Final Sessions

The Final Sessions

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by J.D. Sumner & the Stamps
     
 

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The Final Sessions chronicles the last recording project J.D. Sumner completed with the Stamps before his death in 1998; it consists mostly of new versions of some of the best and most popular songs in Sumner's repertoire. It isn't up to the level of the recordings Sumner made in his prime -- his…  See more details below

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The Final Sessions chronicles the last recording project J.D. Sumner completed with the Stamps before his death in 1998; it consists mostly of new versions of some of the best and most popular songs in Sumner's repertoire. It isn't up to the level of the recordings Sumner made in his prime -- his voice is a little shaky and gravelly, and he sometimes sounds as though he's having trouble keeping up with the music. The production is a little syrupy as well, featuring heavy doses of electric piano which don't seem to fit Sumner's traditional style. However, the package makes a fitting memorial; the booklet is filled with tributes from other artists, friends and relatives.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/1999
Label:
New Haven
UPC:
0027072800420
catalogNumber:
8004
Rank:
96741

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Performance Credits

J.D. Sumner & the Stamps   Primary Artist,Track Performer
J.D. Sumner   Indexed Contributor
David Angell   Violin
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Lee Larrison   Violin
Bob Mason   Viola
Steve W. Mauldin   Conductor
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Monisa Angell   Viola
Anthony Lamachina   Cello
Cate Myer   Violin

Technical Credits

Robert Strickland   Liner Notes
Mark Lowry   Liner Notes
James Blackwood   Liner Notes
Carl Gorodetzky   String Contractor
Eddie Hill   Liner Notes
Bob MacKenzie   Producer
Steve W. Mauldin   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Kevin McManus   Engineer
George Younce   Liner Notes
Ken Harding   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Jake Hess   Liner Notes
Donnie Sumner   Producer,Liner Notes
Chris Keegan   Art Direction
Jeff Sumner   Engineer

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The Final Sessions 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With all due respect to Mr Huey who wrote the review for this CD, I'd just like to point out that whilst JD might ''sound like he is having trouble keeping up with the music'', that is in fact, his ''lag style'' of singing, which one would recognise if one had a deeper knowledge of the genre, this much-maligned and ignored art form called Southern Gospel Music. The sincerity and emotion of JD as he recites ''Ole Man Death'' would have to be one of the most moving songs recorded anywhere by anyone, and is well worth the price of this album alone. In fact I would go so far as to say that it is priceless. D.