MP3 Various Artists - Legends Of The Incredible Lap Steel Guitar
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14 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Americana, ROCK: Instrumental Rock
Profiled on National Public Radio's 'All Things Considered' 9/15/03 https://www.tradebit.com (interview with Cindy Cashdollar)
"...an amazing journey through the 'root's' music of America" Folk And Roots Magazine (England)
***** Orlando Sentinel "...incredible, it expands musical boundaries"
"...the sounds that come from these instruments have an otherworldly presence. I was entranced". Green Man Review
"Surprisingly diverse showcase for the singularly expressive instrument, with a virtual who's who of lap steel maestro's" Pasadena Weekly (CA)
**** Weekly Planet (Tampa Bay)"...a beautifully eclectic listen"
"The lap steel is used in a variety of genres-Hawaiian, Country, Rock, electronic,'noir'...Top stars from all turn up here" Seattle Times
****3rd Coast Music (Texas based Music Monthly)
1. Gary Brandin "In The Dark" 4:53
Gary is the revolutionary lap steel guitarist for Los Angeles based band 'The Vanduras' and also for the 'Blue Hawaiians' (the greatest 'Tiki' band in the world!). His use of the instrument to paint 'aural landscapes' is extraordinary. The song has a 'Noir' feel to it and really showcases the versatility of the lap steel guitar.
2. Harry Manx "Only Then Will Your House Be Blessed" 3:05
Harry was the winner of the Canadian Independent Music Award: Best Blues Album 2001 for his Album 'Dog My Cat'. One of two vocals on the album. A beautiful, spiritual song.
3. Bobbe Seymour "There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight" 3:44
Legendary Nashville recording artist, session player, producer. Bobbe's played with Elvis Presley, Ray Price, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, and many other stars. Currently records as a solo artist and owns the largest all Steel Guitar music store in the world. Vintage aircraft pilot and collector. The song was written by Fred Rose and Hank Williams.
4. Orville Johnson "Mardi March" 4:25
Orville is a Seattle based teacher and recording artist who has played on well over 150 recordings. The title of the song say's it all. Horns included!
5. Bob Brozman "It Happened In Monterey" 2:57
Recording artist, author, ethnomusicologist, documentary film maker, teacher. Bob's recorded with an amazing array of artists all over the world. The song was written for the 1930 movie 'King Of Jazz'.
6. Greg Leisz "Santo's Dream" 5:15
Greg is one of the top L.A. Session Musicians. He has played for years with k.d. lang and a host of other artists. "Santo's Dream" was inspired by the 1959 hit "Sleepwalk" by Santo and Johnny. An awesome composition and performance.
7. Tom Morrell "Steel Guitar Rag" 2:56
Western Swing guitarist extraordinaire. Due to being raised in a relativlely isolated rural setting, Tom has a style and touch that are incredibly unique. Written by Leon McAuliffe of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys fame, the song is one of the 'standards' of the steel guitar songbook.
8. Stacy Phillips "Flambee Montalbanaise" 3:07
Stacy is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, recording artist and teacher. The song was written in the 1950's by French Accordionist, Guy Viseur and highlights what a true 'Legend' can do with the instrument.
9. Herb Remington "Hula Blues" 1:44
Revered by steel players all over the world, Herb is a former member of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys (1946-1950). A masterful musician as well as songwriter ("Remington's Ride"- a steel guitar 'standard'), Herb is currently playing in six bands and also builds Remington Steel Guitars.
10. Cindy Cashdollar "Locust Grove" 3:26
Cindy was in multi-Grammy Award winning Western Swing band 'Asleep At The Wheel' for eight years and frequently plays on Prairie Home Companion. She played on Bob Dylan's 'Time out Of Mind' CD and recently has been performing with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer (Jefferson Airplane),Jorma Kaukonen to support his latest release. The song was inspired by her father, and has a beautiful, haunting melody that raises 'goose bumps' in the listener.
11. Ken Emerson "Ka Loke de la Corazon" 4:37
Ken is an amazing instrumentalist. Residing on the island of Kauai, he uses the lap steel to play a Tango(!) It's totally unique and shows off a side of the instrument that even those familiar with it would not even conceive of, let alone be able pull off.
12. Kayton Roberts "Bells Of Saint Mary's" 2:47
Kayton is an icon of the steel guitar, having played with Country Music legend Hank Snow for 30 years. He currently plays with Hank III. This song was always number four on the set list with Hank Snow's show. In August Kayton will be appearing in Vancouver at the Hank Snow Festival.
13. Jeff Lang "London" 4:21
Australian Jeff Lang is a wonderful songwriter and instrumentalist. This song (the 'other' vocal on the album), is performed 'live' in the studio with Jeff's voice and guitar, and drummer Angus Diggs. An amazing display of musical prowess. Jeff currently is touring the world in support of his latest release 'Everything Is Still'.
14. 'The Fugitive Steeler' "Saturday Night Shuffle" 0:58
Never one to stay in one place for very long (thus the 58 second song), this song is performed 'Travis Picking' style. 'The Fugitive Steeler' is permanently on tour and will not be available for for interviews.
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