Little Nut Tree

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Dan Zanes spent much of the early 2000s churning out exciting, theme-based children's records that introduced the younger set to everything from gospel to salsa to sea shanties. On Little Nut Tree, Zanes & Friends go back to the "anything goes" formula, offering up 16 new songs built on a simple foundation of fun, and to top it all off, Little Nut Tree comes packaged in a colorful, durable (little hands make messes) board book. Recorded in Zanes' native Brooklyn (the better to allow a revolving cast of his famous friends to chime in), the album opens with Zanes and Sharon Jones (of the Dap-Kings) waltzing through an amiable version of the Etta James classic...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Dan Zanes spent much of the early 2000s churning out exciting, theme-based children's records that introduced the younger set to everything from gospel to salsa to sea shanties. On Little Nut Tree, Zanes & Friends go back to the "anything goes" formula, offering up 16 new songs built on a simple foundation of fun, and to top it all off, Little Nut Tree comes packaged in a colorful, durable (little hands make messes) board book. Recorded in Zanes' native Brooklyn (the better to allow a revolving cast of his famous friends to chime in), the album opens with Zanes and Sharon Jones (of the Dap-Kings) waltzing through an amiable version of the Etta James classic "In the Basement." Joan Osborne stops by to lend her pipes to the Zanes original "Everybody's Going to Be Happy," and Andrew Bird does the same, laying down some predictably solid fiddle work and otherworldly whistling to another Zanes-penned tune, "I Don't Need No Sunny Skies." Zanes, resplendent in a pumpkin orange suit and sporting a graying, Lyle Lovett/Kramer-inspired nest of hair, may be an unlikely pied piper, but there's no denying the gleeful ease with which he summons his wee horde.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Festival Five Rec.
  • UPC: 800495001625
  • Catalog Number: 16
  • Sales rank: 82,893

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dan Zanes Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Christopher Davies Drums
Simon Kirke Drums
Jerry Marotta Drums, Vocals
Joan Osborne Vocals
Sharon Jones Vocals
Barbara Brousal Vocals
Andrew Bird Fiddle, Vocals
Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng Hand Drums, Oprenten
Rob Friedman Organ, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Pedal Steel Guitar, Hammond Organ, Saxophone, Vocals, Pump Organ
Colin Brooks Drums
George Rush Tuba
Happy Girl Guitar
Saskia Sunshine Lane Bass
Tareq Abboushi Vocals, Buzug
Yoshi Waki Bass, Upright Bass
Aggie Decaul Vocals
Donald Saaf Guitar, Vocals, Tenor Banjo
Hattie Percussion
Gaston "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste Percussion, Vocals, Kalimba, Hand Drums, Oprenten
Alhaji Jeffrey "Black Nature" Kamara Percussion, Vocals
Ashade Pearce Guitar, Vocals
John Foti Piano, Accordion, Vocals
Elena Moon Park Fiddle, Trumpet, Vocals
Sonia De Los Santos Vocals
Johnnie Accordion, Vocals
Yvette Weaver Spoons
Cleo the Queen Mandolin
Christina Jean-Louis Vocals
Shawana Kemp Vocals
Rockin' Norah Guitar
Miss Corrina Guitar, Tambourine
Diana Vasquez Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Autoharp, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Spoons
Dennis Bakarron Bass, Vocals
The Sea Rascals Vocals, Sounds
The Harmony Project Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Dan Zanes Arranger, Composer, Producer
Andrew Bird Whistle
Renford Cogle Composer
Rob Friedman Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Traditional Composer
Donald Saaf Artwork
Jessie Pounds Composer
Gaston "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste Arranger
Elena Moon Park String Arrangements
Eric Lilavois Engineer
Moshe Ben Ari Composer
Joe Olender Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2011

    The whole family is addicted!

    We just can't get enough of Dan's new album- Little Nut Tree. It's the perfect mix for everyone in the family and thank goodness for that because our 2 year old won't let us listen to much else. Even the songs I think are more for us than her, we hear her walking around the house singing on her own. Dan really knocked it out of the park on this one. HIGHLY recommended!

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