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Dirt Floor
Chris Whitley
Dirt Floor
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1

An excellent slide guitarist with a confident, veloce curviness that varies high, lonesome country with moaning country blues, Whitley unraveled his early commercial potential one album at a time. He deserves our admiratio...  more »

      
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All Artists: Chris Whitley
Title: Dirt Floor
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Messenger Records
Original Release Date: 3/10/1998
Re-Release Date: 3/17/1998
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 632662100424, 4009880687420, 766485492821

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An excellent slide guitarist with a confident, veloce curviness that varies high, lonesome country with moaning country blues, Whitley unraveled his early commercial potential one album at a time. He deserves our admiration for following up his mostly acoustic debut, Living with the Law, with a pair of white-noise albums loud enough to make Sonic Youth wear earplugs. But he also lost his lucrative contract with Sony. "Dirt Floor," with a barren, desperate quality and iterative images of running (especially on the intense "Ballpeen Hammer" and the love-and-loss ballad "Loco Girl") has the same airy, blues feeling of his superb early singles. --Steve Knopper

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Oh God my heart is ready now!
It's Gold I Tell ya | Cali | 01/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At the time this was coming out I went to see Chris at a local club. The only problem was the boneheads that owned it forgot to advertise so It was Chris, me my 5 friends and about 10 other people. He played most of this collection along with solo version of songs from other cds and I have to say it was as emotional a music experience as I've ever had. When I put this cd on it is so alive and warm that I go back to that night. So I use this rarely. Buy This. Drop that hammer and Run!"
R.I.P. we will miss you.
John C. Temple | 12/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A piece of our hearts have gone with the beloved Chris Whitley. I leave this comment here, because this is where it all started. If you go to Chris Whitley's official website you will see why as well. Also, please read the touching eulogy his daughter, Trixie has left.
I feel like I have lost a friend. A hero. A mentor. An inspiration in the truest form.
We will miss you, Chris."
Powerful, Personal, and Profound
Fred McGhee | Austin, TX | 02/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The power of Chris Whitley's talent is on full display here. This album contains a broad tapestry of themes and motifs that deepen after almost every listen. Whitley's compositions are first rate, and his playing is more than up to the task. This is clearly the work of a true artist, someone who takes what he does very seriously and who respects his audience.

Most impressive."