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Happy Traum - I Walk the  Road Again

I'll Walk The Road Again

Happy Traum

ES-HT05

Available from Homespun Tapes

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mike Jurkovic
(rnrcurmudgeon@yahoo.com)

Traum gathers together John Sebastian, Brother Artie, the late (and greatly missed) Mindy Jostyn, Larry Campbell, Molly Mason, Jay Unger and a who's who of Woodstock-area musical friends to play on this instantly likeable, and very listenable outing.

Laid back and bluesy, Happy's distinctive fingerpicking and warm, 'welcome in' vocals give a vibrant new step to all of these folk stepping stones. Though you'll replay every track again and again, highlights for yours truly include: the bouncy opener Blues Ain't Nothin; Allan Taylor's irrepressible Its Good To See You, Step It Up And Go; Paul Siebel's Pinto Pony; Hays' & Seeger's Empty Pocket Blues and Dylan's country seduction Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You, which Traum first heard as a 'Nashville Skyline' rough cut in 1969.

Track List:

  • Blues Ain't Nothin'
  • Danville Girl
  • It's Good to See You
  • I Walk the Road Again
  • Betty & Dupree
  • Step It Up and Go
  • Times A- Getting Hard
  • Empty Pockets Blues
  • Sporting Life Blues
  • Fare Thee Well, Marianne
  • Pinto Pony
  • Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
  • Friends And Neighbors
Produced by Artie Traum

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2006, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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