No Regrets

No Regrets

by Leon Redbone


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Although it was recorded in 1988, the photo of Leon Redbone on the cover of No Regrets harks back to an earlier time. In fact, he looks as though he's getting ready to sell some innocent soul property in the Florida swamp. But the listener need have no fear. Redbone's old-fashioned fashion sense only reflects his musical taste, firmly planted in pop, blues, and jazz from the '20s, '30s, and '40s. He's equally at home with Mooney and Seals' "Crazy Arms" as he is with Hank Williams' "Long Gone Lonesome Blues." The spare production performed by luminaries like banjoist Béla Fleck, violinist Mark O'Connor, and dobroist Jerry Douglas gives these songs a nice, simple underpinning. Redbone's husky vocals add the last ingredient needed for fine versions of "Lazy Bones" and "My Good Gal's Done Gone Blues." He seems to have a special penchant for old Ernest Tubb and Jimmie Rodgers' songs, but he's smart enough to pick lesser-known jewels like "You Nearly Lose Your Mind" and "Somewhere Down Below the Dixon Line." The only drawback to the whole affair is how straightforward it is. While the songs and vocals are technically solid, they lack the spark that made earlier Redbone albums something special. Still, No Regrets is an enjoyable album and fans will appreciate its 2004 reissue on CD.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/2004
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661323520
catalogNumber: 613235
Rank: 14159

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leon Redbone   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
John Gill   Drums,Mandola,Tenor Banjo
Cindy Cashdollar   Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Upright Bass
Bunky Keels   Piano
Brian Nalepka   Upright Bass
Mark O'Connor   Mandolin,Violin,Viola,Mandola
Vescovo   Pedal Steel Guitar
Terry Waldo   Piano
Roy Huskey   Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Leon Redbone   Arranger,Producer
John Gill   Contributor,Mandolin Arrangement
Cindy Cashdollar   Contributor
Doug Epstein   Engineer,Remixing
Beryl Handler   Producer
Bil VornDick   Engineer
Raymond Simone   Cover Design
A. Duff   Composer
S. Nichols   Composer
Ryan   Composer
J. Deaton   Composer
Beryl Hndler   Producer

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