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ROBERT E.LEE REMEMBERED
JIMERSON, Douglas
ROBERT E.LEE REMEMBERED
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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ROBERT E. LEE COMES TO LIFE!
cjerson | Reading, PA | 01/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jimerson has created a recording that gives the listener a wonderful sampling of the music Robert E. Lee would have heard during his lifetime, in a true period style. As a regular visitor to Lee's birthplace, I am impressed by and enjoyed the results of Jimerson's historical research at the Robert E. Lee archives at Stratford Hall."
Not real great
Impecunious fan | Lakeville, MN USA | 11/23/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Aside from the competent performances of Douglas Jimerson and Jill Worley, the singers and musicians on this CD are rather poor. But the recording is worse - poor quality, and done in such a way as to emphasize defects in the presentation. Whenever David Calib comes in with the drums, everything else is drowned out. Did they put the mike _in_ the drum? Sounds like it. The best numbers were those with Jimerson soloing with only a piano backup. It was therefore very disappointing to hear "All Quiet Along the Potomac" as a trumpet/drum instrumental. All this is not to mention the quibble that the album's connection with Robert E. Lee is a bit strained. Aside from "How Firm a Foundation," most of the songs have very little to do with Lee aside from the fact that his family might conceivably have had the sheet music lying around the house, or they were popular during/after the wars he took part in. Be that as it may, I'm sorry to say that three-quarters of the CD is barely listenable."