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Thread #27894   Message #345177
Posted By: KathWestra
22-Nov-00 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: new cd - Cindy Kallet: This Way Home
Subject: RE: new cd - Cindy Kallet
Hey MaryMac, that was DAN Schatz, Ken's brother and another fine singer (and songwriter!).

Read the liner notes to Cindy's new CD and you'll know about the song. The version of "Shallow Brown" Cindy sings is the usual tune and many of the usual verses, beautifully sung by Cindy with Will Brown (another fine Maine singer) doing vocal harmonies. The song that's woven into the middle is called "Cargo," and is written from the perspective of a slave who's being shipped away from Africa, away from his wife Julianna and his baby. It is an incredible piece of songwriting that moved me to tears on first hearing.

The CD includes a booklet with extensive notes and words to all the songs. Both Camsco and Folk Legacy sell it. If you order through the Mudcat, Mudcat gets a cut (really important these days -- see separate thread about banner ads). Kathy