American Lullaby

American Lullaby


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American Lullaby

Ellipsis Arts' American Lullaby features renditions of traditional bedtime songs by a host of country, world, folk, jazz, and bluegrass artists, including Maria Muldaur, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, and Beth Nielsen Chapman. Not surprisingly, this makes for a sweetly eclectic collection, spanning from Kathy Kallick's down to earth "Hobo's Lullaby" to the Moonlighters' "Resophonic Lullaby," which features languidly lovely Hawaiian steel guitars. The album's only drawback, if it can be called that, is that the performances are so detailed that it's hard to imagine falling asleep to them. More often than not, the simplest renditions of these songs are also the best: Suzy Thompson's "Mama Loves" uses just mandolins, fiddle, and voice to create a hypnotic lullaby. Likewise, David Grisman and Tony Price's "Song for Two Pamelas" makes for a beautiful and restful duet between the mandolinist and guitarist. Other highlights include Bill Staines' rugged "Home on the Range," Sweet Honey in the Rock's "Hush L'il Baby," and Mulebone UK's "My Creole Belle." Lovingly crafted and a joy to listen to, American Lullaby is a worthwhile collection of rustic, restful music for children and adults alike.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2003
Label: Ellipsis Arts
UPC: 0052296429423
catalogNumber: 964294

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kathy Kallick   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Laurie Lewis   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Tony Rice   Acoustic Guitar
Beth Nielsen Chapman   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Cathy Fink   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Sweet Honey in the Rock   Percussion,Vocals
Maria Muldaur   Vocals
Marcy Marxer   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Guy Van Duser   Guitar
Bill Staines   Guitar,Vocals
Henry Bogdan   Steel Guitar
John Burr   Piano
David Grisman   Mandolin
John La Barbera   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Larry Luddecke   Piano
Rick Montgomery   Guitar
Jim Rothermel   Clarinet,Saxophone
Rowland Salley   Bass
Tom Rozum   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Stuart Schulman   Violin
Susie Tallman   Vocals
Steve Tamborski   Slide Guitar
Paul Henry   Upright Bass
Lisa Sokolov   Keyboards,Vocals
Merrie Amsterburg   Guitar,Vocals
John Ragusa   Bass Flute
Suzy Thompson   Dulcimer,Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals
Andrew Hall   Bass
Hugh Pool   Guitar,Vocals
Carla Murray   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Mike Walsch   Bass
George Marsh   Drums

Technical Credits

Cathy Fink   Producer
Marcy Marxer   Producer
Bernice Johnson Reagon   Liner Notes
Paul Campbell   Composer
John La Barbera   Arranger
Kirby Shelstad   Engineer
Suzy Thompson   Arranger
Charno Russell   Producer
Hugh Pool   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
John Finkbeiner   Engineer
Eli Crews   Engineer
Jo E Design   Graphic Design
Mulebone UK   Producer
John Hurt   Composer
Mary L. Rodgers   Composer
Jack Atlas   Composer

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