CD Songs from an Unmarried Housewife and Mother, Greenwich Village, USA * (CD 262654),
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Songs from an Unmarried Housewife and Mother, Greenwich Village, USA *

  • 1. Yankee Doodle
    2. Looking for God
    3. G Chord Song
    4. Out of the Blue
    5. No Such Thing as Love
    6. Cold Hard Wind
    7. To Alaska With Love
    8. Love Comes to Town
    9. Goodbye Cruel World
    10. Suit and Tie
    11. Born Yesterday
    12. Sweetie Pie
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 136

  • Credits
    ProducerStewart Lerman; Suzzy Roche

    Personnel includes: Suzzy Roche (vocals, guitar); Loudon Wainright III (vocals, banjo); Jules Shear, Maggie Roche, Lucy Roche (vocals); Steuart Smith (electric guitar, nylon string guitar, harmonica, accordion, piano, Wurlitzer piano, bass); Stewart Lerman (guitar); David Mansfield (pedal steel, dobro, violin); Fred Parcells (tin whistle, trombone); Curtis Stigers (tenor saxophone); Paul Ossola (bass); Sammy Meredino, Frank Vilardi (drums, percussion).
    Recorded at The Shinebox and Passport Recording, New York, New York.
    Personnel: Suzzy Roche (guitar); Loudon Wainwright III (vocals, banjo); Lucy Roche (vocals); Steuart Smith (electric guitar, banjo, harmonica, accordion, piano); David Mansfield (dobro, violin); Fred Parcells (tin whistle, trombone); Curtis Stigers (tenor saxophone); Sammy Merendino (drums); Frank Vilardi (percussion).
    Recording information: Passport Recording, New York, NY; Shinebox, New York, NY.
    Not many people would open a disc with a tin whistle and voice version of "Yankee Doodle," but Suzzy Roche pulls it off. A former member of folksinging sister trio, the Roches, Suzzy invited sister Maggie, daughter Lucy, and Loudon Wainwright III (Lucy's father) to join her on this joyful collection. Wainwright and Jules Shear add hillbilly harmonies on "Cold Hard Wind," while Wainwright also adds banjo. There's a Roche-like novelty penned by Maggie Roche, "G Chord Song," and "To Alaska With Love" is an epic love story, the kind that songwriters love to tackle. "Love Comes to Town" is an ode to open hearts while the other side is told in the wistful "No Such Thing as Love." Tasteful as ever, David Mansfield takes on dobro and pedal steel chores while Curtis Stigers sits in on trumpet for the cocktail jazzy "Out of the Blue." Producers Stewart Lerman and Roche have just the right touch with her heartfelt and strong folk music; it sings out rather than sits back sounding quaint -- no easy task for a voice as sweet and old-fashioned as Roche's. ~ Denise Sullivan

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