Country Libations

( 2 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
Few things are as heartening as witnessing a musical unknown emerge fully formed and raring to spread his or her wings even farther. Such is the case with singer, songwriter, and guitarist Doug Wamble, whose debut album, Country Libations, aims for a multitude of targets and hits them all. Merging blues, jazz, and gospel with unimagined ease, Wamble has devised a unique style all the more impressive for its distinctive personal nature. What other artist could move from a Fats Waller–type swinger like “ Baby, if You're Lyin',” complete with a lusty, idiomatically perfect vocal, to a free-jazz jam like "Dim Tangy Tennessee Twang," featuring a slippery, inventive guitar...
See more details below
CD
$12.02
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$13.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $2.60   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
Few things are as heartening as witnessing a musical unknown emerge fully formed and raring to spread his or her wings even farther. Such is the case with singer, songwriter, and guitarist Doug Wamble, whose debut album, Country Libations, aims for a multitude of targets and hits them all. Merging blues, jazz, and gospel with unimagined ease, Wamble has devised a unique style all the more impressive for its distinctive personal nature. What other artist could move from a Fats Waller–type swinger like “ Baby, if You're Lyin',” complete with a lusty, idiomatically perfect vocal, to a free-jazz jam like "Dim Tangy Tennessee Twang," featuring a slippery, inventive guitar improvisation that wouldn’t be out of place on an avant-garde jazz project, to a deliciously slanted take on the Police’s “Walking On the Moon” ? Wamble can do it all, and without a trace of the self-conscious showiness that could so easily tarnish an ambitious recording such as this. These days in particular, a rare, inclusive talent like his comes as nothing less than a gift.
All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When one sees the name Marsalis Music, the question that comes to mind is "Which Marsalis?" Ellis? Wynton? Branford? Delfeayo? Jason? The answer is Branford; saxophonist Branford Marsalis is the founder/owner of Marsalis Music, a Rounder-distributed label that was launched in 2003. Since the '80s, it has been obvious that Branford and Wynton have very different tastes -- Wynton is known for being a jazz snob, whereas Branford is more eclectic and has done his share of guest spots on rock and R&B projects. So it isn't surprising that Marsalis Music is a jazz-friendly label but not a jazz-only label. Country Libations, which Branford produced for his company, isn't the sort of album that a jazz snob would release -- jazz, blues, and gospel are equally important parts of what acoustic guitarist/singer Doug Wamble does on this promising debut album. Wamble certainly isn't an easy artist to categorize or pigeonhole. He's a jazz instrumentalist, but he's also a blues singer -- he's a jazz vocalist, but he also sings African-American gospel. As far as his taste in jazz goes, Wamble doesn't limit himself to one particular era. Parts of Country Libations are mindful of the swing and classic jazz of the '30s, but other parts show an awareness of the modal post-bop that John Coltrane and his colleagues provided in the '60s. Wamble even dabbles in the mildly avant-garde; the instrumental "Dim Tangy Tennessee Twang" hints at Ornette Coleman. Of course, someone this far-reaching and difficult to categorize would terrify a lot of marketing people, so Branford deserves applause for having the guts to sign Wamble. And much to his credit, the expressive Wamble is able to take this CD in different directions without sounding confused or erratic -- he makes everything fit together on this unpredictable yet focused debut.
All About Jazz
The guitarist and composer has a youthful appearance but plays and sings like an aged master.

The guitarist and composer has a youthful appearance but plays and sings like an aged master.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2003
  • Label: Marsalis Music
  • UPC: 011661330320
  • Catalog Number: 613303
  • Sales rank: 181,492

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Libation, No. 1 - Back of Hymnal (3:18)
  2. 2 Libation # 2 - Trouble, Lord (6:05)
  3. 3 Baby, If You're Lyin' (5:35)
  4. 4 Libation # 4 - Ain't Quite Four This Morning (8:43)
  5. 5 Libation, No. 5 - Ranura del Campo (9:05)
  6. 6 Dim Tangy Tennessee Twang (6:15)
  7. 7 Libation # 7 - Along the Way (3:42)
  8. 8 The Dim Tangy Tennessee Twang (6:14)
  9. 9 Walking on the Moon (5:20)
  10. 10 Libation # 1 - Back of the Hymnal (3:18)
  11. 11 The Sweet Magnolia Tree (8:24)
  12. 12 Baby, If You're Lyin' (5:35)
  13. 13 Libation # 5 - Ranura Del Campo (9:03)
  14. 14 If I Fall (5:25)
  15. 15 Back To the River (7:10)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Doug Wamble Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Burnham Violin
Branford Marsalis Soprano Saxophone, Tambourine
Peter Miles Percussion, Drums
Jeff Hanley Bass
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Branford Marsalis Producer
Bill Milkowski Liner Notes
Arnold Levine Art Direction
Rob "Wacko" Hunter Producer, Engineer
Doug Wamble Arranger, Composer
Linda Wamble Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cool new music !!!!!!

    Heard an advance copy of this CD from my friend. Great stuff. Killer guitar solos and soulful vocals. I'm a big fan of Jazz & Blues--and this album has a lot of both. Very unique sound! Check out this CD, it's fantastic!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Evening of Southern Comfort!

    I had never heard of Doug Wamble before. I bought Country Libations because it was on Branford's label ( and I'm a big fan!). It's amazing! A really nice combination of jazz, blues, and gospel. I love his guitar playing and he has a really soulful voice. Check this one out

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews