Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Twice Told Tales
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Singing The Blues Never Sounded So Good!
Ralph Quirino | Keswick, Ontario Canada | 01/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Selvidge, a veteran pop musician, released this eclectic folk/blues album in the early nineties. The release garnered favourable reviews but remained something of a rare find in shops. Guitar fanatics (especially those who THINK they know how to play) owe it to themselves to check this album out. Selvidge crosses diverse waters here. A cover of "Hey, Baby" (originally by Bruce Channel) sounds exquisite, simple and FUN while "Watch And Chain" is an eight minute masterpiece thanks to ethereal slide guitar and Selvidge's moody, high, lonesome voice. In short, this is a grand romp of a disc filled with invetive playing and gifted performances."
Twice Sold Tales
pikipaws | michigan | 01/02/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this cd some time ago....played it partially....couldn't get through the whole thing.....VERY BLAND & not very good.....so I decided to sell it on Amazon.com in my Marketplace Store. AND guess who bought it??? SID, HIMSELF. Why (I didn't know at the time)....until I got a chargeback from Visa. I notified him when it was shipped & had tracked the cd & it proved that he got it. I asked him "why the chargeback" & why he didn't notify me if there was a problem.....but I guess he was "too kool" to answer. Visa gave him his money back......so now he has the cd to re-sell again AND his money. (I could understand, if it had been a promo, but it wasn't....it was purchased with my money..it was mine to sell.) For anyone going to do business with him....I would be very cautious....he is a dishonest person....as well as a poor recording artist."
Clear water in the Mountain Stream
R. J MOSS | Alice Springs, Australia | 10/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If there is any regret with Selvidge's,'Twice Told Tales' it's that more of his own material doesn't appear. In no way does this diminish the way he inhabits other people's work. He does so, not slavishly, but with exemplary inventiveness and,'cool'. The Furry Lewis numbers are a treat, and 'Buffalo Skinners' I can't imagine being surpassed. His treatment of,'Why You Like Roosevelt', a case in point, outshines the great Jesse Winchester.But, in this case, the last cut is the deepest, and it's a Selvidge original,'Mule Man'.The Mule Man bears a double burden.There is the stark brutality of his physical existence, carrying out the tasks which his manual strength encourages and permits. Then there is the shame, the humiliation the name conjures as the singer salvages pride from it. In the choral cry of 'Mule Man' we hear the echo, the shadow of all those similarily disfigured, crying,'Human'. Had even one more breath been drawn on this two and a half minutes, it's introspective poignancy would have been compromised. And Selvidge's,'Here Today'also bespeaks an increased intimacy and intensity. Old folkies would recall fondly Hamilton Camp's,'Paths Of Victory' which promoted a swag of relatively unheard early Dylan numbers, along with a marvellous arrangement of Yeat's, 'Innisfall'. Selvidge has that type of pitch; a voice as smooth and crystalline as a mountain stream. His slide guitar is exquisite. I don't know how he stretches out with 'Mudboy and the Neutrons', but I suspect his voice is better equipped for the folk idiom."