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Spooked
     

Spooked

by Marley's Ghost
 
Spawned in 1986, Marley's Ghost -- the name alone conjures up images of Charles Dickens with dreadlocks -- may never become a household name, but the polarizing West Coast quartet has managed to stay on someone's radar long enough to get Van Dyke Parks to produce the

Overview

Spawned in 1986, Marley's Ghost -- the name alone conjures up images of Charles Dickens with dreadlocks -- may never become a household name, but the polarizing West Coast quartet has managed to stay on someone's radar long enough to get Van Dyke Parks to produce the band's seventh record. Fans of bluegrass, reggae, gospel, folk, and sea shanties will find at least one song on Spooked to love, and aficionados of all things adventurous -- think Shopping Trolley-meets-Hot Club of Cowtown during the filming of The Last Waltz -- will appreciate the "anything goes" atmosphere. At its heart, Marley's Ghost is as American as the pie of your choice, celebrating history, humor, ancestry, and rugged individualism in the guise of Western swing revivalists, and their take on traditional pieces like "Old Time Religion," "Sail Away, Ladies," and "Wicked Messenger" -- Bob Dylan songs may as well be referred to as traditional -- is both reverent and forward-thinking. Like other maverick traditionalists -- Warren Zevon, Horseflies, Jim White -- Marley's Ghost bring with them an air of gentrified discomfort, but like the snake oil salesman of old, their charm is irrefutable.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/21/2006
Label:
Sage Arts
UPC:
0098369020821
catalogNumber:
208
Rank:
242358

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marley's Ghost   Primary Artist
Van Dyke Parks   Piano,Accordion,Chimes,Marimbas,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Wurlitzer,Piano (Grand)
Jay Thomas   Trumpet,Saxophone
Phil Salazar   Fiddle
Larry Taylor   Bass
Dan Wheetman   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Fiddle,Harmonica,Autoharp,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,national steel guitar
Cary Black   Bass
Bill Frisell   Electric Guitar
Don Heffington   Percussion,Drums,Jew's Harp
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass
Buell Neidlinger   Bass
John Wilcox   Bouzouki,Mandolin,Vocals,Background Vocals
Keith Lowe   Bass,Guitar (Electric Baritone)
Dan Marcus   Tuba
David P. Jackson   Bass,Background Vocals
T.J. Morris   Drums

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Van Dyke Parks   Producer,Liner Notes
Dan Wheetman   Composer
Robert Crumb   Cover Art
Paul Kennerley   Composer
Daniel Protheroe   Engineer
John Wilcox   Composer
Jay Blakesberg   Art Direction
Willard Robison   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Matthew Gephart   Engineer

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