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Best of
Jesse Winchester
Best of
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Jesse Winchester
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 2/28/1989
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227008529, 081227008512, 081227008543

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Some of the best from one of the best!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a satisfying and well-chosen representation of Jesse Winchester's music. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Winchester's work, this CD contains some of his very best . An artist of diverse sounds and styles, it is impossible to pigeonhole his music. He is equally comfortable in and well-suited for the hauntingly pure simplicity of a folk song such as Yankee Lady, the lilting country refrain of Brand New Tennessee Waltz, the spiritual inspired Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt, and the jazzy little Say What. Like most of Jesse Winchester's music, I find the songs on this album to be uncomplicated and forthright, yet they ring so true and give such a beautiful voice to that reality that I am frequently put in mind of either lyrics or melodies from one or another of these selections. Do yourself a this one."
This son of a gun (sorry,couldn't help it) is great!
David Kinney | San Francisco, Ca. United States | 04/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Okay folk/country/rock fans, let's try a blindfold test on our friends. Play them "Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt", and have them guess who the singer is. Most of my victims guess Lyle Lovett, and they don't believe they're wrong until I show them this CD. That only goes to prove that Lyle Lovett had discerning taste when he was younger and that Tennessee born Jesse Winchester was a highly influential presence in the wings of the 70's music scene. He's most familiar to listeners via the many cover versions of his songs like 'Biloxi', Rhumba Man',and 'Brand New Tennessee Waltz"'all done while he was enjoying Canadian hospitality as a result of a disagreement with the draft board in the late 60's and early 70's.The inability to tour the U.S. during this period cost him many potential fans and helps to explain his near anonymity today. This CD is a great way to catch up with this gifted singer songwriter. Any transplanted southerner can easily become homesick hearing "Mississippi You're On My Mind', or "Yankee Lady", I know I'm prone to fits of melancholia listening to them. But he's witty, and not without a sense of down home humor too, so the total package works out fine. If you like this sampler then you'll want to go into his available back catalogue for more hidden delights. He's touring again too and puts on a great live show. Just ask Lyle Lovett next time you see him."
This man sang lullabyes to my daughters over 20 years ago
Terry Saundry | Keysborough, Vic, Australia | 06/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A few years ago all of Jesse Winchester's albums were reissuedon CD.... If you are unable to find such classics as "Jesse Winchester", "Third Down, 110 To Go" and "Learn To Love It", then by all means get "The Best Of...".If you crave an intelligent, mature, cliche-free, direct, economical and very human singer-songwriter, then Jesse is your man. Oh, and he has a voice to kill for. On second thoughts, you'd better *not* buy this - it'll only make you wish you had all his albums!"