September 17, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

I Feel Like Singing Today

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Jim Lauderdale, Ralph Stanley
Producers
Rebel
genre
Country
We gave it a B+

Lauderdale’s a subdued performer who, despite his superb taste, can approach blandness. Stanley, on the other hand, is a force of nature, bluegrass’ greatest vocalist, and on a good half-dozen tracks he forces Lauderdale to shed his reserve and wail. Two Lauderdale-penned gospel songs, ”Like Him” and ”Another Sinner’s Prayer,” are worth the album’s price; singing as if for his life, Lauderdale matches Stanley in soulfulness — and that’s saying something. B+

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