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Strong Like Bull but Sensitive Like Squirrel
     

Strong Like Bull but Sensitive Like Squirrel

by Joe Goldmark
 
Steel player Joe Goldmark proves on his many albums what many have always known: that the pedal steel has potential far outside the sphere of country music. On Strong Like Bull but Sensitive Like Squirrel, Goldmark (who has also published a book about his chosen instrument) not only breaks down genre barriers, but also shows the emotional range of the steel

Overview

Steel player Joe Goldmark proves on his many albums what many have always known: that the pedal steel has potential far outside the sphere of country music. On Strong Like Bull but Sensitive Like Squirrel, Goldmark (who has also published a book about his chosen instrument) not only breaks down genre barriers, but also shows the emotional range of the steel guitar. One listen to Goldmark's instrumental version of Otis Redding's "These Arms of Mine" pretty much dashes any country & western preconceptions about the pedal steel. The track is pure, gut-wrenching soul, bolstered by Stax horns. Goldmark even ably tackles the Nick Lowe composition "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" (popularized by Elvis Costello), showcasing the bouncy pop potential of the pedal steel. Ubiquitous pedal steel player Greg Leisz has already redefined the instrument by working with artists in various genres (and by sacrificing a "signature sound" for the benefit of the overall composition). Goldmark takes another approach -- and furthers the work of Leisz -- by making his own albums.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2001
Label:
Hightone
UPC:
0012928301428
catalogNumber:
3014

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Goldmark   Primary Artist,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals
Garth Webber   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Android Sisters   Background Vocals
Mac Cridlin   Bass
Larry Dunn   Guitar
Marvin McFadden   Trumpet
Billy Philadelphia   Keyboards
Gary Potterton   Guitar
Andy Reiss   Guitar
Henry Salvia   Keyboards
Jimmy Sanchez   Drums
Rob Sudduth   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Jim Campilongo   Guitar
Billie Lee Lewis   Drums
Meg Mackay   Background Vocals
Jeff Ervin   Alto Saxophone
Kathi Kamen Goldmark   Background Vocals
Chris Kee   Bass
Ken Owen   Drums

Technical Credits

Garth Webber   Engineer
Joe Goldmark   Producer
W. Mitchell   Arranger

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