Daddies Sing GoodNight: A Fathers' Collection of Sleepytime Songs

Daddies Sing GoodNight: A Fathers' Collection of Sleepytime Songs


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This is a thoroughly charming, and occasionally heartbreaking, collection of children's bedtime songs performed from a father's perspective by an all-star cast of bluegrass and modern folk artists. There are one or two predictable standards, like James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" (performed gently by the Seldome Scene) and Leon Redbone's rendition of the old Irving Berlin song "Russian Lullaby," but most of these are original tunes written for the children of those who perform them. In most cases this means remarkably sweet and personal songs like Alan O'Bryant's "My Little One" and Townes Van Zandt's "Hey Willy Boy." But in at least one case the effect is more bittersweet: Doc Watson performs two songs, "Prairie Lullaby" and "My Little Buckaroo," in memory of his son and lifetime musical partner, Merle, who was tragically killed in a farm accident not too long before this album was recorded. All of this gives an unexpected level of emotional complexity to what is a deeply moving album overall.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/1994
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891382128
catalogNumber: 3821
Rank: 12169

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Auldridge   Dobro,Bass (Vocal),Steel Guitar,Vocals,Vibes
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Guitar,Track Performer
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Seldom Scene   Track Performer
John Starling   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Doucet   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Chris Hillman   Mandolin,Vocals,Track Performer
Red Clay Ramblers   Track Performer
Doc Watson   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Leon Redbone   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jo Stafford   Track Performer
Jonathan Edwards   Guitar,Vocals
Jesse Winchester   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ken Peplowski   Clarinet
Phil Rosenthal   Guitar
Byron Berline   Fiddle
Bill Bryson   Bass
Clay Buckner   Harmonica,Mandolin,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
T. Michael Coleman   Bass
John Duffy   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal)
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Ben Eldridge   Guitar
Chris Frank   Guitar
Tom Gray   Bass
Jamie Hartford   Mandolin
Jack Herrick   Bass
Robbie Magruder   Drums
Mollie O'Brien   Vocals,Track Performer
Tim O'Brien   Bouzouki,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Alan O'Bryant   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Larry Park   Acoustic Guitar
Herb Pedersen   Banjo,Dobro,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Mitchell Reed   Bass
Mark Schatz   Bass
Bland Simpson   Piano
Terry Smith   Bass
Tommy Thompson   Vocals
Townes Van Zandt   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Bil VornDick   Overdubs
Frank Vignola   Guitar
Ken White   Guitar
John Duffey   Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Jeff Slaisbury   Percussion
Jack Lawrence   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jerry Douglas   Producer,Engineer
Peter Rowan   Producer
Leon Redbone   Producer
Jonathan Edwards   Engineer
Jesse Winchester   Producer
Richard Adler   Engineer
Richard Alder   Engineer
Clay Buckner   Producer
Niles Clement   Engineer
Kevin Clock   Engineer
T. Michael Coleman   Producer
Doug Epstein   Engineer
Mark Greenberg   Producer
Beryl Handler   Producer
Rex Hebert   Producer
Rex Herbert   Producer
Jack Herrick   Producer,Engineer
Mike LaChance   Engineer
Scott MacPherson   Engineer
Bill McElroy   Engineer
Tim O'Brien   Producer
Alan O'Bryant   Producer
Herb Pedersen   Producer
Barry Poss   Producer
David Rachou   Engineer
Jeff Salisbury   Sound Effects
Gordon Suffield   Engineer
Townes Van Zandt   Producer
Bil VornDick   Producer,Engineer
Bill Wolf   Engineer
Mard Greenberg   Producer
Jeff Slaisbury   Contributor
Bil VomDick   Engineer
Chas Eller   Engineer
Mary L. Rodgers   Composer

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Daddies Sing GoodNight: A Fathers' Collection of Sleepytime Songs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...and we still listen to it every night before bed ( she is almost 5). LOVE this CD. So relaxing for us all, by far one of our best purchases!!! This CD has become a special part of our nighttime routine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very sweet album, my son goes to sleep to it every night. I absolutely love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The songs are varied in style and the performances are simple and true, just what you want in a lullaby, without glitzy overproduction. Unlike so much children's music, will not insult your ears or your child's. My husband prefers this to almost all my son's music.