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My Kind of Music
     

My Kind of Music

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by Ray Scott
 
Given the understated boast in the title of his debut album My Kind of Music, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that Ray Scott fashions himself as a bit of a modern-day outlaw, a contemporary spin on such classic country mavericks as Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. He has a deep, powerful baritone, part Waylon and part

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Given the understated boast in the title of his debut album My Kind of Music, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that Ray Scott fashions himself as a bit of a modern-day outlaw, a contemporary spin on such classic country mavericks as Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. He has a deep, powerful baritone, part Waylon and part Dick Curless, and his music is lean, spare, and muscular -- confident, but never flashy, since Scott has the easy assurance of somebody who knows what he's all about as a singer, musician, and writer. And he is a writer, too, penning (or co-authoring) every one of the 13 songs that make up his first-rate debut. The sound is straight out of the '70s, with driving electric guitars and rock-influenced country beats punctuated every so often with a soul-searching acoustic ballad, yet it doesn't sound like he's faithfully re-creating classic outlaw country -- he's staying true to the tradition, yet he's slyly updated it with a big, hard, glossy sound and a modern-day swagger. Best of all, Scott knows not to take himself too seriously; there's a genuine undercurrent of wry humor threaded throughout the album, coming to a head on the very funny, very appealing title song, where he dumps a Whitney Houston fan because she doesn't dig his kind of music. Because Scott is equally convincing when he's strutting or when he's cracking jokes or crooning a lovelorn ballad, My Kind of Music winds up as one of the most emotionally satisfying country albums of 2005. Musically, it may stay within the confines of modern outlaw country, but Scott proves that it's a rich territory with this excellent debut.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/2005
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0093624882725
catalogNumber:
48827
Rank:
39340

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Scott   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Steve Wariner   Electric Guitar
A.J. Masters   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Eddie Bayers   Percussion,Drums
Barry Beckett   Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Pat Buchanan   Harmonica,Electric Guitar
Buddy Cannon   Background Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Jack Clement   Acoustic Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Slide Guitar
Kevin Grantt   Bass
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
John Hobbs   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Randy McCormick   Piano,Hammond Organ
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Larry Paxton   Bass
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Paul Scholten   Percussion,Drums
Robby Turner   Steel Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle
Doug Kahan   Bass
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
John Boblinger   Acoustic Guitar
Angela Hurt   Background Vocals
Phillip Moore   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Wariner   Composer
Buddy Cannon   Producer
Billy Sherrill   Engineer
Michael McCall   grooming
Rodney Dawson   Engineer
Wayne Brezinka   Art Direction
Tony Castle   Engineer
Jess Brown   Composer
T.W. Cargile   Engineer
Tyler Smith   Engineer
George W. Clinton   Engineer
Ray Scott   Composer
John Boblinger   Composer
John Dorris   Management
Katherine Fowler   Paintings
Phillip Moore   Composer,Producer
Norbert Nix   Management

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My Kind of Music 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful CD - great to have another singer /song writer out there. He is quite a talent - with quite a voice - "I didn't come here to talk" is a sleeper hit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ray Scott has a nice baritone voice. It gives the album an edge. The title track is upbeat and fun. There are some interesting tracks that make this album well worth buying.