David Serby | Another Sleepless Night

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Another Sleepless Night

by David Serby

Everything from jumpin' buck shuffles and roadhouse rock, to cryin' time tearjerkers and honk-a-billy blues - Serby's music is a fistful of quarters fed into the jukebox at your favorite old honky tonk bar.
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Most Reckless Thing
3:05 $0.99
2. Nobody Here By That Name
3:10 $0.99
3. If That's What You Call Love
3:09 $0.99
4. It Ain't a Party
3:39 $0.99
5. Somewhere You Once Lived
2:40 $0.99
6. Blame It On July
2:44 $0.99
7. That Was the Old Me
3:29 $0.99
8. Whatever Happened to That Girl
2:54 $0.99
9. Easy to Forget
3:02 $0.99
10. Cocktails Napkins
2:52 $0.99
11. You're Not Goin' Anywhere
3:57 $0.99
12. Six of One
3:49 $0.99
13. Short Story Long
2:41 $0.99
14. Don't Turn On the Light
3:57 $0.99
15. We Don't Live Here Anymore
4:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
A natural born honky tonker, the Southern California-based David Serby establishes himself on his second album as a worthy heir to Dwight Yoakam's West Coast country crown. But where Yoakam dresses up his music with rhinestone-studded moves, Serby takes a more low-key approach, and his music wind up feeling more personal. On Another Sleepless Night, he focuses on the travails of marriage, the heartache of infidelity and nagging memories of the past. The album starts off strongly with the big beat honky tonker, The Most Reckless Thing. Like many a good country tunesmith, Serby gives the title phrase a good spin by initially stating that the "most reckless thing" he ever did was to marry before he turns "reckless" and squanders his marriage by leaving his wife crying at home "while I was out having fun". Sometimes on this disc he plays the scoundrel while at other times, however, he's the good husband (or at least attempting to be one). In Nobody Here By That Name, he rebuffs calls from an old girlfriend and in the bluesy I'm A Different Man Now, he asserts to his girl that he's sobered up and got a job — even though he once "took all of your money". He humorously boasts in Somewhere You Once Lived that "I ain't saying that I'm perfect/Or that I never lied/At least I was free/On our wedding night". This tune is one of several where the woman is cast as the marriage wrecker. If That's What You Call Love, which sports a nifty Dave Edmunds-like guitar riff, has him discovering that his wife is trying to impress another man. Both Blame On July and Don't Turn On The Light finds him crying over his wife's wild ways, but Serby comes off as a blue-collar guy confiding to you in a bar. He uses his everyman persona to great effect in the chilling tale You're Not Going Anywhere, in which he portrays an abusive man who takes violent revenge on his cheating girl. He comes off more sympathetic in another memorable crime story, We Don't Live Here Anymore, where a desperate man breaks into the house that used to be his before the bank repossessed it. This noir-ish tale also spotlights another of disc's strengths, the solid play by Serby's supporting players. Producer/multi-instrumentalist Edward Tree whips out a fiery guitar solo on We Don't Live that reinforces the song's dangerous mood. Veteran Nashville drummer Billy Block, bassist Taras Prodaniuk (Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams) and pedal steel stalwart Jay Dee Maness also help to give the disc a rugged roadhouse sound, but it's Serby who shines the brightest throughout this disc. His lived-in, laconic vocals, his sharp storytelling and his classic county melodies all make Another Sleepless Night a superior set of timeless honky tonk music.
-- Michael Berick



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Kjell Horlin, MCWC Country Radio Sweden

West Coast flavored country at it's best!
There's lots of CD's coming my way but there's only a few that makes me reach for the repeat button and play the entire album all over again without using the skip button.
David Serby's new CD is this kind of product.
A great collection of rockin' uptempo tunes, traditional country shuffles, soft crying in your beer-ballads performed with a heavy backing sound and great vocals by David.
Not a filler song here, it's all in here what you are asking for.
Good value for your money here cause the album contains 15 very great country songs all written by David himself.
I am very impressed!
It's no point to pick favorites, all songs are favorites.
Don't let this album stay out of your collection if you are a true country fan!
Kjell Horlin, DJ at MCWC Country Radio Sweden www.mcwc-radio.com

Mark Gauthier

David has more ideas packed into this collection than you'll find in most writers/players entire discography. Picks up where his first cd (I Just Don't Go Home) left off with songs of struggle, submission, and seduction. David writes with insight and sympathy of characters that deal with everything from the annoyances of tactless acquaintances in the song "Whatever Happened With That Girl" to rage at the loss of job, home and security in "We Don't Live Here Anymore". All these word portraits are perfectly illustrated in music by producer Ed Tree and a fabulous band that slides, twangs, crunches, and bangs in all the right places. Sure to be in the top ten of 2007 for any fan of good music.

Rod Bradey - Stone Cold Country - Australia

West Coast Country Music at its Best
David has produced another Classic Country Album full off Foot Stompin,Toe Tappin Tunes that will have you up and rockin around from the very first note. Cry in your beer Honky Tonkin Tunes,Heart felt Ballads and Full on hard drivin Rockers,they are all here. This Album is a MUST for all true Country Music Fans.