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No Regrets
Leon Redbone
No Regrets
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Leon Redbone
Title: No Regrets
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sugarhill
Release Date: 2/11/1993
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Nostalgia, Oldies, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015891376127

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Classic redbone | oregon usa | 10/27/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"from the first notes to the last verse this album is a redbone classic. fans of the "gravelly voiced" one will love the melodies and ironies of the lyrics and the southern tempo in the songs. nasal and slurred as his style is these songs are tuned to that approach and the album meshes very well. I added this album to my collection due to the individual style of Mr redbone and was not disappointed. he is unique and very distinctive.. A +"
A hot 1930's style "western swing" set(not County & Western)
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't let other reviewers scare you off this is NOT a Country & Western set, this is a hot jazz combo set, however it is a little different than his other cd's because it is a "Western Swing" set(like Bob Wills, Hank Penny, & Milton Brown in the 30's). Those who like hot jazz/trad jazz/dixieland, will enjoy this set of hot western swing, that sounds as though it came right out of 1934! Redbone's Bing Crosby-ish baritone(he actually sounds more like Red McKenzie) is smooth as ever, singing songs from a variety of eras, yet he makes them all sound like they were recorded in 1934. The great jazzmen on this cd read like a who's who list in the trad jazz including the great stride pianist Terry Waldo, as well as Béla Fleck on banjo(Vince Giordani is missing though). One of the many highlights of the set is "some Sweet Day" originally performed by Tram, yet Redbone transforms thsi into red hot western swing!!! A truly inspiring set. If you always wanted to know what Bing Crosby would have sounded like with Bilton Brown & His Musical Brownies, pick up this set. And as far as the other reviewers who refer to Redbone as "Country", I'm sure they are confusing his yodeling, which was popular in the 1920's(remember Lee Morse or Emmett Miller). Redbone is very influenced by early country pionerrs like Jimmy Rogers(especailly the recording he did with Louis Armstrong), and emmett Miller, in other words Redbone likes the early jazzy country yodelers, yet he's also influenced by the great crooners of the 30's like Al Bowlly, in any case Redbone's got a sound of his own and all of his cd are well worth acquiring, especially Christmas Island & Double Time. Don't pass this one up."
Redbone's sweetest
holly moors | haren gn, gn Netherlands | 07/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first three or four Leon Redbone-albums were a little rougher, but this one is great and sweet. And what a great band: Jerry Douglas on dobro and the likes! My album got real scratchy, which fits the music: you feel like sitting next to a cosy camp-fire. But I'm really glad this one's available on cd. For those who do not know Mr Redbone: it's like you step back into the thirties, and someone picked the best of songs for you and gave it a fresh reading. You've got to like his gritty voice, but for me he's the best. Check out all his other albums: they're all at least good, and some of them are really great."