Legendary Marvin Pontiac

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All Music Guide - Tim Sheridan
John Lurie is a brilliant and amusing musician, and his work with his band the Lounge Lizards strikes a nice balance between his sensitive musicianship and his wit. He masquerades here as the legendary and fictitious blues nutcase Marvin Pontiac. The West African-inspired "Small Car" is a charming song, while others, like "I'm a Doggy," border on precious.
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All Music Guide - Tim Sheridan
John Lurie is a brilliant and amusing musician, and his work with his band the Lounge Lizards strikes a nice balance between his sensitive musicianship and his wit. He masquerades here as the legendary and fictitious blues nutcase Marvin Pontiac. The West African-inspired "Small Car" is a charming song, while others, like "I'm a Doggy," border on precious.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2000
  • Label: Strange & Beautiful
  • UPC: 655217001823
  • Catalog Number: 18

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm a Doggy (3:30)
  2. 2 Small Car (5:48)
  3. 3 Now I'm Happy (3:49)
  4. 4 Power (4:05)
  5. 5 Runnin' Round (3:41)
  6. 6 Pancakes (4:34)
  7. 7 Bring Me Rocks (3:34)
  8. 8 Rubin (3:36)
  9. 9 Wanna Wanna (4:50)
  10. 10 Sleep at Night (3:25)
  11. 11 Arms & Legs (2:44)
  12. 12 She Ain't Going Home (3:14)
  13. 13 Little Fly (1:42)
  14. 14 No Kids (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marvin Pontiac Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Alto, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, fender rhodes, wah wah guitar, Casio
John Lurie Indexed Contributor
Evan Lurie Piano, Electric Piano
Marc Ribot Acoustic Guitar
Adele Bertei Background Vocals
Bill Ware Marimbas, Balafon
Art Baron Trombone
Danny Blume Guitar
Tony Garnier Bass
Angélique Kidjo Vocals
John Medeski Organ, Piano, Clavinet, Mellotron
Erik Sanko Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums
Tony Scherr Bass, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar
Doug Wieselman Ocarina, Baritone
Billy Martin Percussion, Shaker, Shekere
Michael Blake Tenor Saxophone
Jane Scarpantoni Cello
Kenny Wollesen Percussion, Drums
Kate Fenner Background Vocals
Mauro Refosco Percussion, Gong
Calvin Weston Drums, Background Vocals, Balafon
Eszter Balint Background Vocals
Steven Bernstein Trumpet, Background Vocals
Jaime Scott Guitar, Background Vocals
Renee French Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Patrick Dillett Producer
Scott Hull Mastering
Calvin Weston Lyricist
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