You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes

You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes

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by Laura Love
     
 

On You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes (taken from a memoir of the same name), folksinger Laura Love picks and strums one rather witty and solid folk tune after another, although her vocals never quite waver from a childlike innocence. "Good Enough" is such an example, with just a pinch of additional guitar accentingSee more details below

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On You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes (taken from a memoir of the same name), folksinger Laura Love picks and strums one rather witty and solid folk tune after another, although her vocals never quite waver from a childlike innocence. "Good Enough" is such an example, with just a pinch of additional guitar accenting the rather straightforward yet inviting tune. She lets loose halfway through before returning to a hushed Victoria Williams-esque whisper. A darker tone works better on the off-kilter "Homage to Omaha," which brings Lucinda Williams circa "Essence" to mind. When she changes gears into a lighter and soulful air during "Ain't No Power," the artist mixes a slow Bonnie Raitt gospel leaning with the fragility of Rickie Lee Jones. It's the first true highlight as she fleshes the protest number out. The ensuing "Freak Flag" is too freaky for most to endure, as Love ambles along at a Tom Waits pace. Another summer-sounding offering makes "Oh Safonda" sound more like world music and doesn't quite hit the mark. The singer's method of coining unique phrasing is quite good on the midtempo and Lilith Fair-esque title track. Yet she isn't happy sticking to one format, as the jazzy and rather mediocre pedestrian version of "In Loncoln" attests. However, she hits pay dirt with the funky "hipalachian" style of "Behind the Door." When Love keeps things relatively simple, the result is near pristine, as on the gospel-meets-folk "Hard Times." Wrapping up with "Satisfied," an uptempo soul track à la Annie Lennox, this album is rather satisfying.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923955320
catalogNumber:
9553
Rank:
218953

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laura Love   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Vocals
Rod Cook   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Orville Johnson   Banjo,Dobro
David Lange   Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion
Chris "Zippy" Leighton   Percussion,Drums
Jen Todd   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Djembe

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
Laura Love   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
David Glasser   Mastering
David Lange   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
David Wilkes   Executive Producer
Mary McFaul   Executive Producer
Jeff Gilligan   Graphic Design

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