What You Whispered

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All Music Guide - Denise Sullivan
With his mellifluous tone and jazz and soul phrasing, Wilcox could be written off as a lightweight, but his songs and musicianship are far more worthy than a copycat's. This is the eighth album for the folksinger with the James Taylor voice, at times accompanied by acoustic band Jars of Clay. He tackles a back porch blues on "What You Whispered," near funk and soul on banjo on "This Tattoo," and folk-pop-hip-hop with "Start With the Ending." Its pithy lyrics may seem borrowed from Loudon Wainwright's catalog of mock, complex relationship songs, but it's clever nonetheless. And like Wainwright's and Richard Thompson's songs to their guitars, there isn't a guitarist in ...
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All Music Guide - Denise Sullivan
With his mellifluous tone and jazz and soul phrasing, Wilcox could be written off as a lightweight, but his songs and musicianship are far more worthy than a copycat's. This is the eighth album for the folksinger with the James Taylor voice, at times accompanied by acoustic band Jars of Clay. He tackles a back porch blues on "What You Whispered," near funk and soul on banjo on "This Tattoo," and folk-pop-hip-hop with "Start With the Ending." Its pithy lyrics may seem borrowed from Loudon Wainwright's catalog of mock, complex relationship songs, but it's clever nonetheless. And like Wainwright's and Richard Thompson's songs to their guitars, there isn't a guitarist in the world who won't relate to "Guitar Shopping."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2000
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707956420
  • Catalog Number: 79564
  • Sales rank: 258,100

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Wilcox Primary Artist
Ellis Paul Background Vocals
Jim Infantino Drum Loop
Al Petteway Bass
Amy White Mandolin
Jars of Clay Background Vocals
Dan Haseltine Background Vocals
Jim Rhodes Bass
Charlie Lowell Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Matt Odmark Background Vocals
Christopher Williams Djembe
Technical Credits
Jim Infantino Producer, Engineer, Graphic Design, Illustrations
Al Petteway Engineer
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
Georgette Cartwright Creative Services Coordinator
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