MCA I am what I am



MCA I am what I am

Postby bailbath » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:45 pm

First LP I brought that was released on the day I brought it. Always a great feeling. I picked up in Cardiff all those years ago. 1984 - I AM WHAT I AM MCA
01. I Am What I Am
02. Only You
03. Get Out Your Big Roll Daddy
04. Have I Got A Song For You
05. Careless Hands
06. Candy Kisses
07. I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
08. Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On
09. Honky Tonk Heart
10. That Was The Way It Was Then

The album hangs together well quite a laidback feel to it I especially like Only you, careless hands, send me the pillow you dream on and the title track.
Get out your big roll daddy is unusual and one of those tracks that splits opinion!


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Postby bailbath » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:21 pm

Ok here is a quiz
Who took the cover photo's?
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Postby thrund » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:23 pm

bailbath wrote:Ok here is a quiz
Who took the cover photo's?
Ian


Phoebe.
I would take the toaster, if I'm right.

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Postby bailbath » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:26 pm

thrund wrote:
bailbath wrote:Ok here is a quiz
Who took the cover photo's?
Ian


Phoebe.
I would take the toaster, if I'm right.

Thomas


You win!
It would interesting to see Phoebe's photo album over the years!
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Postby bluesinc. » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:42 am

i first heard the track i am what i am on the documetary of the same name. i liked it a lot. when i saw the lp i immediately bought it. on the one hand i was happy because it was a regular album and i was only familiar with compilations, on the other hand, after listening to it first i was really disappointed. the sound is very thin, his voice wasn´t that great and the songs mostly i didn´t like. over the years, my opinion didn´t change and i play this lp maybe once a year. When i got My fingers do the talking, which i got many years after I am what i am, i liked it more. But now i tend mor to the Get out your big roll Daddy LP. I also don´t like the cover pics but anyway.
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Postby bailbath » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:24 am

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Postby martin bates » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:37 am

http://www.jerryleelewis.org/

http://www.jerryleelewis.org/facts/lewi ... ss3807.jpg

Some comments from the Lewis Scene at the time of it's release......from Thomas' great site.

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Postby martin bates » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:08 pm

bailbath wrote:

You win!
It would interesting to see Phoebe's photo album over the years!


I agree; not just photos of her dad...she started down that road as a career,if I remember rightly,& she was in the Middle East for a time.

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Postby Ulli » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:52 pm

Well, all in all I'd rate this album 3,5 of 5. 'Only You' and 'I am what 'I am' are my favourites. 'Get out your big roll daddy' I think is much better on the SCR vinyl of the same title though.

I like the cover of the album very much - no matter who shot the photos - looks more youthful, even 'cool' and surely better than the cover of 'My fingers do the talkin''

Is 'R'n'R Money' frome these sessions, too, or from 82?

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Postby bailbath » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:53 pm

martin bates wrote:http://www.jerryleelewis.org/

http://www.jerryleelewis.org/facts/lewi ... ss3807.jpg

Some comments from the Lewis Scene at the time of it's release......from Thomas' great site.

Martin.

Thats great Martin glad to see that maybe it would be good to find old reviews that were contemporary to the album we are discussing.
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Postby Tommy » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:18 am

He really sounds like Springsteen sometimes on this record, especially in the beginning of Get out your big roll daddy!
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Postby Tommy » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:46 pm

From the time he still played "new" songs:

Careless hands, 1989, Oslo:
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Postby bluesinc. » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:51 pm

so this album is really liked, hm. never got into it, as far as i can see
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Postby fede4avar » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:51 pm

i love this album and the photo is brilliant I really like all the songs in particular Get Out Your Big Roll Daddy and I Am What I Am :D
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Postby Tumppi » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:56 pm

Nice album, I like many of the tracks, especially title track, "Careless Hands", "Candy Kisses" and "Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On". Not so great as the previous "My Fingers Do The Talking" though, on this one especially the dubbing puts me a little out. But the cover pic is in my opinion one of the greatest JLL album covers ever.

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