Give Me Some Wheels

Give Me Some Wheels

by Suzy Bogguss
     
 

Thanks to her stints as a hopeful folkie on the coffeehouse circuit, a busker who traveled the country in a camper, and eventually a performer at Dolly Parton's east Tennessee theme park, Suzy Bogguss has evolved a rather broad definition of mainstream country music. Consequently, she has recorded songs that could be classified variouslySee more details below

Overview

Thanks to her stints as a hopeful folkie on the coffeehouse circuit, a busker who traveled the country in a camper, and eventually a performer at Dolly Parton's east Tennessee theme park, Suzy Bogguss has evolved a rather broad definition of mainstream country music. Consequently, she has recorded songs that could be classified variously as pop, country, folk and rock. All of those influences can be heard prominently on GIVE ME SOME WHEELS, Bogguss's best effort since ACES, her 1991 breakthrough. WHEELS is as high-powered as its title suggests, starting with the rollicking title track. The album also contains some well-selected and sharply drawn material about relationships, including "Feeling About You," "Let's Get Real," and "She Said, He Heard." Bogguss is a beneficiary of the strides taken by performers such as Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris in the 1970s, and though their influence has been mainstreamed over the years (even while the performers themselves have not), you can hear their profound and lasting impact on GIVE ME SOME WHEELS.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In the three years between the release of Suzy Bogguss' fourth studio album of new material, Something Up My Sleeve, and her fifth, Give Me Some Wheels, she released a greatest-hits album and a duet album with Chet Atkins (Simpatico); her record company, Liberty, was reconfigured into Capitol Nashville; and she took time out to start a family. None of those factors may be as important as the sheer passage of time for an artist who had achieved a moderate level of success in a New Traditionalist vein and now faces a tough post-Garth country music environment defined by a new crop of female singers. Give Me Some Wheels is a sturdy album of well-performed, consistently written country songs. The title track, which Bogguss co-wrote with Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison, is a satisfying statement of purpose, and the album's second single, "No Way Out," is a pleasing uptempo love song. But neither became hits ("She Said, He Heard" would have made a better single choice), and the album was a commercial disappointment. If it had been released two years earlier, it probably would have done better, but coming back to a new climate in Nashville, Bogguss needed to make a bolder or more accomplished album than this to keep from losing ground.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/23/1996
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724383646043
catalogNumber:
36460

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Suzy Bogguss   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Beth Nielsen Chapman   Background Vocals
Matt Rollings   Piano
Robert Mason   Strings
Karen Staley   Background Vocals
Deborah Allen   Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Billy Crain   Slide Guitar
Bill Cuomo   Synthesizer
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Marcus Hummon   Background Vocals
Anthony LaMarchina   Strings
Lee Larrison   Strings
Tom Roady   Percussion
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Darrell Scott   Background Vocals
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Alan Umstead   Strings
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Reese Wynans   Hammond Organ
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Michael Spriggs   Acoustic Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass
Steve Hornbeak   Background Vocals
Gerald Boyd   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mike Bradley   Engineer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Scott Hendricks   Producer,Engineer
Susan Levy   Art Direction
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Russ Martin   Engineer
Glenn Meadows   Mastering
Trey Bruce   Producer
Nancy H. Williams   Producer
Karen Cronin   Art Direction
David Buchanan   Engineer
Don Schlitz   Composer
Doug Gill   Composer

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