Other Voices, Other Rooms

Other Voices, Other Rooms

by Nanci Griffith


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Nanci Griffith's masterpiece is rooted in an honorable concept: It's a salute to the songwriters who influenced her. But picking your favorite songs and then having some of your favorite artists accompany you is easier conceived than executed, owing to the vagaries of scheduling and individual agendas. Fortunately, Griffith draws aces with every move here, creating, in her own words, "A full-grown family tree of songs, writers, and voices." The late Kate Wolf is lovingly honored by Griffith and Emmylou Harris on "Across the Great Divide," setting a high standard that never lags. The late Townes Van Zandt is saluted by a duet with Arlo Guthrie on "Tecumseh Valley." Legends Bob Dylan and John Prine both appear on their respective songs, "Boots of Spanish Leather" and "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness," with the latter being especially potent, mainly due to Griffith's ease in adapting her smooth Texas drawl to such a rich song. As this salute to her folk idols continues, Griffith's concept retains its clarity and vigor, bridging the shores of folk and country.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/02/1993
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596146425
catalogNumber: 61464
Rank: 20219

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nanci Griffith   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Odetta   Vocals
Alison Krauss   Violin
Chet Atkins   Acoustic Guitar,Classical Guitar
Guy Clark   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
John Hartford   Banjo,Vocals
Frank Christian   Acoustic Guitar
Iris DeMent   Vocals,Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
John Gorka   Vocals
Arlo Guthrie   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Carolyn Hester   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Leo Kottke   12-string Guitar
David Mallett   Vocals
Edgar Meyer   Bass
Bob Dylan   Harmonica
John Prine   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jim Rooney   Vocals
Don Edwards   yodeling
Fran Breen   Percussion,Drums
John Catchings   Cello
Philip Donnelly   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Mandolin,Violin
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Pat Flynn   Acoustic Guitar
Marlin Griffith   Vocals
James Hooker   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Upright Bass
Mary Ann Kennedy   Percussion,Vocals
Pete Kennedy   Acoustic Guitar
Pat McInerney   Percussion
Amy Ray   Vocals
Pamela Rose   Vocals
Emily Saliers   Vocals
Lee Satterfield   Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Barry & Holly Tashian   Vocals
Andrea Zonn   Viola
Pete Cummins   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Barry Tashian   Vocals

Technical Credits

Nanci Griffith   Contributor,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,String Arrangements
Arlo Guthrie   Duet
Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
Ralph McTell   Composer
Tom Paxton   Composer
John Prine   Composer
Pat Metheny   Composer
Jim Rooney   Producer
Don Edwards   Contributor
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker   Composer
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
Mark Miller   Engineer
Solomon Linda   Composer
Michael Burton   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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Other Voices, Other Rooms 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Covegal10ec More than 1 year ago
Since honesty is the best policy, let me say that until I heard Ms. Griffith singing a Duet with Jimmy Buffet (Someone I Used to Love) I don't recall having ever heard of her before. Her voice on that one song captivated my attention and I knew I had to have whatever she had recorded. Other Voices, Other Rooms is a rare treat in that listening to it transports you to a space filled only with her voice and the beautiful music. The words are poetry and full of emotion.