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Mockingbird by Allison Moorer
Released: Feb 2008
Label: Watertower Music
Mockingbird entertains from start to finish with a collection of covers designed to illustrate what an extraordinary talent Allison Moorer is. With her fluid, silky voice, Moorer role-plays the sultry siren (Nina Simone's "I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl," Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire"), the wistful little angel (the self-penned "Mockingbird") and the fierce, independent woman (a stunning, true-to-the-original version of Patti Smith's "Dancing Barefoot"). It's the ease in which she does all this that makes one remarkable album.
Linda Ryan