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Fire in the Feeling
     

Fire in the Feeling

by Terry Evans
 
After marking time with a live release, Terry Evans returns after four years with a studio collection that, while it doesn't explore new territory, revels in the gospel-laced rocking R&B that has always been his forte. Old friend Ry Cooder sits this one out again (he does contribute a terrific if slightly off-kilter love song in "My Baby Joined the Army"), but his

Overview

After marking time with a live release, Terry Evans returns after four years with a studio collection that, while it doesn't explore new territory, revels in the gospel-laced rocking R&B that has always been his forte. Old friend Ry Cooder sits this one out again (he does contribute a terrific if slightly off-kilter love song in "My Baby Joined the Army"), but his influence is never far from the proceedings when Mark Shark, Joe Colombo, or especially ex-Cooder cohort David Lindley picks up a slide guitar. Evans plays some rhythm guitar and penned or co-wrote six of these 11 songs, including the stirring "Walkin' Chains," the album's longest and most intense piece. Here the swamp, religious, blues, R&B, and folk strains that appear throughout the disc collide in an explosive, moving ballad that builds to a shattering climax with Colombo's Cooder-ish guitar wailing away. There's plenty of party music, too, with the self-explanatory double entendre "I Got a Pony (She Likes to Ride)," the funky "Let's Get Gone," and the jaunty "Nothing Wrong with Texas (That Leaving Won't Fix)." Evans balances these upbeat tunes with slower, more pensive and brooding material, making for a varied and eclectic outing. The singer is in typically fine voice, shifting from an angelic falsetto to a lowdown growl in seconds. When he spars with legendary trombonist George Bohannon, who sizzles on the jazz-funk groove of "Discover Me," the sparks really fly. This is as good as anything Terry Evans has done, and those unfamiliar with his brand of rootsy R&B can start here. Established fans will feel right at home with this typically tough and tender release from an unfortunately underappreciated artist who is keeping roots R&B and soul music alive, one album at a time.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
Label:
Valley
UPC:
0618321520024
catalogNumber:
15200
Rank:
145862

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Tracks

  1. Uphill Climb (To the Bottom)
  2. Nothing Wrong With Texas (That Leaving Won't Fix)
  3. My Baby Joined the Army
  4. Let's Get Gone
  5. Turn on Your Lovelight
  6. I'll Be Your Shelter (In the Time of Storm)
  7. Discover Me
  8. I Got a Pony (She Likes to Ride)
  9. What About Me?
  10. Racket in the Room
  11. Walkin' Chains

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terry Evans   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
David Lindley   Guitar
Little Jimmy Scott   Guitar
Jorge Calderon   Bass
Phil Bloch   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
George Bohannon   Trombone
Denise Bonnell   Piano,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Joe Colombo   Slide Guitar
Donny Gerrard   Background Vocals
Mark Goldberg   Bass,Upright Bass
Brian Kilgore   Conga
Hense Powell   Organ,Piano,Wurlitzer
Mark Shark   Slide Guitar
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals
George Bohanon   Trombone

Technical Credits

Ry Cooder   Composer
Homer Banks   Composer
Phil Bloch   Composer,Producer
Terry Evans   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Tony Gilkyson   Composer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Joseph Scott   Composer
Ernie Payne   Composer

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