House Party

Performers Dan Zanes & Friends

Festival Five Records | February 1, 2006 | Compact Disc

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Personnel includes: Dan Zane (vocals, guitar); Philip Glass, Deborah Harry, David Jones, Angelique Kidjo, Bob Weir, The Rubi Theater Company, Barbara Brousal, Rankin' Don.
Best known as the front man for the rock group the Del Fuegos, Dan Zanes turns to children's music on HOUSE PARTY. Quite simply, this is warm and fuzzy American roots music. Most of the tunes on this album are cute ditties that draw from country, folk, and bluegrass. Use of mandolin, acoustic guitars, fiddles, and accordion give this recording a rustic feel and Zanes's many special guests add charm to this already inviting disc.
Zanes performs a duet with Deborah Harry (from Blondie) on the classic folk song "Waltzing Matilda." Even though the lyric to this tune revolves around stealing, a near arrest, and an implied suicide, listeners have long embraced the silliness of these lyrics about a swagman (roving farmhand) and a jumbuck (sheep). Another 19th-century tramp song, "Wabash Cannonball," is performed here by Zanes and Grateful Dead singer Bob Weir. The words to this piece recount the mythical transcontinental train known as the Wabash Cannonball. This hobo classic is given an upbeat bluegrass treatment and Zanes and Weir really invoke the mystique of the lone boxcar drifter.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: February 1, 2006

Genre: Alternative

Style: Children's

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: Festival Five Records

UPC: 800495000628

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House Party

Performers Dan Zanes & Friends

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: February 1, 2006

Genre: Alternative

Style: Children's

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: Festival Five Records

UPC: 800495000628


Title Track Time
1.House Party Time --
2.Wabash Cannonball - (with Bob Weir) --
3.Queremos Bailar - (with Barbara Brousal) --
4.Hop Up Ladies --
5.Washington At Valley Forge --
6.Jamaica Farewell - (with Angelique Kidjo) --
7.Tankoh-Bushi - (with Yoshi Waki) --
8.Down In The Valley - (with Rankin' Don Aka Father Goose) --
9.Waltzing Matilda - (with Deborah Harry) --
10.West Indian Counting Song - (with Aggie Decaul) --
11.Sunny Old Sun --
12.Tennessee Wig Walk --
13.Shining Star --
14.How Do You Do? - (with David Jones) --
15.Daniel In The Den - (with Donald Saaf) --
16.Surrounded By Friendship - (with Cynthia Hopkins) --
17.Old Joe Clark --
18.Hey Little Red Bird --
19.We Shall Not Be Moved --
20.Place For Us, A - (with Philip Glass) --

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Personnel includes: Dan Zane (vocals, guitar); Philip Glass, Deborah Harry, David Jones, Angelique Kidjo, Bob Weir, The Rubi Theater Company, Barbara Brousal, Rankin' Don.
Best known as the front man for the rock group the Del Fuegos, Dan Zanes turns to children's music on HOUSE PARTY. Quite simply, this is warm and fuzzy American roots music. Most of the tunes on this album are cute ditties that draw from country, folk, and bluegrass. Use of mandolin, acoustic guitars, fiddles, and accordion give this recording a rustic feel and Zanes's many special guests add charm to this already inviting disc.
Zanes performs a duet with Deborah Harry (from Blondie) on the classic folk song "Waltzing Matilda." Even though the lyric to this tune revolves around stealing, a near arrest, and an implied suicide, listeners have long embraced the silliness of these lyrics about a swagman (roving farmhand) and a jumbuck (sheep). Another 19th-century tramp song, "Wabash Cannonball," is performed here by Zanes and Grateful Dead singer Bob Weir. The words to this piece recount the mythical transcontinental train known as the Wabash Cannonball. This hobo classic is given an upbeat bluegrass treatment and Zanes and Weir really invoke the mystique of the lone boxcar drifter.
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