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Looking Back

Looking Back

  • By Pam Linton
  • Release 08/11/2005
  • Music Genre Country
  • Media Format CD
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Price: £14.35

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For over 30 years, Pam Linton has been part of the country music landscape, first with her sister as youngsters and later with the Sherwin Linton Show. Although Pam has appeared on many recordings and too many live shows to count, 'Looking Back' is her first solo recording. The selections on the new CD include 'Wildwood Flower', with the 1860 lyrics that have rarely been heard in their original form, a rousing 'Harper Valley PTA' featuring some cool saxophone, and the memory-bending 'I've Been Everywhere.' The bluesy Jimmie Rodgers classic 'Any Old Time' featuring Dobro and 1930s-style coronet is a different - and wonderful - texture altogether! Pam grew up in St. Stephen, Minnesota, where she began singing and playing guitar with her younger sister while still in grade school. The girls were mentored by their piano playing Aunt Betty Jeanne, who taught them all the great Pop and Country standards from the 1940s and 1950s. Those songs easily lent themselves to the close harmonies of these sweet young ladies who were soon in demand for personal appearances throughout Central Minnesota. In 1972, Pam's parents took their pair of singing daughters to see popular entertainer Sherwin Linton when he appeared in the area. In 1980, Linton again performed in the area and hearing of the girls' talents, he invited 'Patti and Pam' to perform with him. The girls were still in high school, so their parents were soon taking them on long weekend trips throughout the five state area to appear with Sherwin. 'Patti and Pam' became full time members of the Sherwin Linton Show in 1982, and gained recognition from Nashville to Las Vegas and throughout the Midwest. In 1988, Sherwin and Pam were married. Since that time, Pam has had two goals - to be a partner to Sherwin, maintaining his show and business activities, and to continue to develop her own image and identity. In 1994, Sherwin and Pam recorded a duet album of Classic Western songs and Linton originals, 'In A Nineteenth Century Lifetime.' Pam's voice blended beautifully with Sherwin's on duets, and she also appeared on various Western Music charts world wide with her recording of a song Sherwin penned especially for her, 'Somewhere Between Deadwood & Laredo.' Pam's exceptionally soulful vocals are evident on the 1996 CD 'Driftwood On The River,' which Sherwin produced in tribute to folk singer Jimmy Driftwood. The selections 'Silver & Gold' and the Marilyn Monroe movie theme 'River Of No Return' earned Pam independent chart placement in Australia, The Netherlands, Slovenia and the United States. Pam contributed several folk and Gospel selections to the 2002 CD 'The Last American Frontier Centennial.' Included in these is what is believed to be the only recorded version of the Country Music National Anthem, 'Wildwood Flower,' using the original lyrics written in 1860. That selection was re-recorded to appear on Pam's new CD 'Looking Back.' In addition to vocal contributions, Pam has expanded her recording interests to include set production and photography on many projects released on the Linton's 'Black Gold' label. Audiences are amazed by the 'Big Voice' of this petite lady. Pam's repertoire includes Traditional Country, Folk, Gospel and Rock'n'Roll standards, and she can stop the show with her 'Tribute to Tammy Wynette.' (Check out the 'Tammy Wynette Medley' on 'Looking Back.') Pam's talents extend far beyond music. Her creative side has been seen in beautiful Native American-influenced wearable art jewelry using glass beads, tanned hides, feathers, quills and semi-precious stones. She is constantly working on costume imagery and sewing projects. She loves to cook and garden. As Sherwin says, 'She's always making things!' Pam was humbly surprised to receive a 2002 induction into the National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame, commending her dedication of thirty-plus years to the preservation of 'Music Americana.'

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Artist: Pam Linton
Title: Looking Back
Genre: Country
Release Date: 08/11/2005
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 791351205229
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