All Through the Night
lullabies & love songs

Mae Robertson and Don Jackson

Lyric Partners
75 Prospect Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538-3553
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MaeR@ix.netcom.com

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by
Cynthia A. Harney
(cyndi@brainiac.com)

All Through the Night is a very sweet collection of traditional and contemporary lullabies & love songs born when Don Jackson overheard his friend since childhood, Mae Robertson, singing The Water is Wide to her soon to be asleep daughter (it's track #15). Robertson's voice is warm as honey and she could sing any tune as a lullaby. With Jackson on guitar and harmony, and gentle touches of Celtic harp, cello, dobro, and more, each tune casts a lovely shade of home.

Traditional Scottish, Welsh and English tunes mix easily with the more contemporary Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Love Me Tender. There are tunes written by Gordon Bok, Bill Staines, Van Morrison & Hugh Murphy, Elvis Presley & Vera Matson, and music by Mozart and Tchaikovsky. A variety of instruments including accordion, piano, bass and fiddle, were used to create a different flavor for each piece. Gordon Stone's steel guitar and dobro add a sprinkling of country to Starry Lullaby and Hobo's Lullaby. The lone instrumental, My Home Town, whisks you to sleep with Celtic harp, whistle and cello.

Track List:

1. Isle au Haut Lullaby (Hay Ledge Song) (Gordon Bok)
2. Lullaby (Like a Ship) (Cris Williamson)
3. First Lullaby (Bill Staines)
4. John o' Dreams (Words by Bill Caddick/Music by Tchaikovsky)
5. Starry Lullaby (Herb McCullough & David Schnaufer)
6. Can't Help Falling in Love (George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore)
7. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Words from "The Star," a poem by Ann & Jane Taylor/ Music by Mozart)
8. My Home Town (Traditional Scottish)
9. Hobo's Lullaby (Goebel Reeves)
10. Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley & Vera Matson)
11. Dream Angus (Traditional Scottish)
12. My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (Robert Burns)
13. Across the Bridge Where Angels Dwell (Van Morrison & Hugh Murphy)
14. All Through the Night (Traditional Welsh)
15. The Water is Wide (Traditional English)

The Musicians

Mae Robertson: Vocals Don Jackson: Guitar and vocals Billy Jackson: Celtic harp, whistle Rob Jackson: Guitar, bass Jeremiah McLane: Accordion, piano Abby Newton: Cello Gordon Stone: Steel guitar, dobro Pete Sutherland: Fiddle

Produced by Don Jackson

Edited by Paula Gregorowicz

Copyright 1998, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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