“A Date With The Everly Brothers” by The Everly Brothers - album review

TJR says

The album gets off to a flyer with a sole Phil Everly rhythmic strummer, “Made To Love” – he’s Hank Marvin and Eddie Cochran all in one. The Everly’s get four of their own onto this set, with the Bryant’s gaining credit for five. There are two album covers on this one – they tackle Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What You Want Me To Do” with bluesy aplomb and do it some justice. It’s a rare moment where the boys step away from the pop genre and is a welcome diversion. Not so successful is “Lucille” – it’s really a case of “what’s the point?” when placed up against the Penniman. The pop strummer “Donna, Donna” is another excellent contribution from the Bryants – killer licks, verging on a mambo beat. Album highlight is the closer, “Cathy’s Clown” – it stands uniquely with its dragging rhythm, but there’s no doubting that the killer soar-away pop harmony pop chorus is pure trademark Everly Brothers. For once, public taste was in line with mine as the single sold eight million copies worldwide, spending five weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and seven weeks at number one in the UK. A classic finale to another consistently good Everly Brothers album…

The Jukebox Rebel
15-Apr-2008

A1 [02:05] 8.5.png The Everly Brothers - Made To Love (Phil Everly) Pop
A2 [02:41] 6.3.png The Everly Brothers - That’s Just Too Much (Don Everly, Phil Everly) Pop Ballad
A3 [01:57] 6.6.png The Everly Brothers - Stick With Me Baby (Mel Tillis) Pop
A4 [02:21] 7.2.png The Everly Brothers - Baby What You Want Me To Do (Jimmy Reed) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A5 [02:18] 6.1.png The Everly Brothers - Sigh, Cry, Almost Die (Don Everly, Phil Everly) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A6 [02:30] 5.5.png The Everly Brothers - Always It’s You (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) Pop Ballad
B1 [02:23] 5.7.png The Everly Brothers - Love Hurts (Boudleaux Bryant) Pop Ballad
B2 [02:32] 5.8.png The Everly Brothers - Lucille (Richard Penniman, Albert Collins) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:18] 6.4.png The Everly Brothers - So How Come (No One Loves Me) (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B4 [02:15] 8.0.png The Everly Brothers - Donna, Donna (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) Pop
B5 [02:07] 6.6.png The Everly Brothers - A Change Of Heart (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) Pop Ballad
B6 [02:27] 9.4.png The Everly Brothers - Cathy’s Clown (Don Everly, Phil Everly) Pop




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