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Thread #46624   Message #692379
Posted By: wysiwyg
17-Apr-02 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Review: PHILLY FOLKSONG SOCIETY Reviews
Subject: Review: Ellen Britton
Ellen Britton has a CD for sale. I think it is called "Ellen Britton", which makes some sense... It accurately identifies the primary singer and suggests by inference that the songs within are the sole creations of Ms. Britton, which is not quite right-- they are collaberations, some with her husband, bassist Bobby King.

It is an eclectic lineup: classic country, Nashville sentiment, Western Swing, and even some R&B.

Let me tell you about this Ellen Britton. She is the daughter of George and Charlotte Britton, Philadelphia's royal family of folkmusic. She is, almost surely, the most skilled performer our community has bred. Her fingerpicking is joful and precise. Her arrangements are sophisticated and solid. Her voice is a bell, and her readings are poetic. She has been my favorite blues singer forever, so I was particularly pleased to hear Ellen getting tough again on the last cut, "10 Pounds of Flour".

The CD is available locally or online; call me for the site.

MM for PFS