Calling Dr. Strong CD (1998)

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Product Overview


Label Paladin
SKU 60265977
UPC 075992470223
UPC 14 00075992470223
Format CD
Release Date 6/23/1998
Author Roots Rock Action Figures
Technical Info
Engineer Thomas "Snake" Johnson; Scott Baggett; Thomas Johnson
Producer R.S. Field; Scott Baggett
CatalogID 24702
Lable Name Paladin
Released 06/23/1998
Original Release 1998
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 45m : 37s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075992470223
Musical Guests
Jimmy Lester
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: R.S. Field (vocals, guitar); Scott Baggett (guitar, bass); Kenny Vaughan (guitar); Jimmy Lester (drums).
Personnel: Kenny Vaughan (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki); R.S. Field (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, percussion); Scott Baggett (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Wurlitzer organ, castanets, finger cymbals, sound effects); Les James Lester (vocals, drums, kettle drum, percussion); Kenny Vaughn (guitar); Steve Conn (organ); Jimmy Lester (drums).
Audio Mixer: Scott Baggett.
Recording information: Drywall Of Sound, Berry Hill, TN (02/1998-03/1998).
In 1968, this collection would have found a place on Top 40 AM radio alongside the Beatles, Buck Owens, the Four Tops, and the Beach Boys. In the world of the '90s, it is not going to be so easy for this wild bunch of seasoned industry vets to get heard. Appealing and intoxicating, the band, which includes onetime Shaver producer R.S. Field, rocks and rolls with deeply planted roots. Tunes written by Field and such notables as the legendary Billy Joe Shaver, Nashville cat Webb Wilder, and honky tonk guitar wonder Mike Henderson, give this project plenty of substance. Impressive is the all-instrumental "Twangeaux," with surf guitar overtones and plenty of twangy riffs. A marriage of British Invasion sounds and Detroit rock seems to be the inspiration for "No Great Shakes," while "Powerful Stuff" reflects a metropolitan blues edge. Even Tommy James & the Shondells seem to be represented within the arrangement of "A Heart She Can't Beat." The final cut, "Secret Heart," is reminiscent of the simple, but effective style of the sweet love songs commonly heard on '60s AM radio and favored by teens. An interesting project from a band that is appropriately titled, this includes some fine musicianship. This music is anything but middle of the road. ~ Jana Pendragon
Disc 1
1 Check-Up From The Neck-Up
2 How Long Can She Last
3 One Of Those Nights
4 Twangeaux
5 No Great Shakes
6 Rest Will Take Care Of Itself, The
7 Calling Dr. Strong
8 Friendly Little Game
9 Powerful Stuff
10 Heart She Can't Beat
11 Long Story Short
12 Sacred Heart (1982)
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