The Cox Family - Just When We're Thinking It's Over
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Just When We're Thinking It's Over (Asylum, 1997)

The Cox Family

Reviewed by George Hauenstein

After three highly-acclaimed releases on Rounder Records, The Cox Family have moved on to a major label.

Happily, the Cox sound is basically the same and that the family's Number One booster, Alison Krauss, is still producing this country band from Louisiana.

Willard Cox is the patriarch of the band. Daughters Suzanne and Evelyn share much of the lead singing. These ladies possess two of the sweetest voices anywhere. Son Sydney, best known for writing powerhouse tunes for Krauss, contributes vocals as well as handling some of the song writing.

In addition to original material ("BackRoads" and "Cry, Baby, Cry"), the Cox Family deftly cover two of Del McCoury's finest songs, "I Feel The Blues Moving In" and "A Good Man Like Me," a Hank Williams song, "I Just Don't Like This Kind of Living" as well as Del Shannon's classic, "Runaway." Larry Gatlin's "Love of a Lifetime" is particularly well done.

Those who have followed The Cox Family will enjoy this album. Thanks to producer Krauss and label execs willing to let the Cox's do their thing, this effort represents an extension of what has made them favorites, rather than a total makeover.

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