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That country hit with the rocking beat and infectious, sing-along chorus ("Oh la la la la la lookin' good, Carlene") you can't get out of your head is "Carlene," by Phil Vassar, a songwriter of note whose tunes have been recorded by the likes of Jo Dee Messina and Alan Jackson, among others. Like the male protagonist in "Carlene," Vassar is a former high school quarterback gone country artist, and he's got the goods: all-American good looks; a sturdy baritone voice full of feeling; and most importantly, a gift for the hook that grips and never quits. Listen closer and you'll hear a writer who speaks of regular folks playing out personal dramas in the real world. The ...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
That country hit with the rocking beat and infectious, sing-along chorus ("Oh la la la la la lookin' good, Carlene") you can't get out of your head is "Carlene," by Phil Vassar, a songwriter of note whose tunes have been recorded by the likes of Jo Dee Messina and Alan Jackson, among others. Like the male protagonist in "Carlene," Vassar is a former high school quarterback gone country artist, and he's got the goods: all-American good looks; a sturdy baritone voice full of feeling; and most importantly, a gift for the hook that grips and never quits. Listen closer and you'll hear a writer who speaks of regular folks playing out personal dramas in the real world. The scenes Vassar paints all ring true: people coming apart (the wrenching, nuanced "Rose Bouquet"); finding each other, trying to get a grip ("Somewhere in Between"); learning to give their hearts fearlessly, or simply enjoying being alive right now ("Six Pack Summer"). It's content that carries the day in Vassar's songs, and that's a rare compliment for a contemporary mainstream artist. And it's an indisputable fact: "Carlene" is one of the all-time, kick-ass country singles. Oh la la la...
All Music Guide - Vince Ripol
Phil Vassar established himself as a top country songwriter by penning vigorous, rock-influenced romps for Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina. On his own, Vassar is an enthusiastic vocalist, a skilled pianist, and a gifted composer of spirited, nostalgic tales. Like Tom T. Hall, Vassar has a talent for chronological storytelling, squeezing big emotions out of small-town details. The boisterous "Carlene," an immediate hit, details the rediscovery of a high school valedictorian who blossomed into a fashion model. "Joe & Rosalita" follows a similar blueprint, commemorating the journey of two childhood sweethearts from senior prom to domestic bliss. Subsequent hits like "Just Another Day in Paradise" and "That's When I Love You" benefited from the album's good-time piano and guitar vibe, and launched Vassar as a distinctive recording artist. Various country music awards may have solidified his reputation among his peers, but no accolade validates Vassar's talent more than a song like "Didn't You Know She's Gone," in which Vassar speaks through various inanimate objects before admitting the truth to himself. As the dialogue progresses, echoes of '60s pop give way to heartbreaking guitar until his revelation surmounts poetic denial. It is one of many highlights on Phil Vassar, an imaginative debut that suggests he has a wealth of future material for himself and others.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974928027
  • Catalog Number: 749280

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phil Vassar Primary Artist, Piano
Collin Raye Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello Bass
Larry Byrom Guitar
Dan Dugmore Guitar
Paul Franklin Guitar
Michael Landau Guitar
Brent Mason Guitar
Steve Nathan Keyboards
Chris Rodriguez Background Vocals
Lonnie Wilson Snare Drums
Glenn Worf Bass
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
James Lowry Guitar
Jo Dee Messina Background Vocals
Tim Davis Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Byron Gallimore Producer
Julian King Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Lori Turk grooming
Phil Vassar Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    im 14 and Phil is the BEST!

    Phil Vassar's "That's When I Love You" is the best song EVER!! i always have to turn it up really loud! hes awsome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING

    I am completely taken with this man's voice. He just makes me close my eyes while I listen to him. I can imagine being there beside him while he sings.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT CD

    THIS IS GREAT FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES COUNTRY!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ''Have another day in Paradise with this CD''

    Phil Vassar has made it big time with his CD. Especially with the song ''just another day in paradise''. It is my favorite song!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    look here Phil.

    I love that song ''just another Day in Paradise'' I would like it if you donated me that cd because I don't really have the money to buy it myself. But please give only what the Lord lays on yout heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5 STARS all the way... you can understand his WORDS

    You can DANCE to this...You can SING to this because you can UNDERSTAND the words he is singing, which is oh, so unique! and best of all is his 'just another day in paradise'

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