Chris Brubeck, Bill Crofut, Joel Brown & Peter Madcat Ruth | Red, White & Blues

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Red, White & Blues

by Chris Brubeck, Bill Crofut, Joel Brown & Peter Madcat Ruth

Blues? Funk? Folk? Jazz? It's all here - check it out.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Introduction
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0:19 album only
2. San Francisco Bay Blues, by Jesse Fuller
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4:08 album only
3. Way Out There, by Bob Nolan
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4:42 album only
4. The Cowboy Song, by Chris Brubeck
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4:31 album only
5. Old Joe Clark, Traditional
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4:06 album only
6. The Ashgrove, Traditional
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3:09 album only
7. Bach: Bouree (from English Suite Nr. 2)
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1:42 album only
8. In Just, poem by ee cummings, music by B Crofut
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3:00 album only
9. Morning Has Broken, Traditional
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1:49 album only
10. Little Birdy, Traditional
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3:43 album only
11. Unsquare Dance, by Dave Brubeck, lyrics C. Brubeck
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3:32 album only
12. The Music Makes the World Go Round by C Brubeck & Crofut
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6:10 album only
13. The Stars & Stripes Forever Rag by J.P. Sousa, arr. C. Brubeck
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2:31 album only
14. Brother Can You Spare a Dime by E.Y Harburg,
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4:59 album only
15. Red, White & Blues, by Chris Brubeck
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5:35 album only
16. Black & Blue by Fats Waller
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5:50 album only
17. This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
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3:52 album only
18. America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates & Samuel Ward
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4:34 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Chris Brubeck - Bass, Trombone, Piano & Vocals
Bill Crofut - Banjo, Vocals
Joel Brown - Guitar & Vocals
Peter Madcat Ruth - Harmonica & Vocals

"... high instrumental virtuosity and great vocal sensitivity." - New York Times

REVIEW:
"Highly recommending a recording of folk, bluegrass, ragtime, blues and (heaven forbid) Bach for a jazz catalog can get a little shaky; yet this recording falls on the edge of jazz, as jazz is nothing but a stepchild to the genre of blues and gospel. Anyway, all in jazz is fair. This is apple pie, baseball and Fourth of July coupled with "virtuoso" talent, musicianship, originality and aplomb....Sparks fly continuously throughout this eclectic program of energetic, animated and unstereotypic music. These guys are almost having too much fun. This recording by far eclipses any other of this nature that I have heard because of the unrivaled level of virtuosity." (H&B Recordings Direct)


Chris, Bill & Joel, joined by Madcat, put their own virtuosic spin on some of America's most beloved traditional music together iwth some original Brubeck tunes.

In the liner notes, Chris describes Madcat's playing on the recording ...

"As you will hear, Madcat's musical gifts are apparent throughout this recorded concert. His technique, his "time," his soulfulness, and his taste are superior. We also must explain why the audience is laughing so hysterically not only at Madcat's lead vocal and ridiculous traditional lyrics but also at his harp solo on Old Joe Clark. Every sound you hear in his solo after the second verse is made only by Madcat. There are no overdubs and somehow he does the following, in sequence, punctuated by the crowd's amazed outbursts: chugs along on the harp and adds a duck call to the corner of his mouth plus various vocal hoots; replaces the duck call with a siren whistle; whips out a toothbrush and brushes on the microphone for one bar; pounds his chest in rhythm with a plastic hammer toy; squeaks a rubber frog; fits a party favor into each corner of his mouth and in alternating quarter notes blows them while still flying on the harp; breaks into a polyrhythmic "hootin" frenzy while lifting a bass harmonica to play with his nostrils; and plays the melody while the audience sits in stunned anticipation of God knows what might come next!"


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