Goin' to Cincinnati Notes

On the evening of June 23, 2014, we all sat in a circle at Group Effort Studio in Erlanger, KY, and recorded eleven tracks, most in one take and a few in two. Each of us played the instruments blamed on us on the "About these guys" page.

Eric "Catfish" Evans drove the project.

Dan Murphy did the engineering and mastering for us.

The photo of the Cincinnati waterfront on the front cover is courtesy of www.cincinnativiews.net ca. 1920.

The one on the rear cover was taken by Sarah Johnson in Swinestein's back yard.

Duplication and packaging by QCA.

Five of the songs are in the public domain; mechanical licenses were obtained for the other six from Limelight, an affiliate of CD Baby.

Here's the low-down on each track:

1. I'm Going to Cincinnati, 3:17
    Written by Walter Coleman, copyright 1936
    Lead vocal: Eric "Catfish" Evans

2. Digga Digga Do, 3:21
    Written by Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh, copyright 1928
    Lead vocal: Eric "Hambone" Buhrer

3. Hesitation Blues, 4:04
    Written by Smythe/Middleton/Gilham, copyright 1915
    (public domain)
    Lead vocal: Keith "Fishstick" Baker

4. Tear It Down, 3:26
    Written (claimed) by Will Shade, copyright 1928
    Lead vocal: Eric "Hambone" Buhrer

5. Papa's on the Housetop, 3:39
    Written by Leroy Carr, copyright 1930
    Lead vocal: Keith "Fishstick" Baker

6. Funky Butt, 3:07
    (probably) Written by Willy Cornish
    (public domain)
    Lead vocal: Eric "Catfish" Evans

7. I Crave My Pigmeat, 2:40
    Written by Blind Boy Fuller
    (public domain)
    Lead vocal: Tom "Swinestein" Beck

8: My Bucket's Got a Hole in It, 3:50
    Written (claimed) by Clarence Williams, copyright 1949
    Lead vocal: Eric "Catfish" Evans

9. Ragged but Right, 3:26
    Traditional, ca. 1900
    (public domain)
    Lead vocal: Keith "Fishstick" Baker

10. Wipe It Off, 3:16
      Written by Lonnie Johnson, copyright 1930
      Lead vocal: Eric "Catfish" Evans

11. Beans Beans Beans, 3:05
      Written by Elmer Bowman and Chris Smith, copyright 1912
      (public domain)
      Lead vocal: Eric "Hambone" Buhrer

 

2014 Cincinnati Dancing Pigs