Prime Music
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by thebookgrove
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Satisfaction guaranteed. All inquiries answered promptly and courteously.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Chasin Rainbows
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Chasin Rainbows


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, April 22, 1993
"Please retry"
$14.99
$9.87 $9.78

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Alabama Jubilee 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Chasin' Rainbows 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Fine Artiste Blues 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Hula Medley 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I Want a Little Girl 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Persian Rug 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Mysterious Mose 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Crying My Blues Away 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. She Lived Down by the Firehouse 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Diane 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Make My Cot Where the Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Moana March 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 

Amazon Artist Stores

All the music, full streaming songs, photos, videos, biographies, discussions, and more.
.

Frequently Bought Together

Chasin Rainbows + Singing in the Bathtub + Stuff That Dreams Are Made of
Price for all three: $50.75

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 22, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B000000DSO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,045 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Amazon.com

Since the late '70s the Cheap Suit Serenaders--an ever-changing group of hardcore 78-collecting friends--have been playing what they love--old-time jazz, folk, string-band, Hawaiian, and ragtime music. Best known for having two of the best comix artists ever in their lineup--Robert Armstrong and R. Crumb--the Cheap Suits aren't slouches in the instrument-proficiency department (Armstrong's musical saw ended up on the One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest soundtrack, and occasional bandmate Bob Brozman has made an entire career out of touring and playing music). On Chasin' Rainbows, some of the group's finest moments are captured. Classic songs like "Persian Rug" and the title track are played alongside CSS originals like "Fine Artiste Blues." You'll never hear these fun tunes (usually relegated to CD compilations of 78s) played in a higher fidelity, nor will you probably hear them this spirited. A great resurrection of lost music by a group of guys dedicated to the stuff. --Jason Verlinde

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
12
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 15 customer reviews
This is a thoroughly delightful disc, one I listen to frequently.
Ryan McNabb
Knowledgeable fans of Crumb's comics know also that he is very much into Delta blues and other uniquely American forms of music.
Kurt Harding
I'm a big fan of indie-rock and avante-garde jazz, but I can't deny a serious affinity for good down-home music like this.
Gordon Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Harding VINE VOICE on April 13, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I've been a fan of R. Crumb ever since the underground comics heyday of the late 60s. Knowledgeable fans of Crumb's comics know also that he is very much into Delta blues and other uniquely American forms of music. On Chasin' Rainbows, Crumb and a few like-minded fellows indulge themselves in a seemingly silly but also very serious project of bringing old songs to life using offbeat instruments. Alabama Jubilee is a great song and the performance first-rate. Diane is evocative of a German country tune. Fine Artiste Blues is a great crack at, what else, "artistes". I don't know where Crumb and Co. dug these up as I'd only heard a couple before, but if you like well done novelty songs,you are sure to enjoy such ditties as Hula Medley, Mysterious Mose, She Lived Down By the Firehouse, and Make My Cot Where the Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows as well as the others. There are loads of laughs and some good music to boot. Listen to it in the spirit in which it was made. I give this five stars for its pure entertainment value.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. Plemmons on May 19, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I bought this record on the strength of "Fine Artiste Blues" back when it first came out. I'd always enjoyed R. Crumb's art work and I knew this collection would be something different. It's a grab bag of styles all played with old-timey string band instrumentation. "Alabama Jubilee" is also a standout, but there are really no clinkers. Plenty of Hawaiian guitar and some GREAT musical saw. The overall feel of the album is lighthearted and casual, but the level of musicianship is actually quite high. Can't think of another group that comes close to the Suits' sound so you'll just have to hear them for yourself. You won't be disappointed. I have gone back to this recording many times over the years and it always brings a smile.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Smith on February 6, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I'm a big fan of indie-rock and avante-garde jazz, but I can't deny a serious affinity for good down-home music like this. This band of misfits, dorks and comic-book geeks has got the right idea when it comes to playin' some 'toons (pun intended). The atmosphere of this music is silly, goofy, slightly perverse and deeply sincere. If you liked the music from "Oh Brother where art thou", but thought the movie was inauthentic and a bit shallow, you should give this a listen. This is the real deal.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Chasin Rainbows has never failed me. I follow the advice in the last line of that song and I'm ready again. There is also something very special about watching artists from the Lower-east side of New York or from Williamsburg, Brooklyn hear Fine Artist Blues for the first time. Holy smokes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By G.C. Jackson on August 31, 2001
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Finally, some REAL music. It had been a long time since I had heard such sincere and rustic musical farcities. Although Robert Crumb is "way out there", his handling of his short stab at the music game proves that if you have a dream, you can"t be all bad. Nice cello parts from Terry Zwigoff. "Persian Rug" has got to be one of the best of the best. Buy it, you'll like it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 19, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I first heard this album almost 20 years ago and only recently rediscovered it. R Crumb and Co. are great musicians who have carved out a unique niche in American music - string band old-timey cartoon-style music. What a lot of fun this group must have had puttin' this together! R Crumb - I know you're in France now, but we still need your music!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan McNabb on January 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a thoroughly delightful disc, one I listen to frequently. It's also one of the two Cheap Suits' discs that you can easily find, at least in my experience. Grab it and growl. Crumb has nice 20's falsetto voice that does the material enjoyable justice and the instrumentals are lovingly played. Yeah, there are a few missed notes here and there, but this is just super stuff. Thanks to R. Crumb for pointing us in the direction of this music. There are hundreds and hundreds of discs coming out with rarities that used to only be heard in the basements of collectors. Learn more about the beauties of American music before WW2. You can start right here.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rick U. on November 9, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is another great CD from Mr. Crumb et al. I am so thankful that people are still playing this music at all, let alone with the style and grace these guys have. You'll laugh and you'll marvel at the musicianship, and the vocals go perfectly with it. Their next one was even better with the addition of genius Bob Brozman. Get both!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?