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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Keller Williams has built his reputation as a one-man band, but also as an equally prolific and eclectic recording artist. So, it's no surprise that he would want to stand his self-defined image on its ear with this long-in-the making collection of collaborations with other performers. No less than 31 other singers and musicians join him on one or more of the 16 tracks on the 73-minute CD. The biggest name, particularly for an artist known for his jam band associations, is former Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir, who joins Williams on "Cadillac," the two exchanging acoustic guitar riffs and singing Williams' typically quirky lyrics. Then there is Béla Fleck, who...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Keller Williams has built his reputation as a one-man band, but also as an equally prolific and eclectic recording artist. So, it's no surprise that he would want to stand his self-defined image on its ear with this long-in-the making collection of collaborations with other performers. No less than 31 other singers and musicians join him on one or more of the 16 tracks on the 73-minute CD. The biggest name, particularly for an artist known for his jam band associations, is former Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir, who joins Williams on "Cadillac," the two exchanging acoustic guitar riffs and singing Williams' typically quirky lyrics. Then there is Béla Fleck, who adds his banjo to the progressive bluegrass of "People Watchin'." Although perhaps fashioned with the guest stars in mind, those songs are characteristic of Williams' most frequent style, as is "Sing for My Dinner," on which he's joined by the members of the String Cheese Incident, longtime friends of his. Other guests inspire different musical explorations. Jeff Covert contributes drums and lead guitar to the first track, "Play This," which sounds like a mash-up of hardcore punk rock à la Black Flag and the funk of Red Hot Chili Peppers. The funk continues with the second track, "Celebrate Your Youth," featuring the band ModeReko, which could be mistaken for a lost song by Dave Matthews Band. The appearance of Michael Franti on "Ninja of Love" inspires a sort of Japanese reggae number, and Sanjay Mishra and Samir Chatterjee take the music to India for the instrumental "Lil' Sexy Blues." Second-generation San Francisco rock guitarist Steve Kimock, with Williams on bass and John Molo on drums, gives "Twinkle" a seven-plus-minute instrumental, the feel of one of the Dead's "Space" improvisations, but Williams expects jazz guitarist John Scofield to adapt to his own style for "Got No Feather," and Scofield obliges. No matter who's accommodating whom, however, this is always Keller Williams music, with the involved guitar playing and near-novelty lyrics that implies. But for once, that music is being played by other people in addition to Williams himself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/6/2007
  • Label: Sci Fidelity Records
  • UPC: 662102105825
  • Catalog Number: 1058
  • Sales rank: 196,369

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Play This (2:55)
  2. 2 Celebrate Your Youth (3:52)
  3. 3 Cadillac (4:32)
  4. 4 Ninja of Love (5:34)
  5. 5 Kiwi and the Apricot (5:01)
  6. 6 People Watchin' (5:14)
  7. 7 Cookies (4:51)
  8. 8 Rainy Day (5:30)
  9. 9 Sing for My Dinner (5:09)
  10. 10 Restraint (4:11)
  11. 11 Life (3:57)
  12. 12 Twinkle (7:40)
  13. 13 Got No Feathers (5:10)
  14. 14 Slo Mo Balloon (4:34)
  15. 15 Lil' Sexy Blues (3:34)
  16. 16 Bendix/Dance Hippie (1:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keller Williams Primary Artist, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Theremin, Vocals, Voices, Human Whistle, 12-string Guitar, Fretless Bass Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (Baritone)
Bob Weir Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Voices, Foot Stomping, Guest Appearance
Fareed Haque Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Guest Appearance
John Scofield Guitar, Guest Appearance
John D'earth Trumpet
Béla Fleck Banjo, Guest Appearance
Michael Franti Vocals, Voices, Guest Appearance
Charlie Hunter Guitar, 8-string Guitar, Guest Appearance
Steve Kimock Electric Guitar, Guest Appearance
Tim Kobza Guitar
John Molo Drums, Guest Appearance
John "J.T." Thomas Keyboards
Victor Wooten Bass, Guest Appearance
Bobby Read Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Guest Appearance
Sanjay Mishra Guitar (Nylon String), Guest Appearance
Samir Chatterjee Tabla, Guest Appearance
Jeff Covert Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Voices, Talk Box
Michael Travis Mandolin, Drums
Martin Sexton Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Muted Trumpet, Vocal Percussion, Guest Appearance
Fleming McWilliams Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jason Hann Percussion
Dave Chalfant Bass, Guest Appearance
Michael Kang Mandolin
Keith Moseley Bass
Bill Nershi Acoustic Guitar
Kyle Hollingsworth Keyboards
Jeff Sipe Drums, Guest Appearance
Zac Rae Keyboards, Optigan
Derrek Phillips Drums, Tambourine, Guest Appearance
Noel White Percussion, Drums, Guest Appearance
Jackson Hamlet Weir "Bob's Dog" Vocals
Technical Credits
Fareed Haque Composer, Engineer
Béla Fleck Engineer
Michael Franti Engineer
Steve Kimock Composer
John Molo Composer
Bobby Read Composer, Engineer
Jim Watts Engineer
Jeff Covert Engineer
Louis Gosain Engineer
Scott Hull Mastering
John Painter Engineer
Jon Altschiller Engineer
Ella Mae Williams Composer
Dave Chalfant Engineer
Keller Williams Composer, Producer
Nadia Prescher Management
Jack Mascari Engineer
Mike McGinn Engineer
Noel White Engineer
Scott Cresswell Engineer
Sandy Loeber Artwork
Christine Stauder Management
Robert Battaglia Engineer
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