Family & Friends: Rambling Boy

Family & Friends: Rambling Boy

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by Charlie Haden
     
 

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Charlie Haden Family and Friends' Rambling Boy is literally the work of a lifetime. Before taking up the bass and playing on some of the 20th Century's most seminal works, Charlie Haden was a child singer, performing with his siblings and parents as part of the Haden Family. Led by his parents, Carl and Virginia, and including his siblings Carl Jr., Mary, and

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Charlie Haden Family and Friends' Rambling Boy is literally the work of a lifetime. Before taking up the bass and playing on some of the 20th Century's most seminal works, Charlie Haden was a child singer, performing with his siblings and parents as part of the Haden Family. Led by his parents, Carl and Virginia, and including his siblings Carl Jr., Mary, and Jim, the Haden Family crisscrossed America, playing the day's standards, as well as originals like "Moberly Mine Disaster" and "Ozark Moon." Despite half a century playing music that was wildly divergent from the Haden Family, Charlie has always maintained a deep love of American roots music. Now, he's returned to his origins, and recruited his wife, Ruth, son Josh, and daughters Rachel, Petra, and Tanya -- all of whom are established musicians in their own right -- as well as his son-in-law, Jack Black, and some notable friends to celebrate this collection of deep American music with him. Featured artists include his longtime collaborator Pat Metheny, and Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Bruce Hornsby, Ricky Skaggs, and Dan Tyminski.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2008
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0602517791657
catalogNumber:
001163902
Rank:
71979

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Haden   Primary Artist,Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,Soloist
Russ Barenberg   Guitar,Mandolin
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Soloist
Ricky Skaggs   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Fretless Banjo
Sam Bush   Mandolin,Soloist
Rosanne Cash   Vocals
Elvis Costello   Vocals
Bruce Hornsby   Piano,Vocals,Soloist
Pat Metheny   Guitar,Soloist
Buck White   Piano
Buddy Greene   Harmonica,Soloist
Jack Black   Vocals
Ruth Cameron   Vocals
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Soloist
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Vince Gill   Vocals
Rachel Haden   Vocals,Background Vocals
John Leventhal   Guitar
Dan Tyminski   Mandolin,Vocals,Background Vocals
Cheryl White   Vocals
Sharon White   Vocals
Petra Haden   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bryan Sutton   Guitar,Soloist
Bryan Stuart   Guitar
Josh Haden   Vocals
Tanya Haden   Cello,Vocals,Background Vocals
Carl Haden   Guitar
Mary Elizabeth Haden   Mandolin
Bryan Stuart   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bruce Hornsby   Arranger
Pat Metheny   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Craig Bishop   Executive Manager
Ruth Cameron   Producer,Audio Production
Charlie Haden   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Steve Rodby   Audio Production
Bil VornDick   Engineer
RIck DePofi   Engineer
Mark Fain   Producer,Audio Production

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Rambling Boy 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am always surprised when I enjoy the majority of tracks on an album. too often I have ended up spending money to have just one song that i consider enjoyable and that is a big waste of money. Of the nineteen tracks on this cd only three were not to my liking, and not because they werent good they just didnt fit what i was looking for. The Fields of Athenry is a lovely song plaintive and evocative but the lyrics did not at all match the jazz tinged music. I felt it was an odd and ungainly juxtaposition of styles. Oceans and Hes Gone Away were also odd picks for this album not fitting in with the rest of the songs. the other sixteen tracks were terrific with Charlie Haden's rendering of one of my all time favorite songs, Shenandoah, capturing the sweet sadness of the lyrics perfectly. this album is at its best when it stays within the traditional boundaries of bluegrass.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this CD. The music is wonderfully arranged and you just feel good listening to each song. I have no complaints at all.
Daddyhaps923 More than 1 year ago
I saw the album at Barnes & Noble and listened to it because of its interesting concept. I own several Haden albums and I figured it would be quality material. I think it is one of his best recordings to date. A major piece in my collection.
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