Dead Sea Cafe

Dead Sea Cafe

by Brooks Williams
     
 

While a number of singer/songwriters never have hits per se, they nonetheless create a number of memorable songs over the course of their career. Dead Sea Cafe collects a dozen songs and a couple instrumentals by guitarist/songwriter Brooks Williams, from 1988's "Mystery" to 2000's "Happy All the Time." Williams' warm vocals and skilled guitar work make him aSee more details below

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While a number of singer/songwriters never have hits per se, they nonetheless create a number of memorable songs over the course of their career. Dead Sea Cafe collects a dozen songs and a couple instrumentals by guitarist/songwriter Brooks Williams, from 1988's "Mystery" to 2000's "Happy All the Time." Williams' warm vocals and skilled guitar work make him a double threat to other singer/songwriters. The rolling guitar kick-off at the beginning of "Seven Sisters" renders it immediately likable, while the tasteful slide guitar of the "Wanderer's Song" combines the best of the Mississippi Delta with a more modern sensibility. Williams utilizes a number of guitar tunings to give each song/instrumental a rich, acoustic sound. Arrangements of "Late Night Train" and "Island Sailor" add touches of organ and drums, but the sound remains, primarily, acoustic. Lyrically, Williams has a penchant for poetic and, occasionally, unusual phrases. "Caves of Missouri" begins with "strange light at sunset, minutes from night
uclear-red horizon nearly blinds me with half-light." Clearly a dark story is about to unfold. On the instrumental front, the groovy "When the Dentist Dreams" is filled with lovely cascades and a bouncy clean sound. "Before Coffee" begins like a Bach harpsichord piece, only to dip into a bluesy romp that pays homage to Django Reinhardt. So, whether one enjoys good songwriting or apt fingerpicking, Dead Sea Cafe offers a fine introduction to the work of Brooks Williams.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2001
Label:
SILENT PLANET
UPC:
0607913130123
catalogNumber:
1301

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brooks Williams   Primary Artist
Hugh Marsh   Electric Violin
Richard Bell   Organ
Gary Craig   Drums
Johnny Cunningham   Violin,Electric Violin
Bob Doidge   Bass,Percussion
John Dymond   Bass
Colin Linden   Electric Guitar
Doug Plavin   Percussion,Drums
William Brooks   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Kent Allyn   Bass
Scott Kessel   Percussion
John Daniel   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Doidge   Engineer
Marc Moss   Mastering
Gerry Putnam   Engineer
Mark Thayer   Engineer

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