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Heart of a Singer
Ginny Hawker, Carol Elizabeth Jones, Hazel Dickens
Heart of a Singer
Genres: Country, Folk
 
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I've listened to Hazel Dickens and felt that my feet were leaving the ground. That exhilarating feeling of lift and flying seems to come from her soaring spirit. Other times she's nearly scared me. Ginny Hawker has moved m...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ginny Hawker, Carol Elizabeth Jones, Hazel Dickens
Title: Heart of a Singer
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder
Original Release Date: 10/27/1998
Re-Release Date: 9/22/2009
Genres: Country, Folk
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 018964444327

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Album Description
I've listened to Hazel Dickens and felt that my feet were leaving the ground. That exhilarating feeling of lift and flying seems to come from her soaring spirit. Other times she's nearly scared me. Ginny Hawker has moved me to tears with the deep feeling of her singing and her skill in matching word to tonal truth. And Carol Elizabeth Jones, one of our few securely rooted young singer/songwriters, arouses my warm admiration with her beautifully detailed, spacious and flowing singing. These three daughters of Appalachia, three generations of country/bluegrass/old-time mountain singers, each with their own distinct and highly developed singing style, have made a hardcore mountain vocal album for the turn of the century, one whose roots go well into the last. Singing a rare and unusual repertoire, accompanied by a superb band, Hazel's dynamic and unfettered bursts of brilliance, Ginny's emotional steady rocking intensity and CE's stately and supple artistry combine in duets and trios to create a sound that is by turns lush, stark, hard-edged and tender." --Jody Stecher

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CD Reviews

Down Home Flavor
12/31/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Reminds me of the good old days sitting on the back porch with the radio on and listening to someone like the Carter Family. Great, is probably a one word word summary to this music."
This is the real thing....
12/29/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD combines three great voices - timeless voices, in songs that speak to the heart from the heart. Anyone who remembers what country and old time music really sounds like will love this CD."
Three of the very best voices around!
John Andrew Deskins | 07/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't believe I waited so long to buy this record!When you have three monumental talents like this, there is just no way to go wrong. Hazel Dickens is just a powerhouse of a singer. Ginny Hawker is my favorite singer period. And Carol Elizabeth Jones' voice is sweet without being bland. The trio switch roles throughout the recording, with each one taking her turn on the lead. There is a variety of material here, from the traditional ("Time is Winding Up") to the new (CE Jone's heart-breaking "Let Me Go"). If you like country music, buy this now."