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Fear of New Shoes

by New Orleans Stick Band

If you love jazz fusion or are just interested in hearing the Chapman stick, this record is probably for you.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Air Conditioning
4:51 $0.99
2. Fear of New Shoes
6:14 $0.99
3. Stretch Limo
3:28 $0.99
4. A Little on the Side
3:23 $0.99
5. No Turn on Red
4:20 $0.99
6. Nothing To Do
6:01 $0.99
7. Bar Talk
4:40 $0.99
8. Hecto Electric
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9. Eeore Minor
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10. Creep City
7:09 $0.99
11. Pastafari
4:15 $0.99
12. Bongo Run
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Album Notes
Back in the mid 1980's I purchased my first "Chapman Stick", a 10 string iron/wood instrument. The transition from keyboards to the stick fueled a burst of songwriting, and I put a band together merely hours after getting the thing! Obviously, grooves and good soloists were a priority; Tim Green and I hooked up again....having played in other combinations, and with Coleman O-Donoghue on drums......we brought a decidedly "un-NewOrleans sound" to local clubs. Well, with time comes change....and the original vinyl LP record documents our sound during the weekly gigs at the (now closed) "Tyler's" on Magazine St. in New Orleans. With the arrival of Dennis Elliot on violin, James Cabiran on drums, and Carol Robinson on vocals we moved from long grooves to more "athletic" arrangements that were a lot of fun to play! I don't recall if Tim and Dennis ever played "live" together? But......their distinctive styles greatly enhanced the compositions. The new "bonus" tracks on this CD feature my second stick, a 12 string version (6 Bass & 6 Guitar strgs.) with a decidedly more "electric" sound. I find myself going back to a more "groove" oriented style.....with a more "uppity" Bass, and more tonal variation in the right hand (guitar strings). Now thanks to Four Cats/Radionic Records, the original stickband recordings (released in 1989 on vinyl only) are available for the first time on CD, along with 4 newly recorded "bonus" tracks. The original recordings were engineered and recorded by Four Cats/Radionic Records owner Buzzy Beano, and he always expressed to me that he felt these 1989 recordings were "great music" that needed to be heard. And like so many musicians of the period, we released the record on vinyl, right before vinyl disappeared!

Thanks to all who listened, kept up with the changes, & may be listening still!!

-Dave Goodman



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Pork Tartare - 2003

beautifully crafted, well-produced release, remastered to full, radio ready qual
The stream of consciousness, mostly instrumental jazz of New Orleans Stick Band is a welcome addition to the jam scene. Tightly woven with enough eclectic expanse to not feel constricted, fear of new shoes explores time signature, world beats and ambitious song structures with breath taking ease. The result? A beautifully crafted, well-produced release, remastered to full, radio ready quality. A must-have for the smooth, fusion-oriented Jazz lover.