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GINNY PETERS - Great Speckled Bird

Great Speckled Bird
Great Speckled Bird - Roll On By Muddy Water - I Had To Know The Bad Times - That's What Love Does - Sweet Gentle Saviour Of Mine - Jesus Pleading Now For Me - I Found A Pearl - God's Home Coming Reunion - Freedom's Only A Whisper Away - You Alone Are Worthy - I Can Climb Walls - I Would If I Could - Mystery Of God
Ginny Peters is New Zealand's classic country superstar.  Over the years she has provided her faithful fans and new listeners to the very core of what classic country music is all about.  Classic country music is not really a 'stop in time' or a 'fit the mold' kind of music.  It's a rural down-home kind of music that not only comes from the heart it touches the heart. That's what Ginny Peters has done for more than 60 years, and honestly her voice is as 'real' and as 'gentle' and as 'true' today as it has ever been.  Even more, this petite woman with a strength difficult to understand, is a 'real' country music songwriter.  She qualifies in every circumstance.  She writes from the heart.  She writes from real experiences.  She writes to tell the truth.  She is a 'gifted' woman.  How can someone listening to someone sing say that?  Not easy.  Good songs have to give the listener a little chill.  That's one way.  It has to give the listener goose bumps, that's what my mom would say, and what I would say.  Ginny Peters gives me goose bumps.  Another very conclusive way to know is that it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up.  Here I sit, cold, goosebumps and unruly hair on the back of my neck.  These are all measuring sticks that country folks use to tell if the singer and songwriter is doing something that moves them.  This particular CD has all of those elements. It's a compilation of several years endeavor, and it represents some of the very best of Ginny Peters, going all the way back to her days working with Cliffie Stone and RCA-Victor records.  This particular CD is already gathering some worthy and justifiable airplay around the world.  And it should be noted that Ginny's name is listed on every song as a writer or co-writer except the Great Speckled Bird.  What a beautiful way to introduce a new listener to some incredibly good 'real' country music.  The entire project is worthy of #1 around the world.  Hopefully it will make it to America where our country music listeners are so longing to hear some 'real' country music.  Musicians are not listed, but they are all excellent, from an incredibly good fiddle to the Dobro and all those wonderful in-between instruments that makes country music so special.  Lest I forget, there are also some soulfully written and sung gospel songs on this project that not only rings true about what they are saying, but ringing true just like a bell calling us to church.  Get the bags packed Errol, this CD is going to wrack up every point possible for Classic Country CD of the Year.
Bob Everhart, Reviewer, www.ntcma.net

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