This charting sophomore set proved again that the artist was comfortable making music that engaged and melded Latin styles with jazz and R&B. It afforded producers David Grusin and Larry Rosen the trust to support her desire to record more challenging material such as the progressive pop epic "The Voyage.” The set also contained several sleek R&B tunes such as "What I Wouldn't Do (For the Love of You)," and "The Feelin's Love,” as well as a disco-fied remake of Thom Bell and Linda Creed's "People Make the World Go 'Round."
- Jason Elias
October 23, 2007
Dwight Yoakam has never hidden his admiration for Buck Owens (even duetting together on "Streets of Bakersfield," a number one country hit in 1988) so this set of covers is lovingly presented with a fervor that Yoakam can't help but exude. His voice cracks, curls, and whoops are all his own, but the breakneck energy and enthusiasm that the Buckaroos poured into every song are given a fitting tribute.
- Zac Johnson