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Take Your Time, Mr. Brown
The Sugar Kings
2000

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Song Name (Composer)
Time
1.
Papa's On The House Top (Leroy Carr)
2:48
2.
Ice Cream Man (Tom Waits)
2:51
3.
Gillum's Windy Blues (Jazz Gillum)
2:30
4.
Furniture Man (Traditional)
3:27
5.
Fixin' To Die (Bukka White)
3:43
6.
Sad Sap Sucker (Fats Waller, Ed Kirkeby)
2:50
7.
Bad Luck Blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson)
3:34
8.
Crazy About You (Jazz Gillum) State Street Boys
2:54
9.
Leavin' Home (Charlie Poole)
3:07
10.
Get Up Off That Jazzophone (Blues Birdhead) The Bubbling Over Five
3:53
11.
Oh Lonesome Me (Don Gibson)
2:25
12.
Darling's Dream (Clint Hoover)
4:33
13.
Bear Cat Mama (Gene Autry) W. Lee O'daniel
2:46
14.
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Ma' Baby) (Billy Austin, Louis Jordan)
3:12
15.
On The Road Again (Memphis Jug Band)
2:38


Cadence
The Review of Jazz & Blues: Creative Improvised Music
by Frank Rubolino
January, 2001

The Sugar Kings, a trio composed of guitarist Waters, harmonica player Hoover, and tubist/trombonist Sandberg, play and sing on a combination of blues and folk that has a mountain music taste tinted with the flavors of rag, skiffle, and the New Orleans style. They are joined by guests Hull, Hinkley, and Fields playing a variety of rustic instruments including washboard and fiddle on selected cuts. The unusual instrumentation blends with the vocalizing to portray the rural roots of America. Waters and Hoover are the chief singers who spiel out the down-home verses while Sandberg sets the bass line down with his huffing tuba.

Hoover takes center stage on either the diatonic or chromatic harmonica, adding the spirit of an agrarian land to the 15 diverse tunes on the disc. Waters sets the rhythmic pace on the guitar and also diversifies on the cymbals and other paraphernalia. Singing, however, is their prime focus, and harmonizing an intricate part of the music. The Sugar Kings capture the early American pioneering spirit in their music and present it with basic simplicity and authenticity. Country is in their blood.
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