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Arlon Bennett describes himself as a guy who tells Harry Chapin stories with James Taylor's licks and Jim Croce's blue-collar attitude. He's obviously proud of his influences and, as promised, his voice and style will bring James Taylor's mellow crooning and laid-back picking to mind. His effortless singing and low-key approach to the acoustic guitar imbue his tales of ordinary folks coping with the ups and downs of life with a comfortable, homespun feeling. The production harks back to L.A. in the early '70s, with relaxed instrumental tracks that keep the emphasis on Bennett's cheery vocals and well-thought-out lyrics. Bennett is a skillful wordsmith, but he makes no attempts ...
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All Music Guide - J. Poet
Arlon Bennett describes himself as a guy who tells Harry Chapin stories with James Taylor's licks and Jim Croce's blue-collar attitude. He's obviously proud of his influences and, as promised, his voice and style will bring James Taylor's mellow crooning and laid-back picking to mind. His effortless singing and low-key approach to the acoustic guitar imbue his tales of ordinary folks coping with the ups and downs of life with a comfortable, homespun feeling. The production harks back to L.A. in the early '70s, with relaxed instrumental tracks that keep the emphasis on Bennett's cheery vocals and well-thought-out lyrics. Bennett is a skillful wordsmith, but he makes no attempts to dazzle you with his cleverness. His best tunes unfold slowly, revealing their complexity with repeated listening. He asks a lover for absolution on "Forgive Me," a swing tune that sounds sincere and arch at the same time. "Be the Change" tells the story of Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who helped spark the civil rights movement of the '60s when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. Bennett's restrained vocal gives the tune a subtle power. The title track is a nostalgic ode to the joys of listening to baseball games on a transistor radio hidden underneath a pillow on a long hot summer night. "Small Body Blonde," the album's one rocker, is about an electric guitar, although its double-edged lyric could just as easily make it a musical dumb-blonde joke. Bennett gives Johnny Cash's "Straight A's in Love" a jazzy makeover, with some nice loungey piano-tinkling adding to the tune's jaunty feel.
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  • Release Date: 2/20/2007
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 700261209715
  • Catalog Number: 5637210586

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Performance Credits
Arlon Bennett Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Gene Rabbai Jr. Accordion
Steve Holland Drums
Roger Morris Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, fender rhodes
Joe Spivey Violin, Steel Guitar, Bazouki
Donnie Skaggs Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Tony Paoletta Pedal Steel Guitar
Dow Tomlin Electric Bass, Standup Bass
Amy Speace Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Johnny Cash Composer
Donnie Skaggs Producer
Arlon Bennett Composer, Producer
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