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Give US Your Poor

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All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
Give US Your Poor is a benefit record that doesn't duck from its subject for commercial considerations, which is to say that -- the excellent contributions of Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Bonnie Raitt aside -- you're not going to get through the album without contemplating what's it's like to be homeless. But a downer this CD is not: from Springsteen's juiced-up version of the classic "Hobo's Lullaby" with Pete Seeger to Madeleine Peyroux's pretty "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" to Dan Zanes and Kyla Middleton's rootsy picker-upper "Boll Weevil," the music shoves away preachiness and solemnity in favor of hope. It's there in Danny Glover's affecting spoken word ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
Give US Your Poor is a benefit record that doesn't duck from its subject for commercial considerations, which is to say that -- the excellent contributions of Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Bonnie Raitt aside -- you're not going to get through the album without contemplating what's it's like to be homeless. But a downer this CD is not: from Springsteen's juiced-up version of the classic "Hobo's Lullaby" with Pete Seeger to Madeleine Peyroux's pretty "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" to Dan Zanes and Kyla Middleton's rootsy picker-upper "Boll Weevil," the music shoves away preachiness and solemnity in favor of hope. It's there in Danny Glover's affecting spoken word "My Name Is Not 'Those People'" and also Sweet Honey in the Rock's grounded a cappella "Stranger Blues," but where it really reaches its target is on the opening sequence. "Land of 10,000 Homeless -- Minnesota" is a brief audio documentary set to music; here you meet people living the life, and here you hear their sagas. Self-pity never plays a part; only simple humanity, taken to the streets and scrubbed to its core elements, shines through.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2007
  • Label: Appleseed Records
  • UPC: 611587110329
  • Catalog Number: 1103
  • Sales rank: 206,902

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Land of 10,000 Homeless -- Minnesota (4:01)
  2. 2 Show Me the Way (3:40)
  3. 3 Baby Don't Let Me Go Homeless - Eagle Park Slim (3:14)
  4. 4 There Is No Good Reason (4:45)
  5. 5 Hobo's Lullaby - Bruce Springsteen (5:12)
  6. 6 So Lonely (5:40)
  7. 7 Becky's Tune - Michael Sullivan (3:44)
  8. 8 Walking the Dog - Ronnie Raitt & Weepin' Willie Robinson (3:48)
  9. 9 My Name Is Not "Those People" (3:22)
  10. 10 I Think It's Going to Rain Today (3:43)
  11. 11 Portable Man - Del Goldfarb (2:52)
  12. 12 Boll Weevil - Kyla Middleton (4:09)
  13. 13 Ink Falling (Father Outside) (3:54)
  14. 14 Stranger Blues (5:28)
  15. 15 1,000 Miles Away - Jewel (3:50)
  16. 16 Impossible Boulevard - Tim Robbins (4:38)
  17. 17 Feels Like Home (4:33)
  18. 18 When We Left Minneapolis (1:12)
  19. 19 Here and Now (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pete Seeger Banjo, Vocals
Bonnie Raitt Vocals, Slide Guitar
John Sebastian Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar
Michelle Shocked Vocals
Bruce Springsteen Guitar, Vocals
Bob Cooper Organ
Dick Lourie Saxophone
Ysaye Barnwell Vocals
Patti Scialfa Vocals
Nitanju Bolade Casel Vocals
Paul Bushnell Bass
Luis Conte Percussion
Larry Eagle Percussion, Drums
Charlie Giordano Accordion
Danny Glover Spoken Word
Bill Janovitz Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Aisha Kahlil Vocals
Larry Klein Wurlitzer
Paul Kochanski Bass Guitar
Lisa Lowell Vocals
Tom Maginnis Drums
Carol Maillard Vocals
Mighty Sam McClain Vocals
Natalie Merchant Vocals, Background Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac Piano, Keyboards
Mark Pender Vocals
Tim Pierce Guitar
David Piltch Bass
Soozie Tyrell Violin, Vocals
Michael Visceglia Bass
Scott Amendola Drums
Jay Bellerose Cymbals
Chris Colbourn Bass, Background Vocals
Dan Zanes Guitar, Vocals
Frank Bruno Guitar
Madeleine Peyroux Vocals
Michael Sullivan Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Sam Bardfeld Violin
Greg Suran Guitar
Tim Robbins Spoken Word
Dorian Crozier Drums
Rob Friedman Pump Organ
Bill Walsh Rhythm Guitar
Sam Yahel Piano
Mark Erelli Vocals
Marc Friedman Bass
Cody Dickinson Drums
Tim Carbone Violin
Andrew Barr Drums
Beth Fitchet Wood Background Vocals
Mario Frangoulis Vocals
Elizabeth Steen Organ
Jeremy Chatzky Upright Bass
Steve Wood Background Vocals
Sonya Kitchell Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Delmark Goldfarb Guitar, Vocals
Conor OBrien Violin
Elan Trotman Saxophone
Paul Taylor Choristers Bass
Ed Manion Saxophone
Technical Credits
Lead Belly Composer
Catie Curtis Composer
Jon Bon Jovi Author
Randy Newman Composer
Bruce Springsteen Producer
Rufus Thomas Composer
Keith Sykes Producer, Engineer
Alan Lomax Adaptation
Goebel Reeves Composer
Steve Addabbo Engineer
Chris Andersen Engineer
Tom Corwin Engineer
Jim DeMain Mastering
Lorne Entress Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
David Glasser Mastering
Bill Janovitz Arranger, Author
Ted Jensen Mastering
Aisha Kahlil Arranger, Producer, Author
Larry Klein Producer
Doug McKean Engineer
Natalie Merchant Arranger, Producer
Toby Scott Engineer
David Seitz Producer, Engineer
Rob Cavallo Producer
Chris Colbourn Arranger
Sam McClain Composer
Phil Sandhaus Producer
Dan Zanes Arranger, Author
Michael Sullivan Composer
Matthew Ellard Engineer
Helix Hadar Engineer
Jeff Patrick Krasno Producer
Dorian Crozier Programming
Rob Friedman Engineer
Mark Erelli Composer, Author, Instrumentation
Kristen Smith Engineer
Jim Musselman Producer, Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
Mario Frangoulis Author
Danny Burke String Arrangements
Steve Wood Producer, Engineer
Chris Steffen Engineer
Sonya Kitchell Composer
Delmark Goldfarb Composer, Author
Jim Hubbard Photo Selection
Brian Cometa Engineer
Eric Corne Engineer
Klaus Nielsen Composer
Mark Johnson Engineer
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