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The Kentucky HeadHunters

Flying Under The Radar – 2006 (CBUJ Entertainment)

Reviewed by Robert Wooldridge

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The latest from the Kentucky HeadHunters is a sampler of tracks from their three albums from this millennium, with one original and a couple of outtakes thrown in. Most prominently represented is 2000's "Songs From The Grass String Ranch" with 7 relatively generic blues-rock tunes, including "Louisiana CoCo," featuring a nice guitar riff but annoying frog-man vocals from rhythm guitarist Richard Young. More pleasing is the pair of tracks from 2003's "Soul," with the ballad "Lonely Nights" and the up-tempo "Everyday People" (not to be confused with Sly Stone's '70's hit).

From last year's "Big Boss Man" are effective bluesy versions of the title track and Hank Williams' "Take These Chains From My Heart." Not so effective is the barely listenable dance mix of Roger Miller's "Chug-A-Lug" with even more annoying frog-man vocals from Young.

There's really not much country here at all. The original "Go To Heaven" and a cover of Johnny and Jack's "Ashes Of Love" have a slight touch of twang. While entertaining in spots, this is a largely uninteresting collection.