- Released: October 2, 2006
- Label: Cooking Vinyl
CMJ - p.41
"[T]here's redemption in the fascinating and grimy percussion laid out under Weiss' haunting vocals..."
Dirty Linen - p.75
"[Weiss is] a storyteller who revels in tall tales in the groove of the song....Settle back and just groove with him."
No Depression - p.116
"He dives into wordplay, luxuriating in new layers of beatnik prose."
- 1.Prince Minsky's Lament
- 2.Sho Is Cold - (A Tribute To Sterling Holloway)
- 3.Novade Nada - (Spanish)
- 4.Half Off at the Rebop Shop
- 5.Another Drunken Sailor Song (The Lil' Ligeemo Song) - (The Lil' Ligeemo Song)
- 6.Room with a View
- 7.Fake Dance - (Slim Harpo Tribute)
- 8.Primrose Lane
- 9.23rd and Stout (An Incident with Marshall Bell) - (An Accident With Marshall Bell)
- 10.Man Tan
- 11.The Phone Conversation
- 12.Piccolo Pete
- 13.Goodbye, So Long
Personnel: Chuck E. Weiss (vocals, washboard, background vocals); Chuck E. Weiss; Judy Brown (vocals); Tony Gilkyson (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, background vocals); Phil Parlapiano (accordion); David Ralicke (saxophone, trombone); Jeff Big Dad Turmes (baritone saxophone); Michael Murphy (piano); Steve Nelson Quartet (upright bass, electric bass); Steve Nelson (bass guitar); Don Heffington (drums).
Audio Mixers: David Vaught; Charlie McGovern.
Recording information: Electronic Recording Services, L.A.
Animation: Danny Katz.
Author: Chuck E. Weiss.
Photographer: Laura Heffington.
On 23rd & STOUT, Chuck E. Weiss's follow-up to 2002's OLD SOULS & WOLF TICKETS, the eccentric L.A.-based blues/rock veteran, and muse to Rickie Lee Jones, presents another simmering set of tunes that reinforces his similarities with friend and kindred spirit Tom Waits. Not as blatantly experimental as Waits, Weiss seems comfortable with the "barroom balladeer" mantle, as best evinced on the slinky "Prince Minksy's Lament" and the woozy "Piccolo Pete."