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Hobo's Last Ride
Norman Blake & Nancy
Hobo's Last Ride
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Norman Blake & Nancy
Title: Hobo's Last Ride
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 8/20/1996
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351602022, 669910081754

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A Sequel To Whiskey Before Breakfast?
burt stollerman | Marietta Georgia | 02/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If ever there was an album as good as Whiskey Before Breakfast this could be the one. Every country has its sound .Norman is pure America. Listening to him is like watching a John Wayne movie. Hobo's is serious, funny,and just down right good to listen to. Is there a message in his tunes? Probably,but you don't have to analyze the song.You get what you get.Normans voice has seasoned so much he can almost croone a tune and still has that North Ga sound. Listening to this album makes feel like I'm sitting with the James-Younger gang in post civil war Georgia. Sometimes I wonder if Norman knows it's the year 2000,instead I feel like I'm in the 1880's So what it is pure Blake His pickin is simple and soothing harmonies with Nancy are superb. Okay I put in my 2 cents You need to make up your own mind."
Easily one of Norman's best
Eddie Finn | 03/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This recording, the last before Norman's split with Nancy, is perhaps their best collection. As with most of their offerings, the songs are filled with strange archaic references and poetry, and the recording quality is quite good. Like lots of fellow musicians, (Eric Clapton, for instance), Norman's voice has taken on a wonderful character as he has gotten older. This recording seems to benefit more from his vocals than other offerings, although his guitar (and Nancy's accompaniment) are still center-stage. This one is a bit hard to find, but it includes so many rare gems ("The Democratic Donkey is In His Stall Again", "Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail", an exceptional "Frankie and Johnnie", etc.) that it's an essential for any Norman fan."
Another Masterpiece of American Music
burt stollerman | Marietta Georgia | 01/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Norman is eclectic. Listening to him is like watching a John Wayne movie. His down home approach to his music touches the heart and soul of American Music. From The Democratic Donkey and Starvin to Death on the Government Claim Norman is both funny and serious but a total message of joy and being free. His tendency to capture the last century makes you wonder if Norman thinks it's 1889! With the help of Nancy the pure sound of this album makes you feel good, a must have for the Blake expierence"