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Emmylou Harris - Blue Kentucky Girl (2004 Remaster) (1979)

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Emmylou Harris - Blue Kentucky Girl (2004 Remaster) (1979)

Artist: Emmylou Harris
Title Of Album: Blue Kentucky Girl
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: Rhino/Warner Bros. R2
Genre: Country
Quality: FLAC
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 40:01
Total Size: 235 MB

01 - Sister's Coming Home (with Tanya Tucker)
02 - Beneath Still Waters
03 - Rough and Rocky
04 - Hickory Wind
05 - Save the Last Dance for Me
06 - Sorrow in the Wind (with Sharon White & Cheryl White)
07 - They'll Never Take His Love from Me
08 - Everytime You Leave (with Don Everly)
09 - Blue Kentucky Girl
10 - Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
11 - Cheatin' Is (with Glen Campbell) [Previously Unreleased Bonus Track]
12 - I Know an Ending When It Comes [Previously Unreleased Bonus Track]

Review from Amazon:

Emmylou Harris focuses more intently on her country ancestry with this 1979 record, tackling songs made famous by Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, and the Louvin Brothers. However, the most rewarding cuts are the lesser-known gems: Willie Nelson's rollicking "Sister's Coming Home" (with Tanya Tucker), Dallas Frazier's aching ballad "Beneath Still Waters" (which hit No. 1 for Harris), and Jean Ritchie's moving folk song "Sorrow in the Wind." Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt help out on "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," while Lincoln Davis's accordion beefs up the Flatt & Scruggs classic "Rough and Rocky." This record, Harris's fifth for Reprise, signals the end of her classic country-rock period. She would unplug completely for 1980's superb Roses in the Snow before breaking up with producer-husband Brian Ahern and pointing herself in new directions. --Marc Greilsamer

Product Description

With its spare, acoustic-based instrumentation, this 1979 Grammy winner is one of Emmylou's most traditional efforts. Among its down-home offerings is the #1 country single "Beneath Still Waters." Includes new liner notes and two previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Review from All Music Guide:

1979's Blue Kentucky Girl was the first pure country record Emmylou Harris ever recorded. It has a stripped-down sound that is as close to the country bone as anything issued by Nash Vegas in the 1960s. Harris made the record this way for two reasons: she had involved herself deeply in the studio mixing of Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town and found it too glossy, and she was responding to the country purists who claimed the only reason she hit the charts so heavily with her albums was that she saturated them with pop songs. This is just crazy, but it was a gauntlet she chose to pick up. As was customary, husband Brian Ahern produced the ten-song set, and Harris played acoustic guitar on all but two of the album's ten tracks while fronting the Hot Band. The material ranged from "Sister's Coming Home," a duet with Tanya Tucker written by Willie Nelson, to Dallas Frazier's stellar nugget "Beneath Still Waters," to Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman's "Hickory Wind," from the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, Leon Payne's amazing "They'll Never Take His Love From Me," the Louvin Brothers' "Every Time You Leave," with Don Everly singing duet, to a serious country read of Doc Pomus' "Save the Last Dance for Me." Honky tonk songwriter Johnny Mullins wrote the title cut, and Harris took country back to its British Isles roots with a reading of Jean Ritchie's "Sorrow in the Wind," accompanied by the first family of bluegrass, the Whites. The set closes with Rodney Crowell's "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," and takes it out with a shuffling sneer. [The remastered edition by Rhino contains another pair of period tunes: Hank Cochran's "I Know an Ending When It Comes" and Rafe VanHoy's "Cheatin' Is," where Harris and Glen Campbell pair off and bet it.]

~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide

Emmylou Harris - Blue Kentucky Girl (2004 Remaster) (1979)

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