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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On her seventh album, Texas blues singer/guitarist Carolyn Wonderland teams with Ray Benson, leader of Asleep at the Wheel, who serves as her producer, co-writer on two songs, backup guitarist, and the head of her record label, Bismeaux Productions. Benson seems to have just let Wonderland be herself, and that results in a varied collection that begins by emphasizing her blues-rock bona fides on the lap steel workout "Misunderstood" and ends with the ballad "Feed Me to the Lions," on which she is accompanied by the Tosca String Quartet. In between, there is plenty of room for her tasty, sometimes ferocious guitar playing on both originals and such covers as a version ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On her seventh album, Texas blues singer/guitarist Carolyn Wonderland teams with Ray Benson, leader of Asleep at the Wheel, who serves as her producer, co-writer on two songs, backup guitarist, and the head of her record label, Bismeaux Productions. Benson seems to have just let Wonderland be herself, and that results in a varied collection that begins by emphasizing her blues-rock bona fides on the lap steel workout "Misunderstood" and ends with the ballad "Feed Me to the Lions," on which she is accompanied by the Tosca String Quartet. In between, there is plenty of room for her tasty, sometimes ferocious guitar playing on both originals and such covers as a version of the Johnny Winter signature song "Still Alive and Well." She has a powerful, rhythmic voice, her phrasing, if not her timbre, sometimes recalling Janis Joplin's, perhaps because they come from the same part of the world. While the rockers clearly provide a comfort zone for her, Wonderland seems equally at home on calmer material, notably the slow blues "Bad Girl Blues" and "I Don't Want to Fall for You," which sounds like a lost song from the days of Tin Pan Alley. Such versatility serves her well and only whets the appetite for her next guitar solo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2008
  • Label: Bismeaux Productions
  • UPC: 678572959127
  • Catalog Number: 9600
  • Sales rank: 28,515

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carolyn Wonderland Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Trumpet, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Lap Steel Guitar
Tim Curry Background Vocals
Guy Forsyth Harmonica
Ray Benson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tambourine, Guitar (Baritone)
Jon Blondell Bass
Cindy Cashdollar Dobro
Lloyd Maines Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Jamie Oldaker Drums
Jason Roberts Fiddle
David Sanger Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
Glenn Fukunaga Bass
John Mills Horn
Wes Hightower Harmony, Vocal Harmony
Tracy Seeger Violin
John H.R. Mills Saxophone
Ames Asbell Viola
Sara Nelson Cello
Leigh Mahoney Violin
Shelley King Choir, Chorus, Harmony, Vocal Harmony
Shelley King Background Vocals
Glenn Fukunga Bass Guitar
Cole El Saleh Keyboards
Barry "Frosty" Smith Drums
Technical Credits
J.J. Cale Composer
Rick Derringer Composer
Ray Benson Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Lloyd Maines Composer
Bruce Robison Composer
Carolyn Wonderland Composer
Dick Reeves Art Direction
Terri Hendrix Composer
John H.R. Mills Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Eldridge Goins Composer
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