Raised By Humans CD (1992)

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Product Overview


Label Red House Records
SKU 60031427
UPC 033651004424
UPC 14 00033651004424
Format CD
Release Date 4/7/1992
Author Spider John Koerner
Associated Artist/Work Elliott, Ramblin' Jack
Associated Artist/Work John Koerner
Associated Artist/Work Koerner, John
Associated Artist/Work Ray, Dave "Snaker"
Technical Info
Engineer Craig Thorson; Paul Baron; Tom Mudge
Producer Eric Peltoniemi
CatalogID 44
Lable Name Red House Records
Released 03/23/1993
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 44m : 16s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00033651004424
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Spider John Koerner (vocals, 12-string guitar, harmonica); Eric Bain Peltoniemi (vocals, percussion); Dean McGraw (guitar); Peter Ostroushko (fiddle, mandolin, vocals); Dave Moore (accordion, harmonica, percussion); Willy Murphy (bass, piano, vocals, percussion); Paul Baron (percussion).
Recorded live at Minnesota Public Radio Studio M, St. Paul, Minnesotta.
Adapter: "Spider" John Koerner.
Personnel: "Spider" John Koerner (vocals, 12-string guitar, harmonica); Dakota Dave Hull (vocals, guitar, National guitar, percussion); Peter Ostroushko (vocals, mandolin, fiddle); Willie Murphy (vocals, piano, percussion); Eric Peltoniemi (vocals, percussion); Dean Magraw (guitar); Dave Moore (harmonica, accordion, percussion); Marc Anderson (drums, percussion); John "Mr. Bones" Burrell, Paul Baron (percussion).
Recording information: Minnesota Public Radio Studio M, St. Paul, MN.
Photographer: Marc Norberg.
Arranger: "Spider" John Koerner.
Fifty-three-year-old folksinger Spider John Koerner delivers only his sixth solo album in 27 years with Raised by Humans, following Spider Blues (1965), Running, Jumping, Standing Still (1969), Music Is Just a Bunch of Notes (1972), Some American Folk Songs Like They Used To (1974), and Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Been (1986). That last album marked something of a resurgence for Koerner, but it was a little deceptive in the sense that the recording was six years old when it was released. So, it's been more than six years between albums for Koerner, but not, perhaps, as much as 12, by the evidence of one of the few original compositions, "Summer of '88," the singer's wry observation of the state of the planet as of that year and season. For the most part, however, the album is consistent with Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Been in the sense that it consists of Koerner's easygoing takes on traditional material and songs associated with Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie. Accompanying himself on 12-string acoustic guitar, Koerner is joined by John "Mr. Bones" Burrell on bones and occasional other musicians, many of them also playing percussion instruments. He sings in an assured, rhythmic voice that has taken on a certain gruffness since the early days of Koerner, Ray & Glover more than 30 years ago, making it all the more appropriate to the often familiar songs and enabling him to create his own distinct interpretations. He doesn't need to make albums frequently, as long as the ones he does make are as enjoyable as this one. ~ William Ruhlmann
Disc 1
1 Prelude
2 Summer Of '88
3 Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn, The
4 Water Is Wide, The
5 Titanic
6 Boll Weevil
7 Farmer's Curst War, The
8 Santy Anno
9 More Pretty Women Than One
10 Midnight Special
11 Fox, The
12 Old Smoky
13 Everybody's Going For The Money
14 Ezekiel
15 Poem
Product Attributes
Artist Koerner,Spider John
Label Red House Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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