She Did It!: The Songs of Jackie DeShannon, Vol. 2

She Did It!: The Songs of Jackie DeShannon, Vol. 2

by Jackie DeShannonJackie DeShannon


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Ace's second volume of the Jackie DeShannon songbook favors, like the first (or any other entry in their superb songwriter series, for that matter), interesting deep cuts over familiar hits, but this gap is even more pronounced on She Did It! because 2008's Break-A-Way collected so many hits DeShannon had written for other artists. The exception here is "Bette Davis Eyes," a song Kim Carnes turned into an international smash in 1981 thanks in large part to Val Garay's ominous Euro-new wave arrangement. The gangly Laura Nyro tribute of DeShannon's original, which is by no means well known, would've fit in better with the rest of She Did It!, as it dates from the same late-'60s/early-'70s heyday of soulful singer/songwriters as the rest of the material here. All the featured artists on She Did It! fall somewhere along the spectrum of soul act to studio singer: Jeannie Seely, Brenda Lee, Kiki Dee, Marianne Faithfull, P.J. Proby, Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge, the Carpenters, and Delaney Bramlett, every one of them a pro who can recognize a pro like DeShannon. And although there aren't a lot of familiar songs here -- there's Dorothy Morrison's 1969 version of "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," along with "Bette Davis Eyes" -- what impresses is the level of craft in DeShannon's songs, along with the studio musicians who provided these singers with sympathetic support. It's a nice way to preserve not only DeShannon's songbook but the feel of her glory days.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667061421
catalogNumber: 978292
Rank: 9372

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jackie DeShannon   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Jimmy Holiday   Composer,Producer
Randy Newman   Composer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Leon Russell   Arranger,Producer
Bill Medley   Producer
Randy Edelman   Composer,Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jerry Williams   Producer
Richard Carpenter   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
Mike Leander   Director,Producer
Phil Spector   Producer
David Anderle   Producer
John Bettis   Composer
Owen Bradley   Producer,Orchestra Director
Jackie DeShannon   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Photo Courtesy
Val Garay   Producer,Engineer
Dick Glasser   Producer
Tony Hatch   Producer
Richard Rome   String Arrangements
Sharon Sheeley   Composer
Donna Weiss   Composer
Sue Cameron   Cover Photo
Eddie Reeves   Producer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes
Jim Pierson   Photo Courtesy
Peter Lerner   Liner Notes
Steve Brown   Producer
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes
John Burgess   Producer
Stu Phillips   Producer
Randy Myers   Composer
David Campbell   Orchestral Arrangements
Snuff Garrett   Producer
Jim Gordon   Arranger
Eric Change   Photo Courtesy

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