from Crow's sun-kissed debut Tuesday Night Music Club, of which this shares a similar spirit, if not sensibility. Tuesday Night Music Club is loose and open where this is focused and sustained, maintaining its charming, relaxed groove from beginning to end. There's an ease to this record that's not often heard on Sheryl Crow's albums and its light touch is thoroughly appealing.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/2010
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0602527433943
catalogNumber:
001450702
Rank:
15005

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sheryl Crow   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Sid Page   Violin
Chris Bruce   Bass,Electric Guitar
Bridgette Bryant   Background Vocals
Shelly Carrol   Saxophone
Niki Haris   Background Vocals
Victor Indrizzo   Percussion,Drums
Peter Kent   Violin
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Jean McClain   Background Vocals
Kazi Pitelka   Viola
Vladimir Polimatidi   Violin
Keith Richards   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Sims   Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Justin Stanley   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Omnichord,Orchestra Bells,Guitar (Leslie)
Margaret Wooten   Violin
Ken Yerke   Violin
Suzie Katayama   Celli
Jeff Babko   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Clavinet,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Doyle Bramhall   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Bass
Rudy Stein   Celli
Justin Timberlake   Background Vocals
Printz Board   Trumpet
Gerry Hilera   Violin
Citizen Cope   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Philip Vaiman   Violin
Songa Lee   Violin
Antonio Sol   Background Vocals
Belinda Broughton   Violin
Steve Richards   Celli
Michele Richards   Violin
Will Wheaton   Background Vocals
Keith Megna   Acoustic Guitar
Homer Steinweiss   Drums
Karen Elaine   Viola
Alma Fernandez   Viola
Shawntae Jackson   Background Vocals
Mario de León   Violin
Tim Orindgreff   Saxophone
Ephraim Owens   Trumpet
Nayanna Holley   Background Vocals
Gary Lee Clark   Background Vocals
Henson Studio Gang   Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Sheryl Crow   Composer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Terence Trent D'Arby   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Clarence Greenwood   Composer
Alphonso Mizell   Composer
Deke Richards   Composer
Justin Stanley   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Doyle Bramhall   Composer,Producer
Corporation   Composer
Scooter Weintraub   Executive Producer
Keith Megna   Videography,Band Photo
Paul Lamalfa   Engineer
Frederick Perrin   Composer

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100 Miles from Memphis 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great tribute to her hometown music mecca in Kennett, MO. This album is so worth it! Buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed these tunes. Sheryl's voice is in good shape. Her songs are bouncy and catchy. I really loved the Terence Trent D'Arby cover. This album just shows that Sheryl still has it after all these years. Buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried really hard to find one thing I liked about this CD but nothing-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
terribly disappointed in the direction she's taken here. i have all her stuff and really didn't like this at all in fact i gave it to a friend who also loves sheryl and she said she hated it...i found myself skipping through songs after a while looking for SOME glimmer of the sheryl crow i love and she is not 100 miles from memphis. she is downtown memphis on this one. sheryl come back.
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