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Countrypolitan Duets
     

Countrypolitan Duets

by Anna Wilson
 
As top country songwriters, Anna Wilson and her husband, Monty Powell, carry considerable water in Nashville, and that allows them to indulge as a side project Wilson's career as a jazz singer, with Powell as her producer, on their own Transfer Records label. It also gives them access to some of the country artists they've written for, such as See more details below

Overview

As top country songwriters, Anna Wilson and her husband, Monty Powell, carry considerable water in Nashville, and that allows them to indulge as a side project Wilson's career as a jazz singer, with Powell as her producer, on their own Transfer Records label. It also gives them access to some of the country artists they've written for, such as Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban, who are among her duet partners on this album, devoted to jazz arrangements of country standards. Others, such as veterans Connie Smith, Ray Price, Billy Dean, and Kenny Rogers, doubtless were only too happy to join in, along with noted jazz and country instrumentalists Larry Carlton, Rick Braun, and Lloyd Green. Wilson has a warm, bouncy voice well suited to these swing arrangements of, for instance, Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight" (with the members of Lady Antebellum providing jazzy backgrounds). With Smith and Price, Wilson joins in on remakes of their old hits "Just for What I Am" and "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" (the latter with Rascal Flatts joining in on background vocals). It would be easy to envision the duet with Urban on Danny O'Keefe's "Goodtime Charlie's Got the Blues" actually becoming a country hit, which the song never quite has done previously, despite several minor country chart placings. On the whole, however, the album is a pleasant throwback to earlier styles of pop, country, and jazz.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2011
Label:
Music World
UPC:
0879645001716
catalogNumber:
5716

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Performance Credits

Anna Wilson   Primary Artist
David Angell   Violin
Jeff Bailey   Trumpet
David Davidson   Violin
Mark Douthit   Saxophone
Barry Green   Trombone
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
Wayne Killius   Drums
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Sam Levine   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Monty Powell   Guitar,Soloist
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Jeff Franzel   Piano
Tim Akers   Hammond B3
Keith Urban   Guitar,Soloist
Monisa Angell   Viola
Roy Agee   Trombone
Mike Nobel   Guitar
Maxwell Abrams   Saxophone
Cheyenne Medders   Guitar,Soloist
Pam Sixfin   Violin
Shannon Wickline   Hammond B3
Conni Ellisor   Violin
Sean Smith   Bass
Melvin Deal   Guitar

Technical Credits

Eddy Arnold   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Bill Baumgart   Vocal Arrangements
Walt Breeland   Composer
Paul Buskirk   Composer
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Danny O'Keefe   Composer
A.L. Owens   Composer
Monty Powell   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Jim Weatherly   Composer
Kristin Wilkinson   String Arrangements
Robert K. Oermann   Liner Notes
Jeff Franzel   Arranger,Composer,Director
Charles Carpenter   Composer
Alan Block   Composer
Roy Agee   Horn Arrangements
Don Hecht   Composer
Louis Dunlap   Composer
Anna Wilson   Composer,Executive Producer
Matt Troja   Engineer
Sean Neff   Engineer
Cheyenne Medders   Engineer
Ray Winkler   Composer
Terry Sawchuk   Producer
John Hathcock   Composer
Lisa Davis Purcell   Executive Producer

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