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Mockingbird [Allison Moorer]
2. Ring of Fire
3. Dancing Barefoot
4. I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
5. Go, Leave
7. Both Sides Now
8. Daddy, Goodbye Blues
9. She Knows Where She Goes
10. Orphan Train
11. Where Is My Love
12. I'm Looking for Blue Eyes
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 39106
Buddy Miller; Buddy Miller
Mike Poole; Buddy Miller; Mike Poole; Buddy Miller
Personnel: Allison Moorer (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, programming, background vocals); Allison Moorer (vocals); Richard Bennett , Richard Rodney Bennett (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Steve Earle (electric guitar); Darrell Scott (bouzouki); Chris Donohue (bass guitar); Kenny Malone (drums, percussion); Buddy Miller (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, glockenspiel, percussion); Julie Miller, Ann McCrary, Regina McCrary (vocals); Russ Pahl (steel guitar); Tim O'Brien (banjo); Mike Compton (mandolin); Connie Ellisor, Pamela Sixfin (violin); Tammy Rogers (fiddle); Jim Grosjean (viola); Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen (cello); Chris Carmichael (strings); Phil Madeira (accordion, keyboards); Jim Hoke (saxophone); Neil Rosengarden (trumpet); John Deaderick (keyboards); Bryan Owings (drums); The Nashville String Machine, Tom Howard.
Audio Mixer: Buddy Miller.
Recording information: Dogtown Studio, Nashville, TN (2007).
Photographer: Thomas Petillo.
Much like her older sister Shelby Lynne did with JUST A LITTLE LOVIN', renegade country singer Alison Moorer starts 2008 with an album of covers. But where Lynne's album was dedicated to the late Dusty Springfield, MOCKINGBIRD is an eclectic mix that includes 12 songs written by or popularized by women who inspired Moorer (including herself--she penned the album's sole original, the title track). MOCKINGBIRD is a widely varied collection of songs ranging from a slinky version of the old bawdy blues "I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl" to an impassioned take on Patti Smith's punk-era classic, "Dancing Barefoot," and a heartfelt recasting of the June Carter Cash-penned "Ring of Fire."
Spin (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Miller pares down the arrangements and Moorer relaxes, allowing her dark, sultry voice to simmer."
Uncut (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he straight country of Jessi Colter's 'I'm Looking For Blue Eyes' suits her best..."
No Depression (p.72) - "[I]t's the country song, in the end, that Moorer keeps for her own....It sounds here like a new beginning, a fresh way forward."
Harp (magazine) (p.92) - "Drawing material from the distaff side of country, blues, rock, and folk, in almost every case Moorer manages to bring something to the song while serving the spirit of the original."
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