Black Feather Wings

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All Music Guide - Christina Fuoco
It's easy to see why members of the now-defunct Morphine joined Bourbon Princess featuring singer/bass player Monique Ortiz. Her music is eerily reminiscent of Morphine, whose lead singer/bassist Mark Sandman died of a heart attack. Ortiz's bass playing is up front with the occasional trickle of sax courtesy Dana Colley, formerly of Morphine and producer of "Black Feather Wings" and dobro. The album Black Feather Wings is moody, but Ortiz keeps her dry sense of humor in check: in the sprightly "I'll Take a Cab," she sings, "You seedy, tired piece of trash/Trying to get my sympathy/Yeah, maybe if I feel bad enough I'll drop down and give you some/Yeah, right." The slow ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Christina Fuoco
It's easy to see why members of the now-defunct Morphine joined Bourbon Princess featuring singer/bass player Monique Ortiz. Her music is eerily reminiscent of Morphine, whose lead singer/bassist Mark Sandman died of a heart attack. Ortiz's bass playing is up front with the occasional trickle of sax courtesy Dana Colley, formerly of Morphine and producer of "Black Feather Wings" and dobro. The album Black Feather Wings is moody, but Ortiz keeps her dry sense of humor in check: in the sprightly "I'll Take a Cab," she sings, "You seedy, tired piece of trash/Trying to get my sympathy/Yeah, maybe if I feel bad enough I'll drop down and give you some/Yeah, right." The slow drawl of "Early Train" tells of a tryst that is, in afterthought, uncomfortable: "My panties stuffed in my coat/I fumble for some change/I really don't remember much/But I know I feel quite strange." Morphine fans mourning the loss of Sandman should give this a spin.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2004
  • Label: Accurate Records
  • UPC: 743431505026
  • Catalog Number: 5050
  • Sales rank: 268,553

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stretcher (4:50)
  2. 2 Another Day (5:11)
  3. 3 I'll Take a Cab (3:25)
  4. 4 The Spider Sings (3:09)
  5. 5 Early Train (3:02)
  6. 6 Sunset (3:15)
  7. 7 The Dream (6:09)
  8. 8 Black Feather Wings (4:09)
  9. 9 Jerkoff (2:39)
  10. 10 Sleep Deep (3:06)
  11. 11 One of These Days (5:02)
  12. 12 Late Train (1:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bourbon Princess Primary Artist
Dana Colley Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Melodica, Sampling
Jerry Deupree Percussion, Drums
Jim Moran Guitar, Piano, Tenor Dobro
Monique Ortiz Bass, Vocals, Fretless Bass Guitar, Tenor Dobro
Technical Credits
Nanci Griffith Composer
Kitaro Composer
Lou Reed Composer
Cab Calloway Composer
Michael Sembello Composer
David Champagne Executive Producer
Dana Colley Producer
Jim Moran Arranger, Feedback
Monique Ortiz Producer
Jose Ivey Tray Photo
Michele Mercure Mastering
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