Jim Ed Brown: In Style Again
Jim Ed Brown veröffentlicht mit 'In Style Again' sein erstes Soloalbum seit 30 Jahren, auf dem er Duette mit Vince Gill und Helen Cornelius singt.
Brown, eine der zeitlosesten Stimmen in der Geschichte der Country Musik, hatte Hits als Solokünstler ('Pop A Top', 'Southern Loving' und 'Morning') und als Mitglied eines Trios mit seinen beiden Schwestern Maxine und Bonnie als The Browns, gewann aber auch mit Partnerin Helen Cornelius einen CMA Award (die beiden nahmen von 1976-1981 viele Klassiker auf, darunter 'I Don't Want To Have To Marry You' und 'Lying In Love With You').
'In Style Again' vereint alle Phasen von Browns historischer Karriere. Bis auf eine Ausnahme wurden alle Aufnahmen produziert vom bekannten Journalisten Don Cusic, während der Titelsong von Browns langjährigem Freund Bobby Bare produziert wurde.
Artikeleigenschaften von Jim Ed Brown: In Style Again
|Brown, Jim Ed - In Style Again CD 1|
|01||When the Sun Says Hello to the Mountain -|
|02||Tried and True -|
|03||In Style Again -|
|04||Watching the World Walking By -|
|05||You Again -|
|06||I Love It -|
|07||Don t Let Me Cross Over -|
|08||Older Guy -|
|09||It s a Good Life -|
|10||Lucky Enough -|
|11||Laura (Do You Love Me?) -|
|12||The Last One -|
Jim Ed Brown
Pop A Top
Jim Ed Brown
Pop A Top
recorded November 9, 1966 (18:00-21:00) RCA Victor Studio, 806 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee; Producer: Felton Jarvis
with Jim Ed Brown: vocal/guitar/leader; Ray Q. Edenton: guitar; Glenn Davis Keener: guitar; Wayne Moss: electric guitar; Jerry 'Chip Young' Stembridge: electric guitar; Pete L. Rodis Drake: steel guitar; Roy M. 'Junior' Huskey, Jr: bass; Jerry K. Carrigan: drums; David Paul Briggs: piano; Joseph T. Babcock, June Evelyn Page, Sandra L. Posey, Hurshel Wayne Wiginton: vocal chorus
RCA 47-9192 - master TWA4-1487
The blessed 4/4 shuffle wasn't quite dead. Bar-room songs hadn't quite faded from view. That said, Jim Ed Brown's voice was a little too dulcet for him to be totally convincing as the man knocking back the beers to dull the pain. Jim Ed had recorded solo since 1965. His family act, the Browns, split during the month this was recorded, November 1966. Jim Ed remembers that songwriter Nat Stuckey sent an acetate of the song to his producer, Chet Atkins, but Atkins didn't have time to listen to it, so Jim Ed took it, listened, and decided that he wanted to cut it. In 1966, Stuckey had scored two hits, one (Waitin' In Your Welfare Line) as a songwriter and another (Sweet Thang) as a singer. He'd recorded Pop-A-Top for the LP tagged after Sweet Thang, but didn't release it as a single. Atkins was still busy when Jim Ed said he wanted to record Pop A Top, so Felton Jarvis was assigned to the session. They went out to get some Dr. Pepper cans for the sound effect. Jarvis chose another song over Pop A Top as the session's first single, but Pop A Top was the record that got Jim Ed's solo career off the ground. After six middling hits, this one went to #3.
Fast-forward to 1999. Nat Stuckey had been dead eleven years and Jim Ed hadn't seen a hit in longer than that. Country music's biggest star of the day, Alan Jackson, recorded an album of covers and revivals, 'Under The Influence.' Pop A Top was the first single from the album and reached #6. The video couldn't show Jackson getting plastered, so it showed comedian Cledus T. Judd getting so drunk that he felt as if he was at a party with Alan Jackson on stage. It was about as close as fin de siecle country music came to its unruly hillbilly roots; in other words, not very.
- Colin Escott -
Various Country & Western Hit Parade 1967
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