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Gum Tree Canoe
John Hartford
Gum Tree Canoe
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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No Description Available. Genre: Folk Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 28-AUG-2001


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All Artists: John Hartford
Title: Gum Tree Canoe
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Flying Fish Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 8/28/2001
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Bluegrass, Outlaw Country, Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018964028923, 018964028916, 018964028947


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No Description Available.
Genre: Folk Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 28-AUG-2001

CD Reviews

Another Hartford goodle
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 12/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After a four year recording hiatus, our hero returns with yet another wonderfully soulful, gentle album, with material ranging from rock covers to super-sentimental oldies such as "Lorena", a sentimental tearjerker that dates back to the Civil War. Every tune is effective and stirring in Hartford's hands -- he has a way of sitting back and letting the melody pass by him, then sort of calling out and saying "hey" with the lyrics, it's such a minutely flawed delivery that you believe in the humanity of the singer every single time... Even on rock covers such as the Stones' "No Expectations" or the Janis Joplin oldie, "Take A Piece Of My Heart," his read is so original that he completely avoids the usual "novelty cover" pigeonhole that other newgrassers fall into... Nice record, highly recommended."
S. F Gulvezan | Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan USA | 11/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"John Hartford's recent death was a great loss to American music. Seldom has there been a singer/songwriter who has remained truer to his roots and more focused on his musical mission - in John's case to sing and write the very finest bluegrass music that he could. This is one of his best records. At first listen to "Piece of My Heart," a song burned in everyone's psyche in Janis Joplin's searing version, you might think, Whoa, what's this guy trying to do? But after hearing John's version a few times, you begin to realize that the quieter pain expressed in his take of the song is no less valid than Janis's cosmic heartbreak. Highlights include "Piece," "I'm Still Here," "No Expectations," and the title tune. If you like the best in bluegrass music, you can't go wrong with this CD, which includes two fine bonus tracks."
Hartford From All Sides
harvard-fiddler | boston, MA United States | 11/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the annals of American folk music, now undergoing a solid revival, John Hartford will surely rank among the best as both a performer and writer. It is too bad he is no longer with us but he has left a legacy of great value. This CD shows several sides of him from traditional folk/bluegrass to the playful. If you are a folk music fan I'd get this one."