A Day at the Beach

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kelly McCartney
Memorable melodies abound on this sadly overlooked 1995 release from Sonia Dada. Telling tales from all walks of life, the soaring, soulful vocal harmonies of Sam Hogan, Michael Scott, and Paris Delane sail smoothly over the exceptional musicianship of their backing band. The multi-talented Dan Pritzker tackles the roles of guitarist, producer and main songwriter, bringing a musical depth and lyrical intelligence that is often lacking in catchy, groove-oriented pop
ock songs. While "The River Runs Slow" and "Wishing Tree" gently frame the bittersweet experience of love and family, "Screaming John" and "Amazing Jane" paint painfully ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kelly McCartney
Memorable melodies abound on this sadly overlooked 1995 release from Sonia Dada. Telling tales from all walks of life, the soaring, soulful vocal harmonies of Sam Hogan, Michael Scott, and Paris Delane sail smoothly over the exceptional musicianship of their backing band. The multi-talented Dan Pritzker tackles the roles of guitarist, producer and main songwriter, bringing a musical depth and lyrical intelligence that is often lacking in catchy, groove-oriented pop
ock songs. While "The River Runs Slow" and "Wishing Tree" gently frame the bittersweet experience of love and family, "Screaming John" and "Amazing Jane" paint painfully glorious pictures of people living on the edge and on the street with poignant declarations such as "crazy is just another point of view." Tucked amidst these more heady pieces are the street corner, doo-wop story of getting clean down at "Lester's Methadone Clinic" and the romping adventures of "Anna Lee" and her man on the road and on the run. Aptly titled, A Day at the Beach is an enjoyable, easy musical journey with a band that evades labels by reveling in their amalgamation of soul, pop, rock, blues, and gospel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2002
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018501620
  • Catalog Number: 85016

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Screaming John (5:46)
  2. 2 Last Parade (Crazy Lady) (5:02)
  3. 3 Take Me Back (0:32)
  4. 4 Lay My Body Down (4:09)
  5. 5 The River Runs Slow (3:54)
  6. 6 Anna Lee (4:40)
  7. 7 Lester's Methadone Clinic (3:43)
  8. 8 Sail Away (4:09)
  9. 9 Oh No (4:56)
  10. 10 Planes and Satellites (4:47)
  11. 11 Amazing Jane (7:32)
  12. 12 Wishing Tree (2:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonia Dada Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Group
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Band
Franz Jackson Clarinet
Jim Beebe Trombone
Bobbye Hall Percussion, Conga
Chris Cameron Piano, Hammond Organ
Shawn Christopher Background Vocals
Paris Delane Vocals
Hank (Henry Dog) Guaglianone Drums
Sam Hogan Vocals
Dan Pritzker Guitar
David Resnik Guitar
Julia Tillman Waters Background Vocals
Ron Schwartz Tamboura
Willie Schwartz Tabla
Erik Scott Bass
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Cheryl Wilson Background Vocals
Renee Stewart Background Vocals
Michele Taylor Telephone Voice
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Owen Waters Background Vocals
Bobby Lewis Trumpet
Willy Schobben Tabla
Michael Scott Vocals
Michael Scott Vocals
Ms. Bobbye Hall Percussion, Conga
Willy Schwarz Tabla
Technical Credits
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Contributor, Introduction
Bruce Breckenfeld Engineer
Chris Cameron Programming
Paul Ebersold Engineer
Jeffrey Laine Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Dan Pritzker Producer
Chris Shepard Engineer
Stefon Taylor Engineer
Jim Tullio Contributor
Chris Sabold Engineer
Steve Kocour Contributor, House Sound
Dave Kresl Engineer
Lily Maso Engineer
Doug McBride Engineer
Claudine Pontier Engineer
Eddie Sexton Engineer
Joshua Shapera Engineer
Michele Taylor Contributor
Don Tiddle Engineer
Dennis Tousana Engineer
Dan Stout Digital Editing
Brian Lee Digital Editing
Arnold Goodwin Graphic Design
Jeffery Lane Engineer
Michael Mason Digital Editing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Album

    We need to hear more from this group. Where are they? This album is terrific all the way through.

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