Catch That Train!

Catch That Train!

by Dan ZanesDan Zanes


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All aboard! Indie kids-rocker Dan Zanes returns with his fifth disc of age-indiscriminate folksy favorites and original tunes. As always, the onetime Del Fuegos frontman draws on a homespun mix of rootsy sounds, from the bluesy stomp of "Let's Shake" to the New Orleans-inspired "While the Music Is Playing," colored by dance-inciting horns. Another expected treat from the Brooklynite is a host of colorful guests, including the soulful voices of the Blind Boys of Alabama on the gospel-inspired "The Welcome Table" and the dulcet tones of Natalie Merchant, who duets with the gravel-voiced Zanes on the traditional Scottish number "Loch Lomond." The disc's musical texture is further enriched by contributions from longtime Zanes pal Father Goose, a.k.a. Rankin' Don (the Islands-flavored "Pata, Pata"), Nick Cave ("Sweet Rosyanne," accented by calliope-like pump organ), and a group of orphans called the Children of Agape, whose voices soar on the traditional Zulu tune "Pigogo," sung mostly a cappella here. Zanes' music is informed by his activism, an angle underscored by his inclusion of the self-explanatory "I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister," with a few kids joining him on the harmonies. Participation -- both musical and otherwise -- is a must for Zanes, and to that end, the accompanying booklet includes lyrics and chord changes, along with information on the Keep a Child Alive charity (which assists the Children of Agape), so that anyone with a voice can join in the journey. You and your family won't want to miss it.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/16/2006
Label: Festival Five Rec.
UPC: 0800495000925
catalogNumber: 950009
Rank: 44055

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dan Zanes   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,cuatro
Nick Cave   Vocals
Hank Dutt   Viola
Rachelle Garniez   Background Vocals
David Harrington   Violin
Jerry Marotta   Drums
Natalie Merchant   Vocals
Roy Nathanson   Saxophone
John Sherba   Violin
Bob Sullivan   tin whistle
Louise   Vocals
Barbara   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Guiro
Warren Zanes   Guitar,Soloist
Barbara Brousal   Vocals
Jennifer Culp   Cello
Rob Friedman   Percussion,Vocals
Colin Brooks   Percussion,Drums
Colin   Percussion,Drums
George Rush   Tuba
Lyris Hung   Fiddle
Cynthia   Accordion,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jonathan Fleming   Noise
D Z   Guitar,Vocals
Curtis Folkes   Trombone
Anna Zanes   Voices
Yoshi Waki   Percussion,Upright Bass
José R. Estevez   Beat Box
Jennifer Fleming   Vocals
Patricia Herrera   Rap
Cynthia Hopkins   Vocals,Background Vocals
Louise Sullivan   Voices
Lucas Mockler   Vocals
Sophia Mockler   Fiddle,Vocals
Brian Satz   Upright Bass
Donald Saaf   Vocals,Tenor Banjo
Yoshi   cowbell,Upright Bass
Shiyani Ngcobo   Vocals
Andrew Mockler   Guitar
Wayne "Rankin Don" "Father Goose" Rhoden   Vocals,Voices
Children of Agape   Vocals
Annette Greif   Voices
Gaston "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste   Percussion,Drums
Ruby Lang   Flute
Lyris   Fiddle
JoMack Miranda   Beat Box
Sinxolo "Peaceful" Moya   Vocals
Slindile Moya   Vocals
Snethemba Moya   Vocals
Swaphiwe Moya   Vocals
Mbali Mqadi   Vocals
Yilinasi Mqadi   Vocals
Khumbalani Mthethwa   Vocals
Sakhile Mthethwa   Vocals
Sbonelo Ntuli   Vocals
Maia Nelles Sager   Flute
Rachel Wishnie Edwards   Flute

Technical Credits

Miriam Makeba   Composer
Denver Darling   Composer
Alan Lomax   Composer,Adaptation
George Cowan   Engineer
Milt Gabler   Composer
Jim Garland   Composer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
John A. Lomax   Adaptation
Dan Zanes   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Arthur Elgort   Cover Photo
Barbara Brousal   Composer
Rob Friedman   Engineer
Colin Brooks   Composer
Jake Rousham   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Patricia Herrera   translation,Creation
Donald Saaf   Artwork
Rufus Thomas   Composer
Scott Fraser   Engineer

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