One Meat Ball

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All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Marrying the ideas of eating and music, One Meat Ball is a collection of 19 songs about, well, food. Being that this record was commissioned by Christine Lavin, the music on it generally stays within the folk-country realm, which fits well with the somewhat offbeat nature of many of the songs. Many of the tracks take a humorous tone, including Megon McDonough's (two other members of Lavin's 4 Bitchin' Babes, Sally Fingerett and Debi Smith, also have songs on the album) "Butter," Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer's "Orange Cocoa Cake," Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich's "Taylor the Latte Boy," and Mary Liz McNamara's slightly irreverent "Bacon" ("fried heaven in a pan.../I'd ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
Marrying the ideas of eating and music, One Meat Ball is a collection of 19 songs about, well, food. Being that this record was commissioned by Christine Lavin, the music on it generally stays within the folk-country realm, which fits well with the somewhat offbeat nature of many of the songs. Many of the tracks take a humorous tone, including Megon McDonough's (two other members of Lavin's 4 Bitchin' Babes, Sally Fingerett and Debi Smith, also have songs on the album) "Butter," Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer's "Orange Cocoa Cake," Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich's "Taylor the Latte Boy," and Mary Liz McNamara's slightly irreverent "Bacon" ("fried heaven in a pan.../I'd kill the porker with my own bare hands just to get a strip"), but many of them also do what food helps us do best: reminisce. "Blueberry Pancakes" tells the story of big family breakfasts on Sunday mornings, "Blackberry Winter" is about lost love, and "Ten Pound Bass" recalls a particularly special summer. Equally important to One Meat Ball is the booklet with which it comes, which is a collection of recipes from the artists themselves, most of them relating directly to the track with which they are paired (actor Jeff Daniels' recipe for tomato pudding and his song "Tomato Puddin'," and Lavin's own "French Toast Bread Pudding" with its accompanying recipe, as well as "voice mail" messages left by various people -- her landlord, various friends, her snooty upstairs neighbor -- wanting to share it with her). Yeah, it's a little corny, but the musicians are all top-rate (there are the aforementioned artists, and Tom Paxton and Pete Seeger both have tracks included), and actually, the food that they're talking about sounds pretty good, too, which could just be One Meat Ball's greatest selling point.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2006
  • Label: Appleseed Records
  • UPC: 611587109620
  • Catalog Number: 1096
  • Sales rank: 280,352

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blueberry Pancakes (5:05)
  2. 2 Maple Syrup Time - Pete Seeger (3:56)
  3. 3 Taylor the Latte Boy (3:43)
  4. 4 Root Beer for Breakfast (3:15)
  5. 5 Bethrothal (1:39)
  6. 6 Bacon (3:04)
  7. 7 Orange Cocoa Cake - Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer (2:40)
  8. 8 Mocha Java (4:38)
  9. 9 I Think About Sex (2:46)
  10. 10 Tomato Puddin' - Jeff Daniels (3:41)
  11. 11 Butter (2:26)
  12. 12 Fudge (2:55)
  13. 13 Ten Pound Bass - Sally Fingerett (3:40)
  14. 14 The Heartbreak Diet (3:01)
  15. 15 Introduction to Blackberry Winter (0:32)
  16. 16 Blackberry Winter (5:17)
  17. 17 The History of One Meat Ball (2:30)
  18. 18 One Meat Ball (1:55)
  19. 19 Bottle of Wine - Tom Paxton & Anne Hills (3:36)
  20. 20 Pie - Debi Smith (3:33)
  21. 21 French Toast Bread Pudding (5:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christine Lavin Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Auldridge Dobro
Doc Watson Voiceover
Cathy Fink Banjo, Vocals
Bob Gibson Banjo, Vocals
Anne Hills Vocals
Megon McDonough Vocals, Voices
Tom Paxton Guitar, Vocals
Pete Seeger Guitar, Vocals
Jonathan Edwards Vocals
Marcy Marxer Guitar, Vocals
Dave Van Ronk Guitar, Vocals
Sally Fingerett Piano, Vocals
Emily Bindiger Maracas, Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals
Margaret Dorn Vocal Harmony
Brad Ellis Piano
Laurence Etkin Trumpet
Diane Garisto Background Vocals
Jimmie Gately Guitar, Piano
Vance Gilbert Organ, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Trumpet, Vocals, Voices
Julie Gold Piano, Vocals
Billy Harrison Bass
Billy Kemp Bass, Guitar
Gary Lunn Fretless Bass Guitar
Debi Smith Vocals
Bill Mitchell Vocal Harmony
Jim Vincent Vocal Harmony
Radoslav Lorkovic Piano
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger Maracas, Vocals
Dennis Deal Vocal Harmony
Todd Schroder Piano
Annie Bauerlein Guitar, Vocals
Dominic Suchyta Bass
Ray Jessel Piano, Vocals
Mary Liz McNamara Piano, Vocals
Chip Mergott Guitar, Piano
Marcia Pelletiere Spoken Word, Vocal Harmony
Jon Albrink Bass
Steve Curran Percussion
Kathleen Daniels Background Vocals
Lois Dino Vocals
Dame Edna Voices
Zina Goldrich Keyboards, Vocals
Stewart Gregory Vocal Harmony
Marcy Heisler Vocal Harmony
Robin Hopper Guitar, Vocals
Julie Magsig Background Vocals, Anvil, Knee Slaps
Alan Miceli Guitar
MaryJo Mundy Vocals
Peter Polzak Piano
Maria Sonevytsky Accordion
John Thomakos Percussion
Rosie Vallese Vocal Harmony
Jeff Daniels Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Harmonica, Vocals, Voices
Technical Credits
Christine Lavin Producer
Megon McDonough Composer
Tom Paxton Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
Loonis McGlohon Composer
Alec Wilder Composer
Peter Berryman Composer
Emily Bindiger Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Trumpet Arrangement
Margaret Dorn Producer
Jimmie Gately Engineer, drum programming
Vance Gilbert Composer
Julie Gold Composer
Jeremy Harris Engineer
Debi Smith Composer
Andy Waterman Producer, Engineer
Hy Zaret Composer
Mark Miller Producer
Mark Hawley Executive Producer
Glenn Brown Mastering
Lou Berryman Composer
Louis Singer Composer
Jim Musselman Producer
Tom Eaton Engineer, drum programming
Annie Bauerlein Composer
Brian Bauers Producer, Engineer
Dan Green Engineer
Jim Lovell Engineer
Ray Jessel Composer
Mary Liz McNamara Composer
Chip Mergott Producer
Marcia Pelletiere Composer
Peter & The King Pins Lewis Engineer
Betsy Franco Feeney Illustrations, Cover Art
Steve Curran Producer
Zina Goldrich Composer
Marcy Heisler Composer
Robin Hopper Composer
Phillip E. Klum Mastering
Mike Lozinski Engineer
Julie Magsig Vocal Arrangements
Alan Miceli Composer
P. Polzak Producer
Peter Polzak Arranger
Dan Show Producer
Sally Show Producer
Jeff Daniels Composer
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