Scarlett, Washington and Whiteley - We´ll Meet Again

We´ll Meet Again

Scarlett, Washington & Whiteley

BCD 120

Borealis Recording Company Ltd
67 Mowat Avenue, Suite 233
Toronto, ON M6K 3E3 Canada
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A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Guntram Gudowius
(gg10555@yahoo.de)

At the beginning of this new century it´s good to listen to songs that were mostly written in the first half of the last one, thus tracing the roots of today´s acoustic music. Especially when they are performed by musicians of the stature of these three wiseguys who obviously have a blast playing and singing together! In We'll Meet Again, Mose Scarlett, Jackie Washington and Ken Whiteley capture the magic of a live performace in outstanding sound quality. Close your eyes and you get beamed into the front row with an enthusiastic audience applauding, laughing, and on a few tracks singing along. The spotanaity of their interpretations allows you to imagine sitting with them on the porch on a balmy night with the full moon lazily rising; you in your favorite rocking chair drifting off to explore the interplay of guitars and mandolin, listening to the distinctly smooth, raspy voices individually or in harmony. With this collection of folk, blues and swing numbers they are not out to preach or change the world lyrically, but share the melodies of the laments and good time nonsense songs.

With almost 67 minutes of playing time, this is not a short CD, but they still could have squeezed in a couple of encores! If you were lucky enough to be at any of their concerts you need this CD to recapture the magic. If not, "We'll Meet Again" will do the next best thing for you. Enjoy!

Mose Scarlett: guitar & vocals
Jackie Washington: guitar & vocals
Ken Whiteley: 6 & 12 string guitars, mouth trumpet, vocals

1. Honeysuckle Rose - The three share leads on a well-known Fats Waller tune. Featuring scat solo from Jackie
2. Nobody - A typical example of Jackie´s inimitable style with vocal support from Ken and Mose
3. I´m Confessin´ That I Love You - A crooning love song from Mose with mandolin solo from Ken
4. Winin´ Boy Blues - Jelly Roll Morton blues features Ken on vocals, twelve-string guitar and mouth trumpet
5. If I Had A Girl Like You / Your Feet´s Too Big - Jackie carries on as only he can on two sides of the love question. Two songs with spoken introductions
6. Diddy Wah Diddy - Mose directs an audience sing-along on the classic nonsense song
7. I Just Want To Be Horizontal - Lazy vocals from Ken on the sleepiest song ever written
8. Cherry Blossom Lane - A melancholy swing ballad from Jackie
9. Nobody Lovin´ Me - Mose takes the lead on a fingerstyle blues
10. Goin´ To German - Jug band blues featuring Ken´s powerful vocals and blistering mandolin work
11. I Cried For You - Jackie holds forth on an uptempo lament
12. I Got Mine - A good-time ragtime tune featuring Mose on lead vocals and fingerstyle guitar mandolin solos from Ken
13. Golden - Moving gospel song from Ken with audience singing along
14. We´ll Meet Again - Mose starts off closing song, Jjoins in with spoken interlude and scat solo, and all three finish off together

(from the liner notes)

Produced by Ken Whiteley

Edited by: Tammy D. Moon
(moon@moonbeamspublishing.com)

Copyright 2001, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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