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Chasin' Rainbows [CD]

Robert Crumb, R.crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Mar 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B000000DSO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,395 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Chasin' Rainbows 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Fine Artiste Blues 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hula Medley 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Want a Little Girl 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Mysterious Mose 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Crying My Blues Away 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. She Lived Down by the Firehouse 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Diane 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Make My Cot Where the Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "proper music" from mr. crumb and co 11 April 2003
Format:Audio CD
I'm a massive fan of Robert Crumb's and I guess that's essentially why I bought this album by his Cheap Suit Serenaders. Saying that, I was rather more impressed with it than I thought I might be. This is Crumb and friends playing what he might call "real music" - American ragtime (though not the piano type) and blues, all very much in the folk tradition. Much of the album is cover versions of "standards" like the title track "Chasin' Rainbows" with the one or two originals ("Fine Artiste Blues" springs to mind). It's really rinky-dink stuff - a little self-indulgent perhaps (but then if Crumb can't be self-indulgent who can be?) but the perfect soundtrack to an R.Crumb comic. Also, note that Terry Zwigoff plays cello in the Serenaders. He's the guy who made the Crumb documentary before going on to adapt Daniel Clowe's 'Ghost World' graphic novel for the big screen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars geat unknown crazy men of our time 4 Sep 2007
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Robert Crumb is best known as a 1960s cartoonist,but his real passion (I believe) is old time music! But make no mistake! These guys know how to play!Jazz,blues,country novelty&ragtime onGuitar,banjo,mandolin,dobro, accordion,and even musical saw!!Whatever your tastes in music,give this a try,it's sure to put a smile on your face!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant old style music 4 Aug 2008
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Robert Crumb and his cheap suit serenaders create a superb album here. If you like that "old style" jazz/blues/swing this is for you. The sound is fantastic and great separation on the stereo. Cannot recommend this high enough!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as described 23 May 2013
By Terry
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Great fun it's a band full of lots of old fashioned songs sung well and played really well not for young people
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Laughs and Some Good Music Too!! 14 April 2001
By Kurt Harding - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of R. Crumb ever since the underground comics heyday of the late 60s. Knowledgeable fans of Crumb's comics know also that he is very much into Delta blues and other uniquely American forms of music. On Chasin' Rainbows, Crumb and a few like-minded fellows indulge themselves in a seemingly silly but also very serious project of bringing old songs to life using offbeat instruments. Alabama Jubilee is a great song and the performance first-rate. Diane is evocative of a German country tune. Fine Artiste Blues is a great crack at, what else, "artistes". I don't know where Crumb and Co. dug these up as I'd only heard a couple before, but if you like well done novelty songs,you are sure to enjoy such ditties as Hula Medley, Mysterious Mose, She Lived Down By the Firehouse, and Make My Cot Where the Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows as well as the others. There are loads of laughs and some good music to boot. Listen to it in the spirit in which it was made. I give this five stars for its pure entertainment value.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs played with energy, skill, and humor! 20 May 2001
By R. Plemmons - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I bought this record on the strength of "Fine Artiste Blues" back when it first came out. I'd always enjoyed R. Crumb's art work and I knew this collection would be something different. It's a grab bag of styles all played with old-timey string band instrumentation. "Alabama Jubilee" is also a standout, but there are really no clinkers. Plenty of Hawaiian guitar and some GREAT musical saw. The overall feel of the album is lighthearted and casual, but the level of musicianship is actually quite high. Can't think of another group that comes close to the Suits' sound so you'll just have to hear them for yourself. You won't be disappointed. I have gone back to this recording many times over the years and it always brings a smile.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sure to get the toe to tappin'. 7 Feb 2002
By Gordon Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'm a big fan of indie-rock and avante-garde jazz, but I can't deny a serious affinity for good down-home music like this. This band of misfits, dorks and comic-book geeks has got the right idea when it comes to playin' some 'toons (pun intended). The atmosphere of this music is silly, goofy, slightly perverse and deeply sincere. If you liked the music from "Oh Brother where art thou", but thought the movie was inauthentic and a bit shallow, you should give this a listen. This is the real deal.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Rate - its to music what Mr. Natural is to Comics 7 Dec 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Chasin Rainbows has never failed me. I follow the advice in the last line of that song and I'm ready again. There is also something very special about watching artists from the Lower-east side of New York or from Williamsburg, Brooklyn hear Fine Artist Blues for the first time. Holy smokes.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IT WAS ABOUT TIME! 1 Sep 2001
By G.C. Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Finally, some REAL music. It had been a long time since I had heard such sincere and rustic musical farcities. Although Robert Crumb is "way out there", his handling of his short stab at the music game proves that if you have a dream, you can"t be all bad. Nice cello parts from Terry Zwigoff. "Persian Rug" has got to be one of the best of the best. Buy it, you'll like it!
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