Juggling the Thing of a Thing of a Thing

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Michael Whitmore's aptly named "Some'tet" seems to be an ever-evolving collection of musicians backing the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. The dark and moody works they create are an uncategorizable blend of jazz, folk, rock, parlor music, and Obscured by Clouds-era Pink Floyd spacy soundscapes, all anchored by Whitmore's gruff half-spoken/half-sung vocals. At times, the instrumentation sounds almost as if Calexico is performing outtakes from Sketches of Spain or if a boozy Tom Waits has stumbled in on Tortoise in some underground club. Like Waits and his contemporary, Leonard Cohen, Whitmore's dramatic bluster takes some getting used to, and even then his voice is an ...
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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Michael Whitmore's aptly named "Some'tet" seems to be an ever-evolving collection of musicians backing the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. The dark and moody works they create are an uncategorizable blend of jazz, folk, rock, parlor music, and Obscured by Clouds-era Pink Floyd spacy soundscapes, all anchored by Whitmore's gruff half-spoken/half-sung vocals. At times, the instrumentation sounds almost as if Calexico is performing outtakes from Sketches of Spain or if a boozy Tom Waits has stumbled in on Tortoise in some underground club. Like Waits and his contemporary, Leonard Cohen, Whitmore's dramatic bluster takes some getting used to, and even then his voice is an acquired taste, but as a songwriter and bandleader he certainly knows how to set a scene and evoke a mood.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/2003
  • Label: True Classical
  • UPC: 614511723329
  • Catalog Number: 6

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 January (0:56)
  2. 2 Turned Left (3:29)
  3. 3 Throw of the Dice (4:10)
  4. 4 Bottom (5:58)
  5. 5 Laudanum & Liqour/Leather & Lace (6:44)
  6. 6 Breathing (4:42)
  7. 7 Blues for a Walk (6:01)
  8. 8 Tango (5:33)
  9. 9 Juggling the Thing of a Thing of a Thing (2:40)
  10. 10 Your Mouth (7:03)
  11. 11 Tossed (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Whitmore Primary Artist, Organ, Guitar, Electric Bass, Vocals, Gamelan, Vibes, Guitar Feedback, Guitar (Nylon String), Bowed Vibes
Wally Guest Appearance
Danny Frankel Bongos, Conga, Tambourine, Bells, Djembe, Shaker, cowbell, Udu, Finger Bells, Whirly Tube
Paul Lacques Mandolin, Trombone, Steel Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Heather Lockie Viola
Lisa Papineau Vocals, Background Vocals
Elizabeth Herndon Trombone
Michael Rozon Conga, Drums, Maracas, Turntables
Technical Credits
Lee Hazlewood Composer
Wally Contributor
Barrie Bernard Mastering
Danny Frankel Sound Effects
Michael Whitmore Producer, Feedback
Michael Rozon Producer, Engineer, Contributor
Andy Sykora Digital Editing
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