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Musings of a Creekdipper
Victoria Williams
Musings of a Creekdipper
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Williams is a rock singer, but judging from her version of Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World"--now a Microsoft commercial--she also considers herself an old-fashioned standards singer. So "Nature Boy," written by a strang...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Victoria Williams
Title: Musings of a Creekdipper
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/13/1998
Release Date: 1/13/1998
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075678307225

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Williams is a rock singer, but judging from her version of Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World"--now a Microsoft commercial--she also considers herself an old-fashioned standards singer. So "Nature Boy," written by a strange naturalist '40s character named Eden Ahbez but performed smoothly by Nat King Cole, is a perfect fit for Williams's clear-but-shaky diction and rock-and-croon aesthetic. On Musings, she holds divergent styles such as funk-rock--"Train Song (Demise of the Caboose)"--and spacey folk--"Tree Song"--together with her distinctive voice. --Steve Knopper

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Beautiful storytelling and songcraft.
D. Mok | Los Angeles, CA | 04/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Get past Vic's creaky, out-of-tune voice and you'll be rewarded. In fact, on Musings of a Creekdipper, Williams' voice becomes a boon for the songs; on this album she is less the wise wandering troubadour than a cheery grandmother telling wonderful, uplifting stories from memory, without any tinge of pretense, just beautifully woven folktales filled with images and poetry, helped along by a stellar cast of support players (including the sorely missed Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman) and Trina Shoemaker's diverse, rich production."Periwinkle Sky" is like a bedtime story with its buoyant melody and spirited lyrics; "Train Song" evokes the screeching wheels of an old locomotive and even imitates that slight crankiness that old folks can carry when recounting social changes they disapprove of; and "Let It Be So" is an affecting song about devotion (written by Williams for a wedding), with astonishing vocal harmonies and a quiet musical backdrop that evokes the feel of mature, relaxed romantic desire perfectly."
"Musings" brought me back home.
D. Mok | 07/06/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have followed Victoria Williams for years... mostly because of her her music and also because I share her MS dragon. With "Musings" Victoria delivers the message of 'celebrate the miracles all around you... NOW!' Everytime I listen to it, I feel like I'm headed down a very active river, full of rocks, rapids, calms, fish, rain and sunshine. It's not sappy. It's comes across as an authentic message from someone who practices what she preaches."
Williams Does It Again!
lelak | 03/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Vic has gained my appreciatiation in so many ways: From her wonderful duet with David Pirner on "Loose" to her spirit-rising "Lights" to her insistance at a concert in St. Paul that the audience not clap for her but rather for "that little cloud up ther - it's so pretty!" Victoria will make you smile, and "Musings" is no exception. For the rookie listener, her unique voice will cheer you up alone, and - for the veteran Vic fan - she takes her rhythms and wonderful instrumental arrangements to a whole new plane. Way to go, Victoria Williams!"