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Humour Me [Jesse Winchester]

  • 1. If I Were Free
    2. Thanks to You
    3. They Just Can't Help Themself
    4. Too Weak to Say Goodbye
    5. Let's Make a Baby King
    6. Well-A-Wiggy
    7. I Don't Think You Love Me Anymore
    8. Willow
    9. Humour Me
    10. I Want to Mean Something to You
    11. Pushover - (bonus track)
    12. Love Is Fair - (bonus track)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SH-CD-1023

  • Credits
    ProducerJesse Winchester
    EngineerBil VornDick

    Personnel: Jesse Winchester (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Russ Barenburg, Bruce Watkins (acoustic guitar); Sam Bush (mandolin); Bruce Dees (electric guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Mark O'Connor (violin); Phil Gazell (harmonica); Jim Horn (saxophones); Bobby Ogdin (keyboards); David Pomeroy (bass); Steve Turner (drums); Kenny Malone, Edgar Meyer (percussion).
    Personnel: Jesse Winchester (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Bruce Watkins (guitar, acoustic guitar); Russ Barenberg (acoustic guitar); Bruce Dees (electric guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Bla Fleck (banjo); Sam Bush (mandolin); Mark O'Connor (violin); Phil Gazell (harmonica); Jim Horn (saxophone); Bobby Ogdin (keyboards); Steve Turner (drums); Kenny Malone (percussion).
    Recording information: Chanteclair Studio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Nashville Sound Studios, Nashville, TN.
    Photographer: Jim McGuire .
    After seven years, Jesse Winchester returned to record stores with a well-crafted pop album made up of new originals in his familiar, winning style. He mixed elements of folk, rock, country, R&B, and gospel on the songs, employing a first-rate backup group featuring new grass stars Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bla Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Mark O'Connor, plus saxophonist Jim Horn. These pros were able match Winchester's forays into light gospel ("Let's Make a Baby King") and R&B ("Well-A-Wiggy," which had been a hit for the Weather Girls), as well as the straightforward romantic pop songs that made up the bulk of the record. Humour Me lacked the depth of Winchester's best work, but it was easily on a par with his substantial body of craftsmanlike music of the mid-'70s. His voice remained warm and supple, so that his own versions of the songs were effective, and the album also served as a demo for other singers in search of good pop material. ~ William Ruhlmann

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (1/1/91) - 3 Stars - Good
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