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Old 12-30-2002, 09:07 AM   #1
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A truly great under-appreciated songwriter/performer. Countless musicians have covered his tunes, but he is mostly unknown by the general public (present company excluded)

If you never heard "Bring The Family", do yourself a favor...
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Old 12-30-2002, 09:14 AM   #2
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I'd also recommend "Crossing Muddy Waters". He also has a 2-disc set called "Anthology" that covers his whole career. It contains a rearranged version of "Have a Little Faith" that is worth the money alone.
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Old 12-30-2002, 09:31 AM   #3
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Love the acoustic "Crossing Muddy Waters"

I think he may be his own worst enemy. Read where he is very difficult to work with.

Not a great guitarist, and I can't say he sings very well, but he can sure craft a song.
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Old 12-30-2002, 09:39 AM   #4
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I like his voice. Crossing Muddy Waters is probably my favorite more recent release.

I don't know if he's difficult to work with, but Little Village is his only real group effort that I know of, and Ry Cooder also likes to lead, so the two strong personalities may account for the fact they only did that one album - although Ry along with Jim Keltner and Nick Lowe all play on Bring the Family also, but that was all Hiatt songs.


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The whole story of recording "CMW" without a drummer is hilariuos. He was being uncooperative, so they kicked him out and did the record without a drummer.
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