Bozulich, Carla / Red Headed Stranger
Album: Red Headed Stranger   Collection:General
Artist:Bozulich, Carla   Added:Oct 2003
Label:Dicristina Star Builders  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-27 Pull Date: 2003-12-29
Week Ending: Dec 28 Dec 21 Dec 14 Nov 30 Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2
Airplays: 1 1 3 3 1 3 6 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 24, 2020: Some Songs Without Words
Medley: Time of the Preach
4. Dec 18, 2003: Baptism of Solitude
Medley: Time of the Preach
2. Mar 17, 2010: Lost Verses
Medley: Time of the Preach
5. Dec 11, 2003: Baptism of Solitude
Time of the Preacher
3. Dec 23, 2003: Lick My Moody Guitar
Red Headed Starnger
6. Dec 09, 2003: Smile While You're Shootin' Back
Just As I Am

Album Review
Eric K!
Reviewed 2003-10-19
Wow! Carla Bozulich of the Geraldine Fibbers covering Willie Nelson's _Red Headed Stranger_ with the man himself singing and playing guitar on a couple of tracks. I remember listening to the Geraldine Fibbers and wishing they'd do something more country, but this just blows my mind. Bozulich's singing is a gorgeous and sometime disturbing combination of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton (who made some great recordings back in the day). The arrangements are fantastic. The band which contains members of the Scott Amendola band does not shy away from the jazz influence which I think is central to Willie's music.
The songs themselves vary from very traditional country songs (1, 4,10,12) to vocal jazz (11) to spooky droning experimental pieces (3,5,7). While some of the songs go pretty far a field, everything here remains true to the folk music tradition. Best album I've heard in a while, you can play anything off of here.

Play with 16 Horsepower, Neko Case, Nina Nastasia, Ray’s Vast Basement, Handsome Family, Anthology of American Folk Music

1. Sweet traditional reading of “Time of the Preacher”. Pretty spare, begins with just Carla and guitars.
2. Twangy, bouncy upbeat story of betrayal.
3. Droning and disturbing version of 1, brilliantly unnerving, lyrics continue the story started in 1 with a murder
4. Gorgeous and heart-breaking! Beautiful steel guitar. New way to love this song!
5. Long (10:45) track. Draggy, spooky atmospheric noises. Deep chanting vocals. Gothic, but very much in the American folk music tradition. Overpowering.
6. Short (:32) repetition of Time of the Preacher, goes into 7
7. Instrumental. Spare and spooky, weird treated guitar, builds in intensity
8. Weird intro: Carla’s voice barely over disjointed din; then an ordinary country song; then Carla singing wordlessly to carnival song
9. Short (1:12), disjointed instrumental picking up from 8
10. Traditional reading. Gorgeous duet with Willie. Airy with pedal steel and droning violin
11. Spare with jazz guitar, very reminiscent of “Round Midnight”. Vocals remind me of a vengeful Billie Holiday
12. Duet between Willie and Carla. Sad and sweet vocals.
13. Spacey experimental jazz feel behind guitar-picking, instrumental until it repeats "Time of the Preacher" theme at -1:00.

Track Listing
1. Time of the Preacher   7. Just As I Am
2. I Couldn't Beleive It Was   8. Denver/ O'er the Waves
3. Medley: Time of the Preach   9. Down Yonder
4. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain   10. Can I Sleep in Your Arms
5. Red Headed Starnger   11. Remember Me
6. Time of the Preacher Theme   12. Hands on the Wheel
  13. Bandera