Give US Your Poor

Give US Your Poor




Give US Your Poor is a benefit record that doesn't duck from its subject for commercial considerations, which is to say that -- the excellent contributions of Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and Bonnie Raitt aside -- you're not going to get through the album without contemplating what's it's like to be homeless. But a downer this CD is not: from Springsteen's juiced-up version of the classic "Hobo's Lullaby" with Pete Seeger to Madeleine Peyroux's pretty "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" to Dan Zanes and Kyla Middleton's rootsy picker-upper "Boll Weevil," the music shoves away preachiness and solemnity in favor of hope. It's there in Danny Glover's affecting spoken word "My Name Is Not 'Those People'" and also Sweet Honey in the Rock's grounded a cappella "Stranger Blues," but where it really reaches its target is on the opening sequence. "Land of 10,000 Homeless -- Minnesota" is a brief audio documentary set to music; here you meet people living the life, and here you hear their sagas. Self-pity never plays a part; only simple humanity, taken to the streets and scrubbed to its core elements, shines through.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2007
Label: Appleseed Records
UPC: 0611587110329
catalogNumber: 1103

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pete Seeger   Banjo,Vocals
Bonnie Raitt   Vocals,Slide Guitar
John Sebastian   Harmonica,Rhythm Guitar
Michelle Shocked   Vocals
Bruce Springsteen   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Cooper   Organ
Dick Lourie   Saxophone
Ysaye Barnwell   Vocals
Patti Scialfa   Vocals
Nitanju Bolade Casel   Vocals
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Luis Conte   Percussion
Larry Eagle   Percussion,Drums
Charlie Giordano   Accordion
Danny Glover   Spoken Word
Bill Janovitz   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Aisha Kahlil   Vocals
Larry Klein   Wurlitzer
Paul Kochanski   Bass Guitar
Lisa Lowell   Vocals
Tom Maginnis   Drums
Carol Maillard   Vocals
Mighty Sam McClain   Vocals
Natalie Merchant   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac   Piano,Keyboards
Mark Pender   Vocals
Tim Pierce   Guitar
David Piltch   Bass
Soozie Tyrell   Violin,Vocals
Michael Visceglia   Bass
Scott Amendola   Drums
Jay Bellerose   Cymbals
Chris Colbourn   Bass,Background Vocals
Dan Zanes   Guitar,Vocals
Frank Bruno   Guitar
Madeleine Peyroux   Vocals
Michael Sullivan   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Sam Bardfeld   Violin
Greg Suran   Guitar
Tim Robbins   Spoken Word
Dorian Crozier   Drums
Rob Friedman   Pump Organ
Bill Walsh   Rhythm Guitar
Sam Yahel   Piano
Mark Erelli   Vocals
Marc Friedman   Bass
Cody Dickinson   Drums
Tim Carbone   Violin
Andrew Barr   Drums
Beth Fitchet Wood   Background Vocals
Mario Frangoulis   Vocals
Elizabeth Steen   Organ
Jeremy Chatzky   Upright Bass
Steve Wood   Background Vocals
Sonya Kitchell   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Delmark Goldfarb   Guitar,Vocals
Conor OBrien   Violin
Elan Trotman   Saxophone
Paul Taylor Choristers   Bass
Ed Manion   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Catie Curtis   Composer
Jon Bon Jovi   Author
Randy Newman   Composer
Bruce Springsteen   Producer
Rufus Thomas   Composer
Keith Sykes   Producer,Engineer
Alan Lomax   Adaptation
Goebel Reeves   Composer
Steve Addabbo   Engineer
Chris Andersen   Engineer
Tom Corwin   Engineer
Lorne Entress   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Bill Janovitz   Arranger,Author
Aisha Kahlil   Arranger,Producer,Author
Larry Klein   Producer
Doug McKean   Engineer
Natalie Merchant   Arranger,Producer
Toby Scott   Engineer
David Seitz   Producer,Engineer
Rob Cavallo   Producer
Chris Colbourn   Arranger
Sam McClain   Composer
Phil Sandhaus   Producer
Dan Zanes   Arranger,Author
Michael Sullivan   Composer
Matthew Ellard   Engineer
Helix Hadar   Engineer
Jeff Patrick Krasno   Producer
Dorian Crozier   Programming
Rob Friedman   Engineer
Mark Erelli   Composer,Author,Instrumentation
Kristen Smith   Engineer
Jim Musselman   Producer,Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer
Mario Frangoulis   Author
Danny Burke   String Arrangements
Steve Wood   Producer,Engineer
Chris Steffen   Engineer
Sonya Kitchell   Composer
Delmark Goldfarb   Composer,Author
Jim Hubbard   Photo Selection
Brian Cometa   Engineer
Eric Corne   Engineer
Klaus Nielsen   Composer
Mark Johnson   Engineer

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