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article imageReview: Jimmy Fortune incredible on 'Jimmy Fortune Sings the Classics' CD Special

By Markos Papadatos     Apr 21, 2017 in Music
Country Music Hall of Famer Jimmy Fortune released his new studio album, "Jimmy Fortune Sings the Classics," and it is incredible.
It opens with a mellow cover of the Hank Cochran-penned "Make The World Go Away" and it is followed by a gorgeous version of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
Equally impressive is his compelling rendition of Anne Murray's "Danny's Song." Multi-Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs joins Fortune on the upbeat "Wake Up Little Susie." He displays his impressive tenor voice on "Unchained Melody," and he delivers on The Eagles classic "Take It To The Limit," where he collaborates with The Isaacs.
Ray Price would be smiling on his moving version of "Crazy Arms," and it continues with the up-tempo "Flowers On The Wall" and the heart-wrenching ballad "If." The inclusion of The Beatles classic "Yesterday" is an added treat. The album closes with "Southern Nights" and with a harking rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," where he is joined by Voices of Lee.
The Verdict
Overall, Jimmy Fortune is superb on his new studio album Jimmy Fortune Sings the Classics. Fortune is consistently great at everything he does musically. It is evident that this musical effort was a labor of love for the iconic musician, and all of his hard work paid off. This CD earns an A rating.
Jimmy Fortune chatted with Digital Journal about his new album.
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