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Whiskey CD

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  • Audio CD (25 Jun. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Wood Ville Music
  • ASIN: B007R8Y4NW
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,850 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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Birmingham based, sister fronted band the Toy Hearts have a reputation for delivering some of the most authentic performances of American Roots music this side of the Atlantic. "Whisky" is in part homage to their influences and inspirations from Western Swing, Rockabilly, Jazz and Blues, and also a collection of original new material steeped in Country and Americana sounds. The Toy Hearts have a growing fan base that now includes Bob Harris, Ronnie Wood and Imelda May and their previous work has won them accolades across the UK, Europe and the USA

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Angel Delta TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 July 2012
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This album is utterly magical! With an enchanting blend of western swing, bluegrass and jazz, Whiskey" is the fourth album from Birmingham based trio, The Toy Hearts. The surprise is that it's Birmingham, England and not Birmingham, Alabama.

The band is fronted by Hannah Johnson on lead vocals and mandolin and her voice is infectious in its enthusiasm and the obvious joy that she derives from performing the twelve wonderful songs on this album. Her sister, Sophie, provides harmony vocals and electric and acoustic guitar while father, Stewart, offers some solid pedal steel, dobro and banjo.

In addition there is some terrific fiddle from Eamon McLoughlin, sparkling piano from Danny McCormack and a driving rhythm section - John Potter on double bass and Dean Beresford on drums. The sound that they make is intoxicating, exciting, smooth and - I'll say it again - utterly magical. It is as authentic as anything you will hear in Texas or Tennessee.

Six of the songs are band originals including the wonderful title track "Whiskey" and the classic sound of western swing in the opening track "Bring On The Swing". Their songs are good enough to share the stage with material from such noted songwriters as Floyd Tillman and Cindy Walker. The Toy Hearts version of Cindy's "I Hear You Talking" is a scintillating blend of harmony vocals and inspired musicianship.

This is the sound of seven musicians completely at ease with their material, their style and themselves. It is the best example of British country music that I've heard in a long while. Utterly magical!
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I saw the Toy Hearts for the first time live earlier this week on a hot sultry night at the sold out Old Ship Inn, Lowdham. The core of the group are younger blonde sister Hannah Johnson on sassy lead vocals and mandolin, older brunette sister Sophia on lead Electric and acoustic guitars with harmony vocals, and grizzled looking father Stewart Johnson , affectionately known as "Daddy Cool" by the girls on Steel Guitar, Banjo and Dobro. The girls initially catch the eye with their short dresses showing off their long legs to good effect, and charismatic and feisty Hannah acts as the centre of attention, engaging the audience with entertaining banter about the context of their songs, and having a strong voice with a real yawl at times. Sophie is more reserved, taking more of a supporting role, but she is a classically trained guitarist great at the finger picking style, and is very accomplished, coming across as a bit more reserved and demure. Dad doesn't say much, but his technical virtuosity, particularly on the triple steel guitar, gives a distinctive sound, and his original love of traditional bluegrass and western swing music has strongly influenced the bands repertoire. Their first set focuses on the more traditional acoustic americana with a selection of tracks largely from their first 3 albums, with dad on Banjo and Dobro , they are a slick professional unit, with an accompanying male on double bass smartly turned out wearing a smart jacket throughout on this hot steamy night, he was the strong silent type. After the break, the second set consists mainly of material from their new 4th album, Whiskey, and is apparently something of a change of direction, going mainly for a Western Swing style.Read more ›
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By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Aug. 2012
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Has it really been over a year since I soiled myself slightly listening to "Femme Fatale" by The Toy Hearts? Well, yes it has. Another sign of getting old. As is listening to sad country songs. And drinking whisky. Although that's probably due to being a Scotch alcoholic.

Album number four sees the family band doing that most dreaded of things. Yes. they've gone electric! Shock and horror. Of course, this doesn't mean they've turned into Slayer. No, it's still their fine take on Western swing, country and bluegrass that's on offer, on an album that's split right down the middle between original material and some well chosen covers.

Things kick off with a couple of originals in the shape of 'Bring On The Swing!' and the title track before a sprightly run through of the Cindy Walker penned, Bob Wills performed 'I Hear You Talkin'. Three tracks in, and you know that things are alright in the world of The Toy Hearts. Of the original songs, I was most taken with 'Stutter Blues', and of the covers, their countrified take on Ronnie Selfs 'Big Fool' and Bessie Smiths 'Me And My Gin' were rerr wee gems.

They may be from Birmingham, West Midlands rather than Birmingham, Alabama, but they've got the feel and the swing down pat. A cracker of an album.
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I hate to sound a discordant note, but I am unable to show much enthusiasm for this album. I must add that I caught the Bluegrass bug from this band & have seen them perform live on several occasions. I had looked forward eagerly to this latest release and have to confess to being quite disappointed. Whilst I like the vocals, there is just to much of them and when you play the CD the tracks merge into one. As a result it becomes quite boring. Looking back on their earlier albums, there was always a minimum of 1 good instrumental track, where the players showcased their individual skills. Sadly this is lacking on this album and the over reliance on the mandolin to set the beat is overbearing and tedious. In short they appear to be losing their way (and apparantly an increasing number of band members, as old regulars appear to be missing in this production). Whilst I warmly applaud any attempt to extend the bands range, if I wanted to buy music by a girl band, I could get an X factor clone from Simon Cowell.I fervently hope they re-discover some of their earlier sparkle by the time they bring out their next album.
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