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Texas Platters

Country Mile

Reviewed by Doug Freeman, September 19, 2008, Music

Jason Allen

The Twilight Zone (Smith Entertainment)

Jason Allen's aptly titled third LP is full of unexpected turns, effortlessly melding touches of Roy Orbison ("I Can't Let You Go"), Marty Robbins ("I Can't Hide This Heartache"), and even rockabilly Elvis ("Elvis Tonight"). Most surprising is the honky-tonked version of Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You," which Allen pulls off thanks to his impressively versatile vocals.


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