Tom Russell Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs
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- Released: February 24, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Hightone Records
Uncut - 5/04, p.985 stars out of 5 - "This is a wonderful album of inspired writing and fiery performances, depicting a love of the West, its people, traditions and threatened culture."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.963 stars out of 5 - "[F]olky fireside songs, Tex-Mex and midtempo cowboy ballads that mix sentimentality and swagger."
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Personnel: Tom Russell (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Eliza Gilkyson, Joe Ely (vocals); Andrew Hardin (guitar, drums, background vocals); Elana Fremerman (fiddle); Joel Guzman (accordion, Hammond B-3 organ); Mark Hallman (bass); The Monumental Juarez Bull Ring Band.
Personnel: Tom Russell (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Eliza Gilkyson, Joe Ely (vocals); Andrew Hardin (guitar, drums); Elana Fremerman (fiddle); Joel Jose Guzman (accordion, organ).
Audio Mixer: Mark Hallman.
Recording information: Congress House Studio.
Unknown Contributor Role: Plaza Monumental Juarez Bull Ring Band.
As its title suggests, Tom Russell's Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs finds him returning to the sound of the Southwest and the Old West in a combination of originals and covers. He has dug into his record collection and found a clutch of appropriate material including Marty Robbins' "El Paso," Peter La Farge's "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" (prefaced by two spoken word character studies of Native Americans), and Bob Dylan's "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" (on which he alternates verses in the nearly ten-minute track with Eliza Gilkyson and Joe Ely). Less well-known are Linda Thompson's "No Telling," Woody Guthrie's "East Texas Red," and Dylan's overwrought early song "Seven Curses." Russell's own compositions fit in well with the Western imagery of these story-songs. In the leadoff track, "Tonight We Ride," he quickly name-drops Pancho Villa, and his lyrics about dogs and horses, while providing a bit of comic relief, are much in keeping with the rest. Russell sings in a rough voice that occasionally breaks into falsetto yelp, as his and Andrew Hardin's interweaving guitars make up the main part of the drumless arrangements. This is a rough-hewn, low-key effort, well represented by the Russell paintings that grace the CD package, looking like examples of Southwestern folk art. ~ William Ruhlmann
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