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Artist: CHADBOURNE, EUGENE
Title: The Lost Eddie Chatterbox Session
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Corbett Vs. Dempsey present The Lost Eddie Chatterbox Session, a reissue of Eugene Chadbournes album, first released as a cassette on No Prestige Records in 1988. Dateline: Christmas Day, 1977, San Francisco. On an ailing quarter-track tape deck, in a marathon session, Eugene Chadbourne recorded a series of slide guitar solos playing compositions by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman, along with a few standards and originals. Although the recording quality was imperfect, the playing was absolute genius -- enough so that Chadbourne was eventually convinced, a decade later, to issue it as a cassette tape, which he sold at concerts. Long pre-dating the slash-and-burn-and-reinvent approach to jazz songbooks now familiar from groups like News From Lulu, Chadbourne leapt into each short track with giddy abandon, introducing the piece with a nerdy credit line, then ripping and tearing at it adoringly, his improvisations forcing a new view of the familiar melodies. Anyone familiar with Chadbournes wonderful duets with Frank Lowe on Dont Punk Out! (1979), waxed in the same period, has a general sense of his modus, but the complete commitment he gave to the project on The Lost Eddie Chatterbox Session makes it a special and wholly unique item in the manic masters chronicles. On this special CD reissue, the tracks have been tenderly but respectfully restored, eliminating some of the most distracting audio flaws but leaving the inconceivable artistry intact. Four unreleased tracks have been added to the jam-packed program, as well as the original cover photo and Chadbournes unreadable track listing, which is carefully reproduced on the interior. Recorded December 25, 1977, in San Francisco." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey.

Artist: CHADBOURNE, EUGENE
Title: Therell Be No Tears Tonight
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
2016 release. "A reissue of Eugene Chadbournes Therell Be No Tears Tonight, originally released by Parachute in 1980. One of the absolute essentials of Eugene Chadbournes oeuvre, what he described as "free improvised country and western bebop", featuring his frantic, skewed interpretations of classic songs such as Merle Haggards "Swingin Doors", Roger Millers "The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me", and Willie Nelsons "Mr. Record Man", Therell Be No Tears Tonight was recorded in Spring of 1980. Its lineup includes Chadbourne on acoustic and electric guitar and voice, Tom Cora on cello, John Zorn on saxophones, clarinet, and birdcalls, David Licht on percussion, with another set of songs featuring Doctor Chad on electric dobro and singing, with Scott Manring on lap steel and lap dobro, Robbie Link on acoustic bass, Dennis Licht on percussion, and David Licht on drum set. For the guitarists solo "Johnny Paycheck" medley alone, this would be worth the price of admission, but the whole show is built on lightning fast juxtaposition and hilarious interjection. Though it was reissued on CD, its been out of print for years. Here it is given the royal treatment, with a facsimile cover, new photos from the sessions, remastered from original tapes, and an additional 26-minute track titled "Richmond Dobro Massacre". In this deluxe reissue, "Tears" remains one of the best free song outings ever made and is an absolute must for every home." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey

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