Koerner, Ray & Glover The Return of Koerner, Ray & Glover
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- Released: April 20, 1999
- Label: Red House
Dirty Linen - 10-11/99, p.79"...If you haven't had the pleasure before, you'll be knocked silly by the giddy enthusiasm and bust-out exuberance with which they frantically strummed their guitars and downright wailed on that harmonica....Yeee-hah..."
- 1.I Want to See My Baby
- 3.You've Got to Be Careful
- 4.Looky Looky Yonder
- 5.Statesboro Blues
- 6.Eugene C.
- 7.Goin' to the Country
- 8.The Boys Was Shootin' It Out Last Night
- 9.Poor Howard
- 10.I Don't Want to Be Terrified
- 11.Don't Let You Right Hand Know What Your Left Hand Do
- 12.Lonesome Road
- 13.England Blues
- 14.Packin' Truck
- 15.John Hardy
This 1999 reissue includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks.
Koerner, Ray & Glover: "Spider" John Koerner (vocals, 7-string guitar); Dave "Snaker" Ray (vocals, 12-string guitar); Tony "Little Sun" Glover (harmonica).
Includes liner notes by Tony Glover and Paul Nelson.
Digitally remastered by Chris Frymire and Tony Glover (Modern Minstrel Mixing, Minneapolis, Minnesota).
Personnel: "Spider" John Koerner (vocals, guitar); Dave "Snaker" Ray (guitar); Tony Glover (harmonica).
Audio Remixer: Chris Frymire.
Recording information: Mastersound Studios, New York, NY (08/1965).
The last in a series of three reissues of classic folk-blues albums from Koerner, Ray & Glover, this beautifully remastered 1965 collection is filled with the humor, rhythm, soulful vocals and top-notch material that made the outfit such a standout. Among the best of the 15 tracks: a reading of Leadbelly's "Titanic," about how boxer Jack Johnson narrowly avoided being on its doomed voyage; "Spider" John Koerner's irresistibly rhythmic "The Boys Was Shootin' It Out Last Night" and Tony Glover's "Don't Let Your Right Hand Know What Your Left Hand Do," in which -- to quote the liner notes -- "Tony kicks the bass harp through some places you've never heard." If you like this kind of music, it's a safe bet that you'll love this album. ~ Jeff Burger
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