Thanks to all who rated and commented on the Teddy Thompson Rate A Record. I appreciate all of the discussion and honesty.
Overall, Teddy rates a 3.8 at Music Maven. The average in the comments was 3.7 and I skewed the rating just a little higher, due to the George Jones cover.
I like the song but Teddy’s voice is kinda of mellow for my taste. This would be a big summer hit if someone with more of an edge to his voice sang it.
Frankly, I like the mellow simplicity of Teddy’s voice.
The song is catchy, and not full of platitudes.
I actually kinda like that it’s mellow…. Really simple song, but it works.
I thought it was very repetitive….those background instrumentals with the organ made me feel like I was on a bad carnival ride.
Personally, I really like the song. But, more because I love the Traveling Wilburys. When I first listened to this song, I was like who is that…it’s oddly familiar…wait a minute…oh, yeah!….
You Got It, Roy Orbison
with a dash of:
and of course, the influences of Dylan, Petty and Harrison, as well:
Handle with Care, The Traveling Wilburys
or maybe more appropriately:
The Wilbury Twist, The Traveling Wilburys
Regardless, Teddy seems to be combining a little folk with a little country and a little old school rock and even a little soul. THAT, is something I can’t help but like.
As skylight mentioned in comments, Teddy does a mean Ain’t No Sunshine:
But, the one that puts me over the top is the fantabulous Roger Miller staple, King of the Road. As Teddy’s George Jones cover, She Thinks I Still Care, King of the Road takes me back to my Dad’s endearing rendition some 40 summers ago. I abosultely LOVE the song and the duet with Rufus Wainwright is simply delightful.
King of the Road, Teddy Thompson with Rufus Wainwright
Teddy is a nice reminder that there are still new artists out there that appreciate music across various genres, even those of yesteryear.