CD Standard Songs for Average People (CD 1118388), Audio Other
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Standard Songs for Average People

  • 1. Blue Eyed Elaine
    2. Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age
    3. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
    4. I Love You Because
    5. Pistol Packin' Mama
    6. Saginaw, Michigan
    7. Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine
    8. Old Cape Cod
    9. Death of Floyd Collins
    10. Blue Side of Lonesome, The
    11. In the Garden
    12. Just the Other Side of Nowhere
    13. Old Rugged Cross
    14. Where the Blue of the Night
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CDOBR038

  • Credits
    ProducerJohn Prine; John Prine; David Ferguson

    Personnel: Mac Wiseman (vocals, acoustic guitar); John Prine (vocals, acoustic guitar); Mac Wiseman; John Prine; Lloyd Green (pedal steel guitar); Ronnie McCoury (mandolin); Charles Cochran (electric piano); Mike Bub, David Jacques (bass instrument); Pat McInerney (drums); Kenny Malone (drum); Pat McLaughlin (guitar, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica); Jack Clement (guitar, dobro); Tim O'Brien (guitar, banjo); Jamie Hartford (electric guitar); Stuart Duncan (fiddle); Joey Miskulin (accordion); Kenneth Blevins (snare drum, percussion); The Carol Lee Singers (background vocals).
    Recording information: The Butcher Shoppe, Nashville, TN.
    Arranger: John Prine.
    This surprisingly non-ironic (for John Prine) set of standard pop songs finds the deep-voiced singer trading sentimental lines with bluegrass favorite Mac Wiseman. The songs ("Old Cape Cod," "Pistol Packin' Mama") are cornball but fun, and the two singers--joined by the famed Grand Ole Opry backing vocalists Carol Lee Singers--sound like two friends having a great time reliving the songs of their respective childhoods.

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (p.73) - "[L]istening to recordings of 'The Blue Side of Lonesome' and 'I Love You Because' is more like gathering in someone's living room to hear a couple of old friends revisit beloved songs."
    No Depression (pp.79-80) - "The songs are certainly first rate....And the instrumentalists are top-notch....An amiable picking party that evokes placid Sunday picnics..."
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