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Bury the Hatchet [Anders Osborne]
1. I'm the Big Chief
2. Dive in the Gumbo
3. Smoke It Right
4. Junko Partner
5. They Don't Know
6. Meet the Boyz on the Battlefront
7. Summertime in New Orleans
8. Search Until You Find It
9. Letters From Rome
11. Take Me Downtown
12. Holding On
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5747
Personnel: Anders Osborne (vocals, guitar); Monk Boudreaux (vocals); Dave Easly (pedal steel guitar); Brian Stoltz (guitar, background vocals); Tim Green (saxophone); Raymond Williams Sr. (trumpet); Charles Joseph (trombone); Kirk Joseph (sousaphone); David Torkanowski (piano); Doug Belote, Herman Ernest (drums); Chris Boone (background vocals).
Recorded at Sound Services, New Orleans, Louisiana. Includes liner notes by Randall Grass.
Personnel: Anders Osborne (vocals, guitar, banjo, piano, organ, percussion, background vocals); Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (vocals, chant, tambourine, background vocals); Tim Green (saxophone); Charles Joseph (trombone); Kirk Joseph (sousaphone); David Torkanowsky (piano); Doug Belote, Herman V. Ernest III (drums); Chris Boone, Rueben Williams, Brian Stoltz (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Marc Hewitt.
Liner Note Author: Randall Grass.
Recording information: Sound Services, New Orleans, LA.
Photographer: Syndey Byrd.
Swedish-born Anders Osborne has made the city of New Orleans his own, immersing himself in its idiosyncratic ways. Certainly one of the most unique subcultures in the city is that of the Mardi Gras Indians. Osborne has teamed up with one of the best-known Mardi Gras Indians of them all, Monk Boudreaux, to create this CD with its appropriate title of Bury the Hatchet. The songs on the album are a mixture of Mardi Gras Indian tunes and Osborne originals. The recording starts right in with Boudreaux announcing, "I Am the Big Chief," which, of course, he is. Formerly performing with longtime friend Bo Dollis and his Wild Magnolias, Monk Boudreaux is now chief of his own tribe, the Golden Eagles. The listener will hear songs from the street tradition, including the obligatory "Meet de Boys on de Battlefront," as well as "Dive in That Gumbo" and "Smoke It Right." The sonorous voice of Boudreaux is accompanied by fancy guitar and banjo work by Osborne, as well as some outstanding contributions by piano wizard David Torkanowsky and Kirk Joseph on the saxophone. The album also contains some folksier tunes by Osborne, such as the evocative "Summertime in New Orleans" and the pensive "Letters From Rome." The aggregation performs an interesting cover of Neil Young's "Ohio," as if to say that they know all is not right with the world. But they have not forgotten the party spirit for which the Crescent City is renowned. A rousing rendition of "Junco Partner" extols the virtues of excess in a way that would make Dr. John and James Booker proud. Fans of Anders Osborne will appreciate the lyrical qualities of their man on the CD. Perhaps the exposure will bring some new fans to the fantastic Mardi Gras Indian tradition that well deserves it. ~ Rose of Sharon Witmer
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Shanachie Records SHANCD 5747
E1 Distribution (USA)
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