Parker, Joyann / Hard To Love
Album: Hard To Love   Collection:General
Artist:Parker, Joyann   Added:Jun 2018
Label:Hopeless Romantic Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-07-04 Pull Date: 2018-09-05
Week Ending: Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 15 Jul 8
Airplays: 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 10, 2021: Butter and Jams (rebroadcast from Aug 16, 2018)
Who What Where When Why
4. Aug 30, 2018: Ad Hoc Variety Show
Who What Where When Why
2. Aug 31, 2018: The Morning Show
Take My Heart And Run
5. Aug 23, 2018: Butter and Jams
Who What Where When Why
3. Aug 30, 2018: Butter and Jams
Who What Where When Why
6. Aug 17, 2018: Old Fart at Play

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-06-29
Reviewed: 2018-06-29
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: Parker wastes no time establishing her power as a vocalist and bandleader. Her blend of blues and roots includes plenty of Memphis-Muscle Shoals spirited soul, and with just a hint of country in her voice. Parker is taking no prisoners. Buoyed by a killer-tight band, with an amazing, versatile guitarist, Hard To Love contains tales of trouble, misplaced devotion, and broken vows and shattered hearts.
If You Like: Janis Joplin, Neko Case, Aretha Franklin
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Memphis (4:07) – bass/drums start> midtempo song on broken love> heavy guitar solo> song> quick fade
2/ Envy (3:39) – guitar/vocals start slow & quickly slides to uptempo song> spacey guitar solo> quick fade
*3/ Home (6:27) – vocal starts> slow song> beautiful guitar solo> midtempo song swells in volume & intensity> crescendo & slow fade
4/ Dizzy (2:43) – drums start> uptempo rocking song> rocking guitar solo> quick stop
5/ Jigsaw Heart (5:08) – organ starts> slow song builds in volume & intensity> wailing vocals> guitar solo> slow fade
**6/ Who What Where When Why (4:04) – drums/bass start> uptempo song on lack of love> funky guitar solo> quick stop
7/ Bluer Than You (3:06) – piano starts> midtempo song> piano solo> midtempo song> quick stop on vocal
*8/ Ray (3:23) – drums start> uptempo song about real love> rocking guitar solo> uptempo song> fade
9/ Evil Hearted (4:00) – organ starts> slow blues on apologizing> mellow guitar solo> slow song> slow fade on vocal
*10/ Take My heart And Run (4:16) – uptempo guitar starts> uptempo country blues song> gorgeous slide guitar solo> quick stop on vocal
*11/ Your Mama (3:48) – uptempo honky-tonk piano starts> uptempo song about jealousy> guitar solo> song> quick fade
12/ What Happened to Me (3:18) – rocking Chuck Berry-like guitar starts> uptempo song> guitar solo> piano solo> uptempo song> quick stop
13/ Hard To Love (3:20) – piano starts> slow song about love> pretty piano solo> slow song> fade on vocal

Track Listing
1. Memphis   7. Bluer Than You
2. Envy   8. Ray
3. Home   9. Evil Hearted
4. Dizzy   10. Take My Heart And Run
5. Jigsaw Heart   11. Your Mama
6. Who What Where When Why   12. What Happened To Me
  13. Hard To Love