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Blues and Lamentations

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
It's perhaps understandable if Kate Campbell fans have pictured her as standing -- in an artistic manner -- still for the last several years. Her most recent albums have either consisted of covers Twang on a Wire or re-recordings of early material Sing Me Out and The Portable Kate Campbell. So the release of Blues and Lamentations is a welcome return to fine, deep albums like Wandering Strange. Campbell's warm Southern vocals wrap themselves around the lyrics of "Miles of Blues" and "Pans of Biscuits" as though they were old friends, and the country-folk arrangements offer the perfect underpinning. There are also nice touches like spiritually tinged background ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
It's perhaps understandable if Kate Campbell fans have pictured her as standing -- in an artistic manner -- still for the last several years. Her most recent albums have either consisted of covers Twang on a Wire or re-recordings of early material Sing Me Out and The Portable Kate Campbell. So the release of Blues and Lamentations is a welcome return to fine, deep albums like Wandering Strange. Campbell's warm Southern vocals wrap themselves around the lyrics of "Miles of Blues" and "Pans of Biscuits" as though they were old friends, and the country-folk arrangements offer the perfect underpinning. There are also nice touches like spiritually tinged background singing on the choruses of "Genesis Blues" and "New Blues." It would be easy to mistake Campbell's song titles -- "Shallow Grave" and "Lay Back the Darkness" -- as depressing and gain the idea that Blues and Lamentations is a downbeat affair. A spiritual quality underlines each lyric, however, and Campbell's vocals inject each song with a hopefulness that remains despite life's obstacles. These songs, filled with good melodies and understated instrumental work, are brought to life by the deep resonance of Campbell's lovely vocals. Blues and Lamentations is much more than another album by another singer/songwriter about how rough life is; it's a deeply considered recording and it should receive a warm welcome from Campbell's fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2005
  • Label: Large River Music
  • UPC: 751653410424
  • Catalog Number: 4104
  • Sales rank: 310,115

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kate Campbell Primary Artist, Tambourine, Vocals
Guy Clark Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Verlon Thompson Vocal Harmony
Cindy Walker Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Walt Aldridge Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Jim Hoke Clarinet, Harmonica, Accordion, Autoharp
Carl Jones Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Mac McAnally Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Maura O'Connell Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Neal Rosengarden Trumpet
Tony Baker & His Orchestra Piano
David Jacques Double Bass, Upright Bass
Randy Kohrs Dobro
Ron de la Vega Cello
Bill Huber Trombone
Neil Rosengarden Trumpet
Doug Stokes Percussion
Mark Narmore Piano
Technical Credits
Jessie Mae Hemphill Composer
Walt Aldridge Composer, Mastering, Audio Production
Kate Campbell Composer, Liner Notes
Trixie Smith Composer
Kevin Gordon Composer
Aimee Roberts Mazurek Graphic Design
Hank Williams Mastering
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