Hey Y'all

Hey Y'all

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by Elizabeth Cook
     
 
Through more than 100 appearances on The Grand Ole Opry, Elizabeth Cook built strong ties to the audience most likely to respond to her debut album. Her voice throughout Hey Y'all begs comparison to classic country divas such as Loretta Lynn and especially Dolly Parton

Overview

Through more than 100 appearances on The Grand Ole Opry, Elizabeth Cook built strong ties to the audience most likely to respond to her debut album. Her voice throughout Hey Y'all begs comparison to classic country divas such as Loretta Lynn and especially Dolly Parton, to whom Cook pays good-humored tribute on "Dolly." Her nasal intonation and Southern lilt bear the ring of authenticity and her writing bypasses contemporary distractions in order to connect directly to a more conservative aesthetic. The results, always agreeable, can be startling when Cook throws a lyrical curve: The word "virginity" clangs like a dinner bell on the last line of "Demon," a finger-wag warning set to a honky tonk saunter. The classic old-time harmonies and medium-tempo rockabilly sway of "Blue Shades," the cameo monologue by Bill Anderson on the barroom lament "Don't Bother Me," the steel guitars that slither through several tracks, the unabashed if predictable gospel hand-clapper "God's Got a Plan," the infectious barn-dance hook of "Stupid Things," and above all her thrilling rendition of Jessi Colter's "I'm Not Lisa" all affirm the power of unadulterated old-time country and Cook's complete command of this idiom.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0093624828921
catalogNumber:
48289
Rank:
82688

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elizabeth Cook   Primary Artist,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Glen Duncan   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Mike Allen   Background Vocals
Sam Bacco   Percussion
Dennis Belfield   Bass
Gary Burnette   Electric Guitar
Tim Carroll   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
John Catchings   Strings
Carolee Cooper   Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
David Davidson   Strings
Dan Dugmore   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Dave Francis   Acoustic Guitar
Tony Harrell   Keyboards
Viktor Krauss   Bass
Kenny Malone   Drums
Kevin McKendree   Keyboards
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Darrell Scott   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Dobro,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Kenny Vaughan   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Denise McCall   Background Vocals
Rick Schell   Drums
Jeff Gordon   Acoustic Guitar
Pat Sansone   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion
Mark Hill   Bass
Steven Sheehan   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

John Catchings   String Arrangements
Robert Charles   Engineer
David Davidson   String Arrangements
Richard Dodd   Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Dan Leffler   Engineer
James Bauer   Engineer

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Hey Y'all 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had not heard of Elizabeth Cook until I saw her on the " Imus in the morning" talk show. The song she sang was "You Move Too Fast". I was so enthralled by her beauty and her voice and the lyrics to this song I made a mental and written note to myself to check her CD, "Hey Y'all" to listen and decide if there were any other songs on the CD that I liked to determine whether I should purchase it. I was not only convinced but compelled to buy it because I could not find any song she sang on this CD that I disliked. Her voice is as strong and beautiful as any I have heard in a long while. No regrets will be found by the purchaser of this album. Simply put, it is FANTASTIC.