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Rambling Boy


  • 1. Single Girl, Married Girl - (featuring Petra Haden/Rachel Haden/Tanya Haden)
    2. Rambling Boy - (featuring Vince Gill)
    3. 20/20 Vision - (featuring Bruce Hornsby)
    4. Wildwood Flower - (featuring Rosanne Cash)
    5. Spiritual - (featuring Josh Haden)
    6. Oh, Take Me Back - (featuring Rachel Haden/Tanya Haden)
    7. You Win Again - (featuring Elvis Costello)
    8. Fields of Athenry, The - (featuring Petra Haden)
    9. Ocean of Diamonds - (featuring Dan Tyminski)
    10. He's Gone Away - (featuring Tanya Haden)
    11. Voice from on High, A - (featuring Petra Haden/Rachel Haden/Tanya Haden)
    12. Down by the Salley Gardens - (featuring Ruth Cameron)
    13. Road of Broken Hearts - (featuring Ricky Skaggs)
    14. Is This America? (Katrina 2005) - (featuring Pat Metheny)
    15. Tramp on the Street, A - (featuring Rachel Haden)
    16. Old Joe Clark - (featuring Jack Black)
    17. Seven Year Blues - (featuring Petra Haden/Rachel Haden/Tanya Haden)
    18. Old Haden Family Show - (featuring Cowboy Charlie)
    19. Oh Shenandoah
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 001163902

  • Credits
    ProducerPat Metheny; Ruth Cameron; Mark Fain; Charlie Haden; Pat Metheny; Ruth Cameron; Steve Rodby; Mark Fain; Charlie Haden
    EngineerRick DePofi; Bil VornDick; Lee Groitsch; Mark Aarvold; Rick DePofi; Bil VornDick

    Personnel: Charlie Haden (vocals, bass instrument, background vocals); Ricky Skaggs (vocals, guitar, fretless banjo, mandolin); Dan Tyminski (vocals, mandolin, background vocals); Tanya Haden (vocals, cello, background vocals); Bruce Hornsby (vocals, piano); Petra Haden, Rachel Haden (vocals, background vocals); Cheryl White, Jack Black , Josh Haden, Rosanne Cash, Ruth Cameron, Sharon White, Vince Gill, Elvis Costello (vocals); Russ Barenberg (guitar, mandolin); Carl Haden Jr., Bryan Stuart, Bryan Stuart, John Leventhal, Pat Metheny, Bryan Sutton (guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Bla Fleck (banjo); Mary Elizabeth Haden, Sam Bush (mandolin); Stuart Duncan (fiddle); Buddy Greene (harmonica); Buck White (piano).
    Audio Mixer: Rich Breen .
    Liner Note Author: Charlie Haden.
    Recording information: Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA (01/05/2008-04/26/2008); NY Noise, New York, NY (01/05/2008-04/26/2008); RS-Entertainment, Nashville, TN (01/05/2008-04/26/2008); Skaggs Place Studios, Nashville, TN (01/05/2008-04/26/2008).
    Photographers: Craig Bishop; Latifa Metheny; Jim McGuire .
    Arrangers: Pat Metheny; Bruce Hornsby; Charlie Haden.
    Charlie Haden is a key figure in modern jazz, a bassist and composer whose work as both sideman and leader is universally respected. His son, Josh Haden, leads the indie pop band Spain, and daughters Petra, Tanya, and Rachel have performed together as the Haden Triplets, maintain individual solo careers, and have been in bands ranging from That Dog and the Rentals to Silversun Pickups and the Decemberists. But Charlie Haden got his start in country music: his parents and older siblings were the Haden Family, a popular country group of the 1930s and '40s, and he made his public debut at the age of two, singing "Oh Shenandoah" on the radio in 1939. That performance appears on RAMBLING BOY, a loving tribute to traditional country music and Haden's own roots. Along with all four of his children (and Tanya Haden's husband, actor Jack Black, who sings a rousing "Old Joe Clark"), guests include Elvis Costello, Dan Tyminski, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash, Ruth Cameron, Pat Metheny, Bruce Hornsby, and Ricky Skaggs. The songs include country standards and original material like Josh Haden's "Spiritual" (previously recorded by Johnny Cash) and the politically minded "Is This America? (Katrina 2005)."

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (p.86) - "It's gorgeous....Its captains are Haden's triplet daughters, Petra, Tanya and RAchel....Their three-part harmony sparkles on 'Single Girl, Married Girl'..."
    Dirty Linen (p.46) - "[A] successful attempt to resurrect the spirit of family bands of the early to mid 20th century."
    Signal To Noise (magazine) (p.58) - "RAMBLING BOY is essentially a family affair, just like those radio shows circa 1940....When it works, RAMBLING BOY makes early country music great: it's about the songs, not the showcasing..."
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