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Vickie Carrico - Never Been Hurt - 2006 - Cuppa Joe Records

Although this album may be for sale in the "Country" music section of record stores, the album has been called "A winning combination of blues, rock and R&B, performed by one of Nashville's legendary blue eyed (well actually, green-eyed) soul singers". Whatever about Vickie's green eyes, she definitely has a lot of blues in her voice. There are thirteen good tracks here including originals, and a few of Vickie's favorite blues and R&B tunes. If you're into the late sixties/early seventies Muscle Shoals and Stax sounds, you'll like this album. The lady has a great voice, and she is backed by many great experienced musicians. Some of the guitar work by Don Carr and Jack Pearson is terrific. "Never Been Hurt" is a classy and impressive album, and HR by A.O.O.F.C. Go and see this lady if she's singing near you, and watch out for more releases from her.

TRACKS

1. Didn't Wanna Do it
2. Sneakin' Home Again
3. You're Taking Up Another Man's Place
4. Hearsay
5. Find Me A Friend
6. Just Dance
7. Never Been Hurt
8. Lose My Mind
9. Sugar Up
10. Let Go
11. If I Ever Needed Love
12. Only In It For The Money
13. Simply Love

MUSICIANS

Vickie Carrico - Lead Vocals, Background Vocals
Don Carr, Jack Pearson - Guitar
Dave Martin - Bass, Percussion
Murph Wanka, Bob Patin, Catherine Styron-Marx - Organ, Electric Piano
Rodger Morris - Piano, Electric Piano
John Gardner, Tommy Wells - Drums
Jim Hoke - Sax, Harmonica
Steve Herrman - Trumpet
Billy Huber - Trombone
Etta Britt, Craig Morris, Carolyn Martin - Background vocals

SHORT BIO

Vickie Carrico was born in Louisville Kentucky. After believing for her entire childhood that she would become a nun, Vickie started doing gigs in bars at the age of 14 and has never stopped… Since moving to Nashville some years ago, Carrico has been working not only as a solo artist, but also as a studio singer and as a background vocalist for any number of different acts. Shes lent her voice to albums by a diverse group of artists, from ZZ Top and Don McLean to Lee Greenwood and Patty Loveless. Carrico has also toured the world as a background singer with a number of artists including Dottie West, Sam Moore and Brenda Lee in addition to touring with her own material. Carrico has appeared in music videos with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steve Wariner and Hoyt Axton, and has performed on television shows including Solid Gold, American Magazine, as well as HBO Specials and Public Television's "Rock and Roll Graffiti. Shes sung on jingles for, among others, Ford Trucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. “Never Been Hurt” is Carrico’s first full length CD; she wrote about half of the material for the project, while the rest was chosen from among her favorite classic blues and R&B songs. In addition to Carrico, who sang lead and background vocals, the musicians who played on “Never Been Hurt” include Carolyn Martin, Etta Britt and Craig Morris (background vocals), Dave Martin (bass and percussion) and Tommy Wells and John Gardner sharing the drum duties. Don Carr and Jack Pearson played guitars, and Bob Patin, Catherine Styron-Marx, Murph Wanka and Rodger Morris played piano, organ and Electric pianos. Jim Hoke played harmonica and saxes, and led the horn section, a group that also included Steve Herrman and Billy Huber (playing trumpet and trombone, respectively). Vickie Carrico lives in Nashville with her husband, Bob Reeves, and two cats named Bela and Boris. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/carrico#

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shellg said...

Thank you so much for introducing me to a very talented performer that I otherwise would probably never heard of.

A.O.O.F.C said...

How are you shellg? A lady worth promoting. A pity she has not recorded more. Thanks for commenting, & TTU soon