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The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs

  • The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs
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  • Sam Amidon and guitarist Bill Frisell are the guests on the eTown radio show. Following Frisell's set, Amidon makes his eTown debut performing three songs from his latest album, Lily-O—"Down the Line," "Walkin' Boss," and "Your Lone Journey"—as well as "Another Man Done Gone," from an earlier album, and joins host Nick Forster for a conversation about his life and music. The show closes with a group performance of "I'll Fly Away." You can listen to the complete show and watch the performances here.

  • Sam Amidon is the guest on today's episode of NPR's World Cafe. He is joined by guitarist Bill Frisell, who is featured on Amidon's new album, Lily-O, to perform four songs from the album: "Walkin' Boss," "Blue Mountains," "Your Lone Journey," and a web-exclusive take on "Groundhog Variations." The two also talk with World Cafe host David Dye about recording of the new album in Iceland and more. You can watch their performance of "Walkin' Boss" below and hear the complete session at npr.org.

  • About This Album

    The first in a series of compilations drawn from Bill Frisell's catalog spotlights his idiosyncratic excursions into country and traditional folk. The Guardian calls it "a delectable collection," and The Independent gives five stars to this album of "beautiful, ringing musicality: 15 pieces of fathomless depth played with the freshness and simplicity that only genius brings. Make your world anew and treat yourself."

    "It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell," says the New York Times.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Bill Frisell, electric and acoustic guitars (1-15), loops (3, 5, 8, 13-15), music boxes (5, 8, 15)
    Viktor Krauss, bass (2, 4, 5, 7-9, 11, 15)
    Jim Keltner, drums, percussion (2, 5, 7-9, 15)
    Danny Barnes, banjo, acoustic guitar, bass harmonica, pump organ (3, 14)
    Keith Lowe, bass (3, 14)
    Jerry Douglas, dobro (4, 11)
    Greg Leisz, pedal steel, lap steel, National steel guitar, mandolin (5, 13, 15); Weissenborn (5, 15); Dobro, Scheerhorn resonator guitar (13)
    Wayne Horvitz, organ, piano, samples (5, 15)
    Ry Cooder, electric and Ripley guitar (8)
    Kermit Driscoll, bass (10)
    Joey Baron, drums (10)
    David Piltch, bass (13)
    Kenny Wollesen, drums, percussion (13)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    All tracks produced by Lee Townsend, except tracks 4, 6, 10, 11 by Wayne Horvitz
    Tracks 1, 12 from Ghost Town; Recording and Mixing Engineer: Christian Jones
    Tracks 2, 7, 9 from Gone, Just Like a Train; tracks 5, 8, 15 from Good Dog, Happy Man; track 13 from Blues Dream; Recording and Mixing Engineer: Judy Clapp
    Tracks 3, 14 from The Willies; Recording and Mixing Engineer: Tucker Martine
    Tracks 4, 11 from Nashville; Recording and Mixing Engineer: Roger Moutenot
    Track 6 from Is That You?; Recording Engineer: Jay Follette; Mixing Engineer: Roger Moutenot
    Track 10 from Have a Little Faith; Recording and Mixing Engineer: Joe Ferla

    All songs written by Bill Frisell, except track 1 by Hank Williams; track 3, 8, 14 Traditional; track 10 by John Hiatt; and track 12 by A. P. Carter

    Cover photograph by Michael Wilson
    Design by Barbara deWilde

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on December 16, 2008 - 12:50pm
Artist Name: 
Bill Frisell
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

The first in a series of compilations drawn from Bill Frisell's catalog spotlights his idiosyncratic excursions into country and traditional folk. The Guardian calls it "a delectable collection," and The Independent gives five stars to this album of "beautiful, ringing musicality: 15 pieces of fathomless depth played with the freshness and simplicity that only genius brings. Make your world anew and treat yourself."

Description: 

The first in a series of compilations drawn from Bill Frisell's catalog spotlights his idiosyncratic excursions into country and traditional folk. The Guardian calls it "a delectable collection," and The Independent gives five stars to this album of "beautiful, ringing musicality: 15 pieces of fathomless depth played with the freshness and simplicity that only genius brings. Make your world anew and treat yourself."

"It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell," says the New York Times.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
All tracks produced by Lee Townsend, except tracks 4, 6, 10, 11 by Wayne Horvitz
Tracks 1, 12 from Ghost Town; Recording and Mixing Engineer: Christian Jones
Tracks 2, 7, 9 from Gone, Just Like a Train; tracks 5, 8, 15 from Good Dog, Happy Man; track 13 from Blues Dream; Recording and Mixing Engineer: Judy Clapp
Tracks 3, 14 from The Willies; Recording and Mixing Engineer: Tucker Martine
Tracks 4, 11 from Nashville; Recording and Mixing Engineer: Roger Moutenot
Track 6 from Is That You?; Recording Engineer: Jay Follette; Mixing Engineer: Roger Moutenot
Track 10 from Have a Little Faith; Recording and Mixing Engineer: Joe Ferla

All songs written by Bill Frisell, except track 1 by Hank Williams; track 3, 8, 14 Traditional; track 10 by John Hiatt; and track 12 by A. P. Carter

Cover photograph by Michael Wilson
Design by Barbara deWilde

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

516092

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597986334BUN
Price: 
13.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597986310
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Bill Frisell, electric and acoustic guitars (1-15), loops (3, 5, 8, 13-15), music boxes (5, 8, 15)
Viktor Krauss, bass (2, 4, 5, 7-9, 11, 15)
Jim Keltner, drums, percussion (2, 5, 7-9, 15)
Danny Barnes, banjo, acoustic guitar, bass harmonica, pump organ (3, 14)
Keith Lowe, bass (3, 14)
Jerry Douglas, dobro (4, 11)
Greg Leisz, pedal steel, lap steel, National steel guitar, mandolin (5, 13, 15); Weissenborn (5, 15); Dobro, Scheerhorn resonator guitar (13)
Wayne Horvitz, organ, piano, samples (5, 15)
Ry Cooder, electric and Ripley guitar (8)
Kermit Driscoll, bass (10)
Joey Baron, drums (10)
David Piltch, bass (13)
Kenny Wollesen, drums, percussion (13)

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