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Poor Little Liza Jane

by Jody Kruskal

Acoustic old-time tunes and songs with Jody Kruskal and friends, featuring Anglo concertina with fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass playing old-time classics, unusual tunes and originals.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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1. Puncheon Floor/bell Cow
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2. Haning’s Farewell
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3. Angelina Baker
3:28 $0.99
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4. Bull At the Wagon
3:58 $0.99
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5. Poor Little Liza Jane
3:19 $0.99
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6. Give the Fiddler a Dram
3:26 $0.99
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7. Big Sciote
2:53 $0.99
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8. Coleman’s March
3:27 $0.99
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9. Molly, Molly, Molly
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10. Spotted Pony/joyboys
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11. Banjo Waltz
3:28 $0.99
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12. Sally in the Garden
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13. Sail Away Ladies
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14. Going Across the Sea
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15. Swaggering Sylvie
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16. Time Has Made a Change in Me
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17. Texas
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18. The Good Things Outweigh the Bad
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19. Midnight On the Water
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
THE INSTRUMENT
The Anglo concertina is a little squeezebox with a big voice. It can play from the heart, high and lonesome or deep and spiritual, but when the Anglo cuts loose with foot-stomping fiddle tunes, it’s got the power to make you want to dance all night. The Anglo concertina can sound like a fistful of harmonicas, with rich harmony and counterpoint, or it can pump out a dance rhythm with the bellows, much as a fiddler uses the bow.

THE HISTORY
The Anglo concertina was invented in Germany around 1834 and was perfected in England in the following decades. At first, the instruments were inexpensive and mass-produced; they were exported in large quantities from Germany all over the globe. In America they were played as far back as the 1840s in minstrel shows, by Salvation Army bands, and for the popular dances and songs of the day. A century later, the concertina had become virtually extinct in the United States and nearly so in Britain as well, a victim of changing musical tastes in a modern world. In recent years though, there has been a concertina renaissance, and today makers of fine concertinas can’t keep up with the demand.

THE MUSIC
The roots of old-time American country music reach back to the early days of the concertina, and the Anglo’s rhythm and inflection fit that music perfectly. The antique voice of the Anglo playing this vibrant old-time musical tradition still sounds fresh and new.

THE CD
Jody Kruskal - Anglo concertina, vocals
Sam Zygmuntowicz - fiddle, mandolin
Bob Jones - guitar, bass
Paul Friedman - fiddle
Nathaniel Rowan - banjo
Bill Peek - banjo
Michael Gorin - fiddle

Playing this music is a pleasure. I hope you enjoy listening to Poor Little Liza Jane.

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Mary Laura

great and from another time what memories
Good thing I found this web site and what talent.
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nick fiore


very good i enjoyed time has made me change and the good out weigh tha bad thank you nick
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Rosemary Gadd

Poor Liza & Naked Concertina
After going to Jody's workshop at Sidmouth, and failing to buy these CDs, I was delighted to be given them for my birthday by daughter Sue & grandson Theo. The CDs are great & remind me of the dynamic playing of Jody in our concertina workshop. Thanks.
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Jim Besser

Fabulous, a must-have for any concertina player or fan
This is an amazing CD -- totally unique among albums featuring concertina. Jody's style is unique, his skill is awesome and he infuses this great old music with real punch. Singing isn't bad, either, and the other musicians are top notch. Guess I'd better get a second copy for the car.
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Kennet Onnemyr


Ilove this cd with roots music
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R.D. Eno

Poor Little Liza Jane
Chocolate pudding for the ear. I'm sure it's bad for me, but I can't stop listening.
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Jon McNamara

Jody Kruskal CDs
All Brilliant - a real master of the Anglo Concertina - and three really happy, toe tapping CDs - a real antidote for the world of 2008 - essential listening ...
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