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Anytime
Leon Redbone
Anytime
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
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Before Leon Redbone's ineffable 1975 debut, On the Track, appeared, rumors circulated that this offbeat presence was actually a Bob Dylan alter ego. Given Dylan's winning croon on his Sopranos cover of "Return to Me," the ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Leon Redbone
Title: Anytime
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal Import
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 5/22/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Nostalgia, Oldies, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731454970426

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Before Leon Redbone's ineffable 1975 debut, On the Track, appeared, rumors circulated that this offbeat presence was actually a Bob Dylan alter ego. Given Dylan's winning croon on his Sopranos cover of "Return to Me," the distance between the song-poet's wisdom and Redbone's friendly Tin Pan Alley exhumations has shrunk somewhat of late. Anytime, while hardly as surprising as his earliest work, finds Redbone still making small, intriguing connections between material as far afield as blackface entertainer Emmett Miller's (and later, Eddy Arnold's) classic title tune, Jelly Roll Morton's "Sweet Substitute," and "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree." Applying his pleasant Bing-meets-Jimmie Rodgers murmur to the impossibly hoary likes of "Moonlight Bay" and "Blossoms on Broadway," Redbone achieves some of the album's most indelible moments; the dream world he conjures is irresistible. Anytime's small-band jazz arrangements make it fine comfort music, with the guest clarinets of Ken Peplowski, Bob Gordon, and Dan Levinson a particularly welcome touch. Those not familiar with the pleasure Redbone can give should first buy On the Track, but longtime fans will no doubt appreciate this new addition to his discography. --Rickey Wright

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Strangely elegant gentleman
E. Tamura | japan | 01/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"with humour and darkness,this is the still be continued LEON REDBONE's good old early 20's century music world.
need not mension,he's the best conductor of this magical journey of time machine with his one and only deep voice."
The reclusive one triumphs again!
Neil C. McEvoy | Malden, MA USA | 03/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a Leon Redbone fan for quite a while and own almost his entire catalog.

I put "Anytime" on peer with "Sugar." The selections Leon performs are quite listenable. As with other offerings, Mr. Redbone surrounds himself with very accomplished musicians and the results are unequivocally terrific.

I'd highly recommend "Anytime" - anytime."
Easy Listening--Foot tapping Music
JT | Nevada City, CA | 11/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We've been Leon Redbone fans ever since hearing him (many years ago) when he was the opening act to a Tom Waits' concert---now there's a dichotomy. In fact, that's a good comparison; if you're familiar with Tom Waits' style, just think opposite. For you novices, Leon Rebone (with his rich baritone voice) sings the old standards with guitar, banjo, tuba, and sometimes he even whistles. A sampling from "Any Time" include: "Any Time", "Moonlight Bay", "All I Do Is Dream of You", "Ain't Gonna Give You None of My Jelly Roll", etc. If you're a L.R. fan, "Any Time" is typical Redbone--nuff said. For the rest of you, this is "easy listening"---sometimes even "foot tapping" music."