Thursday, June 6, 2013

Election and Traveller soundtracks

    I admit I've got a pretty bad track record of predicting which artists are going to make it.  In retrospect, I understand why some of the artists I thought would hit big didn't do so.  The one, however, that still  puzzles me is Mandy Barnett. Given her voice, the enduring popularity of Patsy Cline (whom Barnett sounds a lot like), her magnificent 1999 sophomore album I've Got a Right to Cry, and Sire's, her record label at the time, commitment to her.  She's only released a few albums since then, though I think she still plays Patsy Cline sometimes in Alway, the play about Patsy Cline's life.  She does, however, as I just discovered, have a track on the new Eddy Arnold tribute album - You Don't Know Me that just came out on Tuesday (so I haven't heard it yet.)  Back in the late 1990s, she also appeared on two soundtracks - Election and Traveller.  The soundtracks are a little hit or miss, but Mandy's contributions are definite highlights.   Since they're out of print, I thought I would post them tonight.  

Election soundtrack

Get Set Taxiride
Jennifer Juniper Donovan
Rising Sign Hurricane #1
If You'll Be The Teacher Mandy Barnett
Three Times A Lady The Commodores
This Road I'm Travelling Mojave 3
Born To Be With You Damnations TX
Drown In Small Cowgirl Boots Jolene
Find A Way To Win Tim Carroll
Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now Patience & Prudence
Right In The Back Of Your Mind Spacehog
La Piscine Couverte April March
Only God Knows Martin's Dam
Weird Sebadoh
El Tostado Joey Altruda and the Cocktail Crew
Election [selections from the original score] Rolfe Kent

Traveller Soundtrack

Young Love Kevin Sharp
Dark Moon Mandy Barnett
Don't Rob Another Man's Castle Royal Wade Kimes
Sweeter Than The Flowers The Cox Family
Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu Lou Ann Barton
Love And Happiness Al Green
I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes The Cox Family
Gonna Find Me A Bluebird Royal Wade Kimes
Searching (For Someone Like You) Mandy Barnett
I Love You A Thousand Ways Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Sweet Nothin's Tina & The B-Side Movement
Blues Stay Away From Me Thrasher & Shiver
Please Help Me I'm Falling (In Love With You) Lila McCann
Rockin' Robin Bryan White
Seven Lonely Days K.D. Lang And The Reclines With Take 6
If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Dream Lover Mandy Barnett
King Of The Road Randy Travis