Deep Water

Deep Water

by Hackberry Ramblers


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Deep Water

The Hackberry Ramblers are among the very few popular musicians who seem to be reaching their peak well past Social Security age. Ramblers mainstay Luderin Darbone was in his early 80s when this was recorded, and the rest of the six-piece group (except for youthful drummer Ben Sandmel) doesn't look much younger, yet they continue to play with more exuberance than almost any act of any style or age. Buying this disc is not, as is often the case when buying recent efforts by old-time legends, an act of charity. It's a good set that encompasses Western swing, boogie, blues, French Cajun, and even a bit of rock (in the cover of "Proud Mary"), performed with a spontaneity that veers toward sloppiness without falling into carelessness. This stuff has diversity and eclecticism, two qualities which are often underemployed, even ignored, by Cajun musicians in the studio. There are guest shots by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Rodney Crowell, Marcia Ball, and Michael Doucet, but they really don't add or subtract anything of note. The main show is the Ramblers themselves, playing with an utter lack of self-consciousness, as if they're performing at the neighborhood barbecue, not in front of studio mikes.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/1997
Label: Hot Biscuits Records
UPC: 0636054500120
catalogNumber: 5001

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hackberry Ramblers   Primary Artist
Marcia Ball   Vocals
Michael Doucet   Fiddle
Rodney Crowell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimmie Dale Gilmore   Vocals
Luderin Darbone   Fiddle,Vocals
Ben Sandmel   Drums
Edwin Duhon   Accordion,Vocals
Johnny Farque   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Johnny Faulk   Background Vocals,Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Marcia Ball   Arranger
Rodney Crowell   Arranger
Bill C. Malone   Liner Notes
Tony Daigle   Engineer
Luderin Darbone   Arranger
Ed Fruge   Engineer
Jay Hudson   Engineer
Mike Poole   Engineer
Ben Sandmel   Arranger,Producer
Ron Black   Engineer
Edwin Duhon   Arranger
Johnny Farque   Arranger,Composer
James Glen Croker   Composer

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