Connie Cato

Super Connie Cato

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On the surface, Super Connie Cato is a camp music lover's dream come true: there's the title, for one thing, above a photo of Cato wearing a huge Dolly Parton wig while posing in front of a paisley backdrop. Then there's the list of wild song titles like "Superskirt," "Super Kitten," and "Big Stick of Dynamite." When the first song leads off with a funky wah-wah guitar riff, it seems cinched -- Super Connie Cato looks and sounds explosive! The effect soon tapers off, though, since the music inside is good, solid country with a distinct Dolly Parton influence but not all that outrageous. The two "super" songs are the highlights, and both were minor country hits. "Lincoln Autry," the story of a ladies' man's wedding, was Cato's third minor hit from the album. Cato covers some pop material like "Silver Threads and Golden Needles," and J.J. Cale's "After Midnight," but she's not a crossover artist -- her sound is pure country, '70s style. The low-rent romance in "Four on the Floor" ("and a fifth down under the seat"), about a courtship based on drinking and driving, is a case in point. Super Connie Cato may not be as far-out as it first seems, but is a neat find for fans of '70s country music.

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