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|Kenny Wayne Shepherd|
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: SHEPHERD,KENNY WAYNE Title: LEDBETTER HEIGHTS Street Release Date: 09/19/1995
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Media Type: CD
Artist: SHEPHERD,KENNY WAYNE
Title: LEDBETTER HEIGHTS
Street Release Date: 09/19/1995
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Jim P. (Guitarmusiclover11) from BRUCE, WI
Reviewed on 3/12/2011...
This was Kenny Wayne Shepherd's debut album.
Some blues songs that really stick out are "Born With a Broken Heart","Everybody Gets The Blues, and "Aberdeen".
The live instrumental "While We Cry" is very nicely done and an asset to the disc.
I also like "(Let Me Up) I've Had Enough".
I discovered this cd after I bought "Trouble Is...", the second album.
I prefer this album over that one. Although the third,"Live On" is better yet.
The debut album often is the best for a lot of artists, not so with this debut.
It's still a solid cd and worth having for the blues tunes alone.
Great debut album
John Alapick | Wilkes-Barre, PA United States | 08/16/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ledbetter Heights is a very strong debut album from Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Shepherd's guitar style is very reminiscent of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan. Most of the material here is very strong. The opening tracks "Born With A Broken Heart" and "Deja Voodoo" received extensive airplay on AOR radio and are both excellent tracks featuring Shepherd's outstanding playing. Other strong tracks include the slow blues of "Shame, Shame, Shame", the soulful "Riverside", and the driving "Aberdeen." His version of Howlin' Wolf's "I'm Leaving You (Commit A Crime)" is also an excellent track. However, the best example of Shepherd's playing may be on the slow live track "While We Cry" and the killer ending title track which sounds like it would fit in nicely on Vaughan's Texas Flood album. Other tracks such as "Everybody Gets The Blues" and "What's Goin' Down" are decent, but not as strong as the rest of the album. A great debut, highly recommended to fans of blues guitarists such as SRV as well as the new breed of blues players like Jonny Lang."
jekyllnhyde | NJ | 03/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although I think KWS's "Live On" CD is his most original release yet, in some ways this one is even better. In my opinion, Corey Sterling is a more natural singer, less forced or put-on than his replacement, Noah Hunt. And this one features some great keyboard work by Jimmy Wallace, who isn't even on the "Live On" release. The first half of the CD is incredible, with several songs ("Deja Voodoo", "Born with a Broken Heart", "One Foot on the Path", "Everybody Gets the Blues", & the soaring instrumental "While We Cry") rating as good as anything Shepherd's recorded so far. Also, the songwriting is actually better here than on the two follow-up releases. A couple of weak tracks, ("Aberdeen" & "Riverside") keep this one from rating 5-stars."