All the Girls I Am

All the Girls I Am

by Jeannie Kendall
     
 

In a world where the singer/songwriter has taken empowerment to extraordinary sales and chart levels, few interpreters have had the opportunity to push someone else's message across with the same authority as the copyright holders. Veteran country-pop legend Jeannie Kendall in her first full solo album (her previous disc containing the final collaborations with See more details below

Overview

In a world where the singer/songwriter has taken empowerment to extraordinary sales and chart levels, few interpreters have had the opportunity to push someone else's message across with the same authority as the copyright holders. Veteran country-pop legend Jeannie Kendall in her first full solo album (her previous disc containing the final collaborations with Royce Kendall, her dad) issues a tremendous work of diverse and catchy music, an elaborately produced platform where her familiar and telling vocals deliver the goods as if she wrote each tune herself. The country sound longtime fans yearn for is here in "Just a Memory" and "Your Picture, Your Pillow and Me," material and performance that would make the venerable Kitty Wells proud. But just as traditional country & western has evolved, Kendall comfortably follows what is expected with a clever mix of AAA, Celtic, and on "Keep Us Warm," driving hard pop that somehow fits perfectly into this unique collection. Producers Mike Stults and Brian Fisher fashion contemporary sounds in their complex mix, instrumentation perfectly melting behind Kendall's sublime expression. "All the Girls I Am (The Penny Whistle Song)" is explosive compared to the up-tempo optimism ballad "Make a Dance." The Celtic mantra title track opens up this very interesting album with violin, viola, cello, compelling guitar, and a penny whistle, of course, all in a mesmerizing swirl with the harmony vocals. It's a pretty amazing combination reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt's work. And it sets the stage for veteran songwriter Harriet Schock's stunning "You Just Don't Get Me -- Do You?" Decades after Helen Reddy realized Schock's classic debut, "That Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady," Kendall takes this double-entendre relationship-in-question pop delicacy to number one on the New Music Weekly Hot A/C chart as well as Top Five at Friday Morning Quarterback. It's powerful stuff, one of those tunes that you crank up to full volume and dance around the room to. "Heaven & Mexico" brings the party to another phase, Spanish horns helping define as clearly as the viola and cello put an original stamp on the first track. Utilizing Jackie DeShannon's vocal pleadings in parts of the record -- especially on "Wild Honey," which musically drifts into the Beatles' "Free as a Bird" territory -- Kendall indulges the many colors she has picked up on her life's journey. It all culminates in another great Harriet Schock tune, the tender "Worn Around the Edges" from producer Nik Venet's final masterpiece, the Rosebud album. Co-written by Arthur Hamilton (of "Cry Me a River" fame), it adds an exclamation point to this deep and entertaining disc. Material fitted with strong hooks and superior performance, Kendall re-emerges triumphant with this very impressive and important musical statement.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
Label:
Golden
UPC:
0829569140428
catalogNumber:
1404

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeannie Kendall   Primary Artist,Vocals
Joey Scarbury   Violin,Cello,Viola,Vocal Harmony
Larry Cordle   Vocal Harmony
Eddie Anderson   Drums
Kelly Back   Acoustic Guitar
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jimmy Carter   Bass,Bass Guitar
Liz Constantine   Vocal Harmony
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Sonny Garrish   Pedal Steel Guitar
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Owen Hale   Drums
Mike Haynes   Horn
Jim Hoke   Harmonica,Penny Whistle
Carl Jackson   Acoustic Guitar
Teresa James   Vocal Harmony
Dirk Johnson   Keyboards
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Marty Rifkin   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro
George Tidwell   Horn
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Jonathan Yudkin   Violin,Cello,Viola
Andrea Zonn   Vocal Harmony
James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Darrin Vincent   Vocal Harmony
Tim Bryson   Bass
Royce Kendall   Vocal Harmony
Gabe Witcher   Fiddle
Jennifer Thompson   Vocal Harmony
Larry Cordie   Vocal Harmony
Anthony Harrell   Keyboards
Larry Beaird   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin
Thomas Johansson   Bass
Jason Webb   Keyboards
Sheila Smith   Vocal Harmony
Michael Witcher   Dobro
Windy Wagner   Vocal Harmony
Amanda Colliver   Vocal Harmony
David Roe   Bass
Jeff King   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Robert Irving   Producer
Joey Scarbury   Composer
Larry Cordle   Composer
Eddie Bayers   drum programming
Bob Bullock   Engineer
Todd Cerney   Composer
John DeNicola   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Marty Rifkin   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Harriet Schock   Composer
Larry Shell   Composer
Tim Bryson   Producer,Engineer
Linda Holland   Composer
Terry Lupton   Composer
Josh Bernard   Composer
Brien Fisher   Producer,Audio Production
Thomas Johansson   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Rebecca Lynn Howard   Composer
André Pessis   Composer
Jake Nicely   Engineer
Mike Stults   Producer,Liner Notes
Amanda Colliver   Composer
Don Pfrimmer   Composer
Shevy Smith   Composer
Jeff King   Mastering
Mike Stults   Audio Production

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