Edgar's Blues CD (2003)

Artist: E/ratliff Lewis

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Specifications

Label Redeye Distribution
SKU 60620254
UPC 661185002120
UPC 14 00661185002120
Format CD
Release Date 11/18/2003
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Author E/ratliff Lewis
Technical Info
Engineer Jeff Powell
Producer Jeff Powell
CatalogID 9
Lable Name Madjack Records
Released 11/18/2003
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 40m : 15s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 06611850021202
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Eric Lewis (vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle); Andy Ratliff (vocals, guitar, mandolin); John Riley (vocals, bass); Keavin Shehan (bass).
Recorded at Humongous Studios, Memphis, Tennessee on February 10-12 & April 28-29, 2001.
Personnel: Eric Lewis (tenor, whistling, guitar, electric guitar, resonator guitar, mandolin, fiddle); Andy Ratliff (whistling, guitar, electric guitar, claw hammer banjo); Cooter (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Jeff Powell.
Recording information: Humongous Studios, Memphis, TN (02/10/2001-04/28/2001).
Photographers: Brooke Barnett; Susan Marshall.
Arranger: Eric Lewis .
With a deep love and appreciation for pioneers in the genres of bluegrass and "mountain" music, the duo rarely fall off the rails. Instrumentals intertwined with traditional standards such as "Think of What You've Done" and "Katie Dear" allow for a trip down a well-trodden path, but with enough variants to keep it interesting. The ragtime on the appropriately titled "Calicoon Rag" is an early indication that both Ratliff and Lewis are adept at many instruments and styles of playing. Another characteristic saturating the album is the idea of family, whether it's the theme behind "The Kaintuck," a song about leaving home, or Lewis' mother Rosemary Lewis contributing vocals to "In the Pines." There are a few low points, notably the listless Ry Cooder feel on "Reuben's Country Blues Train," which takes too long to build and sounds slightly out of place. The album's coda, with a basset hound named Edgar leading the song, is funny but a bit too light, also. Nonetheless, the quality of simple "pickin'" and playing on songs such as "Going to Aurora" is a pleasure to listen to. ~ Jason MacNeil
Disc 1
1 Salt Creek
2 Think Of What You've Done
3 Calicoon Rag
4 Old Mother Flanigan
5 Kate Dear
6 Howlin' Edgar
7 Tennessee Barn Burner
8 Kaintuck, The
9 Preserve The Blameless
10 In The Pines
11 Reuben's Country Blues Train
12 Going To Aurora
13 Short Life Of Trouble
14 Howlin' Edgar (Slight Return)
Product Attributes
Artist Lewis,E/ratliff,A
Label Redeye Distribution
Music Format Compact Disc
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