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CD REVIEW: Missouri Jennings – “Missouri Jennings”
By Stacey Board - 03/26/2004 - 05:09 PM EST

Artist: Missouri Jennings
Album: “Missouri Jennings”
CD Review: Her first name may be Missouri but the music says “TENNESSEE!” The CD is mostly a showcase for Jennings’ voice and Bob Dellaposta’s songwriting and production. Dellacosta wrote or co-wrote all of the songs and Jennings sings them.

The songs themselves are bluesy country twang and Jennings sings them with heart and soul. Their topics cover all of the appropriate verbs that drop their final g’s, “Lyin’, cheatin’, lovin’, drinkin’ and more.

Some of Jennings’ vocal quality reminds me of Mary Chapin Carpenter. She has a rich alto with strength and personality. One of my favorites are “Lonely Comes Knocking” with its engaging rhythm and great bluesy harmonies. Another standout is “I Love Him (and he does too)” which is very funny and well done.

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