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A native of Denver, Colorado, Corey Harris fell in love with music at an early age, and made his own music with a toy guitar he received at the age of three. Now 31 years old, Corey grew up watching his favorite music television shows - including HEE HAW and SOUL TRAIN - and listening to all the popular music of the day. But when his mother turned him on to a real guitar and the blues of ... Read more in Amazon's Corey Harris Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Alligator
  • ASIN: B00000I7X5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 256,136 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Corey explores acoustic blues, rock, reggae, Caribbean and more in a remarkable, forward-thinking concept album.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
Corey Harris: Greens from the garden
If blues is a healer, then blues is also a prism, a distorting mirror, an overloaded amplifier. John Lee Hooker was never confused with Hendrix or Robert Johnston. The flavour of Corey Harris's blues is telegraphed by the name of his record label, Alligator. The 'gator is of the South, the bayous and Cajuns, the stinking summer heat.
'Greens from the garden' was the breakthrough album for Harris, even though it is not your garden variety CD. It has a unique taste, part cooking in the kitchen, part hot wires. Eight of the twenty tracks are sound bites of interview with some of Harris' neighbours. The subject is greens, slave food, africanised dishes that would have nourished the first generation of Africa's ambassadors when they arrived in the New World carrying the seeds of jazz and blues within them. Don't go to this CD looking for another "When the levee breaks". Harris worships 'Jah the Head Creator' and it is through this prism that he processes the world. "Basehead" compares cocaine addiction to slavery ("Grampa told Junior, he told Junior, 'bout them slavery days") while Harris's guitar slashes away at the rest of the band. It is no surprise that he includes "Just a closer walk with thee" here, but it is surprising to hear the skanking beat his band ties in its tail. I-and-I worship Jah and a good dub drives I-and-I closer to Jah. Jah Rasta Far I!
Harris' instuments are different flavours of slide guitar and his voice is barbed wire and honey. He is a moraliser, but my mind wanders off his message into the vibes of his dread-equipped band. Guests include pianist Henry Butler and members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Together, their net catches the rags and acoustic blues of the early years of last century, Creole funk and gear-changing reggae.
Blues blues blues and a real hoot. Almost as good as being there. You don't have to worry about the panhandlers in Bourbon Street.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An absolute gem! 8 Nov. 1999
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Format: Audio CD
I've never written a review before, but I'm moved to in this case because I love this album! Since some people seem to be grumbling about it not being "pure" blues, and are put-off by it's eclecticism, I just want to say that these are the very reasons I find this so engaging. I consider myself so very lucky to have stumbed across it from my own growingly diverse tastes. This album becomes more comfortable and precious every time I listen to it -- a tour through a musician's heart. It has a warm feeling of home - which I think is very much intended. Thank you Corey Harris for making this beauty. I love the variety and the pace. I want more like it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Making music that pushes the envelope, 23 Aug. 1999
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Format: Audio CD
Corey Harris has two excellent Cds before this one on which he plays incredible blues songs. There was no need for him to make yet another, and if he had I would have thought it a sign of artistic stagnation and lack of inspiration. What you get on this recording is a movement forward, into the living, breathing depth of the music. It is in many ways an exploration of the great similarity of spirit that binds ragtime, blues, folk, jazz, and reggae music together. The CD is best, in my opinion, as a whole. Each song, and each interlocking spoken segment bewteen them, compliments and feeds off of each other. I applaud Harris' move forward, and for his great ability to push the limits of what must be the most limiting of genres.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It's alive--going to the top of our CD shelf. 7 July 1999
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Format: Audio CD
A delicious combination of sounds, a bluesy heart pumping into arteries of a variety of genres, but focusing on its eclecticism misses the point. Mr. Harris delivers life. Hey, it's more than just greens--I can taste bits of cilantro, arugula, and squash flowers as well.
I have earlier Corey Harris tracks, but to be fair, I had heard "Eh La Bas" before picking this one up, so I knew it was going to be more than the usual ride. Mr. Harris has captured, well, joy (which makes sense, coming from a blues artist).
Gets high ratings from our adolescent contingent here, too, despite the lack of video presence on MTV.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great work, Corey 5 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Well, for a blues purist, this CD might seem a dissapointment. But for any person with open ears (and open soul, too) this is a real gem. If you've listened to Corey's first two albums, then you'll see that it's just a logical step forward. I was waiting for something like this from Corey. On his second CD he added tuba and trombone, here he plays with lots of other musicians (and he fools around with lots of styles). Don't listen to guys telling that those aren't blues. They are... for sure. Even behind reggae rhythm there is a solid 12 bar basis. Just open your soul and you'll hear it in every note. Harris is a pro, and being one he is wise enough not to limit himself by only one aspect of the great style. He goes in the same direction which Taj Mahal once went.
Great voice, great guitar playing, great rhythms - great CD!
Dmitry aka Cat's Eye
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
La frescura de los jardines 9 Feb. 2000
By "cyruja" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
La música hecha con alegría hace alegres a quienes la escuchan, y me parece que Corey Harris y sus compañeros se han divertido mucho tocando esta variedad de ritmos, y yo lo estoy pasando a las mil maravillas. Han logrado un disco inagotable, de esos que, cada vez que pasan, ofrecen un nuevo sonido para descubrir, una nota, un arreglo, una risa! No me extiendo. Gracias por devolverme las ganas de escuchar estas músicas, estaba en un punto en que lo único que me quedaba de blues en la cabeza era unas "takes" de Muddy Waters con Johnny Winter. ¡Felicitaciones!
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