All the People Are Talkin'
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||All the People Are Talkin'||John Anderson||2:41||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Blue Lights and Bubbles||John Anderson||2:41||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Haunted House||John Anderson||3:13||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Look What Followed Me Home||John Anderson||3:19||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Black Sheep||John Anderson||2:57||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Let Somebody Else Drive||John Anderson||2:38||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||An Occasional Eagle||John Anderson||3:47||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Things Ain't Been the Same Around the Farm||John Anderson||2:23||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Call On Me||John Anderson||2:38||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Old Mexico||John Anderson||2:57||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
John Anderson was just coming off his monster hit "Swingin'" when this set came out in 1983, perhaps giving him the courage to record a couple of bluesy rock & roll tunes, although most of the material is cut from the hardcore cloth Anderson had become famous for. "Black Sheep" is a growling rocker about hard luck and hard times written by Hollywood writer Danny Darst and director Robert Altman, who knew a thing or two about Nashville. It was a number one single. "Haunted House" is a novelty hit that gets trotted out every Halloween. Anderson's version is as much honky tonk as rock, with snappy solos from Mike Jordan's piano and Vern Pilder's twangy guitar. "Let Somebody Else Drive" became a signature tune for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, but Anderson's growling vocal implies more than a passing knowledge of boozy good times. Anderson's own "Things Ain't Been the Same Around the Farm" sounds like the boy moved a rockin' R&B band into the spread after baby split. Fiddles keep it country, but the female backing vocals suggest Memphis soul music. The title track sports a bit of easy listening sax and a chooglin' backbeat as well as pedal steel supporting Anderson's vocal, as much soul as country. The country tracks mine several traditional styles. "Blue Lights and Bubbles" is a drinking song delivered with a bit of Texas swing, "Look What Followed Me Home" and Anderson's "Call on Me" are lovesick waltzes, the latter one of Anderson's best love ballads. "An Occasional Eagle" is a moving love song to the wildlife of Alaska and our national bird, while "Old Mexico" combines R&B, country, and a bit of Tejano funk to tip its cowboy hat to drinking and good times. This is another great Anderson album without a weak track. ~ j. poet, Rovi
Born: 12 December 1955 in Apopka, FL
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s