Louise Mandrell: Playing Favorites (CD)
Playing Favorites is a return to the spotlight for Mandrell, who hasn't released a new album in over 30 years. "A lot of people have asked if I've retired and I'd say, 'No, I've been on hiatus' because with my family if you say retired, they expect you to stay that way," says the vivacious brunette, who became an international star working with siblings Barbara and Irlene on the television variety show "Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters."
Longtime friend Clint Higham encouraged her to record the new album. With Playing Favorites, Mandrell brings a lifetime of experience to the project, infusing each song with a unique blend of passion and professionalism cultivated by years in the spotlight. With one listen, it is obvious her voice has retained all of its sultry warmth, and the relationship she has with these classic songs imbues the project with a soulfulness and emotional weight that resonates with listeners.
Working on this album was a labor of love for Mandrell, because the songs are like old friends with warm memories attached. Among the standards Mandrell puts her stamp on are the Conway Twitty classic "Hello Darlin'" and Johnny Cash's staple "Ring of Fire." Her friendships with both men and with other artists represented on the album make each song that much more special.
These days, Mandrell is enjoying a unique moment in her career. She's both an established veteran with a wealth of experience and yet she also feels like a giddy new artist excited about the future. "I'm having a good time again. I'm extremely happy to be back," she says with excitement.
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|Mandrell, Louise - Playing Favorites (CD) CD 1|
|01||I Can't Stop Loving You||Louise Mandrell|| |
|02||Crazy Arms||Louise Mandrell|| |
|03||He Thinks I Still Care||Louise Mandrell|| |
|04||Ring of Fire||Louise Mandrell|| |
|05||Together Again||Louise Mandrell|| |
|06||Tennessee Waltz||Louise Mandrell|| |
|07||Bye Bye Love||Louise Mandrell|| |
|08||Always on My Mind||Louise Mandrell|| |
|09||Faded Love - San Antonio Rose||Louise Mandrell|| |
|10||Hello Darlin'||Louise Mandrell|| |
|11||Once a Day||Louise Mandrell|| |
|12||Night Life||Louise Mandrell|| |
|13||The Race Is on||Louise Mandrell|| |
|14||Today I ed Loving You Again||Louise Mandrell|| |
|15||You Don't Know Me||Louise Mandrell|| |
geb. 13. 7. 1954 in Corpus Christi/Texas
Record Labels: Epic, RCA Erster Hit: Put It On Me (1978) Erster Top Ten Hit: Save Me (1983) Louise Mandrell, die jüngere Schwester von Barbara Mandrell, arbeitete zunächst bei der Familien-Gruppe „The Mandrells“. Als sie 15 Jahre alt war schloss sie sich den ,DoRites“ an, der Backup-Gruppe ihrer Schwester. Später fand man sie in den Bands von Stu Phillips und Merle Haggard und schließlich bekam Louise Mandrell Ende der 70er Jahre ihren ersten Schallplattenvertrag. Sie heiratete den Sänger R.C.Bannon, mit dem sie zusammen auch zu RCA überwechselte.
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