We´ll Meet Again
A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
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!
1. Honeysuckle Rose - The three share leads on a well-known Fats Waller tune. Featuring scat solo from Jackie