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High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2CD)

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
17-08-2009
Genres:
Barcode:
805520030526
Packaging:
Hard Back book
Catalog Number:
PRPCD052
High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2CD)
High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2CD)

Description

Banjo player and singer Charlie Poole was one of Loudon's first models when he began singing and playing over 40 years ago. Now, together with producer/songwriter Dick Connette, he has put together a double album dedicated to the music and life of his early inspiration. Most of the songs recast the original recordings from the 20's and 30's, but Wainwright and Connette have also written 9 new songs around and about Poole's life and times. The album features over 20 singers and musicians, including Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Sloan Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche, David Roche, the Roches (Maggie, Terre, and Suzzy), and featuring a special guest appearance by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile. From string quartet to swing trio, from old timey string band to acappella gospel, what they'veve found in the Poole repertoire, besides the expected nascent country and bluegrass, has been astounding in its range - sentimental songs, vaudeville songs, minstrel songs, early jazz songs, British Ballad variants, Dixie melodies, comedy routines - its like a condensed compendium of all the strains that have created and continue to create American popular music. Track listing: CD1 - High Wide & Handsome / Took My Gal Out Walkin' / I'm the Man Who Rode the Mule Around the World / My Mother And My Sweetheart / Bill Masons Bride / Goodbye Booze / Old Ballyhoo / Little Waterloo / I'm Glad I'm Married / Mother's Last Farewell Kiss / Acres of Diamonds / Way Up In NYC / If I Lose / The Great Reaping Day / Where The Whippoorwill Is Whispering Goodnight. CD2 - The Man In The Moon / The Deal / No Knees / Moving Day / Old and Only In the Way / Ragtime Annie / Sweet Sunny South / The Letter That Never Came / Awful Hungry Hash House / Rowena / Didn't He Ramble / Ramblin' Blues / Charlie's Last Song / Beautiful / High Wide & Handsome (reprise).

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. High Wide & Handsome
  3. Took My Gal Out Walkin'
  4. I'm the Man Who Rode the Mule Around the World
  5. My Mother And My Sweetheart
  6. Bill Mason's Bride
  7. Goodbye Booze
  8. Old Ballyhoo
  9. Little Waterloo
  10. I'm Glad I'm Married
  11. Mother's Last Farewell Kiss
  12. Acres of Diamonds
  13. Way Up In NYC
  14. If I Lose
  15. The Great Reaping Day
  16. Where The Whippoorwill Is Whispering Goodnightyou
  17. The Man In The Moon
  18. The Deal
  19. No Knees
  20. Moving Day
  21. Old and Only In the Way
  22. Ragtime Annie
  23. Sweet Sunny South
  24. The Letter That Never Came
  25. Awful Hungry Hash House
  26. Rowena
  27. Didn't He Ramble
  28. Ramblin' Blues
  29. Charlie's Last Song
  30. Beautiful
  31. High Wide & Handsome (reprise)
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