THE EBONY HILLBILLIES - TRIMMIN' DA FAT - Vol. 1
  • 1. LIZA JANE (2:47)
  • 2. CHICKEN REEL (1:52)
  • 3. JERICHO (3:04)
  • 4. SHENANDOAH (5:20)
  • 5. COTTON-EYED JOE (1:57)
  • 6. SEXUAL HEALING (3:59)
  • 7. DANGEROUS MAN (2:41)
  • 8. BONAPARTE'S RETREAT (1:44)
  • 9. SUGAR IN THE GOURD (2:00)
  • 10. WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS (3:28)
  • 11. CLUCK OL' HEN (3:01)
  • 12. TIME TO LEARN (3:07)
  • 1. LIZA JANE (2:47)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:47) [6.53 MB]
  • 2. CHICKEN REEL (1:52)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:52) [4.42 MB]
  • 3. JERICHO (3:04)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:04) [7.17 MB]
  • 4. SHENANDOAH (5:20)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:20) [12.37 MB]
  • 5. COTTON-EYED JOE (1:57)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (01:57) [4.59 MB]
  • 6. SEXUAL HEALING (3:59)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:59) [9.28 MB]
  • 7. DANGEROUS MAN (2:41)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:41) [6.29 MB]
  • 8. BONAPARTE'S RETREAT (1:44)
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (01:44) [4.1 MB]
  • 9. SUGAR IN THE GOURD (2:00)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:00) [4.71 MB]
  • 10. WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS (3:28)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:28) [8.08 MB]
  • 11. CLUCK OL' HEN (3:01)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:01) [7.06 MB]
  • 12. TIME TO LEARN (3:07)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:07) [7.29 MB]
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EH QUOTES:

“What a wonderful connection to all our humanity!”
-The New York Times

"They recreate the music you would have heard if you could time travel to a country dance in Mississippi around 1903."
-Mick Gold, BBC/UK

"Joyous, athletic, ancient, modern, and eternal, the Ebony Hillbillies don’t just tell an important story about our country and keep an essential part of our musical heritage alive, but they entertain, magically, majestically, gracefully, and energetically. A pile of passionate, high-end musicians who apply their skill to filling this old tradition with beautiful new life, it’s likely you won’t see a more engaging, entertaining, and purely joyful band all year."
-Tim Sommer, SHO


THE EBONY HILLBILLIES - TRIMMIN’ DA FAT - Vol. 1
Release Date - 2020

Dedicated to the memory of our musical brother and "Rebel Soldier" - Mr. Norris Washington Bennett
[Feb. 17th 1935 - May 5th 2020]



THE EBONY HILLBILLIES
From the street corners of Manhattan to the hallowed stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to TV appearances on the BBC and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” The Ebony Hillbillies are a true phenomenon, reviving the lost art form and American legacy of string band music for a whole new generation.

Continuing to bring a fresh urgency to the genre for a 21st Century world in need of some deep musical education, the dynamic ensemble – led by Henrique Prince (fiddle, vocals) with Norris Bennett (banjo, mountain dulcimer, guitar, vocals), Gloria Thomas Gassaway (on vocals and bones), acoustic bassist William “Salty Bill” Salter (3x-Grammy winning co-writer of legendary pop hits like “Where is the Love” and “Just The Two of Us”) and A.R.(Ali Rahman) on washboard “cowboy” percussion kit.

The Ebony Hillbillies started out on the streets of Manhattan, but their vibe and influence has extended over the years to acclaimed live performances at legendary venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center; appearances on the BBC, Good Morning America, NBC, CBS, etc., international music workshops and festivals, visual artist collaborations at museums (including The Whitney with phenom Kara Walker and The Smithsonian Museum), Foot stomping and Hand-clapping Dance parties and more. In the digital era, they have sold thousands of hard copies of their CDs – Sabrina’s Holiday, I Thought You Knew, Barefoot & Flying and Slappin’ A Rabbit – Live! – at their shows and via their globally popular website, www.theEbonyHillbillies.com



THE EBONY HILLBILLIES
TRIMMIN’ DA FAT - Vol. 1
2020 EH MUSIC


01. LIZA JANE…(2:47)
02. CHICKEN REEL…(1:52)
03. JERICHO…(3:04)
04. SHENANDOAH…(5:20)
05. COTTON-EYED JOE…(1:57)
06. SEXUAL HEALING…(3:59)
07. DANGEROUS MAN…(2:41)
08. BONAPARTE’S RETREAT..(1:44)
09. SUGAR IN THE GOURD…(2:00)
10. WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS…(3:28)
11. CLUCK OL’ HEN…(3:01)
12. TIME TO LEARN…(3:07)


CREDITS:
HENRIQUE PRINCE - Violin, Vocals.
NORRIS BENNETT - Banjo, Mountain Dulcimer, Vocals.
DAVE COLDING - Acoustic Bass, Additional Vocals
RICKY “DIRTY RED” GORDON - Washboard, Percussion, Vocals
TONY GARNIER - Acoustic Bass & Vocals on (“SEXUAL HEALING”)


SELECTIONS TAKEN FROM -

SABRINA’S HOLIDAY [EH MUSIC]
Produced By ARCHIE “TEX” WALKER (AW)
Recorded 2003 At YOUNGBLOOD STUDIOS, NYC
Recorded By STEPHEN “YOUNGBLOOD” CEE
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I THOUGHT YOU KNEW [EH MUSIC]
Produced By LARRY BAEDER
Additional Production on “SEXUAL HEALING” By AW
Recorded December 2004 - February 2005 at PYRAMID STUDIOS, NYC
Recorded By TOM HEMLEB & LARRY BAEDER
Protools By KATHRYN “THE KAT” DIEHL


TRIMMIN’ DA FAT - Vol. 1
Produced & Remastered by AW



SPECIAL THANKS:
MARTHA HOLMES
GLORIA THOMAS GASSAWAY
STEPHEN CEE


01. LIZA JANE 2:47
Songwriter/Author: Traditional - Arr. by THE EH
Publishing: THE EBONY HILLBILLIES MUSIC INC

The first selection, “LIZA JANE” is not only a popular woman of the 19th and 20th century - she was also recorded worldwide by many artists. It is known to have been a Negro folk song. Sung by Norris Bennett with Dave “BBQ” Colding and Dirty Red on supporting vocals - it's an EH fave.



02. CHICKEN REEL 1:52
Songwriter/Author: Traditional - Arr. by THE EH
Publishing: THE EBONY HILLBILLIES MUSIC INC

“CHICKEN REEL,” is a dance tune…written by Joseph Daly…played instrumentally by the EH



03. JERICHO 3:04
Songwriter/Author: Traditional - Arr. by THE EH
Publishing: THE EBONY HILLBILLIES MUSIC INC

Here is the EH’s rendition of “JOSHUA FIT THE BATTLE OF JERICHO,” a very popular African American spiritual . This song has been recorded by many great artists. Sung by Norris Bennett with Dave Colding and Dirty Red on additional supporting vocals.



04. SHENANDOAH 5:20
Songwriter/Author: Traditional - Arr. by THE EH
Publishing: THE EBONY HILLBILLIES MUSIC INC

A traditional American folk song entitled, “OH SHENANDOAH” of unknown origin. Dating back to at least the 19th century. Sung beautifully by Mr. Norris Bennett.



05. COTTON-EYED JOE 1:57
Songwriter/Author: Traditional - Arr. by THE EH
Publishing: THE EBONY HILLBILLIES MUSIC INC

A cowboy fave.



06. SEXUAL HEALING 3:59
Songwriter/Author: ODELL BROWN/DAVID RITZ/MARVIN GAYE - Arr. by AW
Publishing: EMI BLACKWOOD MUSIC INC

This MARVIN GAYE classic was arranged with "Tex" (AW) - featuring Norris on lead vocals and mountain dulcimer...Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan) on acoustic bass/vocals and additional vocals by Dave Colding



07. DANGEROUS MAN 2:41
Songwriter/Author: O H PRINCE - Arr. by THE EH/ THE EH
Publishing: THE EBONY HILLBILLIES MUSIC INC

This is an original song sung and written by EH fiddler, Henrique Prince.



08. BONAPARTE’S RETREAT 1:44
Songwriter/Author: Traditional - Arr. by THE EH
Publishing: THE EBONY HILLBILLIES MUSIC INC

Sung by Norris Bennett. Its the EH’s rendition of a very old folk song about a rebel soldier running backwards.



09. SUGAR IN THE GOURD 2:00
Songwriter/Author: Traditional - Arr. by THE EH
PUBLISHER: THE EBONY HILLBILLIES MUSIC INC

A traditional old fiddle tune.



10. WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS 3:28
Songwriter/Author: TALMADGE TUBB
Publishing: ERNEST TUBB MUSIC INC

As far from NYC, as you can possibly get. I do like old-time fiddling though, and so this song is perfect in some ways. With Norris Bennett on lead vocals and mountain dulcimer…



11. CLUCK OL’ HEN 3:01
Songwriter/Author: Traditional - Arr. by THE EH
Publishing: THE EBONY HILLBILLIES MUSIC INC

An old-time fiddling chicken song. though, and so this song is perfect in some ways. With Norris Bennett on lead vocals and banjo…



12. TIME TO LEARN 3:07
Songwriter/Author: TIM O’BRIEN/ PATRICK ALGER
Publishing: UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

Tim O'Brien's brilliant ode to his deceased sister and beautifully yet brilliantly delivered by Mr. Norris Bennett. One of his beloved signature songs, heavily requested wherever he went. It never failed to bring tears. We truly miss Mr. Norris Washington Bennett
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  • Members:
    HENRIQUE PRINCE - Violin, Vocals. NORRIS BENNETT - Banjo, Mountain Dulcimer, Vocals. GLORIA THOMAS GASSAWAY - Vocals, Bones. WILLIAM "SALTY BILL" SALTER - Acoustic Bass. REGGIE (A.R.) FERGUSON - Cowboy Percussion Kit NEWMAN TAYLOR BAKER - Washboard Perc
  • Sounds Like:
    Taj Mahal, Shemekiah Copeland, Keb Mo, Carolina Chocolate Drops, CJ Chenier,
  • Influences:
    Mississippi Sheiks, Algia Mae Hinton, The Altamont Sessions Recordings, The Stoneman Family, Canray Fontenot, Willie Dixon, Willie Nelson, Charlie Parker, Murph Gribble, Willie Dixon
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