Label: Warner Bros. Records - 2971-2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Blues • Style: Louisiana Blues, Ragtime
Leon Redbone followed up his debut long-player On the Track with Double Timean equally enchanting, if not somewhat eclectic blend, of jazz, folk, blues and pop standards -- all in Redbone 's undeniably distinct throaty Mississippi River Blues - Leon Redbone - Double Time . While the tunes may be familiar, these renderings are steeped in the artist's unique sensibilities.
The results are uniformly ingenious and commence with a New Orleans ragtime flavored interpretation of Blind Boy Blake 's dirty "Diddy Wa Diddie" blues. Augmenting Redbone 's acoustic guitar is an extended cast of session stalwarts and a host of other musical notables -- such as Milt Hinton bassJonathan Dorn tubaVic Dickenson trombone and Jo Jones drums.
Don McLean banjo sits in, supplying his criminally underutilized instrumental versatility on the endearing revamp of Jimmie Rodgers ' "Mississippi Delta Blues. Among the album's most affective numbers is a cover of a second Rodgers ' penned and similarly titled "Mississippi River Blues. The track is likewise enhanced with the additional textures Roppongi. 7 - Bathroom Monkeys - Bathroom East the orally generated "throat tromnet" [read: a cross between a trombone and trumpet] contrasting his lyrical yodels and warbles.
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