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Come Along Carmelita
Genres: Blues, Jazz
Therein lies the beauty of Come Along Carmelita. On a wide open highway with the top down and no speed traps in sight, this record's a perfect easy listen. In a La-Z-Boy with a whiskey on the rocks, it's a provocative page... more »
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Therein lies the beauty of Come Along Carmelita. On a wide open highway with the top down and no speed traps in sight, this record's a perfect easy listen. In a La-Z-Boy with a whiskey on the rocks, it's a provocative page-turner with open-ended stories to make you think. And in the back of your mind, where its infectious sound quickly nestles in to stay for a spell, it's a peaceful, satisfying soundtrack for plenty of things you saw today and some you hope you will or won't see tomorrow depending on your state of mind. A keeper from top to bottom, not a throwaway track in sight. Find out for yourself at www.criscuddy.com, where you can read the entire lyrics from each song and listen to some samples. Read first - get the marrow. Then get the record, find you a sunset, and enjoy.
Hide It With a Smile
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 10/28/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Cris Cuddy's folk set has some beautiful tracks. Based in Toronto, Cuddy's idol is Mickey Newbury who appears on the back cover. (Reference Newbury's classic Frisco Mabel Joy.) Newbury also recorded Cuddy's title track on his CD A Long Road Home. The title track works well with Spanish guitar, string arrangement and Cuddy's unique lyric, "Salvation is tearing your heart off; Take a hand & beware, There is ice in the air & your friends are all waiting to see." There are a couple uptempo tracks like the opener "The Checkout Girl" & "Just for a Thrill." My favorite is the slow torch tearjerker "The Beginning of the End," with Cuddy's wistful vocals, "I've seen it coming for awhile, Tried to hide it with a smile, Now the plans that we made are beginning to fade from view." Cuddy's got some good things going for him, but the set as a whole fails to ignite for me, perhaps a bit too laid back. But there's enough here to make him worth checking out. Enjoy!"