Johnson, Richard Leo And Gregg Bendian / Who Knew Charlie Shoe?
Album: Who Knew Charlie Shoe?   Collection:General
Artist:Johnson, Richard Leo And Gregg Bendian   Added:Sep 2007
Label:Cuneiform Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-09-30 Pull Date: 2007-12-02
Week Ending: Oct 21 Oct 14 Oct 7
Airplays: 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 16, 2007: radio randomulance
Uncle Toby's Place, Where The River Meets The Hills, Itty Bitty Ditty, Rockasilly
3. Oct 04, 2007: Trip Over Zero
2. Oct 08, 2007: I <3 Life and Yr Callous Neglect/Refusal
Whitewash Worship Warehouse/Fine Waster And Dryer
4. Oct 03, 2007: growing up
Shack In The Back

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2007-10-01
RL Johnson & G Bendian – Who Knew Charlie Shoe?
Reviewed by Sadie O., 9/27/07
Incredibly pretty combination of finger picking and slide guitar, with some creative percussion on most tracks – all instrumentals. Several of the first few songs end early and have non-musical noises for quite a few seconds. Extremely relaxing stuff.
No FCCs – only a few bits of speech. 14 and 20 are really cool.
1. random radio putts, bits of backriver broadcasting.
2. *Bits of guitar and drums work themselves into an uptempo but somehow rather laid back folksy bop.
3. **Rhythmic sawing, whoops, slide guitar. Pretty stuff. About 30 seconds of scratching (like raking leaves) at end.
4. *Couple seconds of talking, then mellow acoustic finger picking and… plops? Ends 10 seconds early, then a bit of bird calls, leading into next track.
5. *Bird calls and finger picking. Extremely relaxing. Ends 40 seconds early, then train sounds.
6. ***resonant finger picking, slide and hand percussion.
7. **energetic slide and hand percussion
8. *lovely and relaxed finger picking, no beat.
9. *metallic whiffles, random hand drums… Springs, maybe? No guitar.
10. **guitar, chimes. Midtempo, sweet.
11. Random sounds, seagulls, barks.
12. **random sounds, slow guitar, brushing, kinda Hawaiian. A few odd feedback sounds.
13. *pretty finger picking.
14. ****goofy hand percussion, and cool picking/slide. Relaxed but lots of fun.
15. random noises, barking, a few words, extremely slow slide, burbling.
16. ***simple 2/4 beat, guitar with bits of harmonics, shuffles. Fairly long song – goes through some changes.
17. **slow and pretty pickin ‘n’ slidin, no beat. Some feedback noises.
18. shuffles and some discordant… squeeze box? Pretty weird.
19. **pretty guitar, shaker, occasional knocks. Knocks turn into syncopation by end – definitely improves as it goes along.
20. ****Church bell, then slide and cool bloopy percussion. Kind of comes apart towards end.
21. *bells and pretty as heck finger picking.

Track Listing
1. Swap Meet Sunday   11. Looking For Vernon
2. Rockasilly   12. Where The Rivers Meet
3. Shack In The Back   13. When I Met Chet
4. First Breath In A Bean Field   14. Itty Bitty Ditty
5. Little Sparrow   15. Where The River Meets The Hills
6. I Believe In Reintarnation   16. Uncle Toby's Place
7. Superman   17. Good Soldier
8. Like Father Like Son   18. Circus Came And Went
9. Junk Fish Out Of Water   19. Blind Injustice
10. Jesus On A Tire Swing   20. Whitewash Worship Warehouse/Fine Waster And Dryer
  21. Forgotten Lullaby