Hush Money

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All Music Guide - Jana Pendragon
Victor Mecyssne is almost a throwback to the Southern-bred musician of the early 20th century who was brought up on a diet that included jazz, blues, Dixieland, pop, country, and a dash of Cajun spice. Very rootsy in both his musical foundation and execution, Mecyssne seems to be as much a part of a Tennessee Williams play as he is a citizen of modern America ready to embark upon the 21st century. Coming across like a hot, humid, lazy summer afternoon, Hush Money is the perfect choice for lounging around when things heat up. It goes remarkably well with lemonade and mint juleps, and causes the listener to doze off into another world. With equal parts Al Hirt, Bessie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jana Pendragon
Victor Mecyssne is almost a throwback to the Southern-bred musician of the early 20th century who was brought up on a diet that included jazz, blues, Dixieland, pop, country, and a dash of Cajun spice. Very rootsy in both his musical foundation and execution, Mecyssne seems to be as much a part of a Tennessee Williams play as he is a citizen of modern America ready to embark upon the 21st century. Coming across like a hot, humid, lazy summer afternoon, Hush Money is the perfect choice for lounging around when things heat up. It goes remarkably well with lemonade and mint juleps, and causes the listener to doze off into another world. With equal parts Al Hirt, Bessie Smith, and Count Basie, Mecyssne makes the kind of music too often forgotten by those who know better, and unknown to newer generations. A big sound that swings, special guests include Duane Jarvis, Lucinda Williamsb and Tim Carroll. Unusual instruments, flügelhorn, euphone, and petit pormophone among them, and elaborate arrangements make this a treat in any part of the world, no matter what the weather, Mecyssne is unlike anyone else. Highlights include "Drinkin' on a Dollar," "Going to New Orleans," and "Uma's Bluebirds/Lower Broadway." An impressive project to say the least.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/9/1998
  • Label: SWEETFISH
  • UPC: 607206000843
  • Catalog Number: 8

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Girl That's Hip
  2. 2 They Were Playin' the Blues
  3. 3 Drinkin' on a Dollar
  4. 4 Uma's Bluebirds/Lower Broadway
  5. 5 You're Gonna Know
  6. 6 Register One
  7. 7 That Good Thing
  8. 8 Small Town Grapevine
  9. 9 Relax
  10. 10 Aprés Coucher du Soleil
  11. 11 Going to New Orleans
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Victor Mecyssne Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Multi Instruments, national steel guitar
Walter Hyatt Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Lucinda Williams Choir, Chorus
Phil Madeira Hammond Organ
Tim Carroll Vocal Harmony
Charlie Chadwick Upright Bass
Jeff Coffin Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Multi Instruments
Steve Conn Accordion, Choir, Chorus, Mouth Trumpet
Jeff Davis Upright Bass
Barry Green Trombone
Jim Hoke Harmonica
Duane Jarvis Vocal Harmony
Kirk Johnson Harmonica
Rick Gordon Electric Guitar
Kami Lyle Vocals
David Jacques Trumpet, Tuba, Euphonium, Multi Instruments, Treble
Rick Lonow Percussion, Drums
Allison Moorer Vocals
Bill Fanning Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Pam Atha Choir, Chorus, Vocal Harmony
Eric Holt Piano, Choir, Chorus, Vocal Harmony
Calvin Minner Banjo
Andy Smith Guitar
The Salvation Chorus Choir, Chorus
Steve Allen Electric Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Jeff Coffin Horn Arrangements
Steve Conn Contributor
Kirk Johnson Contributor
Bob Ludwig Mastering
John Sieger Paintings
David Jacques Contributor, Brass Arrangment
Victor Mecyssne Arranger, Producer
The Salvation Chorus Contributor
Steve Allen Producer, Engineer
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