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Vince Gill, Paul Franklin Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B00D7JGL36
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,512 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2013 release, a collaboration between Grammy Award-winning artist Vince Gill and famed steel guitarist, Paul Franklin. Bakersfield is an album on which they pay tribute to the Bakersfield sound by performing songs from two of Bakersfield s sons; Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Gill and Franklin share the producing duties on the 10 song set that makes up Bakersfield. Bakersfield was tracked in two days at Gill s home studio, backed by a stellar band made up of John Hobbs, piano; Greg Morrow, drums; Willie Weeks and Brad Albin, bass; J. T. Corenflos, electric rhythm guitar; and Time Jumpers Kenny Sears, Larry Franklin, Joe Spivey, fiddles and Dawn Sears on harmony vocals. Gill played all the acoustic and electric guitar fills and solos.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Retro country tribute to Bakersfield 24 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD
In complete contrast to the majority of contemporary so called "country" recordings, this is a grand slice of retro country - a tribute to Nashville's one-time West Coast rival, Bakersfield, by two of the music's finest, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin. With Gill blending fine vocals with dazzling guitar work and Franklin showing that he's among the best steel guitarists in the business, the ten track programme mixes familiar (including "Branded Man", "Together Again") with lesser known material ("He Don't Deserve You Anymore", "Nobody's Fool But Yours") from Bakersfield icons, Buck and Merle. Although keeping fairly close to the originals, the arrangements make these oldies sound completely fresh, with plenty of opportunities for instrumental breaks aided by an equally superlative line-up of musicians - and hardly bettered than "Holding Things Together", where the vocal is followed with a 2 minute instrumental turnaround. And, as a bonus, Dawn Sears - frequently seen with Gill as members of the much acclaimed Time Jumpers - adds harmony vocals to several of the tracks.

Completely agreeing with other reviewers, "Bakersfield" rates among the finest albums of the year and is essential listening for all devotees of real country music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Proper Country Music. 5 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD
Just when you think there is nothing contempory worth buying,Vince brings out an album which marks the zenith of a wonderful career.Five songs associated with Buck,and five from Merle.Superlative musicianship led by the steel guitar of maestro Paul Franklin.Reviving music that is almost fifty years old doesn't always work,but these versions, while sticking pretty close to the originals manage to sound completely fresh,and modern.This is country music heaven.There will not be a better country album released this year.This will be on my c.d. player for months to come.Don't miss out on this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bakersfield 9 Sep 2013
By tedmuir
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've been a big fan of everything Vince Gill does since the mid eighties, so I am biased, but although I am a bit selective of "old" country ... Vince and Paul picked two fabulous west coast icons to follow up on for this album, and boy do they do it justice !! ..... every song is a gem, and the singing and picking is without doubt world class ... absolutely brilliant in every respect .... highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very grateful . 1 Aug 2013
By bill c
Format:Audio CD
Thanks goodness there's people like Vince Gill and Alan Jackson around in this "Pop country" drivel times!!! Vince is the all round class act. Great singer,songwriter and Fab guitarist!!! Not many of the "new crap" can come close to this guy, and this new album is absolutely great. Although cover versions, it's the "Goods" Warning if you can't listen to class give it a miss.I'ts your loss.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Vince 12 May 2014
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Vince Gill has been endowed with far more than his fair share of talent ! Not only does he sing beautifully and unfailingly place himself in fabulous settings but he is one of the most exquisite guitar players in his genre . His solos are little compositions that literally make you smile as you listen to them .... and he is a good looking chap .
I hate him !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 18 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD
The 1950's and 1960's given an update by two excellent performers. If you require easy listening you can do no more than purchase this
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5.0 out of 5 stars BAKERSFIELD LIVES 17 April 2014
Format:Audio CD
This 10 track tribute to the `Bakersfield Sound` by Vince Gill and Pedal Steel Guitarist extraordinaire Paul Franklin can easily be counted as one of the finest country albums for a very long time.

The vocals are a almost an echo from the past. Nothing fancy or`modern`, just straightforward interpretations as they should be. The accompaniment is superb, not only the work from Paul Franklin, but the other musicians as well. The most familiar songs for me are "Foolin` Around", "Branded Man", "Together Again", "The Bottle Let Me Down" and "The Fightin` Side Of Me".

I have one minor criticism and that is Vince Gill`s vocal on "The Fightin` Side Of Me" is lacking in the oomph factor and I did not feel he really meant want he was singing, unlike the original version by Merle Haggard. The only other `fault` is that the CD is far too short. Maybe another one is in the offing?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album 11 April 2014
By GlenB
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a Must for any serious Country Music fan. Superb and just love Vince Gill and that steel guitar.
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