Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (CD)

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    Categories
    RockPopMusic
    Category
    1. Performer
    2. Rock & Pop
    3. Country Rock
    Number of Discs
    1
    Number of Items
    1
    Title
    Chicken Skin Music
    Media
    CD
    BarCode
    075992723121
    Country of Origin
    USA
    Label
    Naxos
    Distributor
    WEA (Distributor)
    Mono / Stereo
    Stereo
    Format
    CD
    Barcode
    075992723121
    Previews
    Uncut (12/02, p.164) - "...CHICKEN SKIN MUSIC is a record that expanded the definition of rock'n'roll. And how many albums can you say that about?..."
    Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] The Bourgeois Blues
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I Got Mine
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Always Lift Him Up / Kanaka Wai Wai
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] He'll Have To Go
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Smack Dab In The Middle
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Stand By Me
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Yellow Roses
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Chloe
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Goodnight Irene
    Country
    South Africa
    Genre
    Pop / Rock
    Release Date
    18 March 1992
    Songs / Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Bourgeois Blues, The
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I Got Mine
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Always Lift Him Up / Kanaka Wai Wai
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] He'll Have to Go
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Smack Dab in the Middle
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Stand by Me
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Yellow Roses
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Chloe
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Goodnight Irene
    Notes

    Personnel: Ry Cooder (vocals, guitars, mandolin, Hawaiian guitar, mandola, bajo sexto, French accordion); Bobby King, Terry Evans, Herman Johnson, James Adams, Cliff Givens (vocals); Atta Isaacs (guitar); Russ Titelman, Hugo Gonzales (bajo sexto); Gabby Pahinui (steel guitar, vocals); Flaco Jimenez (accordion); Pat Rizzo, Frank Villarreal (alto saxophone); Fred Jackson, Jr. (tenor saxophone); Oscar Brashear (cornet); George Bohanon (baritone horn); Benny Powell (trombone); Chris Ethridge, Red Callender, Henry "Red" Ojeda (bass); Jim Keltner, Isacc Garcia (drums); Milt Holland (drums, percussion).
    Engineers: Loyd Clifft, Chet Himes, John Ingle, Lee Herschberg.
    Ry Cooder has always believed in the "mutuality in music," and this may be no more evident in his career than with his fifth album, Chicken Skin Music (a Hawaiian colloquialism, synonymous with goosebumps). Even more than usual, Cooder refuses to recognize borders -- geographical or musical -- presenting "Stand By Me" as a gospel song with a norte¤o arrangement, or giving the Jim Reeves country-pop classic, "He'll Have to Go," a bolero rhythm, featuring the interplay of Flaco Jimenez's accordion and Pat Rizzo's alto sax. Elsewhere, he teams with a pair of Hawaiian greats -- steel guitarist and singer Gabby Pahinui and slack key guitar master Atta Isaacs -- on the Hank Snow hit "Yellow Roses" and the beautiful instrumental "Chloe." If Cooder's approach to the music is stylistically diverse, his choice of material certainly follows suit. Bookended by a couple of Leadbelly compositions, Chicken Skin Music sports a collection of songs ranging from the aforementioned tracks to the charming old minstrel/medicine show number "I Got Mine" and the syncopated R&B of "Smack Dab in the Middle." Also included is Appalachian songwriter Blind Alfred Reed's "Always Lift Him Up," complete with a Hawaiian gospel tune, "Kanaka Wai Wai," woven into the instrumental section. As he explains in the album's liner notes, Cooder understands the connection between these seemingly disparate styles. This is not merely eclecticism for its own sake. Chicken Skin Music is probably Ry Cooder's most eccentric record since his first, but it's also one of his most entertaining. ~ Brett Hartenbach

    Date Released
    1999-01-01
    Audio Format
    PCM Audio
    Studio / Live
    Studio
    Video Disabled
    0
    Performer
    Ry Cooder
    Producer
    Ry Cooder
    Artists
    1. Cooder, Ry
    Duration
    39m 37s

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