Country Soul Sisters: Women in Country, 1952-74 [Soul Jazz]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Soul Jazz is a music-loving label that specializes in generous, handsome, multi-artist reissues, often focusing on a particular label or style. The 2012 compilation Country Soul Sisters: Women in Country Music 1952-1974 doesn't zero in on a sound, style, or imprint. Rather, it presents a concept -- female country singers who occasionally dabbled in soul. A good idea, but not one that's executed especially well, as the earliest music here pre-dates soul and doesn't have much to do with R&B, either. Patsy Cline jumps a bit on "Ain't No Wheels on This Ship" but Kitty Wells never sounded soulful, particularly not when she sang the hardcore honky tonk of "It ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Soul Jazz is a music-loving label that specializes in generous, handsome, multi-artist reissues, often focusing on a particular label or style. The 2012 compilation Country Soul Sisters: Women in Country Music 1952-1974 doesn't zero in on a sound, style, or imprint. Rather, it presents a concept -- female country singers who occasionally dabbled in soul. A good idea, but not one that's executed especially well, as the earliest music here pre-dates soul and doesn't have much to do with R&B, either. Patsy Cline jumps a bit on "Ain't No Wheels on This Ship" but Kitty Wells never sounded soulful, particularly not when she sang the hardcore honky tonk of "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," which closes this album. Much of the rest of the disc isn't quite so purely country, but there's more lush countrypolitan here than soul. And, as long as you realize that this doesn't quite deliver on the promise of the title, it's a pretty good sampling of many of the big stars of the '50s, '60s, and early '70s -- Dolly Parton, Jeannie C. Riley, Bobbie Gentry, Tammy Wynette, Barbara Mandrell,Tanya Tucker, Connie Smith, Billie Jo Spears, and Loretta Lynn are all here -- and gives a portrait of the times. And it is most effective as a sampler, not as an introduction; there are so many odd choices and non-hits here that this delivers a feeling, not an overview. It's a time capsule, for better or worse.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2013
  • Label: Soul Jazz
  • EAN: 5026328002583
  • Catalog Number: 258
  • Sales rank: 67,284

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind - Dolly Parton (2:14)
  2. 2 Fancy - Lynn Anderson (3:05)
  3. 3 I've Done a Lot of Living Since Then - Jeannie C. Riley (2:00)
  4. 4 Reunion - Bobbie Gentry (2:33)
  5. 5 Tonight My Baby's Coming Home - Tammy Wynette (2:09)
  6. 6 A Satisfied Mind - Jean Shepard (2:26)
  7. 7 Get While the Gettin's Good - Nancy Sinatra (2:41)
  8. 8 California Cotton Fields - Tanya Tucker (2:16)
  9. 9 Saunders Ferry Lane - Sammi Smith (3:09)
  10. 10 If It Ain't Love - Connie Smith (2:30)
  11. 11 Two Whoops and a Holler - Jean Shepard (2:19)
  12. 12 Mr. Walker, It's All Over - Billie Jo Spears (3:01)
  13. 13 Ain't No Wheels On This Ship - Patsy Cline (1:57)
  14. 14 Color My World - Barbara Fairchild (2:40)
  15. 15 You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly - Conway Twitty (2:31)
  16. 16 Harper Valley PTA - Jeannie C. Riley (3:16)
  17. 17 A Woman Left Lonely - Jody Miller (2:41)
  18. 18 Delta Dawn - Kitty Wells (1:55)
  19. 19 Show Me - Diana Trask (2:59)
  20. 20 He's All I Got - Norma Jean (2:50)
  21. 21 Ode To Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry (4:15)
  22. 22 Tender Words - Bonnie Guitar (2:41)
  23. 23 Husband Stealer - Barbara Mandrell (2:54)
  24. 24 I'll Never Do You Wrong - Diana Trask (2:52)
  25. 25 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells (2:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Walker Conductor
Technical Credits
Bill Anderson Composer
Tom T. Hall Composer
Dolly Parton Composer
Joe Tex Composer
Larry Collins Composer
Kelly Gordon Producer
Lee Hazlewood Producer
Shorty Rogers Arranger
Dan Penn Composer
Jerry Bradley Producer
Owen Bradley Producer
Tom Collins Producer
Jerry Crutchfield Producer
Bob Ferguson Producer
Dallas Frazier Composer
Bobbie Gentry Composer
Tony Hatch Composer
Kelso Herston Producer
Buddy Killen Producer
Jim Malloy Producer
Ken Nelson Producer
Spooner Oldham Composer
Bobby Paris Producer
Billy Sherrill Composer, Producer
L.E. White Composer
Dee Moeller Composer
Jackie Trent Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Earl Montgomery Composer
Jack Rhodes Composer
Becki Bluefield Composer
Gene Crysler Composer
Whitehead Composer
Pete Reilly Mastering
Bill Walker Arranger
Alex Harvey Composer
Shelby S. Singleton Jr. Producer
Red Hayes Composer
Lola Jean Dillon Composer
Jimmy Haskell Arranger
Paul Cohen Producer
Jerri Clark Composer
Glen Sutton Composer, Producer
Jerry Williams Jr. Composer
Gary Bonds Composer
Joseph Denton "Jay" Miller Composer
Joe Franklin Composer
Chandler Stevenson Composer
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