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  no use in cryin'

No Use in Cryin CD CoverSample Tunes:

 

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£12(UK)

£14(Europe)

£15(Rest of the World)

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P. Cooper
3 Astra House
Mt. Pleasant Villas
London N4 4HB

Also available from iTunes (£7.99)

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'This CD is truly a delight from start to finish. Never showy, never flash, its quiet understatement draws you in and fills you with wonder. It sounds authentic, but there are no fake American accents or strident solos… My personal favourites are the classic seafaring maid song, "Short Jacket and White Trousers" and the Carter Family "You've been a Friend"'
- Jerry Bix, What's Afoot

'The stovepipe is well and truly rattled here… No Use In Cryin' proudly presents a wide-ranging collection of tunes and songs that through history have crossed back and forth, here given appealingly and refreshingly in versions from either or both sides of the pond. In healthy juxtaposition, we encounter fiddle tunes from Kentucky, West Virginia and Seattle nestling companionably under the same roof as that good ol' O' Carolan morris tune Princess Royal and a fun medley that bestows a "transatlantic melodic overlap" on D'Ye Ken John Peel, all played in the easily-expert, deft-yet-passionate manner of the genuine old-time enthusiast… Dave and Pete each take roughly equal turns with the singing, and both (albeit in contrasted vocal styles) invariably prove themselves well up to the task of authentically and enthusiastically conveying the essence of the texts without any sense of contrivance. The winning formula of the earlier disc is reprised with the approach taken to the provision of the liner notes, for once again these are both succinct and splendidly informative…
- David Kidman, Net Rhythms

'Dave Arthur sings with an edge to the voice that fits the songs like a glove. He plays superbly rhythmical banjo, guitar and melodeon. Pete Cooper has a more mellow voice that suits the more lyrical songs he chooses. Dan Stewart is a new name to me. His banjo playing is to die for… Don't forget, if you want an instant antidote to the blues, go out and buy this CD. You will have a smile on your face right the way through it and for hours afterwards!'
- Mary Humphreys, Mardles magazine

Rattle on the Stovepipe


Tunes in mp3 format:
ELZICK’S FAREWELL
SHORT JACKET AND WHITE TROUSERS
SADIE AT THE BACK DOOR
WILLIE MOORE
RED APPLE JUICE
OLD JOHN PEEL/ ROCK THAT CRADLE, JOE
YOU’VE BEEN A FRIEND/FRISKY JENNY
PRINCESS ROYAL
MONDAY MORNING GO TO SCHOOL (‘THE TWO BROTHERS’. CHILD 49)
WAYS OF THE WORLD
DAMNED OLD PINEY MOUNTAINS
SALLY IN THE GARDEN
DILLARD CHANDLER
ROLL, ALABAMA, ROLL!

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