Various Artists / Joe South Tribute, the
Album: Joe South Tribute, the   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Apr 2005
Label:Jackpine Social Club  

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Add Date: 2005-06-05 Pull Date: 2005-08-07
Week Ending: Jul 24 Jul 17 Jul 10 Jun 19 Jun 12
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Games People Play
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Untie Me
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Games People Play
5. Jul 16, 2005: Morning Glory
Walk a Mile in My Shoes
3. Nov 11, 2006: Biff Bang Pow
Games People Play
6. Jul 07, 2005: SubbingForBaptism
Don't It Make You Want to Go

Album Review
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Reviewed 2005-05-30
Joe South is a country artist from the sixties/seventies. He wrote a bunch of music for some really big artists (like Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Simon and Garfunkel.) He hit it big for himself with “Games People Play.” This is a great tribute album with some really strong vocals and captures the Motown/country/pop style of the sixties nicely. Recommend tracks: 4, 6, 9, 11

Track One: Nice, high powered, high energy song. Good guitar, vocals. Steady bass and drums. Very traditional 1960’s.
Track Two: Clear, smooth voice. Slow, Motown-y. Nice mix between back-up vocals and lead.
Track Three: More group band feel. A little bit of the Beatles (early, like ’63) and a little bit of the Beach Boys and the Temptations. Anyways, it’s nice, universal familiar sounding but also really good. Also slow love song. A little bit of psych sixties seeping through but not a lot.
*Track Four: Starts off high powered. A little bit of Belle and Sebastian and Rod Stewart. Apparently Lynn Anderson covered this song. But it’s so classic, this is a really good version.
Track Five: Very country. Slow moving again. Simple melody line. The chorus is super minimalist, spoken word. It’s different from the rest of the album.
*Track Six: Oh, Otis Clay is so good. The deep, blues/Motown voice works so well for this song.
Track Seven: Very Squeeze at the beginning. Mix of country, Elvis-pop. Makes you want to dance or sing along. Little bit of mariachi /big band feel.
Track Eight: Big country voice. Nice high-energy mix of country and blues. Acoustic guitar brings down energy a bit, but in a good way, takes a bit away from the big country feel.
*Track Nine: Nice mix of acoustic and harmonica. The lyrics and style are different from the rest. Not quite as smooth, “effortless” seeming as the rest of the songs. But combines a bunch of different genres really nicely.
Track Ten: Slower, more relaxed. Kind of electric country, talking about rednecks… Anyways, it captures the country drawl, slowness.
*Track Eleven: This song is high energy. Nice seventies electronics in the back. It makes you immediately look up. Very poppy, in fact, a little like a very early Freeze-pop.
Track Twelve: Very Motown. Traditional lyrics. Great back-up lyrics. The melody line repeats itself. It has a little Elvis Costello twist.
Julia 05/30

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Von Sneidern, Chris Hush
2. Hogan, Kelly The Greatest Love
3. Silva, Ron & the New Believers I Knew You When
4. Stoltz, Kelly Rose Garden
5. Finch, Stephanie Children
6. Clay, Otis Walk a Mile in My Shoes
7. Prophet, Chuck Don't It Make You Want to Go
8. Roddy, Ted Fool Me
9. Denatale, Jesse Down in the Boondocks
10. Heyman, Tom Redneck
11. Persephone's Bees Games People Play
12. Cebar, Paul Untie Me