The Bottle Let Me Down: Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides

The Bottle Let Me Down: Songs for Bumpy Wagon Rides


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Before any insurgent country diehards rush out to purchase this album, they should be forewarned: it's a collection of children's songs -- though not necessarily an album for children. In fact, the results are just twisted and subversive enough to give mom and dad some listening pleasure (assuming that mom and dad went to college in the halcyon days of Uncle Tupelo and have a subscription to No Depression magazine). There aren't only tried-and-true kid's songs on this collection -- such as Rosie Flores' wonderfully swinging "Red, Red Robin" -- there are also, believe it or not, some fine originals. Examples include Alejandro Escovedo's touching birthday tune "Sad and Dreamy (The Big 1-0)" and a song that Cornell Hurd (leader of Austin, TX, Western swing revue the Cornell Hurd Band) originally wrote for his young sons called "Don't Wipe Your Face on Your Shirt." This compilation is a lot of fun and good listening without trekking down the novelty path.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2002
Label: Bloodshot Records
UPC: 0744302007823
catalogNumber: 20078
Rank: 67890

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Anderson   Guitar
Rosie Flores   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Freakwater   Track Performer
Cornell Hurd   Vocals
Wammo   Vocals,Washboard
Janet Beveridge Bean   Drums,Vocals,Animal Sounds
Alejandro Escovedo   Guitar,Vocals
David Gay   Voices,Animal Sounds
Kelly Hogan   Track Performer
Herb Steiner   Pedal Steel Guitar
Matthew Weiner   String Bass
David Perales   Violin,Vocals
Tom Ray   Banjo,Ukulele
Terry Kirkendall   Drums
Paul Skelton   Guitar
Joe Eddy Hines   Guitar
John Spiegel   Guitar,Animal Sounds
Asylum Street Spankers   Track Performer
Robbie Fulks   Guitar,Vocals
Handsome Family   Track Performer
Darcie Deaville   Fiddle
Kent Kessler   Upright Bass
Jane Baxter-Miller   Vocals
Steve Frisbie   Guitar,Vocals
Gary Schepers   Tuba
Christina Marrs   Vocals
Andrew Bird   Strings
Kim Lenz   Vocals
Cherilyn DiMond   Bass,Vocals
Andy Hopkins   Guitar,Vocals,Guitarron
Devil in a Woodpile   Track Performer
Brent Martens   Banjo
Rex Hobart   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Billy Horton   Bass
Blackie White   Guitar
Catherine Irwin   Guitar,Vocals,Animal Sounds
Jeff Eaton   Kazoo,Vocals
Wayne Gottstine   Mandolin,Vocals
Colin Mahoney   Percussion
Eric Mardis   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Kirk Rundstrom   Dobro,Vocals
Melissa Swingle   Guitar,Vocals,Saw
Mark Gaskill   Guitar,Vocals
Pete Remenyi   Vocals,Guitar (Resonator)
Pete Stiles   Mandolin
Chas Williams   Mandolin,Vocals
Jon Rauhouse   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals
Tolan McNeil   Guitar,Animal Sounds
Nick Curran   Guitar
Scotty Tecce   Drums
Carolyn Mark   Guitar,Narrator
Justin Trevino   Bass
Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops   Track Performer
Jennie Benford   Mandolin,Vocals
Jim Krewson   Guitar,Vocals
Garth Johnson   Drums,Animal Sounds
Nora O'Connor   Vocals
Solomon Hofer   Pedal Steel Guitar
Jonboy   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Emma ODonnell   Fiddle
Chris Scruggs   Upright Bass,Lap Steel Guitar
Brian Standefer   Cello
Mike Bulington   Animal Sounds
Tom V. Ray   Bass
Jamal Ruhe   Bass,Drums
Rick "Cookin'" Sherry   Clarinet,Vocals
Richard "Bad Dog" Power   Baritone Saxophone
Brad Goolsby   Drums
Scott Goolsby   Guitar
Daryl White   Bass
Danny Roy Young   Rubboard
Bradford Hutchinson   Banjo,Bass
Leroy Biller   Guitar
Chris Dettloff   Drums
T.C. Dobbs   Drums
Spanky   Percussion

Technical Credits

Stephen Foster   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Wammo   Producer
Bill Cuomo   Engineer
Jon Langford   Engineer
Waco Brothers   Arranger
Bobby Whitfield   Producer,Engineer
Trailer Bride   Arranger,Producer
Saxie Dowell   Composer
Ken Sluiter   Producer,Engineer
Christina Marrs   Producer
Brendan Burke   Engineer
Meat Purveyors   Arranger,Producer
Split Lip Rayfield   Arranger,Producer
One Riot One Ranger   Arranger,Producer
Billy Horton   Producer
Jeff Eaton   Sound Effects
Colin Mahoney   Producer
Pete Stiles   Producer
Jon Rauhouse   Sample Arrangements
Tolan McNeil   Arranger,Engineer
Carolyn Mark   Arranger,Contributor
Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops   Arranger
Rob Bochnik   Engineer
Garth Johnson   Arranger
Edan Cohen   Engineer
Jamal Ruhe   Engineer
Vance Hurd   Drawing
Leroy Biller   Producer
Calvin Dick   Arranger,Contributor
Casey Hurd   Drawing
Jimmy Langford   Drawing
David Hughes   Engineer

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