CD Double Time [Leon Redbone] (CD 428780),
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Double Time [Leon Redbone]

  • 1. Diddy WA Diddie
    2. Nobody's Sweetheart
    3. Shine on Harvest Moon
    4. Crazy Blues
    5. Mississippi Delta Blues
    6. Mr. Jelly Roll Baker
    7. My Melancholy Baby
    8. Sheik of Araby
    9. Mississippi River Blues
    10. Winin' Boy Blues
    11. If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2971

  • Credits
    ProducerJoel Dorn

    One of Leon Redbone's best early outings, 1977's DOUBLE TIME finds the mustachioed, fedora-wearing enigma further refining the old-timey aesthetic of his debut. Joel Dorn's crystal-clear production aside, this album could have been created almost 50 years earlier, with Redbone's deep, scratchy voice and lively acoustic guitar-playing readymade for a Louisiana juke joint. The set opens with the sauntering "Diddy Wa Diddie," a horn-laden Dixieland number that would remain a staple in Redbone's repertoire for decades to come. The eccentric singer also offers up two Jimmie Rodgers tunes--the celebratory "Mississippi Delta Blues" and its skid row cousin, "Mississippi River Blues." Other highlights of DOUBLE TIME include Redbone's own amiable "Crazy Blues," which fits seamlessly alongside the vintage material, and "Sheik of Araby," performed with wacky, nonsensical verve in classic "hot jazz" style. Since, oddly enough, there are no Redbone compilations available, this charming album serves as one of the finest introductions to his anachronistic sound.

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