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Octoroon
Laura Love
Octoroon
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Love cuts an interesting figure, what with her Ani DiFranco-looks and a remarkable voice that's someplace between Tracy Chapman and Odetta--with a dash of scatting yodelese for extra spice. Start immediately with "I Am Won...  more »

      
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All Artists: Laura Love
Title: Octoroon
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fontana Island
Original Release Date: 5/13/1997
Release Date: 5/13/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731453464926

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Love cuts an interesting figure, what with her Ani DiFranco-looks and a remarkable voice that's someplace between Tracy Chapman and Odetta--with a dash of scatting yodelese for extra spice. Start immediately with "I Am Wondering," a deceptively simple tour de force that interpolates a Rodgers & Hammerstein standard into her own bemused musings. Love's originals ("Can't Understand," "June 4th Foundation") are fresh and bracingly intelligent: she somehow injects new life into "Amazing Grace" by giving it a zydeco feel, and the spartan take on Nirvana's "Come As You Are" is flat-out wonderful. Trad rarely sounds this contemporary. --Jeff Bateman

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Member CD Reviews

David N. (ilikeallmusic) from GADSDEN, AL
Reviewed on 10/7/2015...
This cd is a nice little gem. Laura has a clear voice and can hit some good high notes (Beginning of Amazing Grace). I like the sound of the instruments used and you get 55 minutes of folk music. AMG Music Guide gives this a 4.0 out of 5.0 and I may go as high
as 4.5. Not bad at all!! David N.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

Wonderful, diverse, complex, toe-tapping good fun....
Paul B. Hubbard | Portland, Oregon USA | 01/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the same amazing, mesmerizing way that David Lindley & El Rayo-X would cover a song and make it truly their own unique pleasure, Laura Love has a gift for transforming the music. There's simply no bad or even mediocre song on this album - how many artists can say that about theirs?

I stumbled across this album at one of Tower's listening stations, and was instantly charmed and amazed. I have highly diverse tastes - across the board and across the world - and yet I have few albums that are as well-rounded, consistently entertaining and so gifted. You see all the reviews here - every one with 5 stars - do you need to be kicked in the head to get with the program? Buy this album..."
A great find!
mark eastman | Chapel Hill, NC USA | 03/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Strange...but true. I was not familiar with Laura Love untiltoday. I purchased a lot of CD's lately and, as fate wouldhave it, after rifling through them all, this was the first one I slipped in my car's cd player. Well, the diversity and energy blew me away. I just finished reading the 11 other customer reviews and I find all to be "on the money" covering different aspects of this album. Rather than be repetitive, I'll just give one more reason to buy this album: my favorite, the fantastic and unique Louisiana swamp infused/tribal beat/country yodel song 'Capricorn & Hominy'. Somehow, that one escaped the attention of all the other reviews. It shouldn't have. END"