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Greens From the Garden
Corey Harris
Greens From the Garden
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
 
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Like many younger blues artists, guitarist and singer Corey Harris mixes and blends different styles, instead of sticking to just one. What speaks to his considerable skill as a musician is how well it works. On Greens fro...  more »

      
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All Artists: Corey Harris
Title: Greens From the Garden
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Alligator Records
Original Release Date: 3/23/1999
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014551486428

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Like many younger blues artists, guitarist and singer Corey Harris mixes and blends different styles, instead of sticking to just one. What speaks to his considerable skill as a musician is how well it works. On Greens from the Garden, he roves between the Delta and Cajun country, contrasting the solid, slow blues of "Honeysuckle" with the upbeat, waltz-time "Pas Parles." A definite highlight is "Lynch Blues," which features a great guitar intro backed by a drum roll as smooth as water poured on the drumhead. Between songs lurk bits of percussion, snippets of monologue and conversation; this, coupled with the generally upbeat feel of the album, leaves the listener with the impression of a really good party captured on CD. Thanks to the miracle of modern recording technology, we're all invited. --Genevieve Williams

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Making music that pushes the envelope,
08/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Corey Harris has two excellent Cds before this one on which he plays incredible blues songs. There was no need for him to make yet another, and if he had I would have thought it a sign of artistic stagnation and lack of inspiration. What you get on this recording is a movement forward, into the living, breathing depth of the music. It is in many ways an exploration of the great similarity of spirit that binds ragtime, blues, folk, jazz, and reggae music together. The CD is best, in my opinion, as a whole. Each song, and each interlocking spoken segment bewteen them, compliments and feeds off of each other. I applaud Harris' move forward, and for his great ability to push the limits of what must be the most limiting of genres."
La frescura de los jardines
cyruja | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 02/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"La música hecha con alegría hace alegres a quienes la escuchan, y me parece que Corey Harris y sus compañeros se han divertido mucho tocando esta variedad de ritmos, y yo lo estoy pasando a las mil maravillas. Han logrado un disco inagotable, de esos que, cada vez que pasan, ofrecen un nuevo sonido para descubrir, una nota, un arreglo, una risa! No me extiendo. Gracias por devolverme las ganas de escuchar estas músicas, estaba en un punto en que lo único que me quedaba de blues en la cabeza era unas "takes" de Muddy Waters con Johnny Winter. ¡Felicitaciones!"
It's alive--going to the top of our CD shelf.
07/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A delicious combination of sounds, a bluesy heart pumping into arteries of a variety of genres, but focusing on its eclecticism misses the point. Mr. Harris delivers life. Hey, it's more than just greens--I can taste bits of cilantro, arugula, and squash flowers as well. I have earlier Corey Harris tracks, but to be fair, I had heard "Eh La Bas" before picking this one up, so I knew it was going to be more than the usual ride. Mr. Harris has captured, well, joy (which makes sense, coming from a blues artist). Gets high ratings from our adolescent contingent here, too, despite the lack of video presence on MTV."