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All Music Guide - Jim Esch
This posthumous compilation, released on Goodman's own Red Pajamas label, spans two discs: the first highlighting his best studio cuts, with the second disc exclusively devoted to live tracks. About half of the songs are previously unreleased material or unreleased live recordings. This is probably overkill for the casual fan who just wants the "hits." Diehard Goodman aficionados, however, are in luck. The live disc especially brings out the artist's witty, versatile songwriting personality, showing how he could work a crowd by not taking the material (or himself) too seriously. Copious liner notes from close friends and family pay tribute to Goodman the man, songwriter, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Esch
This posthumous compilation, released on Goodman's own Red Pajamas label, spans two discs: the first highlighting his best studio cuts, with the second disc exclusively devoted to live tracks. About half of the songs are previously unreleased material or unreleased live recordings. This is probably overkill for the casual fan who just wants the "hits." Diehard Goodman aficionados, however, are in luck. The live disc especially brings out the artist's witty, versatile songwriting personality, showing how he could work a crowd by not taking the material (or himself) too seriously. Copious liner notes from close friends and family pay tribute to Goodman the man, songwriter, and performer. An essential buy for completists (due to the unreleased material), the compilation takes material from Goodman's Buddah and Asylum albums, making it perhaps the best survey of his career to date.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/1994
  • Label: Red Pajamas
  • UPC: 092941100826
  • Catalog Number: 411008
  • Sales rank: 39,864

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Goodman Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Mandola
Jethro Burns Mandolin, Vocals
Emmylou Harris Background Vocals
Kris Kristofferson Background Vocals
John Prine Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Ken Bloom Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Mark Colby Saxophone
Lew London Dobro
Bill LaBounty Background Vocals
Ben Keith Dobro, Steel Guitar
Sanford Allen Strings
Alfred Brown Strings
Peter Bunetta Percussion, Drums, Hand Clapping, Tape, Finger Snapping
Steve Burgh Guitar, Electric Guitar
Rick Chudacoff Bass, fender rhodes, Finger Snapping
Selwart Clarke Strings
Vassar Clements Fiddle
Kenny Kosek Fiddle
Linda Dillard Background Vocals
Bill Elliott Piano, fender rhodes
Alan Estes Percussion
Chuck Fiore Bass
Steve Fishell Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Jeff Gutcheon Piano, fender rhodes
Bonnie Herman Background Vocals
Vicki Hubley Background Vocals
Jack the Bear Cornet
Harold Kohon Strings
Arno Lucas Percussion, Background Vocals, Finger Snapping
Guy Lumia Strings
Amy Madigan Organ, Background Vocals
George Marinelli Electric Guitar
Hugh McDonald Bass
Kermit Moore Strings
Steve Mosley Drums
Herb Pedersen Background Vocals
Sheldon Plotkin Drums
Joe Pusateri Percussion, Drums
Norbert Putnam Bass
Tom Radtke Timbales
Brian Ray Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Steve Rodby Bass
Jim Rothermel Horn, Recorder, Saxophone, ARP
Bill Ruppert Electric Guitar
Sid Sims Bass
Matthew Weiner Background Vocals
Kevin Wells Drums
Red Young Piano
Charlie McCoy Harmonica
Bob Rans Piano, Strings, Synclavier
Vicki Hubly Background Vocals
Billy Rupppert Electric Guitar
Robert Bowker Background Vocals
David Briggs Piano
Technical Credits
Marty Stuart Liner Notes
Emmylou Harris Liner Notes
Kris Kristofferson Producer, Liner Notes
Steve Goodman Producer
Arlo Guthrie Liner Notes
Loudon Wainwright III Liner Notes
Bette Midler Liner Notes
Jimmy Buffett Liner Notes
John Prine Liner Notes
Ken Bloom Contributor
Mike Smith Composer
Bob Bowker Contributor
Al Bunetta Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Peter Bunetta Producer, Tape Box
Steve Burgh Producer
Rick Chudacoff Producer
Don Cobb Digital Editing
Joel Dorn Producer
Dan Einstein Producer, Executive Producer
Carlos Grier Digital Editing
Screamin' Jay Hawkins Composer
Denny Purcell Remastering
Norbert Putnam Producer
Jim Tullio Producer
Studs Terkel Liner Notes
Nancy Goodman Tenney Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Robert Bowker Contributor
Traditional Composer
Irving Nahan Composer
Herman Hupfeld Composer
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