Night Music: Carlene Carter with Rockpile, “Cry”

She has, as you can hear here, a big voice rich voice. A strong voice. This is from the album Musical Shapes, where she is backed by her husband Nick Lowe’s band. They’re an excellent band, she’s an excellent singer. I played this constantly back when it came out, and still have the vinyl in my basement, but it never caught fire with the public. Too retro, I’d say, but a couple albums later she was recording electronica, which wasn’t a good fit at all.

Turns out the best fit was country, but that came later.

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