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Jealous Kind
     

The Jealous Kind

by Chris Knight
 
Chris Knight's third album, The Jealous Kind, is of a piece with his first two, Chris Knight and A Pretty Good Guy. Once again, Knight sings in a throaty tenor with a Texas twang, a voice that will remind many listeners of Steve Earle. Doubling that resemblance are Knight's songs, which

Overview

Chris Knight's third album, The Jealous Kind, is of a piece with his first two, Chris Knight and A Pretty Good Guy. Once again, Knight sings in a throaty tenor with a Texas twang, a voice that will remind many listeners of Steve Earle. Doubling that resemblance are Knight's songs, which run to midtempo country-folk-rock arrangements of tunes with lyrics about a variety of ne'er-do-well lowlifes who struggle with controlling their drinking, holding onto their jobs, getting back their girlfriends, and committing petty (and sometimes not so petty) crimes. A typical effort is "The Border," co-written with Christie Sutherland, in which a couple, Jim and Loretta, hook up in a dive in Brownsville, party there and in Mexico, and, when their money runs out, rob a liquor store. "Carla Came Home" tells the story of a father's murderous revenge against a son-in-law who abused his daughter, while "Long Black Highway," performed as an acoustic dirge, is a ghost story about two young men who party through the Midwest and, when their money runs out, rob a gas station. Knight occasionally turns more thoughtful, as on "A Train Not Running" and "Broken Plow," which deal with rural economic desperation, and "Hello Old Man," a meditation by a son on his father. But his focus always remains on scruffy, down-and-out types, getting in trouble due to a combination of circumstances and their own weaknesses. "We all do some things we come to regret," he sings in "Staying Up All Night Long," "We get forgiven but we can't forget." It's those "things" that interest Knight most as a songwriter. (The CD features a music video of "Oil Patch Town" from A Pretty Good Guy, accessible via computer.)

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
Label:
Dualtone Music Group
UPC:
0803020113923
catalogNumber:
1139

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Knight   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
Matraca Berg   Vocal Harmony
Dan Baird   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Choir, Chorus,Slide Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Bob Britt   Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Joe Hardy   Acoustic Guitar
Tony Harrell   Accordion,Harmonium,Hammond Organ
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Dave Pomeroy   Bass
Tammy Rogers   Violin,Viola
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Ty Tyler   Bouzouki,Electric Guitar
Keith Christopher   Bass
Chriss Sutherland   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Matraca Berg   Composer
Chuck Prophet   Composer
Dan Baird   Producer
Stacy Dean Campbell   Composer
Kevin Beamish   Engineer
Austin Cunningham   Composer
Joe Hardy   Producer,Engineer
David Leone   Composer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Chuck Linder   Engineer
Chris Knight   Composer,Producer
Chriss Sutherland   Producer
B.C. Roger lll   Direction
Rick Alter   Direction
B.C. III Rogers   Direction

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