Goin' Home

Goin' Home

by Paul Rishell


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Goin' Home

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines seems to have a bad case of the blues on Goin' Home, which is good news for the listener. While the album kicks off with two originals, most of the material is drawn from classic blues players like Charley Patton, Ma Rainey, and Blind Lemon Jefferson. Rishell handles most of the vocals and guitar work, and the arrangements vary from stripped-down acoustic to full-band electric. Raines, on the other hand, specializes in the blues harp and helps out -- from time to time -- on background vocals. As a team, Rishell and Raines are what one might expect if Roy Book Binder and Rory Block teamed up. The most exciting work on Goin' Home is acoustic. There are fine versions of Jefferson's "Black Horse Blues" and Rainey's "Black Eye Blues." The latter song is the rare piece sung by Raines, and it's shameful she's not given more leads on the album. There's also a fun version of the randy Fulton Allen song, "Custard Pie," though the performance here reveals the album's Achilles' heel. Rishell's a good singer, but his vocals lack the raw authenticity of a singer like Sonny Terry. While Goin' Home may be too eclectic for its own good, it's likely that many blues fans will find Rishell and Raines' varied approach refreshing.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2004
Label: Tone Cool
UPC: 0699675157029
catalogNumber: 51570

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Rishell   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Gordon "Sax" Beadle   Tenor Saxophone
Reed Butler   Bass
Marty Richards   Percussion,Drums
Scott Shetler   Baritone Saxophone
Scott Aruda   Trumpet
Annie Raines   Harmonica,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Chromatic Harmonica,Mandolin Harp
Damian Purro   Bass,Percussion
Jesse Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Scrapper Blackwell   Composer
Leroy Carr   Composer
Charley Patton   Composer
Paul Rishell   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,Song Notes
George Washington Phillips   Composer
Ma Rainey   Composer
William Moore   Composer
Richard Rosenblatt   Executive Producer,Tray Photo
Scott Shetler   Horn Arrangements
Charlie Jordan   Composer
Chris Rival   Producer,Engineer
Samuel Maghett   Composer
Annie Raines   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Liz Linder   Cover Photo
Joan Whitney   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Fulton Allen   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer

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