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Just One More: A Musical Tribute to Larry Brown
     

Just One More: A Musical Tribute to Larry Brown

 
Larry Brown (1951-2004) was "A Great American Author," as the subtitle to this tribute album states, and he was also a writer particularly interested in music who, in addition to five novels and other publications, occasionally penned music journalism for No Depression magazine. He championed singer/songwriters in the Southern Townes Van

Overview

Larry Brown (1951-2004) was "A Great American Author," as the subtitle to this tribute album states, and he was also a writer particularly interested in music who, in addition to five novels and other publications, occasionally penned music journalism for No Depression magazine. He championed singer/songwriters in the Southern Townes Van Zandt/Guy Clark tradition, such as Robert Earl Keen, who returns the favor here by contributing "Counting on You," one of 11 previously unreleased songs on the disc. Brown gets name-checked in such tracks as Cary Hudson's "Song in C" and fellow novelist Madison Smartt Bell's "Going Down with Larry Brown," and his fiction is evoked specifically in Caroline Herring's "Song for Fay," based on his novel Fay, but more often than not the performers in their original songs are trying to evoke the mood of the writer and his milieu rather than relating to it explicitly. As it happens, their own points of view seem to coincide with Brown's, especially when it comes to drinking, driving around, and rural Mississippi life in general. There are occasional respites from the parade of whiskey-voiced singer/songwriters with guitars, notably a version of "Glory" (aka "When I Lay My Burden Down") by the North Mississippi Allstars that sounds like it escaped from an old Ry Cooder record, but for the most part this is an album that could be mistaken for highlights from a Steve Earle impersonator's contest. Brown himself closes the proceedings with "Don't Let the Door," a song that, to the extent his thick Southern accent can be parsed, positions him as the only humorous voice on the disc. It could have used more of him.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2007
Label:
Bloodshot Records
UPC:
0744302014326
catalogNumber:
143
Rank:
125205

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sam Bush   Mandolin
Phil Madeira   Keyboards
Rob Arthur   Organ,Hammond Organ
Danny Barnes   Banjo
Rich Brotherton   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Guitar (Tenor)
James Luther Dickinson   Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Alejandro Escovedo   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Byron House   Bass Guitar
Robert Earl Keen   Vocals
Shaun McWilliams   Drums
Buddy Miller   Guitar
Mark Patterson   Percussion,Drums
Bo Ramsey   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Tina W. Chesnutt   Bass
David Jacques   Bass
Bryan Owings   Drums
Andre Evans   Bass Drums
Susan Bauer Lee   Bass,Vocals
Brent Best   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Steve Hayes   Percussion,Drums
Ted "Zaney" Gainey   Drums
Don Coffey   Drums
Marty Christensen   Bass
Schares   Guitar
Chris Chew   Bass,Vocals
Luther Dickinson   Guitar,Vocals
Cody Dickinson   Drums
Caroline Herring   Guitar,Vocals
Scott Danbom   Piano,Melodica
Cary Hudson   Guitar,Vocals
Pieta Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Ben Weaver   Guitar,Vocals
Madison Smartt Bell   Guitar,Vocals,Hand Drums
Bernice T. Evans   Vocals,Snare Drums
Tate Moore   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Tate County Singers   Vocals
R.L. Boyce   Snare Drums
Otha Turner   Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Vic Chesnutt   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Rich Brotherton   Producer
James Luther Dickinson   Producer,Engineer
Alejandro Escovedo   Composer
John Hampton   Engineer
Robert Earl Keen   Composer
Bo Ramsey   Producer
Chris Hudson   Producer,Engineer
Tom Tucker   Engineer
Susan Bauer Lee   Composer
Wyn Cooper   Composer
Brent Best   Composer
Ted "Zaney" Gainey   Producer,Engineer
Kevin Houston   Engineer
Matt Pence   Engineer
Don Coffey   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
David Streetby   Engineer
Caroline Herring   Composer,Engineer
Cary Hudson   Composer,Engineer
Pieta Brown   Composer,Producer
Tamara Saviano   Producer
Ben Weaver   Composer
Madison Smartt Bell   Composer
Tate Moore   Composer
Larry Brown   Composer

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