Scott - My Kind Of Music
By: Cheryl Harvey Hill, Sr. Staff Journalist
out this audio interview with Ray Scott recorded October
27, 2006. Click
even going to try to pretend that I can be objective about this
album or this singer. Are you kidding me?!? The title of this
debut album by Ray Scott is EXACTLY what I immediately thought
to myself the first time I heard him sing; now THIS is My
Kind of Music.
is also my kind of singer/songwriter; thirteen tracks and he had
a hand in writing all of them. However, I would certainly be
amiss if I didn't mention Phillip Moore, his longtime friend and
guitar player, who co-wrote on nine of the tracks; obviously,
his input contributed greatly to the overall quality of the
album. Scott isn't a wanna be singing cowboy poet, he is the
real deal. And just how real? Well, my elbow started bending by
the middle of the first song and I don't even drink; that's how
title cut is a cleverly written limerick that is so country you
will swear you hear the legendary "Highwaymen"
harmonizing on the chorus especially since Scott's voice is so
eerily reminiscent of the late Johnny Cash. At other times, like
on "I Didn't Come Here to Talk," his deep baritone
resonates right through you and his phrasing makes you think of
Conway Twitty. But then again, after you have listened to the
entire album, you will most likely conclude that the only reason
Scott's voice sounds so familiar is that he has all the best
qualities of some of the greatest singers who have ever graced
the radio air waves.
were several outstanding tracks and "Different Kind of
Cowboy" was definitely one of them. I liked everything
about this song. The clever intro beat, the rhythm, the tempo,
and the lyrics. Another stand out track for me was
"Time." Some serious philosophical observations
delivered via a deceptively catchy beat. There was something to
like about every song on this album and it isn't often you can
say that; especially when the album contains thirteen songs - oh
yes, and a fourteenth track which contains a special message.
I'm not going to spoil it for you by telling you what it is.
reveals his sense of humor on the liner notes when he says,
"To my incomparable wife, Shannon... You've hung right in
there, and you never even had to get on anti-depressants."
And his final thought, at the end of all the thanks to everyone
else is, "Lord above... You're a lot of things, but hard of
hearing ain't one of 'em. Thanks for the gifts in my life. It
will always begin and end with you... Amen."
that collective "ahhhhh" is exactly how some of the
songs, the music, and the heartfelt lyrics, will leave you
feeling. This is downright, tears in your beer, scoot in your
boots, bona fide, certifiable honky tonkin' country music. Heavy
on the fiddle, peddle, no metal, but plenty of attitude, heart
and humor. This one's a keeper for sure.
The CD Now!
Kind Of Music song list:
1. Gone Either Way
2. Makin' My Way
3. Different Kind of Cowboy
5. My Kind of Music
7. I Didn't Come Here to Talk
8. Dirty Shirt
10. Rats Don't Race
11. Fly With An Angel
13. Bear With Me Lord
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You know the worst thing about Ray Scott's cd? That I took so flippin' long to get it! I couldn't find it in Canada and finally found it last week in Michigan. Buy this cd!
First impression? Women - this man sings in a deep baritone that will make your toes curl and other body parts tingle. When he croons "I Didn't Come Here to Talk" you pray that's true! Men? You want him to be your friend but secretly wish you had such a deep voice and looked so dang sexy!
Ray Scott tells it like it is. There is no pretense here. He sings the way he sings - like it or not - that's the way he sings and he ain't gonna change for anyone. For some people that might come across arrogant - not with Ray Scott - that's just the way he is. "She don't like to play my kind of music, so I had to tell that girl to kiss my ass." Yep, that's just the way he is.
Unlike most liner notes that have the lyrics, Ray Scott gives a brief synopsis of how or why the song was written. Nice. I especially liked his explanation for "Bear With Me Lord"......"I know where I came from and I know where I want to end up when it's over. But if sins were cents, I wouldn't need to work. "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" always got to me and I'm sure it helped this song get written. Lord, I hope you're listenin'."
I don't know whether Ray Scott sings a great song or tells a great story? But either way - he gets it done! Ray Scott sets some wonderful stories to song - and sings them very well. Buy Ray Scott - My Kind of Music - and tell me if you agree.
~ Caroline - London, ON Canada
Loved It. One of a
kind voice. Can't stop listening to the CD.
I bought the Ray Scott
album on a whim, because I'd seen the video of "My Kind Of
Music" and really enjoyed it. I always ask myself, will I pay this price for that "one song"? This is from countless CD's that only have one or maybe a few more, really good songs. Ray Scott's album is GREAT all the way through!! I do NOT skip any of the songs when playing his, as on some other artist's
albums. His voice, the beat, words, and music are AWESOME!! I'm anxious for another CD very soon! Count me in on a purchase!
~ Cindy, Placerville, CA
An awesome album!! Great music, great voice and excellent lyrics -- very meaningful. Possibly the new outlaw of country music. Definitely in a class with the likes of Toby Keith and former
rebellious artists who don't necessarily go with what is popular, but with what means something to him. Can't recommend this album enough. If you like that raw country music sound, definitely go out and get this.
When I first heard Ray Scott I
fell in love with his music and his voice. I just bought his new CD and let me tell you, it is some of the best country music I've heard. This is indeed the real deal and will be here to stay. If you like real country music then this is a must CD. Trust me all of the songs are great on this one. Ray has my seal of approval and
believe me I am a true country fan. Keep this guy coming!!!
~ Rosalie K. from PA.
There are 13 great songs on this album. That means 13 reasons to buy it. Very few albums have more than 3 or 4 reasons to them. This guy will be around for a long time.
No one can touch his songs or his voice.