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Not a Little Girl Anymore
     

Not a Little Girl Anymore

by Linda Lewis
 
The title says it all. No matter how well-loved Linda Lewis was during her days at Reprise, still the focus of both marketing and material was on the sheer youthful glee with which she attacked every performance. Her debut at Arista, however, was built around her determination that, at last, she was going to be treated like an adult, a vow that proved to have been

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The title says it all. No matter how well-loved Linda Lewis was during her days at Reprise, still the focus of both marketing and material was on the sheer youthful glee with which she attacked every performance. Her debut at Arista, however, was built around her determination that, at last, she was going to be treated like an adult, a vow that proved to have been fulfilled long before you reached the sultry, resolute title track. Packing more covers than any of her earlier albums, Not a Little Girl Anymore nevertheless emerges as Lewis' most well-rounded and, perhaps, personal album yet. Cat Stevens' "(Remember the Days Of) The Old Schoolyard," a somewhat forced exercise in nostalgia in its writer's hands, is here imbibed with a genuine sense of emotion and regret. However, there is no time for maudlin reflection as "It's in His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)," a wily cover of the Betty Everett classic, simply erupts out of the song's closing notes with a rambunctious passion that suggests kissing is only the first thing on Lewis' mind. From there on, and to paraphrase one of the album's other prime cuts, Lewis rollercoasters through a succession of moods and styles, ranging from the emotive soul of Gwen Guthrie's "This Time I'll Be Sweeter" to her own (stylistically, aptly titled) "My Grandaddy Could Reggae," a reminder of the versatility that past albums occasionally allowed to overwhelm content, but which here is balanced with delicate precision. And, as you approach the end, the gentle "I Do My Best to Impress" leaves the listener with one thought. You succeeded.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2011
Label:
Big Break
UPC:
5013929032828
catalogNumber:
2903282
Rank:
68454

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Lewis   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Tower of Power   Brass
Derek Smith   Keyboards
Lowell George   Slide Guitar
Duncan Mackay   Organ,Synthesizer Strings
Snowy White   Guitar
Capability Brown   Background Vocals
Clive Chaman   Bass
Gerry Conway   Percussion,Drums
Jim Cregan   Guitar
Jerry Friedman   Guitar
Bernie Holland   Acoustic Guitar
Jack Jennings   Percussion
Phil Kraus   Percussion
Max Middleton   Synthesizer,Celeste,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Lenny Pickett   Flute
Darryl Lee Que   Conga
Lance Quinn   Guitar
Jean Roussel   Organ,Synthesizer,Electric Piano
Carlos Martin   Conga
Anna Rugis   Background Vocals
Robert Ahwai   Guitar
Bob Babitt   Bass
Greg Adams   Horn Section
Ted Sommers   Percussion
Philip Chen   Bass
Steve Gregory   Background Vocals
Christian John Wikane   Interviewee
Richard Bailey   Drums
Lisa Strike   Background Vocals
Jeff Miromov   Guitar

Technical Credits

John Martyn   Composer
Gwen Guthrie   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Linda Lewis   Composer,Executive Producer
Van McCoy   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Tony Bongiovi   Engineer
Bob Clearmountain   Engineer
Jim Cregan   Producer,Remixing
Phil McDonald   Engineer
Max Middleton   Arranger
Ian Samwell   Composer
Bob Tench   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
Stephen Kupka   Composer
Bob Heimall   Art Direction
Paul Bevoir   Logo Design
Greg Adams   Arranger
Rudy Clark   Composer
Colin Elliot   Logo Design
Emilio Castilo   Composer
Wayne A. Dickson   Reissue Producer
Pat Grant   Composer
Christian John Wikane   Producer,Liner Notes
David Bartlet   Composer
Bert DeCorteaux   Arranger,Producer
Tony Silverster   Producer

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