Greens from the Garden

Greens from the Garden

by Corey HarrisCorey Harris


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Guitar youngblood Corey Harris likes his greens -- and his blues -- organic. And on his third release for Alligator Records, the multitalented Harris, having proven his remarkable mastery of Delta chops on BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAY and FISH AIN'T BITIN,' now blends the roots of African, Caribbean, and American popular music for a satisfying taste of cultural gumbo. The themes of Harris's original material are contemporary, confronting racism, children hooked on crack, and violence. But the sound is exuberant, like that of a back-porch party where guests join in the jam. New Orleans players like Henry Butler and Herlin Riley join Harris's basic trio for several live cuts, but there are also interludes of nothing but a flute and rainstick. Harris is featured alone with his guitar for the classics "Sweet Black Angel" and "Ditty Wah Ditty." And there's a bonus track from the MERMAID AVENUE sessions that Harris cut with Wilco and Billy Bragg. "Teabag Blues" features Bragg backing Harris's vocals. Put it all together and you get GREENS FROM THE GARDEN, fresh, steaming and swimming in grease.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/1999
Label: Alligator Records
UPC: 0014551486428
catalogNumber: 4864
Rank: 72594

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Corey Harris   Primary Artist,Vocals,national steel guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Billy Bragg   Background Vocals
Henry Butler   Piano
Greenjeans   Background Vocals
Herlin Riley   Washboard
Victor Brown   Bass
Craig Klein   Tuba
Mark Mullins   Trombone
Tracy Griffin   Trumpet
Michael Ward   Violin
John Gilmore   Drums

Technical Credits

Grant Showbiz   Producer
Corey Harris   Arranger,Producer
Terry Martin   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Paul Brier   Engineer
Laurie Hager   Artwork

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