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Sermon on the Mound
John Mccutcheon
Sermon on the Mound
Genre: Folk
 
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"Some people say there are better games than baseball. They are wrong." Tom Boswell, The Washington Post "The first thing in my life I ever did right," muses John McCutcheon, "was baseball." Since that day in 1959 when...  more »

     
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All Artists: John Mccutcheon
Title: Sermon on the Mound
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Appalsongs
Release Date: 4/1/2008
Album Type: Enhanced
Genre: Folk
Style: Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 700261238142

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"Some people say there are better games than baseball. They are wrong." Tom Boswell, The Washington Post "The first thing in my life I ever did right," muses John McCutcheon, "was baseball." Since that day in 1959 when the lanky seven-year-old showed up a year too early for Little League tryouts (they took him anyway) McCutcheon has done quite a few other things right. With over thirty-five years of international concert touring, six Grammy nominations, countless awards, over thirty recordings and numerous books under his belt, he's been a busy man. With the release of "Sermon on the Mound" he s finally brought together two lifelong loves: music and baseball. Whether honoring the games heroes (Roberto Clemente, Cal Ripkin Jr., Jackie Robinson, PeeWee Reese), tackling the game s foul balls (steroids, John Rocker), celebrating street ball and Little League, or distilling it all down to its essence (the universal and heart-rending "Catch"), once again, McCutcheon's pen and eye are wise, bittersweet, and wickedly funny. A home run of an album!

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John McCutcheon moves me to tears
Nancy B. Kohn | Jamaica Plain, MA | 06/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Friends & family have been giving me baseball CD's for years but Sermon on the Mound is a whole different genre. McCutcheon'e love for the game comes through as he crafts lyrics using baseball analogies that teach us how to live with integrity. He makes us laugh with his tribute to Yogi Berra and cry with the depiction of Peewee Reese in solidarity with Jackie Robinson in the face of racist taunts in a game in Cincinnati. The CD has a rich range of musical styles - country, rap, folk, rock. It's become my default disk and I highly unequivocably recommend it.
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