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Relax Your Mind
Jay Ungar, Molly Mason
Relax Your Mind
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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All Artists: Jay Ungar, Molly Mason
Title: Relax Your Mind
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Angel Records
Release Date: 4/22/2003
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Swing Jazz, Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724353570323, 0724353570354

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A good, old-fashioned acoustic folk showcase
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 06/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A perfect mix of all that is great and good about American acoustic music. The album title is a nostalgic nod towards the old Jim Kweskin/Leadbelly anthem, and like the early '60s jug bands, this disc is a model of versatility and stylistic depth, mixing bluegrass, blues, folk and acoustic jazz with equal ease. On my first listen I thought I'd heard the hovering presence of guitarist David Bromberg: turns out it wasn't just his influence: Bromberg plays on several tracks, and the album is drenched with his good-natured, boozy bonhomie. There are soft, melodic fiddle tunes and waltzes, a bit of Bob Wills swing, goofy folk-club novelty songs like Mason's "Bad Attitude" and Guy Clark's "Homegrown Tomatoes," and touches of sheer genius such as the New Orleans jazz woven into the old Delmore Brothers hit, "Blues Stay Away From Me." The band, Swingology, is playing at the top of its game, yet has that aw-shucks, front porch informality that the bluegrass/old-timey crowd so wisely values. This is a really sweet record, well worth picking up."