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Alabama Chicken

Sean Hayes Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 18, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sean Hayes Music
  • ASIN: B0014I4KDA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,149 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Moonrise
2. Little Maggie
3. Here We Are...
4. Alabama Chicken
5. Walkin' Down the Line
6. Smoking Signals
7. Balancing Act in Blue
8. Two Big Eyes
9. Everyday Hamlet
10. Diamond in the Sun
11. The Rain Coming Down
12. Rattlesnake Charm (dream Machine)

Editorial Reviews

Recipe for Alabama

On my bay back from N.C. to S.F. my traveling partner D. suggested that we take a detour to Birmingham, Alabama to visit Butch Anthony, a folk artist she had recently met. Butch was showing his art: a dinosaur made of found objects, strange paintings, a blue bottle fly. I met his amazing fortune telling chicken, Bob Ross. Drop a quarter in the jar, look the rooster in the eye and receive a fortune inside an egg. Throw in Les Blank's great filn, "Sprout Wings and Fly", a documentary about old-time fiddler Tommy Jarrell. Stir it all together and you've got some Alabama Chicken

The album Alabama Chicken was recorded on December 9th and 10th, 2002 in Suki Hill's living room in northern California. It was recorded by Paul Scriver. Joining Sean Hayes on the record are: Eno Garcia on banjo, jaw-harp and musical saw, Jolie Holland on harmonies and violin, Garth Wells on bass, Dave Mihaly on marimba and drums and Will Waghorn on drums.

The recording has ten orginial songs including Dream Machine which was re-mixed for Mark Farina's new record Air Farina. The album also features the old-time tune Little Maggie and a new version of Bob Dylan's Walkin' Down the Line.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Heard Something Here First January 12, 2006
By artSF
Format:Audio CD
Sean Hayes is too good to stay obscure for much longer. This album, while locally known in San Francisco amongst an increasing fan base, is really going to be enjoyed by many once word gets out. When you listen you'll be transported elsewhere, to a magical and melodic universe. Can't recommend this enough. Buy it and enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the great unknown September 7, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I heard Alabama Chicken on the Emerson College (Boston) radio station and liked the vibe, so I bought the CD. What a treat this entire album is! Sean's voice is so expressive, like he's singing to your heart. Musically, it sounds like a group of very talented friends getting together for some serious play and hitting that magical place where everything comes together. Little Maggie is a great rendition of a traditional tune and Walkin down the Line is a nice version of the Dylan classic. The rest are originals, with Here We Are a standout for me. Some sad love songs on here as well, for those times when you need a sad love song. Highly recommended and I hope his work gets the airplay it deserves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good album May 23, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Very talented, obscure artist. Heard one of his songs on Pandora and had to check him out. Glad I did. If you like folk, you'll enjoy this album
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not "Just Jack" August 16, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Sean Hayes does a great job having fun with this album. I certainly enjoyed all of the songs and have introduced him to alot of my friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have February 11, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This CD is the best purchase I made in 2010. I've listened to it over and over. I can't get enough of it. It's the firt CD I've owned from this aritst and he has been making music for over 10 years. This CD was out in 2003, he has since had, I think, 4 more since this one and a couple before. I now own all of his CDs and I cannot wait to savor each one of them. I am listening to Flowering Spade right now and it's awesome. I will say it's little different than Alabama Chicken, it seems to have a little more of an upbeat feel to it. All of the CDs are a different and I like that, but Alabama Chicken is, by far, one of my top 5 CDs I own. Rattlesnake Charm, Little Maggie, and Smoking Signals are 3 of the best songs I've ever heard. I just don't understand why artists like this are not played on the radio. Often when I have the CD playing people want the name of the CD and artist so they can go buy it.
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