Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Jimmie Dale Gilmore

by Jimmie Dale Gilmore
     
 
Jimmie Dale Gilmore's self-titled sophomore effort boasted a less aggressive sound than his Joe Ely-produced debut, and that suited Gilmore's wavering tenor and impressionistic lyrical style just fine, though the album also sounds like an attempt to blend a traditional country approach with Gilmore's rather individualistic style. This time out

Overview

Jimmie Dale Gilmore's self-titled sophomore effort boasted a less aggressive sound than his Joe Ely-produced debut, and that suited Gilmore's wavering tenor and impressionistic lyrical style just fine, though the album also sounds like an attempt to blend a traditional country approach with Gilmore's rather individualistic style. This time out, Gilmore wrote (or co-wrote half) of the album's ten songs, while old friend Butch Hancock ponied up two tunes of his own, and the production (by Bruce Bromberg and Lloyd Maines) generates a laid-back honky tonk vibe that recalls the feel of a Texas dancehall without forcing the issue. The album rescues one classic tune from the long-lost Flatlanders album ("Dallas"), and "Deep Eddy Blues" and "Beautiful Rose" prove he had plenty of other great songs at his disposal, which marks a major improvement over the covers-heavy debut. Sometimes, however, the spunky tempo and precise accompaniment of the music seem to be working against the grain of Gilmore's often world-weary songs, though Jimmie Dale himself accompanies these arrangements with grace and confidence. Jimmie Dale Gilmore is a fine album and a step up from Fair and Square, but in retrospect it sounds most like a stepping stone on the way to his definitive recording, After Awhile.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/1993
Label:
Hightone Records
UPC:
0012928801829
catalogNumber:
8018
Rank:
16653

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmie Dale Gilmore   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Walter Hyatt   Background Vocals
Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Flatlanders   Background Vocals
Harold Bradley   Acoustic Guitar
Augie Brown   Background Vocals
Jerry Kroon   Drums
Lloyd Maines   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Background Vocals
Larry Paxton   Bass
Dale Sellers   Electric Guitar
Tommy Williams   Fiddle
David Briggs   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jimmie Dale Gilmore   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Butch Hancock   Composer
Paul Glasse   Composer
Harold Bradley   Tic Tac
Bruce Bromberg   Producer
Lloyd Maines   Producer
Bill Harris   Engineer
Buck Peddy   Composer
A. R. Peddy   Composer

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