Lee Worman, Cathy Hartman, Mary Strobl, Barbara Weeks, Carl Cook, Kale Soukup
Recorded at Alpha Music Studios, Lenexa, Kansas, January, 1992
Produced by Joseph Simunac
Engineered by Glenn Major
Cover Art by Ann Lozano
|1.||Amazing Grace/Bride’s Reel||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||3:21|
|2.||Dispute at the Crossroads||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||2:01|
|3.||Grace Hay’s Delight||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||2:45|
|4.||Sullivan Ballou||Joseph Simunac||3:59|
|5.||Knights of St. Patrick/The Woodcock||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||3:12|
|6.||Farewell to Tarwaithe||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||4:18|
|7.||Untitled Double Jig/Billy Rush’s||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||3:18|
|8.||The Bonnie Boy/The Bargain Is Over||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||4:13|
|9.||Rattlin’, Roarin’ Willie||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||1:56|
|10.||Miss Sharpe’s Fancy/Stormy Weather||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||3:31|
|11.||somewhere i have never travelled||Joseph Simuanc||3:26|
|12.||O’Connor’s Favorite/Broken Bridge||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||4:14|
|13.||Ashokan Farewell||Jay Unger||3:35|
|14.||Mason’s Apron/Jude’s Bush||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||3:10|
|15.||Sally Hunter of Thurston||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||3:30|
|16.||Lord MacDonald/Five Mile Chase||Traditional, arranged Joseph Simunac||3:19|
Rattlin’ Roarin’ was recorded at Alpha Music Studios in Lenexa, Kansas in January of 1992. Glenn Major was the audio engineer. It was my first attempt at a solo album, and was a comedy of errors in many ways. We actually tried to start recording in October, but Glen’s new 16-track tape deck was not in yet. November came and went and still nothing was done. The deck finally arrived in December, but then had to be wired in and tested, so it wasn’t until January that I finally got in to record.
Soon after I started, Maid in the Myddle decided to add seven more tracks to our With Love tape and release it as a CD. Also, we decided to do a joint tape with the Jolly Rogers, which turned into Argosy. All these projects had to be finished by the first week of February, since we were performing at the Arizona Renaissance Festival for the following two months. Lee was a prince through all of this, producing both Argosy and the With Lovetracks, and performing and providing moral support on Rattlin’ Roarin’.
On the last possible day for recording, I discovered that one of the songs I was going to include just wasn’t going to work – my voice was shot from all the Maid in the Myddle work and just wasn’t up for it. Lee asked if there was anything else I could do. I had always liked the Scottish jig, Grace Hay’s Delight, but never could decide what to do with it. I laid down the tune and then improvised three other parts, but couldn’t decide what to do with the bass line. Glenn let me come in early the next morning and I finished what turned out to be a very Baroque-sounding track – totally improvised. I wish my music could all sound that good.