Country Soul Brother

Country Soul Brother

by Jesse Dayton
     
 
One doesn't necessarily think of country and soul as two complementary styles, but anyone with a long memory will know that country -- at its outset -- worked hand in hand with the blues. So Jesse Dayton's idea of combining Southern fiddles and B-3 organ on a dozen songs isn't all that radical after all. He kicks off the album with the title track, a rollicking fun

Overview

One doesn't necessarily think of country and soul as two complementary styles, but anyone with a long memory will know that country -- at its outset -- worked hand in hand with the blues. So Jesse Dayton's idea of combining Southern fiddles and B-3 organ on a dozen songs isn't all that radical after all. He kicks off the album with the title track, a rollicking fun song about life on the road. As with the tracks that follow, Dayton and the band keep things tight and focused, seldom venturing beyond the three-minute mark. The arrangements, while delivering something one might call "country-soul", vary enough from song to song to keep the album from becoming predictable. There's accordion on "All Because of You," acoustic fingerpicking on "Jesus Pick Me Up," and harmonica on "Ain't Grace Amazing." Dayton also shows how easy it is to turn a rock song like the Cars' "Just What I Needed" into a bluesy bit of country. With the exception of "Just What I Needed," Dayton has written all of the material, and to top everything else off, he's a solid, versatile singer. For anyone interested in a soulful country album that never seems alternative, but likewise wouldn't be confused with contemporary Nashville, Country Soul Brother will fit the bill.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/2004
Label:
Stag Records
UPC:
0634457160224
catalogNumber:
6

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jesse Dayton   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Erik Hokkanen   Fiddle
Jon Blondell   Trombone
Fernando Martinez   Trumpet
Riley Osbourne   Piano,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
Gary Primich   Harmonica
Brian Thomas   Banjo,Dobro,Steel Guitar
Redd Volkaert   Electric Guitar
Eddie Spaghetti   Background Vocals
Carolyn Wonderland   Background Vocals
Eric Tucker   Drums
John H.R. Mills   Trombone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Robert Kerns   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
D. Harris   Background Vocals
Bradley Jaye Williams   Accordion
James "Elmo" Sproat   Double Bass

Technical Credits

Jesse Dayton   Producer,Author,Audio Production
Todd V. Wolfson   Images
Steve Chadie   Engineer
Ernie Wells   Engineer

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