The Legendary Marvin Pontiac* ‎– Greatest Hits

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Strange & Beautiful Music ‎– SB-0018
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1 I'm A Doggy
Bass – Tony ScherrDrums – Kenny Wolleson*Guitar – Danny BlumeHarmonica – Marvin PontiacPiano, Organ – John Medeski
3:30
2 Small Car
Acoustic Guitar – Erik SankoBacking Vocals [Background Vocals] – Adele Bertei, Eszter Balint, Kate Fenner, Kyrie Tinch, Liz Riley, Meaghan Gannett, Veronica BryantBass – Tony GarnierCello – Jane ScarpantoniDrums – Calvin WestonElectric Piano – Evan LurieGuitar – Jaime Scott, Marc RibotMarimba – Bill WarePercussion – Mauro RefoscoShekere – Billy MartinTenor Saxophone [Tenor] – Michael BlakeTrombone – Art Baron
5:45
3 Now I'm Happy
Baritone Saxophone [Baritone] – Doug WieselmanBass – Tony GarnierDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Marc RibotGuitar, Alto Saxophone [Alto] – Marvin PontiacOrgan – John MedeskiPercussion, Gong – Mauro RefoscoTenor Saxophone [Tenor] – Michael BlakeTrombone – Art BaronTrumpet – Steven Bernstein
3:49
4 Power
Bass, Drums, Other [Chair] – Erik SankoCello – Jane ScarpantoniDrums [Murds] – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottKeyboards [Casio] – Marvin PontiacOrgan, Clavinet, Mellotron – John Medeski
4:02
5 Runnin' Round
Bass – Tony ScherrDrums, Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottGuitar [Wah Wah Guitar] – Marvin PontiacOrgan – John MedeskiPercussion – Mauro RefoscoPiano – Evan Lurie
3:39
6 Pancakes
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Adele Bertei, Calvin Weston, Eszter Balint, Kyrie Tinch, Liz Riley, Renee FrenchBass – Tony ScherrDrums, Balafon [Balaphone] – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottHarmonica, Keyboards – Marvin PontiacMarimba, Balafon [Balaphone] – Bill WarePercussion – Kenny Wolleson*Shaker – Billy Martin
4:34
7 Bring Me Rocks
Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax], Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Marvin PontiacBacking Vocals [Background Vocals] – Calvin Weston, Jaime Scott, Steven Bernstein, Tony ScherrBaritone Saxophone [Baritone] – Doug WieselmanBass – Tony ScherrDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottMarimba – Bill WareTenor Saxophone [Tenor] – Michael BlakeTrombone – Art Baron
3:32
8 Rubin
Bass – Erik SankoDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottMarimba – Bill WarePercussion – Billy MartinTrombone – Art BaronVocals – Angelique Kidjo*
3:36
9 Wanna Wanna
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Adele Bertei, Angelique Kidjo*, Calvin Weston, Eszter Balint, Kate Fenner, Kyrie Tinch, Liz Riley, Meaghan Gannett, Sharon Niesp, Veronica BryantBaritone Saxophone [Baritone] – Doug WieselmanBass – Erik SankoDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime Scott, Marvin PontiacPercussion – Billy Martin, Kenny Wolleson*Piano, Organ – John MedeskiTenor Saxophone [Tenor] – Michael BlakeTrombone – Art BaronTrumpet – Steven Bernstein
4:49
10 Sleep At Night
Harmonica – Marvin PontiacPiano – John Medeski
3:25
11 Arms & Legs
Bass – Tony ScherrDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottKeyboards, Sitar – Marvin PontiacMellophone [Melophone] – Steven Bernstein
2:40
12 She Ain't Going Home
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Calvin Weston, Erik Sanko, Jaime Scott, Marvin Pontiac, Tony ScherrBanjo, Harmonica – Marvin PontiacBass, Slide Guitar – Tony ScherrGuitar – Jaime ScottPercussion [Sticks] – Calvin Weston
3:12
13 Little Fly
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Eszter Balint, Kate Fenner, Kyrie Tinch, Liz Riley, Meaghan Gannett, Veronica BryantBass – Erik SankoDrums [Disco Drums] – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottLyrics By – Sanko*, Pontiac*Ocarina – Doug "The Hank" Wieselman*
1:39
14 No Kids
Acoustic Guitar – Marvin PontiacBacking Vocals [Background Vocals] – Angelique Kidjo*, Meaghan Gannett, Melanie RockBass, Guitar – Erik SankoDrums – Calvin WestonGuitar – Jaime ScottMarimba – Bill WarePercussion – Billy Martin
3:05

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Recorded at Magic Shop, Mixed at RPM Sound Studios, Inc., Mastered at Classic Sound

©℗1999 Lagarto Productions, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: A2Z-SB001801
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LL26

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savagesaints

savagesaints

September 27, 2017
Desperately waiting for the LP edition. John Lurie please do something :(((((
pranzo_oltranzista

pranzo_oltranzista

May 3, 2014
edited over 3 years ago

@ comments by ErikY and kralan: "For a long time, I was threatening to do a vocal record. But the idea of me putting out a record where I sang seemed ostentatious or pretentious. Like the music of Telly Savalas...I don’t sing very well, I was shy about it. As a character, it made it easier," said John Lurie himself (found this on wiki - with source). Good enough for me, intriguing album!
kralan

kralan

January 19, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
well, I'm not sure "fake" is the best word for the job, especially given it's has negative connotations. The genius behind the project is to embody the personas of greats like Ali Farka Touré & other west african musicians, and give you a sense of what's going on in their music, lyrically. In marvin pontiac, you've got a front-row seat to something otherwise inaccessible - malian & afrobeat translated for the occident. Malian music doesn't resemble our western pop-music, in terms of lyrics. What do farmers in Mali think about when they are ploughing their fields and look up to see birds flying over?