FAME Review: Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez - The New Bye & Bye
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez - The New Bye & Bye

The New Bye & Bye

Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez

Available from Train Wreck Records.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic

To be absolutely fair and not fawning, this disc should be titled The New Bye & Bye & Best of because as exciting the thought is of Chip 'n Carrie's crooning equivalent of a May-December romance, we are only talking four new songs and thirteen best ofs from those great collections Let's Leave This Town, The Trouble With Humans, and the never-far-from-my player Red Dog Tracks. Add two obligatory live tracks (naturally Angel of the Morning and Wild Thing,) and you can see my argument for truth in advertising.

We all know the deep earth organics of the C&C partnership, but a quick review for the novices isn't gratuitous filler. Quirky, cosmic, captivating. Vulnerable, whimsical, a new June 'n Johnny. Since we can't beat all that with a roomful of their peers, let's move on. Your Name is on My Lips instantly evokes the above mentioned recordings, as if both artist's hearts and voices hadn't skipped a beat since Must Be The Whiskey, Laredo, or Sweet Tequila Blues. The fragile honesty of the new On An Island immediately stands alongside Let's Leave This Town. So, except for title change, I wouldn't change a damn thing about The New Bye & Bye.

Track List:

  • Your Name is on My Lips
  • On An Island
  • Play It Again Sam
  • The New Bye & Bye
  • Sweet Tequila Blues
  • Him He Saved Me
  • Don't Speak In English
  • All The Rain
  • Let's Leave This Town
  • Keep Your Hat On Jenny
  • Must Be The Whiskey
  • Big Moon Shinin'
  • Laredo
  • We Come Up Shining
  • Angel of the Morning
  • Wild Thing
  • The New Bye & Bye (reprise)

Edited by: David N. Pyles


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