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I'm Goin' Home

by Ted Unseth & the West Bank Tractors

Folk/Country Singer/Songwriter from 1969-1973. Recently discovered/remastered tapes of a Secret First Career (pre-Classic Jazz Orchestra). Unique styles of guitar fingerpicking, piano and vocals.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. I'm Goin' Home
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2. Fallin' Down In Rainy Weather
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3. The Polishing Rag
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4. Me And Old Eddie
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5. The Dodge
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6. Hey There, Dog (studio)
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7. Hey There, Dog (onstage)
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8. Norwegian Shoulderturn
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9. Babe, Not That It's The First Time
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10. Concertino For A Couple Of Pretty Good Hands
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11. Tonight's The Night
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12. Your Lady On The River
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13. Cabin On The Hill
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14. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
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15. You Don't Hear Right
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16. One O'clock Leap
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"I'm Goin' Home"
Ted Unseth & the West Bank Tractors

This album was 32+ years in the making:
Original takes are from 1969-1973.
Virtual Band augmentation completed 2006.
Basement Bootleg Virtual Band Full Studio Mix.

Ted Unseth, Founder/Originator of the original Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra (1973-1980) and current Director of the Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra (ACJO), was an ardent Singer/Songwriter (before the CJO projects) based on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Performing sparsely in public but extensively for friends and private functions, Ted had a reputation for a unique Touch (on Guitar and Piano) and one-of-a-kind Sognwriting and Singing. He also taught Guitar at the West Bank School of Music.

In those few short years, Ted truly lived the life of a Troubador/Vagabond and devoted all of his time to creating original music.

These tracks are from timely rescues of reel-to-reel and cassette tapes that were on the brink of disintegration. With self-taught skills on the computer, Ted was able to edit and enhance the original recordings and save them digitally. The Dream Come True phase happened when Ted discovered he could augment the originals with Music Loops and Soundfonts via computer = Finally, a Full Band Mix!

"It's really quite amazing what you've done here."
--Bruce Carlson, USACE.

“I remember Ted Unseth as the brilliant arranger/conductor and bandleader who corralled a bunch of 20-year-olds into the Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra, one of the most amazing Jazz ensembles of the 1970’s. I had no idea he was also a great guitarist and songwriter, as demonstrated on this set of rare tracks from the late ‘60’s – early ‘70’s: his “I’m Goin’ Home" CD. It’s strange but beautiful Country. You should visit, you’ll like it.”
--Tim Sparks
(American acoustic guitar virtuoso: Best Acoustic Guitarist, Best Latin Guitarist, Best Jazz Guitarist—Minnesota Music Awards; 1st Place, National Fingerstyle Championships, 1995; Leo Kottke mentor; co-founder of Rio Nido, vocal jazz trio)


For a clearer picture of who Ted Unseth is, see Resume' below:

Ted Unseth
4205 15th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612 822-2558

BORN:
**Chicago, IL 7/5/46
EDUCATED:
**Elementary: Chicago & Albert Lea, MN (1953-1959)
**Secondary: Albert Lea, MN; (1960-1964) HS Diploma
**Tertiary: Bethany Jr. College: Mankato, MN; (1965-1966) AA Degree
U of MN; (1967-) nth Degree
MUSIC SKILLS:
**Instrumental: Piano, Guitar, Saxophones, Clarinet, Harmonica, Voice
**Conceptual: Composing, Arranging, Transcribing, Philologizing
PUBLISHED:
**Essay: "Jazz, The Abused Muse"; Many Corners Magazine;
Mpls., MN; 1981
ACCOMPLISHED:
**Musical Director: "Fiorello", Bethany Jr. College: Mankato, MN; 1966
**Singer/Songwriter: Folk/Rock/Blues, Mpls., MN; 1965-1973
**Guitar Instructor: West Bank School of Music; Mpls., MN
**Music Workshop Director: Urban Arts Program;
Mpls. Public Schools: 1970-1973
**Founder/Leader/Piano/Sax/Clarinet/Vocals:
Wolverines CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA (now known as
AMERICANA CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA); 1973-1980
**Composer: "Quintets 1 & 2"; West Bank School of Music; 1978
**Music Director: "Falling Moons"; Children's Theatre Company;
Mpls., MN; 1980
**Composer/Arranger/Co-Leader: WCJO
(now known as ACJO); 1980-1984
**Arranger/Leader/Sax/Clarinet/Vocals: TED UNSETH and
DE STIJLISTICS (later known as AMERICANA CLASSIC JAZZ
ENSEMBLE, septet version of ACJO); 1982-present
**Music Director/Arranger/Conductor/Alto Sax: "Holiday Inn";
Mixed Blood Theatre; Mpls., MN; 1983
**Recipient: National Endowment for the Arts; Jazz Fellowship Grant; 1985
**Music Director/Arranger/Sax/Clarinet: AnEx/IDS National Convention; 1986
**Music Director/Arranger/Sax/Clarinet: Aetna Life and Casualty
Regional Conventions; 1988
**Music Director/Arranger/Sax/Clarinet: "La Revue Negre: A Tribute to
Josephine Baker"; Ruby's Cabaret; Mpls., MN; 1989
**Transcriber: Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra;
Washington, DC; 1990-1992
**Transcriber: "Rebirth of the Cool"; Gerry Mulligan; 1992
**Founder/Arranger/Leader: AMERICANA CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
(formerly known as Wolverines CJO); 1984-present
**Composer/Arranger: via computer: 2000-present
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Tim Sparks (American acoustic guitar virtuoso: Best Acoustic Gui

"I'm Goin' Home"
I remember Ted Unseth as the brilliant arranger/conductor and bandleader who corralled a bunch of 20-year-olds into the Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra, one of the most amazing Jazz ensembles of the 1970’s. I had no idea he was also a great guitarist and songwriter, as demonstrated on this set of rare tracks from the late ‘60’s – early ‘70’s: his “I’m Goin’ Home”CD. It’s strange but beautiful Country. You should visit, you’ll like it.
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Tim Sparks (American acoustic guitar virtuoso: Best Acoustic Gui

Strange but beautiful Country.
I remember Ted Unseth as the brilliant arranger/conductor and bandleader who corralled a bunch of 20-year-olds into the Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra, one of the most amazing Jazz ensembles of the 1970’s. I had no idea he was also a great guitarist and songwriter, as demonstrated on this set of rare tracks from the late ‘60’s – early ‘70’s: his “I’m Goin’ Home”CD. It’s strange but beautiful Country. You should visit, you’ll like it.
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Tabor McFarland

Ted Unseth - Quencher of Thirsts?
I've spent my life seeking to quench my ecclectic musical "thirst" and have the massive, mostly obscure, music collection to prove it. In this album, Ted Unseth manages to put my decades old thirst to rest. Ted's mellifluous vocal meanderings are pure and smooth and easy on the ear and merge effortlessly with some of the most innovative guitar work I've heard since the first time I heard Mark Knopfler. Be sure to check out Hey There Dog, or Your Lady on the River, both clearly born of pain and heartfelt emotion. As a true lover of nearly all things musical, I've always made it my policy to NEVER identify my "favorite" song on ANY album, but if you're only going to listen to one track, I'd recommend Fallin' Down in Rainy Weather, as it superbly showcases both the vocal and guitar pickin' talents of this AMAZING singer/songwriter/musician. If you're anything like I was and you suffer from an unquenchable musical thirst, this album is a MUST have! Thank you Mr. Unseth! All I can say is, may we have more?
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Karen

Great Job!
My favorite is Hey There Dog!! Good job!!
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