Hush Money

Hush Money

by Victor Mecyssne
     
 

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…  See more details below

Overview

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:
05/05/1998
Label:
SWEETFISH
UPC:
0607206000829
catalogNumber:
8

Tracks

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

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Victor Mecyssne   Primary Artist,Acoustic 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
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
Salvation Chorus   Contributor
Steve Allen   Producer,Engineer

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