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Carlene Carter: Musical Shapes (Warner Bros.)

Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 13 November 1980

IT'S ALWAYS embarrassed Englishmen like Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton that they got rich by showing Americans how palatable their native R&B and blues were. Rockpile's Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds are neither especially rich nor embarrassment-prone, but the way they've nurtured such a pure American talent as Carlene Carter ought to make somebody squirm.

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