Takoma Eclectic Sampler

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The Takoma label is most famed for its series of releases by John Fahey the company's owner in its early days in the '60s, but issued a fairly diverse catalog of roots-oriented music up through the '80s. That very diversity, however, ensures that a sampler such as this, which has 17 tracks recorded for Takoma between 1964 and 1987, is all over the map...There are selections by Maria Muldaur, Sir Douglas Quintet, Canned Heat, Rose Maddox, Michael Bloomfield, and Spencer Davis, all of them past their respective primes; blues from Bukka White the 1964 single "World Boogie," the first Takoma 45 and Dr. Ross; and entries from Swamp Dogg, Charles Bukowski, and Fahey ...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The Takoma label is most famed for its series of releases by John Fahey the company's owner in its early days in the '60s, but issued a fairly diverse catalog of roots-oriented music up through the '80s. That very diversity, however, ensures that a sampler such as this, which has 17 tracks recorded for Takoma between 1964 and 1987, is all over the map...There are selections by Maria Muldaur, Sir Douglas Quintet, Canned Heat, Rose Maddox, Michael Bloomfield, and Spencer Davis, all of them past their respective primes; blues from Bukka White the 1964 single "World Boogie," the first Takoma 45 and Dr. Ross; and entries from Swamp Dogg, Charles Bukowski, and Fahey himself, as well as a recording of a Wurlitzer organ at the Santa Monica Pier Merry-Go-Round !. The ultimate effect is something like tuning in to an idiosyncratic broadcast by a post-baby-boomer at a college radio station. But there's some good music, to be sure and some mediocre music as well...
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/1997
  • Label: Takoma
  • UPC: 025218890427
  • Catalog Number: 8904

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 World Boogie (2:29)
  2. 2 She's Lookin' Good (3:14)
  3. 3 I Keep Wishing for You (3:16)
  4. 4 Just Like an Eagle (4:29)
  5. 5 Cha Dooky-Doo (3:38)
  6. 6 Mama Blues (3:22)
  7. 7 Ferns (2:43)
  8. 8 Heart of a Country Song 's Song) (2:06)
  9. 9 I'm Shakin' (2:40)
  10. 10 Wine, Women and Rock & Roll (3:48)
  11. 11 My Darlin' New Orleans - Ron Cuccia & The Jazz Poetry Group (4:25)
  12. 12 Tennessee Rock 'N' Roll (2:46)
  13. 13 Crossfire (4:00)
  14. 14 Your Friends (6:52)
  15. 15 Indian-Pacific R.R. Blues (4:43)
  16. 16 Last Days of the Suicide Kid (2:32)
  17. 17 Washington Post March - The Santa Monica Pier Merry-Go-Round (2:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Bloomfield Guitar, Track Performer
Ron Thompson Guitar, Vocals
Bukka White Slide Guitar, Track Performer
Leo Kottke Guitar
Canned Heat Track Performer
The Chambers Brothers Vocals
Harvey Mandel Guitar
Doug Sahm Guitar, Vocals
The Sir Douglas Quintet Track Performer
Colin Winski Track Performer
Joe Chambers Vocals
Ron Cuccia Vocals
Charles Neville Saxophone, Vocals
Maria Muldaur Track Performer
Ronnie Barron Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Doctor Ross Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Barry Goldberg Organ
Augie Meyers Organ
Roger Troy Bass, Vocals
Cal Hand Track Performer
Ramsey McLean Cello, Upright Bass
John Hickman Banjo
Charles Bukowski Track Performer
Larry Taylor Upright Bass
The Burns Sisters Vocals
John Fahey Guitar, Track Performer
Alvin Crow Guitar, Vocals
Steven Soles Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Byron Berline Fiddle, Mandolin, Background Vocals
Stephen Bruton Electric Guitar
Kim Bullard Keyboards, Vocals
Carlos Carraby Drums
George Chambers Vocals
Lester Chambers Vocals
Willie Chambers Vocals
Steve Chapman Drums
Swamp Dogg Piano, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Mike "Hollywood Fats" Mann Guitar
Charlie Harrison Bass, Guitar, Vocals
John Herron Piano
Bob Hite Harmonica, Vocals
Richard Hite Bass
Jim Hobson Piano
Richard Innes Drums
Rose Maddox Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
John Magnie Piano, Vocals
David Mansfield Fiddle, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Elvin Myers Bass
Mark Naftalin Piano
Shannon O'Neill Vocals
Frank Reckard Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Shawn Sahm Guitar, Vocals
Tony Saunders Bass
John Selk Bass, Background Vocals
Speedy Sparks Bass Guitar
Daniel Timms Piano
Ed Tree Guitar, Vocals
Ron Tutt Drums
Sal Valentino Background Vocals
Larry Vann Drums
Beth Burns Vocals
Brenda Burns Vocals
Bob Etoll Guitar
Maurice McCormick Background Vocals
Leigh Harris Vocals
Chris Morgan Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar
Spencer Davis Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Ron Thompson & the Resistors Track Performer
Johnny Perez Drums
Kenny Lewis Bass
Bob Jones Drums
Technical Credits
John Philip Sousa Composer
Leo Kottke Producer
Canned Heat Producer
Maria Muldaur Producer
Cassell Webb Producer
Craig Leon Producer
Cal Hand Contributor
John Fahey Producer
Denny Bruce Producer, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Norman Dayron Producer, Engineer
ED Denson Producer
Kirk Felton Remastering
Wayne Gailey Contributor
Paul Martinson Producer
Allan McDougall Producer
Jon Monday Producer
Peter Noble Producer
Johnny Palazzotto Producer
Isaiah Ross Composer
Spencer Davis Producer
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
Doug Baker Producer
D. Samson Composer
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