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Fussell, Jake Xerxes / What In The Natural World
Album:What In The Natural World Collection:General
Artist:Fussell, Jake Xerxes Added:08/2017
Label:Paradise Of Bachelors 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-09-08 Pull Date:2017-11-10 
Week Ending:15 Oct8 Oct24 Sep17 Sep
Airplays:1311

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1.Fri, 13 Oct:Be Sharp
Traditions
4.Fri, 06 Oct:Be Sharp
Traditions
2.Sat, 07 Oct:Old Fart
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5.Sat, 23 Sep:Old Fart
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3.Sat, 07 Oct:Joseph
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6.Sat, 16 Sep:Old Fart
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Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2017-08-31 
TRADITIONAL FOLK / SOUTHERN BLUES

From Durham, NC, Jake Xerxes Fussell sings lead and plays acoustic and electric guitar.
His 2015 self-titled debut had original compositions, but this sophomore effect is all old traditional tunes and covers (see notes on back cover). Accompaniment includes banjo, keys, bass, drums, and occasional steel guitar.

RIYL: Taj Mahal; Dave Van Ronk
No FCC issues

1 ** Mid-tempo. Happy Duke Ellington song. Resonator & acoustic guitars. Sweet. (4:15)
2 ** Mid-tempo. High & lonesome. Resonator, elec guitar, bass, drums. Wonderful! (6:10)
3 Mid-slow. Work ballad. Story telling lyric. Acoustic & steel guitars, bass. (4:18)
4 Mid-slow. Reinterpretation of several old folk songs. Acoustic & steel guitars. (4:40)
5 Mid-tempo. Jazzy, sped-up version of folksong done by Pete Seeger, Byrds, Judy Collins, others. Rough voice; electric guitar, drums, bass. (4:02)
6 ** Mid-tempo. Mix of old folksongs. Gorgeous electric resonator & melodica. (4:45)
7 Slow. Story-telling Western ballad. RIYL Marty Robbins. Electric & steel guitars. (4:34)
8 * Lively waltz tempo. Joyous sea shanty about a phantom island. (3:53)
9 Very slow. Mournful Irish style ballad. Acoustic guitars. (6:44)

Track Listing
1.Jump For Joy 5.Bells Of Rhymney
2.Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing On A Sweet Potato Vine? 6.Billy Button
3.Pinnacle Mountain Silver Mine 7.Canyoneers
4.Furniture Man 8.St. Brendan's Isle
 9.Lowe Bonnie