WHITSTEIN BROTHERS 'Sweet Harmony'

WHITSTEIN BROTHERS 'Sweet Harmony'

  • $13.50


It's just about impossible not to compare this fine brother duet with the legendary Louvin Brothers--if there's one noticeable difference in their approach it might be that the Whitsteins project a somewhat gentler manner. And with all the many recordings the Louvins made, I'm sure no one ever referred to any of their music as "tame," but unfortunately this is how I have to classify this new effort of Robert & Charles Whitstein (their 4th Rounder album). There are a few very nice cuts, and nothing is really bad, but the production does not take advantage of their talent and despite stellar names in the backing (Jerry Douglas, Adam Steffey, Roy Huskey, & Rickie Simpkins) the results are just flat. It does not help that the two weakest songs start the album off (YOU ARE HERE and IN YOUR EYES). It is hard to tell whether artist or producer is responsible, but it seems that an honest gutsy sound is being compromised in a search for a broader market: why not turn these guys loose and let them do what they can do so well? More cuts like MAKE HIM A SOLDIER, YOU'LL FORGET, WAIT FOR THE LIGHT TO SHINE, and WHAT A CHANGE ONE DAY CAN MAKE could have made this a gem instead of just another album. ALONE WITH YOU, SOUNDS OF SILENCE, HARVEST OF MY HEART, NELLIE MOVED TO TOWN, PRECIOUS JEWEL.

Artists:

  • ROBERT WHITSTEIN
  • CHARLES WHITSTEIN
  • JEFF WHITE
  • JERRY DOUGLAS
  • ADAM STEFFEY
  • ROY HUSKEY JR
  • HOOT HESTER
  • RICKY SIMPKINS

Track Listing:

  • YOU ARE HERE
  • IN YOUR EYES
  • WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME?
  • WHAT A CHANGE ONE DAY CAN MAKE
  • MAKE HIM A SOLDIER
  • HARVEST OF MY HEART
  • SHAKE MY MOTHER'S HAND FOR ME
  • ALONE WITH YOU
  • NELLIE MOVED TO TOWN
  • YOU'LL FORGET
  • THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE
  • WAIT FOR THE LIGHT TO SHINE
  • THE PRECIOUS JEWEL