Jessie's Jig & Other Favorites

Jessie's Jig & Other Favorites

by Steve Goodman
     
 

Singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Steve Goodman was only on this earth a short time. But when he died of leukemia in 1984, he left his many fans a legacy of outstanding recordings. One of these is Jessie's Jig & Other Favorites. Originally recorded on the Buddha label in 1975, the LP was remastered and released as a CD in 1998 by Red Pajamas. The…  See more details below

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Singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Steve Goodman was only on this earth a short time. But when he died of leukemia in 1984, he left his many fans a legacy of outstanding recordings. One of these is Jessie's Jig & Other Favorites. Originally recorded on the Buddha label in 1975, the LP was remastered and released as a CD in 1998 by Red Pajamas. The warm voice of Steve Goodman immediately envelops the listener, just like back in the '70s and '80s when Goodman would perform with his good friend, John Prine. The CD opens with the humorous "Door Number Three." One hears that characteristic good nature of Goodman's again on "This Hotel Room." Some of the songs are shaded with melancholy, such as "Blue Umbrella," "Spoon River," " I Can't Sleep," and "Lookin' for Trouble." But many of the best tunes on the album are the upbeat numbers, such as "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" and "Jessie's Jig." The title cut is a rousing number on which Goodman is joined by a stellar cast of musicians. These include Vassar Clements, Winnie Winston, Carl Martin, and Jethro Burns, to name just a few. The ensuing musical celebration -- featuring fiddles, mandolins, and guitars, with a cello and trumpet thrown in -- sounds like an old-timey hoedown. It did Steve Goodman proud and is a fitting way to remember this ephemeral, but brilliant shooting star in the musical firmament.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/1998
Label:
Red Pajamas
UPC:
0092941101021
catalogNumber:
411010

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Goodman   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jethro Burns   Mandolin
Saul Broudy   Harmonica,Harp
Ken Bloom   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Howard Armstrong   Fiddle,Violin
Carl Martin   Mandolin,Vocals
Vien Bloom   Wind
Ted Bogan   Acoustic Guitar
Steve Burgh   Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Burns   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Vassar Clements   Fiddle,Violin
Jeff Gutcheon   Piano,Keyboards
Diane Holmes   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jack the Bear   Trumpet,Cornet
Bonnie Koloc   Vocals,Background Vocals
Raun MacKinnon   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Hugh McDonald   Bass,Electric Bass
Abby Newton   Cello
Sheldon Plotkin   Percussion,Drums
Bill Swofford   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Winnie Winston   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Goodman   Producer,Remixing
Steve Burgh   Remixing
Barry Mraz   Engineer,Remixing
Hank Neuberger   Engineer
Chris Sabold   Engineer
Anne Garner   Collage
Glen Christensen   Art Direction

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