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Shine

by Nancy Apple
 
This is the first and quite overdue recording with Nancy Apple backed by a band, showing her native Memphis roots in rock & roll, folk-blues, and country styles. Recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis by veteran Keith Sykes, Apple and her band tear up this program of her originals and three covers with a lot of enthusiasm, and

Overview

This is the first and quite overdue recording with Nancy Apple backed by a band, showing her native Memphis roots in rock & roll, folk-blues, and country styles. Recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis by veteran Keith Sykes, Apple and her band tear up this program of her originals and three covers with a lot of enthusiasm, and very little regret. Apple sings pretty tough, and plays spare guitar, harmonica, or accordion in the rural roadhouse tradition, with only a modicum of regret. While folk stylings are hinted at, she's far from anchored to them on any level. Old-school rock à ala Jerry Lee Lewis on "Elvis Loved His Mama," "Rockin' Granny," or the Sykes tune "B.I.G.T.I.M.E." parallel to "Summertime Blues" is at the core of Apple's heart. But lonesome blues during "Table for Two" and "The Sun Will Always Shine" assuredly are songs that are closer to her soul. "Voodoo Woman" might be a signature tune with its harder edge as Apple sings about getting what she wants alongside the harmonica of Robert "Nighthawk" Tooms, while covers of Jesse Mae Robinson's "Lets' Have a Party" and the Tex-Mex flavor of Ronnie Elliott's "Creole Boy with A Spanish Guitar" are alternately in a get-down or even romanticized mood. While Apple has a lot going on, it is Sykes that brings out the best on this recording that should wake up the industry to her vast potential as one of the better new rock artists from the distaff side.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/2010
Label:
Ringo Records
UPC:
0803187090723
catalogNumber:
902

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Performance Credits

Nancy Apple   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Accordion,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Keith Sykes   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Robert Hall   Drums
Robert Mache   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Ronnie Vandiver   Bass
Roy Brewer   Electric Guitar
Deborah Swiney   Vocals,Background Vocals
James Lott   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Jimmy Davis   Vocals
John Kelly   Guitar (Baritone)
Robert "Nighthawk" Tooms   Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Hammond B3
Jake Kelly   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Rob McNurlin   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Reba Russell   Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Phoebe Lewis   Vocals
Candace Maché   Vocals,Background Vocals
Barbara Blue   Vocals
James Cunningham   Drums

Technical Credits

Keith Sykes   Composer,Producer
Bob Childers   Composer
Nancy Apple   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Art Direction
James Lott   Engineer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Ronny Elliott   Composer
John Cooper   Composer
Rob McNurlin   Composer
Matt Ross-Spang   Engineer
Link Sides   Composer
Deb Smith   Composer
Dann Ball   Cover Photo

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