CHRISTINA LOUISE GET UP & GO
- Howdy Glen's friends,
That's not everyday than a great country CD came from Australia and,
more surprising, from a kitty. Working as publisher of the long
established « Big Beat Of The 50's », The Australian Rock and Roll
Appreciation Society's magazine, Christina Louise Dicker took her
guitar to make rock those Kangaroos and Possums. 100% raised on
wildlife, fresh like a garden spring vegetable, she bring to us an
unique style with her own compositions.
Back to the true 50's format of 10 inches records, that CD showcase
only 7 songs but all from her own pen. No time wasted or fillers on
that record that will make you « Get Up & Go ».
Produced by Geoff Peterkin, the Cd open with « Fallin' In Love With
You », a real downhearted country ballad with the beautiful lap steel
guitar of Rick Dempster and perfect piano work of Mark Nunis. That
first song sure make me fall in love with Christina and drinking too
much and driving too fast. « Cuttin' Loose, Cattin' Around » is a
boppin' song with the perfect slapp bass work of Guy Lawson and
strong vocal. « Diggin' It, Daddy » slow the tempo and bring back the
steel guitar on a bluesy ditty. Even if 3.37 minutes long, that song
goes as smooth and steady than a cool Hot Rod. There's more Country
Blues in Christina's voice than on many American singers soul.
« Low Down & Dangerous » bring the rarely heard Blues Harp played by
Rick Dempster. The accoustic guitar is greatly played by Libby
Langford. Another great Bluesy song « Dyin' With You » borrow some
to the classic « Fever » with a jazzy guitar and a tasty sax blown by
Heidi Schaefer. Next came the boppin' slappin' « Get Up & Go » that
could have fit perfectly to Rose Madox and her Brothers, Glen's long
time favorite band. A great vocal duet where Christina team with
Libby Langford. Hot Rock, Cool Blues complete with screams and
laughs! Those gals really had a ball.
To close the record, Chrsitina is back to her blues waitin' « `Till
Daddy Comes Home ». I don't know if he ever will be back but .. if he
does, I will sure ask him to let his Dolly recording some more in the
future. If you dig the 50's country boppin' music that build the Glen
Glenn's unique style, that record is for you.
More infos can be find on myspace.com/hillbillykittenmusic or sending
an email to Christina at kritters@... .
ARRAS member 2063