Only Slightly Mad

September 24, 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Appleseed
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Appleseed Recordings
  • Total Length: 1:01:48
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  • ASIN: B00EEROSQW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,655 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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His liner notes are very interesting.
Susie
He's Quite simply, AMAZED ME.... He ALWAYS is entertaining, His music is always heartfelt, He's just a cool dude.
Grateful908
Went and saw him again last year and it was a great show.
Poor Old Norm

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Martin on September 24, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Quite simply this is the best ever album by the David Bromberg Band. It has it all, from the deep blues of I'll Take You Back, the old time mandolin blues of Keep On Drinkin, the traditional jazz instrumentation on Rosa Henderson's 1925 blues Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning with it's long instrumental breaks, to the bluegrass of the Stanley Brothers song The Fields Have Turned Brown and the instrumental medley of Cattle In The Cane etc, to the sentimental country pop sounds of Last Date and You've Got To Mean It Too. They do a great version of David Wiffen's composition Drivin' Wheel too (not the Roosevelt Sykes song of that name).
David Bromberg's hallmarks are a wide variety of styles, a brilliant choice of material and great great instrumentation and it is all present here. In fact the instrumentation is really impressive.
Once again this is without doubt his best ever. Just buy it !
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Steven I. Ramm TOP 50 REVIEWER on October 25, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Let's see, I first saw David Bromberg play a zillion years ago (well, it seems like that) when he was known as "the guy who played backup guitar for Jerry Jeff Walker" on the "Mr. Bojangles" LP. (I can still see that iconic cover). Then he's show up at the Philly Folk Festival in the early 1970s and sing "Bullfrog Blues" - sort of an "Alice's Restaurant" number where the story in the middle would change from performance. (He no longer performs it, but the later "story song" Sharon still makes an appearance in his live shows. ). Made high-selling albums for Columbia and Fantasy and then "burned himself out" and moved to the Midwest, gave up his career, and learned to make violins. Boy did I miss him! But after many years he came back to the business where he had many friends (honestly, I've never heard an unkind work from friends I know who have played with him.). He moved to Wilmington, Delaware with his family and now has the best of all worlds. He repairs and sells rare violins and takes either his "Big Band" or his Quintet out on the road for gigs, on his own schedule. And, thankfully, he still makes albums - fine ones - for the INDEPENDENT Pennsylvania-based Appleseed Records (home of another folk music legend: Pete Seeger.)

This new CD - produced by Larry Campbell (Levon Helms' producer) at Helms' old studio (and there's a further Helms connection with Levon's daughter Amy doing some backing vocals on the CD) - is like his old Fantasy albums,: a little bit of everything. He gets the blues out of the way in the first two tracks, moves on to an "English ballad" that he wrote and gets his 70s Philly Folk friends, John Roberts and Tony Barrand, to join him.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richard F. on October 26, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Well it sounds like vintage Bromberg, but a lot of it is new. It is as eccentric and eclectic as his albums from the 1970s. There’s blues - “I’ll Take You Back”. Songs that sounds like they came right out of the Opry in the 60s - “You’ve Got to Mean it Too” and “Last Date”. There’s some Celtic-tinged bluegrass - “Cattle in the Cane/Forked Deer/Monroe’s Hornpipe”, and an old English Drinking song – written by David. Like he says, it depends on your definition of old - and English. Considering this is the first 'David Bromberg Band' album in 30 years, it sounds like he never took a hiatus, just picked-up where he left off. (He did release a few discs more recently: “Use Me” and “Try Me One More Time” but these were not ‘David Bromberg Band’).

The musicianship on this disc is first-rate, and the selection of songs shows off the varied talents of David Bromberg and the entire band. I am hard pressed to pick a favorite track, they are all good songs made better played by this band. This definitely belongs in your music library.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Mariba on September 24, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Traditional folk singer-songwriter David Bromberg and his band are back with this new CD titled 'Only Slightly Mad' (12 tracks). The CD was recorded in just 2 weeks at late Levon Helm's Woodstock studio and music styles played and recorded are blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, country & cappella.

Stand-outs/gems/my favourites are the tracks "Drivin' Wheel" (wonderful melody & vocals. Incredible lead guitar work) & the closing countryish track "You've Got To Mean It Too" (great melody).

On overall, David Bromberg and his band have a worthwhile follow-up to their 2011 well received CD release titled 'Use Me'. A recommended CD listening.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Patrick on September 24, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Great album. One of his best ever. From the strong Electric Guitar on "Nobody's Fault But Mine" too the tremendous background vocalists on "Driving Wheel" the CD is tremendous. David is backed by his band and also members of Levon Helm's old band. First rate music from a first rate musician.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thomas J. Bjornsen on October 19, 2013
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Well, how much more is there to add to all of the "Best Ever" reviews below?
Not much, really.
Production is stunning, playing is what you would expect from a bunch of cats hanging around up at The Barn with David and Larry Campbell, song selection is classic David...

Listening to this wonderful album will give you one of three impressions, depending on where you fall in the Bromberg legion of fans;
1. If you are a long-time show veteran it will make you feel as if you are at a great Bromberg show, because several of the songs here are covered for the first time on a record, but have been part of his live repertoire for years. I have to admit to putting it in the player without even looking at the track list, and was just thrilled when Driving Wheel started!
2. Wow! This is EASILY as good as anything that he has ever done in his entire career. You want to be taken back to the musical journeys of his early stuff, careening from Chicago Blues to Appalachian Bluegrass to Irish Pennywhistle to heartfelt Crooner/Ballads? Look no further. This disc is a history lesson of where David has been over the last God-how-many-years-has-it-been-now, without sounding like a disc full of re-treads. This whole thing is as fresh as a daisy, and as comfortable to slip into as an old pair of boots...
3. If you don't know David's music, this is a great place to start, and one listen will undoubtedly have you shaking your head and wondering, "Where the Hell have I Been for this guy's career, and how the heck have I missed out on stuff this good???" Welcome Newbies, now get going on buying the old stuff too!

Yeah,
Old Fan, New Fan, Never Heard of Him Newbie... Whatever.
Buy this one, and be prepared to just leave it in the player for a couple of weeks.

Thanks David!!!
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