American Legacies CD (2011)

Artist: Del Mccoury

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Product Overview


Label Mccoury Music/red Distribution
SKU 220243161
UPC 829305001525
UPC 14 00829305001525
Format CD
Release Date 4/12/2011
Author Del Mccoury
Associated Artist/Work Watson, Doc
Technical Info
Engineer Earl Scioneaux
Producer Ben Jaffe; Ronnie McCoury
CatalogID MCM0015
Lable Name McCoury Music
Released 04/12/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 47m : 12s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00829305001525
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixers: Earl Scioneaux III; David Ferguson.
Liner Note Author: Jon Weisberger.
Recording information: The Chapel, Preservation Hall West, San Francisco, CA (07/2010).
Photographers: Shannon Brinkman; Ben Jaffe .
The title of American Legacies is plural because it represents both the legacies of jazz and bluegrass in the identities of its principals, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band. That makes for a felicitous pairing of traditional Southern styles that leans toward one and then the other, but is at its best when the musicians blend together. The Dixieland horns of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are in ascendance, for example, in the second-line sound of Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and "Milenberg Joys," while "You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" is more of a McCoury Band track with the jazz band just piping in here and there in the background. McCoury turns the closer, "One More `Fore I Die," into a round of solos, alternating between his own men and the Preservation musicians, and that is when this jazz/country hybrid really works. ~ William Ruhlmann
Professional Reviews
Down Beat (p.63) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "McCoury's '50/50 Chance' highlights the rhythmic intersections of American roots music, as a sousaphone holds down the bottom of a bouncing country anthem about lost love."
Billboard (p.48) - "Mandolinist Ronnie McCoury and clarinetist Charlie Gabriel turn in exceptional instrumental runs to give AMERICAN LEGACIES an emotional grip that reaches beyond the technical finesse that defines both of these musical styles."
Paste (magazine) - "This is distinctive New Orleans Dixieland with occasional flourishes of bluegrass instrumentation, but it coheres quite well."
Disc 1
1 Band's In Town, The
2 One Has My Name
3 Shoeshine Blues
4 Banjo Frisco
5 Good Gal, A
6 Jambalaya
7 I'll Fly Away
8 You Don't Have To Be a Baby To Cry
9 Sugar Blues, The
10 Milenberg Joys
11 50/50 Chance
12 One More 'Fore I Die
Product Attributes
Artist Mccoury,Del
Label Mccoury Music
Music Format Compact Disc
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