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Early American
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Andy Biskin
"Early American: The Melodies of Stephen Foster"

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Idiosyncratic arrangements of classic and lesser-known Stephen Foster melodies, interlaced with six Biskin originals that explore the roots of the American songbook. With Andy Biskin (clarinet), Pete McCann (guitar and banjo), Chris Washburne (trombone and tuba), and John Hollenbeck (drums and percussion).

 

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01. My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night! (Foster, arr. Biskin) (0:41)
02. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (Foster, arr. Biskin) (2:16)
03. Early American (Biskin) (5:12)
04. Camptown Races (Foster, arr. Biskin) (3:20)
05. Journey Cake (Biskin) (3:04)
06. Oh! Susanna (Foster, arr. Biskin) (3:39)
07. Fits and Starts (Biskin) (3:17)
08. Hard Times Come Again No More (Foster, arr. Biskin) (2:49)
09. Nelly Bly (Foster, arr. Biskin) (3:44)
10. Thin King Thinking (Biskin) (3:21)
11. Old Folks At Home (Foster, arr. Biskin) (2:55)
12. Old Black Joe (Foster, arr. Biskin) (5:30)
13. Dom Casual (Biskin) (3:16)
14. There's a Good Time Coming (Foster, arr. Biskin) (5:55)
15. Beautiful Dreamer (Foster, arr. Biskin) (3:15)
16. Kid Proof (Biskin) (2:57)
17. Old Folks at Home (Foster, arr. Biskin) (0:51)

Personnel:
Andy Biskin, clarinet
Pete McCann, guitar and banjo
Chris Washburne, trombone and tuba
John Hollenbeck, drums and percussion


Credits:
Executive Producer: Edward Ratliff
Producer: Andy Biskin
Recorded April 2000 at Tedesco Studios, Paramus, NJ
Engineered by Jon Rosenberg
Mixed by Jamie Saft at Frank Booth, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Scott Hull at Scott Hull Mastering, New York, NY

#1 and #17 were recorded from a Stella Brevete music box, courtesy of Pat and Hall Hammond.

Andy Biskin's compositions and arrangements are published by Andoor Music (SESAC)


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