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Born Live

by The Mammals

Old-time country and original songs: Old tunes to comfort you and new tunes to surprise you. A strongly grounded acoustic sound that is beautiful, energized, and raw - preserving the timeless appeal of American roots music.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Last Pay Day at Coal Creek/Breakin' Up Christams/Sugar Shack
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2. Four Blue Walls
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3. Be My Toboggan
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4. Beggar's Cup
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5. Cumberland Gap/Mississippi Sawyer/Rock That Babe
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6. Jesus & Jezebel
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7. Unwed Fathers
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8. Cummington Waltz
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9. Bright Light
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10. Rage (Against the Ice Machine)
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11. Baker's Waltz
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12. Fall On My Knees
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13. Satisfied Mind
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Album Notes
"Born Live" is the debut release by The Mammals. Their newer CD's "Evolver" (2002) and "Rock That Babe" (2004) are also available on CD Baby.

In early 2001, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (grandson of Pete), teamed up with songwriter Michael Merenda, singer Ruth Ungar (daughter of Jay), and fiddler Alicia Jo Rabins. Blending the textures of their varied instruments, repertoires, and influences, they began spreading their motto "TRAD IS RAD" across the northeast.

**This CD documents The Mammals' original four-piece live shows played between February and June of 2001 at the Dreamaway Lodge, WAMC, and the Ludlow Massachusetts Correctional Facility.**

In the fall, the band became a trio with the departure of Rabins, and later a quintet with the addition of bassist, Pierce Woodward and drummer, Ken Maiuri. The current Mammals quintet tours internationally and features Jacob Silver on bass and Chris Merenda on drums.

Over the years, the band has continued to create a strongly grounded acoustic sound that is beautiful, energized, and raw - preserving the timeless appeal of American roots music.

"The Mammals play old-time stringband music the way Jack Kerouac wrote novels - with an abandon born of a deep understanding of structure and form. Their sound is wild, mirthful, and masterful." - Scott Alarik, Boston Globe


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T-Bird the Michigander

The Mammals Rock!
Saw the Mammals at Wheatland Music festival 2 years in a row and the 2nd year I bought Rock that Babe.... I wanted all but could only afford 1 and just now got the rest.... Did I mention I am in love? I cant get enough! this is a good fix for now, but than what? Where do I go? What do I do? Shew! I heard there in studio right now! Im saved! I recomend any Mammals material! Great Real Music! TRAD IS RAD!


just wonderful -- i "heart" the mammals!
this cd makes me dance in my car!


Almost as good as seeing the mammals LIVE
The Mammals rock out my world, especially in this young and live CD.
Like newborn mammals.
But livelier.

Bill Manly

I played this CD on a new sound system and it sparkles as does all the music by these artists. Have been to live performances of the Mammals and listening to the CD one room removed from the speakers it seems that if I opened the door they would be right there!

Greg Pietsch

Fantastic CD, Love this band!

Katherine Moore

Something completely different, and yet strangely familiar
I love live recordings, and this one portrays The Mammals in a well-deserved great light. They seem to actually love what they do. They pay homage to the greats before them but they have completely made the music their own. I'm converting people to The Mammals everywhere I go.

Black Diamond Dave

The Mammals: Born Live, and CD Baby; What more could there be?

Robert Lee Johnson The Guitar Man

Great Recording of Satisfied Mind
Some Great Music here. I especially like the Original arrangement of "Satisfied Mind," a song from the 50s that is beautiful.

------ Robert Lee Johnson -- The Guitar Man


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Great little investment!
Lovely balance between instrumentals and vocals on every level. I like the progression of songs to tell a story like chapters in a book... I also liked the range of moods on this CD... Crisp, clean recording quality. Great little investment... can't wait to see them again at the Wheatland Music Festival!
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