Linda Gail Lewis is the younger sister of one of music’s great performers, Jerry Lee Lewis. After decades of lingering in his shadow, she finally achieved a measure of fame in 2000 with a critically acclaimed album of duets performed with Irish rocker Van Morrison. Living a life every bit as tumultuous as her piano-thumping brother’s, Lewis has toured the world repeatedly, married eight times, nearly died from drug overdoses, and has fought the ongoing battle of family-versus-career. In the course of her musical career she has written and sung a variety of music, some good and some comically bad. Her style, which has embraced hard-core honky-tonk music, 1950s rock ‘n’ roll, and touches of Memphis soul, has made her a favorite in Europe.
The California Songstress Candye Kane has had a rough go of it lately (recently battling Cancer a second time) but her new release Coming Out Swingin’ finds her on top of her game when it comes to the blues/soul/rock that she has become famous for.
The title track pumps some tight horn arraignments in a retro swing style reminiscent to The Brian Setzer Orchestra. “Rock Me To Sleep” plays up the old timey blues rock with a tight guitar provided by the fantastic Laura Chavez. That 50’s rock takes on a distinct Jerry Lee Lewis piano turn on “Au Revoir Y’all” and the shaking blues styles may have hit a high with “Barbed Wire Mouth”.
Kane tries a bunch of classic tried and true styles, but her voice fits much better to the rock and blues numbers then when she tries to get soulful. “When Tomorrow Comes” and “Rise Up” are cuts straight out of Motown and while the band carries off the playing, the vocals just don’t match up all that successfully.
However when Kane lets the blues flow she is dynamic and that happens for the majority of tunes on Coming Out Swingin’. “I’m The Reason Why You Drink” is catchy, punchy blues rock while the horn led “Darling Baby” cooks. Her vocals also take center stage on two slow burners, “Invisible Woman” and “What Love Can Do” showing that Kane still has raw power in her pipes.
1. Dolly Parton- Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind
2. Lynn Anderson- Fancy
3. Jeannie C. Riley- I’ve Done A Lot Of Livin’ Since Then
4. Bobbie Gentry- Reunion
5. Tammy Wynette- Tonight My Baby’s Coming Home
6. Jean Shepard- A Satisfied Mind
7. Nancy Sinatra- Get While The Gettin’s Good
8. Tanya Tucker- California Cotton Fields
9. Sammie Smith- Saunders Ferry Line
10. Connie Smith- If It Ain’t Love
11. Jean Shepard- Two Whoops And A Holler
12. Billie Jo Spears- Mr Walker
13. Patsy Cline- Ain’t No Wheels On This Ship
14. Barbara Fairchild- Color My World
15. Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn- You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly
16. Jeannie C. Riley- Harper Valley PTA
17. Jody Miller- A Woman Left Lonely
18. Kitty Wells- Delta Dawn
19. Diana Trask- Show Me
20. Norma Jean- He’s All I Got
21. Bobbie Gentry- Ode To Billie Joe
22. Bonnie Guitar- Tender Words
23. Barbara Mandrell- Husband Stealer
24. Diana Trask- I’ll Never Do You Wrong
25. Kitty Wells- It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
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The voice of Ms. Greener in this album has the touch of a youthful Linda Ronstadt as she interprets each verse. One of the greatest moments in this album is her interpretation of the Beatles’ classic “If I Fell”.While the original version of “If I Fell” deserves praise, Ms. Greener compliments it with her interpretation. […]
106 original hits and rarities with five hours of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country smashes from The Killer. All tracks digitally remastered for superior sound, this special package includes a fully illustrated 72-page book with many rare photos. mp3 320 kbps | 719 MB | UL | TB
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