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Living with the Animals
     

Living with the Animals

by Mother Earth
 
Though Mother Earth is often remembered as a vehicle for Tracy Nelson, Living With the Animals is a true group effort, combining memorable vocal performances with tight R&B-derived playing with excellent guitar work from Michael Bloomfield. Side one is a showcase for Nelson's blues belting and

Overview

Though Mother Earth is often remembered as a vehicle for Tracy Nelson, Living With the Animals is a true group effort, combining memorable vocal performances with tight R&B-derived playing with excellent guitar work from Michael Bloomfield. Side one is a showcase for Nelson's blues belting and piano, particularly on "Down So Low" and "Mother Earth." Not to be overlooked is the blues shuffle "I Did My Part" and R.P. St. John's sardonic "Living With the Animals" and "Marvel Set," which features him on lead vocals. Side two doesn't hold up quite as well, though there are stellar moments here as well, including "Cry On" and "Goodnight Nelda Grebe," with fine horn section work and excellent Nelson vocals. Written and fronted by St. John, "The Kingdom of Heaven Is Within You" is a brilliant closer; it's nocturnal, moody, and spacy and showcases beautiful muted trumpets and reeds with a gorgeous flute solo by Link Davis Jr. The album was reissued on CD by Wounded Bird in 2004. ~ J.P. Ollio & Thom Jurek

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Wounded Bird Records
UPC:
0664140119420
catalogNumber:
1194

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mother Earth   Primary Artist
Michael Bloomfield   Guitar
Luis Gasca   Trumpet
Tracy Nelson   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Barry Goldberg   Organ
Link Davis   Saxophone
John Andrews   Guitar
Bob Arthur   Bass,Vocals
Sylvia Caldwell   Vocals,Track Performer
Martin Fierro   Synthesizer,Flute,Alto Horn,Tenor Horn,Saxophone,Vocals
Losella Funque   Vocals,Track Performer
Danny Goldberg   Organ
Frank Morin   Tenor Horn,Saxophone
Mark Naftalin   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Spencer Perskin   Violin
George Rains   Drums,Saxophone
José Rodríguez   Drums
Bob Salisbury   Baritone Horn,Saxophone,Vocals
Shalimar Samuelson   Vocals,Track Performer
Ron Taormina   Baritone Horn,Saxophone
Link Davis   Alto Horn
Earthettes   Background Vocals
Jose Emilio Rodriquez   Drums
Powell St. John   Harmonica,Vocals

Technical Credits

Barry Goldberg   Producer
Mother Earth   Producer
Martin Fierro   Arranger
Dan Healy   Producer
Mark Naftalin   Producer
J. Leslie McFarland   Composer

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