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Gelb, Howe And A Band Of Gypsies / Alegrias
Album:Alegrias Collection:General
Artist:Gelb, Howe And A Band Of Gypsies Added:May 2011
Label:Fire Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-08-14 Pull Date:2011-10-16 
Week Ending:Oct 9Sep 11Aug 28Aug 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 26, 2014:The Songsmith Show Finale
The Hangin' Judge
4.Oct 06, 2011:The Songsmith Show
4 Door Maverick
2.Oct 03, 2013:The Songsmith Show
4 Door Maverick
5.Sep 09, 2011:The Songsmith Show
Saint Conformity
3.Nov 30, 2012:The Songsmith Show
Broken Bird And The Ghost River
6.Sep 07, 2011:Brownian Motion

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-08-05 
Howe Gelb has released dozens of albums which span the genres of punk, rock, country, alt-country and world. He’s based out of Tucson, AZ and has played with bands all over the world. On this album there’s lots of Latin stylings with nylon-stringed guitar, arpeggio-style. He generally delivers his lyrics in a whisper. Very folksy, reminiscent of Jim White, with that same kind of bizarrely interesting lyric style. Great stuff here. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13.

1. *(3:35) Mid. Quiet, sparse, guitar, handclaps, whispered vocals.
2. (3:33) Mid. Upbeat, backing vocals, electric guitar seemingly out of place, then picks right up where it left off.
3. *(3:18) Slow / Mid. Really cool world vibe. Wow.
4. (3:50) Mid. Killer guitars, arpeggios predominate, cool percussion.
5. *(2:33) Slow / Mid. Mellow, plodding beat, backing vocals.
6. *(3:17) Slow / Mid. Quiet, minimal, male female vocals. Really nice.
7. (1:13) Slow / Mid. Short, piano solo with a vocal at end.
8. *(3:34) Mid. Mellow, jazzy with piano and female textured vocals.
9. *(3:02) Slow / Mid. Moody, great for a drive in the country, or playing on your show.
10. *(2:50) Slow / Mid. Guitar intro, cool Bob Dylan reference. Great percussion and accordion.
11. *(2:47) Mid. Great story-song, funky and jazzy.
12. (3:27) Mid. Jazzy and care-free.
13. *(3:31) Slow / Mid. Sparse, mellow, really cool piano.

Track Listing
1.4 Door Maverick 7.Lost Like A Boat Full Of Rice
2.Uneven Light Of Day 8.Broken Bird And The Ghost River
3.The Ballad Of Lole Y Manuel 9.(There Were) Always Horses Coming
4.Cowboy Boots On Cobble Stone 10.The Hangin' Judge
5.Notoriety 11.Saint Conformity
6.Blood Orange 12.Where The Wind Turns The Skin To Leather
 13.One Diner Town