No Stranger to Shame [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
When, with the release of the fluffy "Follow Me," Uncle Kracker first ventured out of the trailer-park landscape that he helped Kid Rock construct, a goodly number of folks wondered, "What's a nice boy like this doing hanging out with that American Bad Ass?" Well, on his sophomore set, the DJ-turned-crooner doesn't help listeners make any real inroads towards solving that riddle, but he does turn out more of the same surprisingly creamy soul-pop that made his debut album such an addictive pleasure. Like Kid Rock, Kracker wears his allegiances on his sleeve -- as borne out by his decision to invite soul singer Dobie Gray to contribute guest vocals to a cover of "Drift ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
When, with the release of the fluffy "Follow Me," Uncle Kracker first ventured out of the trailer-park landscape that he helped Kid Rock construct, a goodly number of folks wondered, "What's a nice boy like this doing hanging out with that American Bad Ass?" Well, on his sophomore set, the DJ-turned-crooner doesn't help listeners make any real inroads towards solving that riddle, but he does turn out more of the same surprisingly creamy soul-pop that made his debut album such an addictive pleasure. Like Kid Rock, Kracker wears his allegiances on his sleeve -- as borne out by his decision to invite soul singer Dobie Gray to contribute guest vocals to a cover of "Drift Away." He also shares the Kid's fondness for honky-tonk country, which is evident on the twangy "I Used to Love You." The artist sometimes at least to his mom and the DMV known as Matt Shafer can indulge his sweet tooth a little too often: "Letter to My Daughters," for instance, pours it on thicker than even a Hallmark staffer ever would. But when he gets down to business, as on the sexy, Stax-y "I Do," there's no doubting that Uncle Kracker's heart, and his musical instinct, is in the right place.
All Music Guide - Christina Fuoco
On his sophomore effort, Uncle Kracker born Matthew Shafer steps out from behind Kid Rock's turntable to prove he's a viable artist on his own. The album No Stranger to Shame is a collection of willowy jangle rock with Motown and rap influences thrown in. It kicks off with the Motown feel of "I Do" and continues through a journey of country on "Letter to My Daughters" and funky rap on "Keep It Comin'." No Stranger to Shame is vastly different from his rap-riddled debut, Double Wide. His full-time employer, Kid Rock, is only credited as executive producer, unlike Double Wide, on which the rap-rocker made multiple appearances. Uncle Kracker proves he can sing throughout No Stranger to Shame. His takes on "Drift Away," a duet with Dobie Gray, and "Baby Don't Cry" showcase Uncle Kracker's blues sensibility. No Stranger to Shame should keep radio busy for quite some time -- most of the songs remain in the listener's mind long after the CD ends.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: Lava
  • UPC: 075678354229
  • Catalog Number: 83542
  • Sales rank: 13,029

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Keep It Comin' (3:22)
  2. 2 Thunderhead Hawkins (3:48)
  3. 3 In a Little While (4:09)
  4. 4 I Wish I Had a Dollar (4:04)
  5. 5 Drift Away (4:15)
  6. 6 Baby Don't Cry (4:26)
  7. 7 I Do (3:11)
  8. 8 Memphis Soul Song (3:58)
  9. 9 I Don't Know (3:57)
  10. 10 To Think I Used to Love You (3:29)
  11. 11 Letter to My Daughters (3:08)
  12. 12 No Stranger to Shame (W/Hidden Track) (3:40)
  13. 13 [Untitled Hidden Track] (0:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Uncle Kracker Primary Artist, Vocals
Dobie Gray Vocals
Richard Baker Piano
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Russ Kunkel Drums
Dean Parks Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Larry Paxton Upright Bass
Wanda Vick Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin
Beth Hart Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Saxophone
Mike Bradford Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jimmie Bones Organ, Piano, Background Vocals
Mark McGrath Vocals
Jimmy Johnson Bass
Technical Credits
David Allan Coe Composer
Kid Rock Executive Producer
Mentor Williams Composer
Andy VanDette Mastering
Mike Bradford Composer, Producer
Uncle Kracker Producer
Christina Dittmar Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    watch out for kazzer

    To anyone who really enjoys Uncle Kracker and this album-you will also really enjoy Kazzer. He's a new rapper/singer with a similar style to Uncle Kracker. His style is the whole rap/rock crossover, he raps while a rock band plays behind him. I saw him at the University of Maryland the other night, and he had alot of energy and really knew what he was doing! I think he's got a single coming out sometime soon...so check it out if you like Uncle Kracker!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    White Trash Music at its Best

    Great CD! Very wide range of song choices. Uncle proves his rusty voice sounds fabulous no matter what the genre. Pick up this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT

    If you prefer his softer side you'll like this. The bonus track is great

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