Rupert Wates | Joe's Cafe

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Joe's Cafe

by Rupert Wates

A unique album concept comprising original songs based on true stories, each set at an epochal moment in America's past, each interpreted by a different vocalist.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Joe's Cafe (Vocal: Rupert Wates)
Rupert Wates
3:33 album only
2. Sally's Farm (Vocal: Gretchen Witt)
Gretchen Witt
3:48 album only
3. Miss Burgoyne And The Old Milwaukee (Vocal: Jack Harlan)
Jack Harlan
5:01 album only
4. Stand Up Comedians (Vocal: Rupert Wates)
Rupert Wates
3:25 album only
5. The Skies Of South Dakota (Vocal: Ashley Gonzalez)
Ashley Gonzalez
5:50 album only
6. Snow In New York (Vocal: Cassendre Xavier)
Cassendre Xavier
4:46 album only
7. A Sunny Afternoon In The Bronx (Vocal: Todd Londagin)
Todd Londagin
3:56 album only
8. Old Man On A Mountain (Vocal: Steffen Hartleib)
Steffen Hartleib
3:01 album only
9. We Regret (Vocal: Stacey Lorin)
Stacey Lorin
3:10 album only
10. Darkness, Darkness (Vocal: Jason Ewald)
Jason Ewald
4:34 album only
11. Dick And Delores (The Loving Kind) (Vocal: Dave Turner)
Dave Turner
4:30 album only
12. The Voodoo Doll (Vocal: Safiya Fredericks)
Safiya Fredericks
4:05 album only
13. Days Of Mercy (Vocal: Katie Pearlman)
Katie Pearlman
5:40 album only
14. Prayer (Vocal: Craig Bickhardt and company)
Craig Bickhardt and various
4:44 album only
15. Joe's Cafe (Reprise) (Vocal: Rupert Wates)
Rupert Wates
1:47 album only


Album Notes
Rupert Wates and friends invite you to JOE'S CAFE. Fifteen unforgettable songs retell the experience of ordinary American people. Through them we trace the history of America itself: through two worlds wars, the Dust Bowl depression, Vietnam and the struggle for Civil Rights, all the way to the present day.
Recorded live in the studio in a single weekend, and featuring the astonishing musical gifts of Michael Manring on bass and Darol Anger on violin, the album's warm sound captures the welcoming atmosphere of an all-night cafe, where friends gather to share their stories.



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Johan Schoenmakers

"This impressive album succeeds brilliantly"
"This impressive album, recorded in a single weekend, succeeds brilliantly in conveying the warm atmosphere of Joe's Cafe. In my opinion (Rupert Wates) will quickly make a success with this disc" (Johan Schoenmakers,

Mark S Tucker (Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange)

"A quiet storm"
"From the moment you lay eyes on the reverse-Norman-Rockwell cover of this mellowly beautiful but surprisingly dark CD, you know you're in for a quiet storm...Be prepared to shed a tear or two. Wates doesn't withhold his powers as a poet, tearing through the veneer of consensus reality to bring listeners the raw truth of the human condition...."JOE'S CAFE" burrows deeply into the heart and mind. This play of seemingly innocent musics with stark reality is something not often attempted in popular music" (Mark S Tucker, FOLK AND ACOUSTIC MUSIC EXCHANGE)