About this product
|Record Label:||MCA (USA)|
|Genre:||Country Rock, Rock & Pop|
1. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Vince Gill/Gladys Knight
2. Funny How Time Slips Away - Al Green/Lyle Lovett
3. I Fall to Pieces - Aaron Neville/Trisha Yearwood
4. Somethin' Else - Little Richard/Tanya Tucker
5. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby - Patti LaBelle/Travis Tritt
6. Rainy Night in Georgia - Conway Twitty/Sam Moore
7. Chain of Fools - Clint Black/The Pointer Sisters
8. Since I Fell for You - Reba McEntire/Natalie Cole
9. Southern Nights - Chet Atkins/Allen Toussaint
10. Weight - Marty Stuart/The Staple Singers
11. Patches - George Jones/B.B. King
|Playing Time:||48 min.|
|Producer:||Don Was, Tony Brown, The Don|
Engineers include: Rik Pekkonen, Don Smith, Ed Cherney.Recorded at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, California; Record One, Sherman Oaks, California; Ultrasonic, New Orleans, Louisiana; Javelina West and The Sound Emporium, Nashville, Tennessee. Includes liner notes by James Hunter."Funny How Time Slips Away" won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Collaboration, and "I Fall To Pieces" won the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. "Patches" was nominated for Best Country Vocal Collaboration, and RHYTHM COUNTRY AND BLUES was nominated for Best Engineered Album.RHYTHM COUNTRY & BLUES is a collection of duets between well-known country, R&B and blues performers. This release includes a 25-page booklet with session photographs and complete recording personnel listings.Finally, with the release of RHYTHM COUNTRY AND BLUES, someone has had the courage, the vision and the commercial horse sense to acknowledge what several generations of musicians have recognized without reservation: That for all of their seeming differences in posture and attitude, the enduring soul of R&B and country music remains one and the same.For those who came to music through the crucible of regional churches this might seem second nature. But from Louis Armstrong's duets with Jimmie Rodgers to the parallel paths of swing bands led by Count Basie and Bob Wills; from the modern country sounds of Ray Charles to the righteous funk groove of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm section, the rich Southern roots of American popular music are both colorful and color-blind. Thanks to the vision of producer Don Was and his star-studded cast of song stylists, the remarkable musical collaborations that comprise RHYTHM COUNTRY AND BLUES are never treated as an historical anomaly but as the most natural thing in the world.The resulting music is never less than excellent, and in some cases, the emotional chemistry is absolutely remarkable: The quavering falsetto of Aaron Neville and the rich, mellow moan of Trisha Yearwood enliven Patsy Cline's signature "I Fall To Pieces." Little Richard and Tanya Tucker illustrate how R&B and country gave birth to rock 'n roll on a raucous rendition of Eddie Cochran's "Somethin' Else." Chet Atkins and Allen Toussaint evoke strains of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans on the elegant jazz-funk of the later's "Southern Nights," while both Patti LaBelle with Travis Tritt and The Staple Singers with Marty Stuart engage in a series of epic gospel exchanges on "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" and "The Weight."RHYTHM COUNTRY AND BLUES concludes with a felicitously earnest bit of corn called "Patches," in which George Jones and B.B. King tell the heroic tale of all those black sharecroppers and white tenant farmers who were so po' they couldn't afford an -o or an -r, yet persevered in spite of it all. Powerful stuff, but then, that's what RHYTHM COUNTRY AND BLUES is all about--eleven hit singles waiting to explode all over America.Personnel: Chet Atkins (vocals, guitar); Clint Black (vocals, harmonica); Conway Twitty, George Jones, Samuel Moore, Aaron Neville, Al Green , Allen Toussaint, Little Richard, Lyle Lovett, Marty Stuart, Patti LaBelle, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker, B.B
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- mandeango88Jun 8, 2011by
bought this for my mother and she seems to like it a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- babygirlcj49Feb 9, 2011by
I heard one of the songs on youtube and thought I have to have this song. It was easy to find and Ebay and so I bought it.
- 2litehouseNov 16, 2010by
blues and country
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- mommajhpMay 26, 2010by
A Must Have!
I love this.. The CD has such combination of artists. Words cannot describe the quality of music on this CD. You should hear it to get the real experience.
- ampm24-7-4uFeb 18, 2010by
Who knew this mix could be so cool.
I just received Rhythm Country and Blues CD today. I have already played it over and over again. The mix of heavy weights, country and blues stars singing together is fantastic. The entire CD has very good sound quality and I love the song choices. The more I play it the better it sounds. Can't wait to play it in my car tomorrow(LOUD) on my way to work. Sorry, got off track. This is a great CD to listen to, all the cuts are funky. I plan to buy a couple of more copies for family members who I know will enjoy this CD. If you like Old School music with lots of soul, this is for you.