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Half Fast

by the Joint Chiefs

A little bit country, a little bit folk, a little bit bluegrass.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. There Goes My Love
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2. Come That Day
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3. Real Life
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4. Just Dance
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5. The Last Whippoorwill
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6. Sycamore Shade
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7. Big Brown Eyes
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8. La Libelula
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9. I Don't Want Love
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10. Wanna b Your baby
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11. Poison Love
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12. I'm Only Sleeping
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13. Still Kickin'
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14. Someday
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Album Notes
The music on the JOINT CHIEFS second CD, "HALF FAST", features a more polished, brighter studio sound, and much more original material.

Louise Lindenmeyr and George Potts team up the beautiful, samba influenced "Real Life", while George contributes two originals of his own - the gospel blues "Come That Day" and folk/pop-ish "Sycamore Shade". Eliot Osborn also wrote four of the cuts: the toe-tapping "Just Dance", the New Orleans influenced "Big Brown Eyes", the Memphis styled "B your Baby", and his moving post-9/11 tribute "Still Kickin'" - and there's not a clunker among them.

Other cuts include material from a diverse list of artists, including Dan Hicks, Buck Owens, Chilean Oscar Torres, and Cornwall, CT resident (and former Graham Parsons compatriot) John Nuese. The song choices continue the same trend the Chiefs began with their first CD - that of choosing lesser known cover material from artists they might not necessarily be acquainted with.

Recorded at their home base in Northwestern Connecticut, this CD is a definite step above their first offering, "It Matches Your Juice". There is more percussion and accompanying instrumentation in their arrangements, yet they keep their signature three-part vocal blend in the front of the mix. In fact, their sound remains just as moldable as ever - as dense and multi-layered as their version of Lennon/McCartney's "I'm Only Sleeping", or as starkly simple as their last cut, the longingly wistful coda, "Some Day".

For over 10 years the JOINT CHIEFS have been gaining a well-deserved reputation around New England for their energetic live shows. "HALF FAST" provides the listener with strong additional proof that there is a lot more going on in their musical world.

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dB+1 douglas Branson

Feel Good Classic Sounds; Best of Bluesey Folk Music World
I hear some Fleetwood Mac-ish Bass lines and rhythms, James Taylor, Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, A little Jimmy Buffet to name a few(my opinion), but with modern production values. Heaven is a girl with "Big Brown Eyes", and other performances including La Libelula, take you to a tropical world. The accordion really adds some tasty elements to many of the songs. There are some great vocal performances and song themes that really make this a fun and sentimental collection. The version of Lennn-McCartney's classic song "I'm only sleeping" is in a word, great!!!
This CD is full of feel good tracks and performances.
A sure pleaser for a wide range of audiences who like well written, and performed homespun music. It will be one you will listen to over and over again.
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