Hands

Hands

by Pat Humphries
     
 
Topical folk like this ruled FM radio in the late '60s and early '70s, but today, Pat Humphries' odes to racial and sexual freedom and union organizing can sound pretty anachronistic. That's not to say there aren't some excellent songs on this CD, which features a preponderance of lilting originals, plus covers from the likes of Tom Pacheco

Overview

Topical folk like this ruled FM radio in the late '60s and early '70s, but today, Pat Humphries' odes to racial and sexual freedom and union organizing can sound pretty anachronistic. That's not to say there aren't some excellent songs on this CD, which features a preponderance of lilting originals, plus covers from the likes of Tom Pacheco, Mimi Farina, and Phil Ochs (whose previously unrecorded pro-labor anthem "Hands" opens the disc). Like such artists as Joan Baez, though, Humphries can come across as humorless and a bit preachy at times. This good album would have been better with a few light touches -- and a few less platitudes about freedom, justice, and love.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/2001
Label:
Appleseed Records
UPC:
0611587104526
catalogNumber:
1045

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Humphries   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
David Amram   Flute,Percussion,Drums,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument),Rattle,cowbell,Guiro,Wood Block,Lakota Flute
Kim & Reggie Harris   Vocal Harmony
Reggie Harris   Vocal Harmony
David Hornung   Accordion
Abby Newton   Cello
Mark Rust   Banjo
Tani Tabbal   Conga,Drums,Shaker
Jay Ungar   Fiddle
Tom Prasada-Rao   Piano
Steve Rust   Bass
Kim Harris   Vocal Harmony
Sandy Opatow   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Chris Anderson   Engineer
Tom Pacheco   Composer
Pat Humphries   Producer,Cover Design
Abby Newton   Producer
Sandy Opatow   Arranger

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