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Gordon, Robert / Satisfied Mind
Album:Satisfied Mind Collection:General
Artist:Gordon, Robert Added:07/2005
Label:Koch Records 

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Add Date:2005-08-22 Pull Date:2005-10-24 
Week Ending:4 Sep28 Aug
Airplays:11

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2005-08-14 
Gordon, Robert - Satisfied Mind (Koch)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/10/05
Top second-generation rockabilly singer with a voice to trump the King; as much honky-tonk country swing as full-on rockabilly here. Several covers of big hits, none of which add anything earth-shaking to the history of music. Nothing stands out overmuch, but most of it's good fun, and lord, that baritone... Very purist in terms of instrumentation - minimalist drum kit, standup bass, pedal steel, guitar and piano.
FCC squeaky clean.
Best tracks - 10, then 8 and 3. 11 is good for a slower cut. 14 just for fun.

1. 2:08 fairly fast shuffling two-step, a bit twee lyrically, ends abruptly.
2. 2:14 slow waltz, sad sad weeper.
3. 2:09 ** definite bopper, cool honky tonk pianer and rockin' geetar.
4. 2:09 mid-tempo with driving beat.
5. 2:34 much more mellow than the Brenda Lee classic, but that may
actually suit the tone of the lyrics better anyway. Nice sax break.
6. 2:46 *mid-tempo with walking bassline and Jordonaires-style backing
vocals, somewhat reminiscent of early Johnny Cash tracks.
7. 3:03 sounds like he's trying to imitate the original, vocally. decent instrumentation.
8. 2:30 **NOW we got some rockabilly. Nice pedal steel & guitar.
9. 2:42 slow waltz, faithful rendition of the Porter Wagoner classic.
Takes ya right straight to the honkytonk.
10. 2:25 **another bopper, lots of rockabilly stuttering, good fun.
11. 2:25 *slow but still rockin, nice horn section and fine piano.
12. 2:17 *mid tempo, nice jive number, great horns.
13. 2:37 *ever so Elvis. Another bopper, excitable drummer.
14. 2:58 *more Johnny Cash than Nancy Sinatra, totally believable
delivery.


Track Listing
1.Dear One 8.When I Found You
2.Your Angel Steps Out of 9.A Satisfied Mind
3.Aint Gonna Take It 10.Mama's Little Baby
4.Little Boy Sad 11.Turn Me Loose
5.Sweet Nothin's 12.Queen of the Hop
6.Sea of Heartbreak 13.Do You Love Me
7.Long Cool Woman 14.These Boots Are Made for Wal