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If Any Of Y'all Are Lookin' For A Date, I'm Available
Brent | Ohio | 02/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those rare CDs, like the Stones' "Exile On Main St," Ian Hunter's "Overnight Angels," or (the best) Procol Harum's "Grand Hotel" that I can play without having to get up and skip every two or three songs. And I wouldn't have had access to it, except during the '90s, I had, probably the very best girlfriend of my life, a woman five years older than I, and a woman who deliberately tried to disdain anything I held sacred. For example: I voted Bush, She voted maddog Perot, and we wound up with Clinton; I'm a Christian, and She belonged to a sect that deified some bizarre entity named "Jach"; She was a staunch "I spell it 'womyn' feminist," and I'm a good ol boy. But we had three things in common: our love for each other, our love for "hitting the wall" as oft as we could within the parameters of our respective careers, and our love for music. And after patiently listening to me rave and scream to Her about Wynonna's "Girls With Guitars" and "Just Like New," SHE said, "OK, now YOU listen to THIS:" And she played me The Forester Sisters' "I Got A Date." Even on first listening, I knew this was gonna be a Class-A Keeper. The opening track, "Show Me A Woman" describes ANY man who's "just broken up." I SWEAR I thought I was listening to Ian Hunter's "Once Bitten Twice Shy" when I heard the intro to the next song, "Redneck Romeo." "Romeo," by the way, is a hoot, perfectly describing a guy on the make, who thinks "he's Elvis in a picture show," and "out on the floor, he ain't no square, he's romancin', slow-dancin' Fred Astaire." No space to describe all ten song on this marvelous cd - well, the title track DID help me "get my wheels in motion" after an acrimonious divorce - but let me just add in closing that the musicians are the house band at Muscle Shoals - you don't find ANY better - and the Sisters themselves are usually a Gospel Group, which thoroughly explains their exquisite harmonies. GREAT MUSIC, folks!"
Quality album typical of these sisters
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 03/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Christy, June, Kathy and Kim are among the finest sister groups in any category of music. This album is typical of their music though it appears that by the time this album appeared, the public were looking elsewhere for their music.The sisters liked to poke fun at men but it's difficult to take them seriously on those song, as their albums always contain plenty of songs demonstrating their need for me. Such is the conundrum of the modern woman - they want their independence but (in most cases) they still want a man around.The first two songs poke fun at men. In the opening song, they say that if you show them a woman who has left a man, they'll show you a man with a drink in his hand. This song may, loosely, have been inspired by Joe Tex's classic song, Show me, but it is very different. Next comes Redneck Romeo - you can guess what that's about. Having got their fun-poking out of the way, the sisters get serious.I only have eyes for you is a classy song dating from the thirties, though most people associate it with the Flamingos (who had a huge fifties hit with it) or Art Garfunkel (who had a huge seventies hit with it). It was about seventy years old when the sisters recorded it, but they managed to make it sound fresh and exciting. I have always loved this song but this version, though one of the more obscure is certainly one of the best.In the title track, the lead singer seems to poke fun at herself, worried about whether she looks just right for her man. So it's not just men they poke fun at. Next comes the track that Jo Dee Messina fans will recognize, Another shoulder at the wheel. Of course, the version here is the original. What'll you do about me is a cover of an eighties country song - I remember John Schneider's version.As far as I know, the remaining songs - Wanda, Their hearts are dancing, Help me get over you, She makes it look easy - are all original, but in any case they are all of a high quality.This album deserved to be more successful than it was. If you enjoy any of their other music, this Forester Sisters album is well worth tracking down."