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|Jimmie Dale Gilmore|
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop
Jimmie Dale Gilmore's tremulous, twangy whine is a beautiful thing, full of loneliness and humble awe. On After Awhile he uses it to fine advantage, on definitive versions of his standards, "Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Do... more »
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Jimmie Dale Gilmore's tremulous, twangy whine is a beautiful thing, full of loneliness and humble awe. On After Awhile he uses it to fine advantage, on definitive versions of his standards, "Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown" and "Treat Me Like a Saturday Night," as well as on a driving cover of Butch Hancock's "My Mind's Got a Mind of Its Own," which includes hot mandolin from Richard Bowden. After awhile, though, the stripped-down arrangements and melodies here can start to sound alike. Thankfully, the bluesy "Midnight Train," with snarling electric guitar from James Pennebaker, heats things back up and then some. --David Cantwell
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A voice between Roy Orbison and Hank
R. J. Marsella | California | 12/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Several years ago my brother sent me this cd and at first I must admit I didn't get it. Gilmore's voice threw me but every once in a while I picked it up again and gradually (as Jimmie sings- sometimes we're a little slow in catchin on) the beauty of these songs just sank in and Gilmore's voice began to sound perfectly suited to them to my ears. Now years later I listen to this now and then and consider it one of my favorite country records. My brother passed on a few years ago and everytime I listen to Jimmie Dale Gilmore I think of him and thank him for introducing me to this great music."
One Of Nashville's Great Unappreciated Voices
Kevin L. Nenstiel | Kearney, Nebraska | 02/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's say to say the song that attracted me to this album was the only one on the album he didn't write himself. "My Mind's Got A Mind Of Its Own" is a happy little party tune by fellow neglected country artist Butch Hancock. Still, as both a singer and a songwriter, Gilmore ranks with Hancock, Iris DeMent, and Hal Ketchum as one of the great country artists neglected by the press of hat acts like Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson, who are to be avoided by purists."
One of my most cherished albumns
Virgil | Chapel Hill, NC | 06/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's a crime that Jimmie Dale Gilmore isn't as well known as a country singer. This albumn is one of the best crafted and beautiful country albumns of the last twenty years as far as I'm concerned. From "Tonight I think I'm gonna go downtown" to the "Story of You" there isn't a clunker among them.Gilmore voice is hauntingly beautiful and his songwriting is second to none. Perhaps no Texas singer/songwriter except Townes Van Zandt can match Gilmore's talents. This is great country music and great music period."