Crazy Little Things

Crazy Little Things

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by Lynda Carter
     
 

Although 59-year-old actress Lynda Carter remains best known for her starring role on the TV series Wonder Woman in the 1970s, she began her career singing rock & roll in her native Arizona as a teenager. When Wonder Woman was at its height, Epic Records signed her and released Portrait (1978), which was her only albumSee more details below

Overview

Although 59-year-old actress Lynda Carter remains best known for her starring role on the TV series Wonder Woman in the 1970s, she began her career singing rock & roll in her native Arizona as a teenager. When Wonder Woman was at its height, Epic Records signed her and released Portrait (1978), which was her only album until Potomac Productions issued At Last more than 30 years later. Crazy Little Things is its follow-up, and it demonstrates that Carter has much more than an adequate singing voice. The collection is full of familiar pop
ock songs dating from the 1940s to the '70s, and a notable performance is Carter's version of Glenn Frey and Don Henley's Eagles standard "Desperado." Of course, the song is also known for a cover by Linda Ronstadt, another daughter of Arizona, and Carter's alto is in the same register as Ronstadt's, making their voices similar. Ronstadt's reading is much more emotional than Carter's restrained interpretation, however. Her real antecedent is suggested in her version of "Sentimental Journey," the song that made a star out of Doris Day. Carter is much more in Day's camp than Ronstadt's, even though most of her repertoire here dates from the rock era. She certainly can handle a rocker, as she does on "Let the Good Times Roll." But she is better with lighter fare. Carter has made a living in clubs for many years, and this album suggests what audiences are likely to hear if they see her in Las Vegas or Atlantic City, drawn by her TV fame: a good, professional performance.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2011
Label:
Potomac Productions
UPC:
0626570613633
catalogNumber:
4002
Rank:
38637

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lynda Carter   Primary Artist
Cindy Walker   Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Shane Keister   Keyboards
Tom Flora   Background Vocals
Vicki Hampton   Background Vocals
Tony Harrell   Accordion,Keyboards
David Hungate   Bass,Electric Guitar
Viktor Krauss   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Paul Leim   Drums
Sam Levine   Clarinet,Saxophone
Russ Pahl   Steel Guitar
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Kerry Marx   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
Roy Agee   Trombone
Perry Coleman   Background Vocals
Tania Hancheroff   Background Vocals
Larry Hall   Strings
Jordan Lehning   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards
John Horn   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
"Blue" Lou Marini   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
John Denver   Composer
Green   Composer
Don Henley   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Brown   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Composer
Lynda Carter   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Denver Darling   Composer
Cindy Walker   Vocal Arrangements
Shane Keister   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Glenn Frey   Composer
Shirley Goodman   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Vicki Hampton   Vocal Arrangements
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Ben Homer   Composer
Jim Horn   Horn Arrangements
Viktor Krauss   Arranger
Leonard Lee   Composer
Kyle Lehning   Producer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Harry Warren   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Kerry Marx   Composer
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Bryan Sutton   Arranger
Robert Hadley   Mastering
Tania Hancheroff   Vocal Arrangements
Casey Wood   Engineer
Jordan Lehning   Engineer
"Blue" Lou Marini   Horn Arrangements

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