Read My Lips

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Lou Ann Barton didn't have the best of luck in her early career. Incongruously signed to a major label for 1982's Old Enough, she delivered a fine debut that was utterly out of step with the times. Shunted to a tiny indie in her adopted hometown of Austin, she recorded 1986's oddly poppy Forbidden Tones, an album of John Hiatt and Beatles covers that recalled Marti Jones' albums from the same period; it was a fine record, but it was a complete stylistic aberration. Barton returned to her blues-rock roots for 1989's Read My Lips. Cutting out the synthesizers and pop gloss of Forbidden Tones for a more traditional sound and recording with longtime friends like the Fabulous ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Lou Ann Barton didn't have the best of luck in her early career. Incongruously signed to a major label for 1982's Old Enough, she delivered a fine debut that was utterly out of step with the times. Shunted to a tiny indie in her adopted hometown of Austin, she recorded 1986's oddly poppy Forbidden Tones, an album of John Hiatt and Beatles covers that recalled Marti Jones' albums from the same period; it was a fine record, but it was a complete stylistic aberration. Barton returned to her blues-rock roots for 1989's Read My Lips. Cutting out the synthesizers and pop gloss of Forbidden Tones for a more traditional sound and recording with longtime friends like the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Kim Wilson and Jimmie Vaughan, Barton delivers her strongest set of tunes. As always, the song selection is heavy on the covers, including a new, heart-wrenching version of Irma Thomas' "It's Raining" that beats the pants off the too-slick version she recorded on Old Enough. Barton also salutes her influences on solid covers of Barbara Lynn's "You'll Lose a Good Thing" and a rave-up rendition of Wanda Jackson's rockabilly anthem "Let's Have a Party," not to mention the tough-chick standby "You Can Have My Husband." Wisely free of attempts to update or modernize her timeless Texas-style blues-rock, Read My Lips is a rockin' good time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/1990
  • Label: Texas Music Group
  • UPC: 049891000928
  • Catalog Number: 9
  • Sales rank: 16,534

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lou Ann Barton Primary Artist, Vocals
Mel Brown Piano
Denny Freeman Guitar
Kim Wilson Harmonica, Background Vocals
Jon Blondell Bass
Fran Christina Background Vocals
David Grissom Guitar
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff Saxophone
Michael Kindred Piano
Rocky Morales Saxophone
David "Fathead" Newman Tenor Saxophone
Derek O'Brien Guitar, Slide Guitar
George Rains Drums
Paul Ray Background Vocals
Tommy Shannon Bass
Joe Sublett Guitar, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jimmie Vaughan Guitar
Reese Wynans Organ, Piano
Technical Credits
Lou Ann Barton Producer
Paul Ray Producer
Stuart Sullivan Engineer
Clifford Antone Executive Producer
Jeff Rowe Cover Photo
Cameron Randle Executive Producer
Bill Narum Art Direction
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