Soul Jazz Records Presents Country Soul Sisters, Vol. 2

Soul Jazz Records Presents Country Soul Sisters, Vol. 2

     
 

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Soul Jazz's sequel to their successful Country Soul Sisters collection follows the blueprint provided on the original 2012 compilation by focusing on the progressive country female singers of the '60s and '70s. This is not necessarily the same thing as country-soul singers. All and all, there isn't much soul here -- Jody Miller…  See more details below

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Soul Jazz's sequel to their successful Country Soul Sisters collection follows the blueprint provided on the original 2012 compilation by focusing on the progressive country female singers of the '60s and '70s. This is not necessarily the same thing as country-soul singers. All and all, there isn't much soul here -- Jody Miller sings "Natural Woman," Linda Martell covers "Color Him Father," Barbara Mandrell tackles "If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right)," Diana Trask's "Don't Let it Get Away" plays like a lost smooth soul hit from the AM wilderness -- and there's an emphasis on colorful Baroque arrangements that push the boundaries of what Nashville considered hip in the '60s and '70s (and despite the subtitle billing of this covering 1956-1979, the extreme ends aren't heard much here and Patsy Cline's inclusion is jarring, as nothing else here remotely sounds like something that could be played in an old-fashioned dancehall). As long as you're not too attached to the idea that this is a collection of anything resembling soul, Country Soul Sisters, Vol. 2 is a nifty compilation, shining a spotlight on a lot of semi-obscure recordings from iconic names. Only Dolly Parton is represented by her hits -- "The Bargain Store" and "Jolene," two major singles and lasting standards, are here -- with selections by Jeannie C. Riley, Bobbie Gentry, Jean Shepard, Lynn Anderson, Tammy Wynette, and Loretta Lynn (the former duetting with Conway Twitty), all pushing the lyrical and musical boundaries of Nashville in the '60s. Perhaps the inclusion of Cher is a little questionable (in this context, Linda Ronstadt is a far easier fit), but part of the charm of Country Soul Sisters, Vol. 2 is how it captures the paisley-spangled progressive country of the heyday of the hippie and, in that sense, it winds up as a better listen than its companion volume.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2013
Label:
Soul Jazz
UPC:
5026328102672
catalogNumber:
267
Rank:
201396

Tracks

  1. Little Town Square
  2. Color Him Father
  3. The Bargain Store
  4. Don't Let It Get Away
  5. My Baby Walked Right Out On Me
  6. Working Girl
  7. Chastity's Song (Band of Thieves)
  8. Jolene
  9. Baby, Come Home
  10. Living on a Prayer, a Hope and a Hand-Me-Down
  11. Don't Throw Your Love To The Wind
  12. The Rib
  13. Okolona River Bottom Band
  14. That's a Fact of Life
  15. Baby, You've Been on My Mind
  16. Natural Woman
  17. I'm Alone
  18. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
  19. Stay There 'Til I Get There
  20. Forever Young
  21. Your Ole Handy Man
  22. Come On In
  23. I Never Said I Love You
  24. If I Can't Be Your Woman

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Kelly Gordon   Producer
Homer Banks   Composer
Ron Bledsoe   Producer
Sonny Bono   Producer
Larry Butler   Producer
Tom Collins   Producer
Hal David   Composer
Chip Douglas   Producer
Bob Ferguson   Producer
Bobbie Gentry   Composer
Carl Hampton   Composer
Kelso Herston   Producer
Paul Hornsby   Producer
John Hurley   Composer
Archie Jordan   Composer
Tom Kelley   Cover Photo
Buddy Killen   Producer
Billy Sherrill   Producer
Richard Spencer   Composer
Kent Sprague   Composer
V.F. Stewart   Composer
Glenn Sutton   Composer,Producer
Porter Wagoner   Producer
Curtis Wayne   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Ronnie Wilkins   Composer
Dee Moeller   Composer
Margaret Lewis   Composer
Wes Buchanan   Composer
Ben Peters   Composer
Raymond Jackson   Composer
Forest Borders   Composer
Adrian Self   Sleeve Design
Stuart Baker   Sleeve Notes
Shelby S. Singleton   Producer
Elyse Weinberg   Composer
George Stovall   Composer
Myra Smith   Composer
Johnny Sandler   Producer
Cord Levi   Sleeve Design

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