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Honky Tonk Reprise
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
In 1987, California's "Rockabilly Filly," Rosie Flores, got signed to Warner Bros. amidst the excitement over such alternative-country acts as Dwight Yoakam and Steve Earle. She cut some rocking sides with Emmylou Harris's... more »
In 1987, California's "Rockabilly Filly," Rosie Flores, got signed to Warner Bros. amidst the excitement over such alternative-country acts as Dwight Yoakam and Steve Earle. She cut some rocking sides with Emmylou Harris's Steve Fishell and Tom Petty's Howie Epstein as producers in 1986, some with Yoakam producer Pete Anderson in 1987, and some more conventional country numbers with producers Ray Baker and Paul Worley in Nashville in 1988. Ten of the Anderson tracks were released as the Warner Bros. album Rosie Flores, in 1987, but it didn't sell well enough to convince the bean counters to approve a second. Rosie Flores, an out-of-print collector's item, has now been reissued as A Honky Tonk Reprise with six bonus tracks from the 1986 and 1988 sessions. --Geoffrey Himes
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This Is Where Country Music Should Be.
MG Nagy | 08/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here's a gem from the Bakersfield Mob that still outshines just about everybody else 13 years later. This is Rosie Flores' solo LP debut, with 6 extra tracks from the follow up that never was (for Warner, that is). Warner didn't know what to do with her in late 80's. Some things never change: The reissue is on Rounder.
If you can buy the idea that country music could (can) be progressive, this is a great example. A mix of covers and originals, all of the tracks are great. "Crying Over You" is a great opener. "Midnight To Moonlight" is thoroughly grounded in her San Antonio roots, with great accordian work from David Hidalgo (Los Lobos). "God May Forgive You (But I Won't)" absolutely aches.
If you like traditional country (or) Mandy Barnett's second record, you definitely need to check this out. While Rosie doesn't embrace the spirit of Patsy Cline to the same degree that Mandy does, they (Rosie & Mandy) are definitely two sides of the same coin.
(and rosie was one of the nicest people i ever met while i was in the biz)"