Chris Becker | Saints & Devils

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Saints & Devils

by Chris Becker

Dirty blues, ambient gospel and holy screams.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Louisiana
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2. The Preacher & The Devil
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3:28 album only
3. Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
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3:15 album only
4. Wake Up, Dead Man
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3:35 album only
5. Shimmy Shimmy Ya Ya
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6. The Soldier Traveling From The North
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7. God's Messenger
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8. Stomp & Shout
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9. Tupelo
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10. Louisiana (reprise)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Saints & Devils. A 10 track suite inspired by songs, stories and icons of the deep South. Featuring performances by musicians recorded in New York City and New Orleans.

Sampled material courtesy of the Alan Lomax archives. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Chris Becker

Features performances by:
Keith Bonner - Flute, Wooden Irish Flute, Penny Whistle
Nick Beaudoing - Cajun Accordion, Washboard
The Reverend Vince Anderson - Preaching
Chris Michael - Tambora, Tambourine
Jon Petrow -Violin, Electric Bass
Charlie Miller - Trumpet, Flute
Lynn Wright - Electric Guitar
Eyal Maoz - Electric Guitar
Dana Schechter - Vocal
Louis Romanos - Drums
James Hall - Vocal

"As a composer and producer, I know that the music I compose will take on additional and unexpected meaning and affect listeners in ways I could not have imagined at the time of its creation. This ten-track suite entitled Saints & Devils - mastered just two weeks before hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. gulf coast - is a good example of this. It is my hope that Saints & Devils - as a listening experience - honors the victims of this contemporary disaster and resonates in our collective consciousness to bring about a better future." - Chris Becker (2006)


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enrico

As great as it gets!
Please buy this cd! One of the best cds of the year! Buy it now!

Przemek Draheim, Polish Blues & Gospel Radio Host, www.blues.pl/

The deepest blues experience of the year!
I remember watching the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” and reading Robert Palmer’s “Deep Blues” for the first time… These were important experiences for me. “Saints & Devils” CD brought those feelings back to me. It’s something much more than just an album with music, it’s a listening experience that takes the listener on a journey through American South bringing to mind archetypical images of bluesmen dealing with the devil and salvation. I listened to it with my headphones on, sitting on a sofa in a dark room and it was unbelievable. I get through many new CDs each week but Chris Becker’s “Saints & Devils” is special. If you want to feel the same thing Robert Johnson might have felt while standing on the crossroad get this album and enjoy the deepest blues experience of the year.

Mel Schuster

Saints & Devils
Delighted with the New Orleans-grounded music. Having lived in N.O., the music is not only current pleasure, but nostalgic shadows.