Crazy Little Things

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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: 4/26/2011
  • Label: Potomac Productions
  • UPC: 626570613633
  • Catalog Number: 4002
  • Sales rank: 30,976

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
Jordan Lehning Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Larry Hall Strings
John Horn Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
"Blue" Lou Marini Jr. Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
John Denver Composer
Al Green Composer
Don Henley Composer
Carole King Composer
Freddie Mercury Composer
Les 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 Jr. 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 Jr. Horn Arrangements
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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Beyond Wonder Woman there is a real chanteuse in Lynda Carter!

    Lynda Carter has been all over the country in recent weeks promoting her third album, "Crazy Little Things", from appearing on TV to touring her popular musical act in well-known clubs. Major interest in Carter stems from her role as television's original Wonder Woman as well as a new series starring the iconic character that's due to air later this year. But beyond the Amazing Amazon who regularly lassoed evildoers and the glamor Carter has been exuding since the mid-Seventies, there is a very soulful voice that is evident with this record. Carter continues to take songs of bygone eras and adds her own twist with a little r&b, country, and rock & roll. These songs of different genres become a whole under Carter's care into a more mellow contemporary blend. At first listen, my favorite remake was John Denver's, "Leaving On a Jet Plane", a melodic ballad Carter has now made all her own. Also to compliment Carter's vocals is an outstanding band that highlights the songstress in magnificent ways (check out, "Let the Good Times Role") into a perfect bled of harmonic beauty and excitement. Friends who have seen Carter's show tell me she and said band are amazing live, judging by what is heard with this CD, I would whole heartily agree. There are a few tracks that when listening you can't help but start shaking from side to side, "Choo Choo" being a prime example! Overall this is a fun new album from a Hollywood legend who's doing what she loves to do and the proof is here with, "Crazy Little Things", available in record stores or online today.

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