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You Got Me

by Darren Rhodes

If you like Country Music, then you will like this CD. This CD was given a five star rating by the Nashville Music Guide May issue 2001. This CD has a mixture of traditional Country music as well as some up tempo country on it...
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1. Jesse Told Becky Goodbye
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2. Johnny Walker Walk
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3. She Gets It Right
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4. Your Mister Misses You
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5. You Got Me
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6. I've Been There
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7. I'll Remember You
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8. Send the Angels Down
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9. Work Hard Play Hard
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10. Coldest Night Since 1951
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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June 14, 1966, Darren Rhodes, born Darren Harold Coleman to Harold and Jane Coleman, screamed his way into the world in Windber, Pennsylvania. Six pounds/seven ounces, with dark hair, dark eyes and lusty (ready to make some music) lungs. He was surrounded by music at an early age, listening to his parent's favorite country records. Every year, he and his sister watched Mom and Dad singing and playing at family reunions. His dad played guitar and his mom played her accordion, singing the old country songs Darren learned to love. Darren seemed to be a natural with music. He was quick to learn lyrics to both old and new country songs. This gift would be an asset as he began to look to music as a career. His dream was to be on the Grand Ole Opry. This dream began to take hold at age seven, after seeing Marty Robbins perform. Darren surprised his parents by playing the Wabash Cannonball on the guitar at age nine, after closely watching the way his dad played the chords.

From then on, the guitar became Darren's best friend and companion. Darren's best friend and companion. Darren's formal singing lessons came from school choral groups he joined from sixth grade through twelfth. After moving to Florida with his family in 1982, he auditioned for and was picked to sing in a local Opry show. Wanting to pursue a career in music, he moved to Alabama in 1993 with the Opry show. Later he joined an area band as the lead singer. Their country music and his personal style of singing were well received. He appeared on the Country Boy Eddy Show, a local TV show based in Birmingham, Alabama. He also performed at the Alabama Country Music Association near Cullman, Alabama.

In November 1998, Darren recorded a 2 song CD at Chelsea Studio in Nashville, TN. The first song on the CD debuted at #48 on the Independent Tracker Charts on March 10, 2000. In November 2000, Darren recorded his first album at KMA Records. The album, "Jesse Told Becky Goodbye," was released in February 2001. Darren has performed several times at the VFW in Chattanooga, TN, where his music has been well received. Darren seems to increase his following every place he performs. His first album continues to climb up the Independent charts.

On March 18, 2001, Darren performed with Grand Ole Opry Star, Ernie Ashworth, at the Holiday Inn Select in Nashville, TN. This performance was to benefit the Children's Rights Council (CRC). Darren's song, "Jesse Told Becky Goodbye," appeared on a compilation CD along with music by Ernie Ashworth. Sales from the CD go to help the CRC National organization.

In April, 2001, Darren released a single to radio stations entitled "Politically Incorrect Redneck." This song has proven to be very popular. An album containing this song will soon be going to press. Fans may purchase it by late summer.

Darren performed live in Chattanooga, TN, on May 19, 2001. He and a live band performed for Penske Oil's Customer Appreciation Day in the K-Mart parking lot.

Everyone who hears Darren knows he is on his way to seeing his dream come true. If you ask him, Darren will tell you God has given him his talent and remains in the spotlight - center stage - a very important place in Darren's life!

Darren Rhodes "Jesse Told Becky Goodbye" has just won International Song of the Year at the International Airplay King Eagle Awards in Nashville, 9th month 2001.

Darren Rhodes also receives an award from the Best Of Texas Awards held in Beumont, Texas for (Male Vocalist Of The Year.) 10th month 2001.


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Paul W Dennis

Good Effort
Good effort. The title song is outstanding, and while nothing else reaches quite that standard, this is a thoroughly enjoyable CD

Harold Crosby

Found this CD album by mistake VERY GOOD
Some time you stumble on a great song or album this is one of those times

John Burris

Review of "Jesse Told Becky Goodbye"
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CD Review by John Burris of TakinTheCountryBack.com
By John Burris
Sep 11, 2002, 12:48


This CD is a KMA Records offering with a copyright date of 2001. This is one of those albums that I personally really like because it has some really nice songs in it.
The CD starts with the title track.
"Jesse Told Becky Goodbye" is a song that reminds me of "I’ll Be True To You" by the Oak Ridge Boys, but this song gives a lot more detail.
It tells the story from the view of a resident of the hometown where the two young lovers grew up. First, they are inseparable, and then he tells her goodbye and leaves town.
The singer then sings about her life between him and death and how she never lost her deep love for him. When she dies, he comes to the funeral, and, again, Jesse tells her goodbye and knows he has made a big mistake.
This song is a great one, and the artist and his voice are a perfect match for the song.

"Johnny Walker Walk" is about an attitude adjustment on somebody who loves to drink more than anything.

"She Gets It Right" is a little ditty about a lady who is trying to find the right love for her life.

"Your Mister Misses You" is a song about the road, and the song itself has a Dave and Sugar flavor to it.

"You Got Me" is a song about a relationship and how sometimes what one gets in love is not a fantasy, but a real live person, who might not be exactly what one is looking for.

"I've Been There" is a crying-in-the-beer song that makes me think of one of the best singers in the business--Hank Locklin. It recounts the story of a bartender telling a patron that he knows about his problems because he has been there.

"I’ll Remember You" is a song about love lost and memories found.

"Send the Angels Down" is a song that reminds me of a cross between the music of "Amanda" and the lyrics of Vern Gosdin’s "Dead From The Heart On Down".

"Work Hard, Play Hard" tells about the singer’s philosophy of life.

The last track on this cd is called "Coldest Night Since 1951." The singer tells of listening to the radio on his way home, knowing he didn’t have to worry about this coldest night since 1951, since he had his loving wife to keep him warm when he got home. He gets home to find that it really is the "Coldest Night Since 1951."

This album has been put together nicely. There are several songs that I think would deserve airplay, and I personally think "1951" and "Jesse Told Becky Goodbye" are awesome songs. Either would be worth the price of an album.

The singers strong point is his baritone voice. On a song or two, the artist reminds me of Hank Locklin, and on others he reminds me of William Lee Golden and Duane Allen. On a few he reminds me of Narvel Felts--maybe not technically perfect, but with the ability to sell a song.

I would be willing to part with the price of admission for a chance to hear this singer live because I think there would be some pleasant surprises in his show. One thing is for sure; whoever picked these songs knows what good country songs are about.

I would rate this cd at 3.5 out of a possible 5; however, the opening and closing tracks are so good that I will give the CD a 4. If you like great story songs, cut one and cut ten are for you. And get your handkerchief or Kleenex out.

-John Burris