Faro Annie

Faro Annie

by John RenbournJohn Renbourn

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Overview

Pentangle singer/guitarist John Renbourn often takes a folk-rock approach, and often investigates American folk songs, on Faro Annie, beginning with the traditional "White House Blues," a song about the 1901 assassination of President William McKinley. "Buffalo Skinners" is a song associated with Woody Guthrie that Renbourn gives an unusually calm treatment to, adding for the first but not the last time a background sitar part. "Kokomo Blues" is the first overtly folk-rock track, finding Renbourn joined by the Pentangle rhythm section of bassist Danny Thompson and drummer Terry Cox. The first song with a distinctly British derivation is "Willy O'Winsbury," but before long Renbourn is evoking Robert Johnson on "Come on in My Kitchen." That Delta blues is followed by "Country Blues," and then the original instrumental title tune. Throughout, Renbourn and his cohorts explore the various folk styles with delicacy and restraint; that's the British element coming through, and it gives an elegance to the material.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2005
Label: Japanese Indies
UPC: 4540504000930
catalogNumber: 1059
Rank: 196507

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Renbourn   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Sitar,Vocals
Dorris Henderson   Vocals
Terry Cox   Percussion,Drums
Sue Draheim   Fiddle,Violin,Vocals
Pete Dyer   Harmonica
Danny Thompson   Bass

Technical Credits

Woody Guthrie   Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Composer
John Renbourn   Arranger
Sue Draheim   Arranger
Bruce Hall   Composer
Nic Kinsey   Engineer
Bill Leader   Producer
Danny Thompson   Arranger
Becky Stewart   Reissue Design
Colin Harper   Sleeve Notes
John Ashcroft   Cover Design
Kokomo Arnold   Composer

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