High or Hurtin': The Songs of Willie P. Bennett

High or Hurtin': The Songs of Willie P. Bennett

by Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
     
 

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings was a moniker for three Canadian folk musicians coming together to pay a tribute to the music of their fellow folk man Willie P. Bennett: guitarist Colin Linden; vocalist Tom Wilson, frontman of See more details below

Overview

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings was a moniker for three Canadian folk musicians coming together to pay a tribute to the music of their fellow folk man Willie P. Bennett: guitarist Colin Linden; vocalist Tom Wilson, frontman of Junkhouse; and guitarist Stephen Fearing, like Bennett, a well-known folk troubadour in Canada. They took the name for the virtual band from the title of the 1978 album of Willie P. Bennett and recorded 14 of Bennett's songs with some guest musicians, including Bruce Cockburn and Richard Bell, who belonged to the '90s lineup of the Band. Bennett himself performs interesting low-octave backing vocals on the album's opener, "Come on Train." All in all, the performers stick quite closely to the original arrangements and do not subject the songs to any experiments, but nevertheless they manage to produce some striking moments like the interesting vocal interplay on "White Line" (Willie P. Bennett's debut single from 1969) or the lovely ballad "Faces."

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2008
Label:
True North
UPC:
0620638011522
catalogNumber:
115

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Tracks

  1. Come on Train  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  2. White Line  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  3. Lace and Pretty Flowers  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  4. Has Anyone Seen My Baby Here Tonight?  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  5. Music in Your Eyes  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  6. Job Disorder  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  7. For the Sake of a Dollar  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  8. Blackie and the Rodeo King  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  9. Rains on Me  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  10. Stealin' Away  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  11. Country Squall  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  12. Faces  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  13. Turnkey  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  14. Driftin Snow  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  15. [Untitled Track]  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  16. [Untitled Track]  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
  17. [Untitled Track]  -  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings   Primary Artist
Colleen Peterson   Vocal Harmony
Bruce Cockburn   Electric Guitar
Richard Bell   Organ,Piano
Gary Craig   Drums
Stephen Fearing   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Harmony,Guitar (Resonator)
Chris Whiteley   Harmonica,Trumpet
Ken Whiteley   Accordion
Russell de Carle   Bass,Vocals
Janice Powers   Keyboards
Perry White   Saxophone
Veda Hille   Piano
Willie P. Bennett   Harmonica,Vocals,Harmony,Low Vocals
Mike Holder   Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Bob Doidge   Engineer
Stephen Fearing   Atmosphere
Vezi Tayyeb   Engineer

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