Robert Earl Reed | Carlene

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by Robert Earl Reed

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Genre: Rock: Southern Rock
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1. Road to Hattiesburg
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2. Town
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3. White Angel
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4. Castaway Star
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5. Splash Me (Interlude)
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6. Carlene
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7. Delia
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8. Hey Sam
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9. Coward's Sword
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10. Devil In the Canebrake
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Robert Earl Reed currently lives and creates his unique brand of Mississippi Gothic psychedelia music in the North Mississippi Hill Country.


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Kimberly Dallesandro

The first time I heard "Carlene" I was not prepared to spend 45 minutes listening to it over and over; the deep throaty singing of Robert Earl Reed, scratchy with emotion stretching out the simple true words of a people and a place I could imagine in my mind. It's another time; a quiet desperation with undertones of reserved anger, I loved the phrasing, the restraint, the moans and the eye to eye recognition and acknowledgment I felt song after song. It takes a true purist and a bottle of courage to present stripped down honest music in a day when crowds are demanding 'more, more, more'. I have never met Mr. Reed personally, but I know this: his eyes will not leave mine the first time I shake his hand. He is a proud man despite the misfortune he has lived and sings about. And when I want the truth, it's his music I reach for.

Kimberly Dallesandro