American Legacies

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The title of American Legacies is plural because it represents both the legacies of jazz and bluegrass in the identities of its principals, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band. That makes for a felicitous pairing of traditional Southern styles that leans toward one and then the other, but is at its best when the musicians blend together. The Dixieland horns of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are in ascendance, for example, in the second-line sound of Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and "Milenberg Joys," while "You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" is more of a McCoury Band track with the jazz band just piping in here and there in the background. McCoury ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The title of American Legacies is plural because it represents both the legacies of jazz and bluegrass in the identities of its principals, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band. That makes for a felicitous pairing of traditional Southern styles that leans toward one and then the other, but is at its best when the musicians blend together. The Dixieland horns of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are in ascendance, for example, in the second-line sound of Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" and "Milenberg Joys," while "You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry" is more of a McCoury Band track with the jazz band just piping in here and there in the background. McCoury turns the closer, "One More 'Fore I Die," into a round of solos, alternating between his own men and the Preservation musicians, and that is when this jazz/country hybrid really works.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/12/2011
  • Label: Mccoury Music
  • UPC: 829305001525
  • Catalog Number: 15
  • Sales rank: 41,344

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Band's In Town - The Del McCoury Band (5:19)
  2. 2 One Has My Name - The Del McCoury Band (2:42)
  3. 3 Shoeshine Blues - The Del McCoury Band (2:21)
  4. 4 Banjo Frisco - The Del McCoury Band (3:45)
  5. 5 A Good Gal - The Del McCoury Band (4:18)
  6. 6 Jambalaya - The Del McCoury Band (3:08)
  7. 7 I'll Fly Away - The Del McCoury Band (5:37)
  8. 8 You Don't Have To Be a Baby To Cry - The Del McCoury Band (3:07)
  9. 9 The Sugar Blues - The Del McCoury Band (4:39)
  10. 10 Milenberg Joys - The Del McCoury Band (5:13)
  11. 11 50/50 Chance - The Del McCoury Band (3:12)
  12. 12 One More 'Fore I Die - The Del McCoury Band (3:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Del McCoury Band Primary Artist
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Ensemble
Del McCoury Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Gabriel Clarinet, Vocals
Frank Demond Trombone
Joe Lastie Drums
Carl LeBlanc Banjo, Trombone
Freddie Lonzo Trombone
Rob McCoury Banjo
Ronnie McCoury Mandolin, Vocals
Rickie Monie Piano
Mark Braud Trumpet, Vocals
Alan Bartram Upright Bass
Clint Maedgen Saxophone, Vocals
Joe Lastie Jr. Drums
Jason Carter Fiddle, Fid
Ben Jaffe Tuba, Drums
David Silverman Tuba
Technical Credits
Del McCoury Composer, Executive Producer
Eddie Dean Composer
Hal Blair Composer
Lorene Dean Composer
Ronnie McCoury Producer
Stan Strickland Executive Producer
Hank Williams Composer
Albert E. Brumley Composer
Jon Weisberger Liner Notes
Eddie Green Composer
Dave Shipley Mastering
Earl Scioneaux III Engineer
Ben Jaffe Producer
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