The debut solo CD by Jack Rose combines his much-lauded Eclipse LPs Red Horse, White Mule and Opium Musick. While the former is generally recognized as inspired by the Takoma tradition, Rose adds his own exotic influences and recognizable touch - whether abstracting on the modal epic "Red Horse" or the rough slide stylings of "The Colonel's Blues." The latter is an eclectic collection with pieces for 12-string (the percussive and dark "Black Pearls), 6-string, and lap guitar. The two tracks featuring the lap guitar are duets. The lovely raga-ish "Yaman Blues" features Pelt's Mike Gangloff on tanpura, and the near-ragtime of "Linden Ave Stomp" features Glenn Jones of Cul de Sac on his vintage Gibson. The 12-page booklet reproduces the liner notes from both LPs and adds a few snaps.* Member of drone collective Pelt ventures out solo in full-on Fahey / Basho mode* Collects two sought-after vinyl-only releases * No export to UK and Europe
#1 Red Horse
#2 Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground
#3 White Mule
#4 White Mule II
#5 Hide The Whiskey Blues For The Colonel
#6 Yaman Blues
#7 Linden Ave Stomp
#8 Mountaintop Lamento
#9 Black Pearls
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