Emily George – Shadows Of What Used To Be . Review CD By Mike Gross

Emily George - Shadows Of What Used To Be (Cover CD)
Emily George - Shadows Of What Used To Be (Cover CD)

Album: Shadows of What Used to Be
Artist: Emily George

This is a wonderful new CD with hit potential by a talented young lady. On this album Emily is backed by many talented musicians who are heard throughout this CD of 10 very enjoyable cuts.

The steel guitarist is Tommy White and the rhythm and lead guitarists are Andy Reiss and Joe Settlemires. Harold Bradley also plays rhythm guitar. Jeff Taylor plays piano, Kenny Sears plays fiddle and Dennis Crouch plays upright bass.

This album opens with Texas in the Swing, a swinging sound from the pen and book of Jimmy Burson. Jimmy also wrote Shadows of What Used to Be and I’m Back Texas, a tune with huge top 10 potential. From the pop music world Emily borrows the Harold Arlen/Yip Harburg standard Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Are You Lonesome Tonight from Elvis and a duet with Jimmy Burson on You’ve Got a Friend in Me. Felice and Boudleaux Bryant wrote Raining in My Heart, Luke Reed penned Bluebonnet Blues and from the Bob Wills book Emily brings back Cindy Walker’s You’re from Texas and the standard Old Fashioned Love.

The album can be ordered for $17 ($15 plus $2 postage) from Emily George Music, 1765 CR 13, Tulia, TX 79088 e-mail- emily.george20@gmail.com

Mike Gross, KSEY-FM, Seymour, TX & KTNK-AM, Lompoc, CA
June 2, 2018

Track List
Texas In the Swing
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Shadows of What used To Be
I’m Back in Texas
Raining In My Heart
Bluebonnet Blues
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Old Fashioned Love
You’re From Texas
You’ve Got A Friend In Me