Zanes, Dan & Friends / Little Nut Tree
Album: Little Nut Tree   Collection:General
Artist:Zanes, Dan & Friends   Added:Oct 2011
Label:Festival Five Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-12-11 Pull Date: 2012-02-12
Week Ending: Jan 22 Jan 1 Dec 25 Dec 18
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 26, 2014: The Songsmith Show Finale
John Kanakanaka Feat The Sea Rascals
4. Aug 24, 2012: The Songsmith Show
John Kanakanaka Feat The Sea Rascals
2. Dec 14, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Jim Along Josie Feat Father Goose
5. Mar 29, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Jim Along Josie Feat Father Goose
3. Oct 05, 2012: The Songsmith Show
John Kanakanaka Feat The Sea Rascals
6. Jan 19, 2012: The Songsmtih Show
John Kanakanaka Feat The Sea Rascals

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-12-07
Zanes is a musician whose tentacles reach around the globe to include everyone in his musical journey. His path including passing on musical traditions to children as well as adults. Though not a children’s album, there are songs here which definitely speak to the youngins. Lots of different sounds including reggae, blues, folk, bluegrass, campfire, etc. Instrumentation of guitar, bass, percussion, piano, violin, mandolin, accordion, horns, etc. A really joyful album, lots of great, great stuff. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: All are great.

1. (3:02) Mid. Blues strut. Piano, gutar, drums, bass, backing vocals with background vocals at a party. Upbeat and driving.
2. (2:56) Mid. Feel-good reggae / blues number with percussion, backing vocals, plodding beat, lots of vocals including some echoey ones.
3. (3:12) Mid. Horns, mandolin, percussion lead this laid-back groover.
4. (2:39) Mid. Folky bluesy upbeat with organ, guitar, drums predominating. Great vocals with some harmonizing.
5. (2:50) Mid. Campfire singalong with kids and adults singing. Accordion and toy piano? and percussion.
6. (2:48) Mid. Sierra Leone Refuge All-Stars guesting. Mellow reggae tune with keys, percussion, harmonizing.
7. (3:10) Mid. Little folky ditty with acoustic guitar, violin, mandolin, accordion, bass.
8. (3:28) Mid. Traditional folk song ‘Saro Jane’. Upbeat with violin, mandolin, guitar, tambourine, male / female vocals with harmonies. Really cool.
9. (3:30) Mid. Traditional song, a la ‘Iko Iko’, sung in French. Percussion heavy with lap steel. Great.
10. (3:03) Mid. Rockin’ with heavy beat, organ, guitar, male / female trading vocals.
11. (2:25) Mid. Old-timey vaudevillian jazz number with tuba, mandolin, drums, harmonizing. Great stuff.
12. (3:32) Mid. Upbeat with percussion, bass, guitar, accordion, horn.
13. (2:18) Mid. Traditional song with bongos, congas, guitar, lots of vocals. Upbeat.
14. (1:03) Slow / Mid. Vocal and guitar song about a hawk and us. Nice.
15. (3:26) Slow / Mid. Folky, bluegrassy with guitar, mandolin, violin predominating. Easy-going and
16. (4:55) Slow / Mid. Beautiful with strings, arpeggio guitar, harmonizing. Instrumental one-minute coda of song #5. Cool and a bit wacky.

Track Listing
1. In The Basement Feat Sharon Jones   9. La Siren Feat Bonga
2. Jim Along Josie Feat Father Goose   10. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy Feat Joan Osborne
3. Summer Trains   11. The Farmer Is The One
4. Wake Up Baby! Feat Shine   12. Thank You
5. John Kanakanaka Feat The Sea Rascals   13. Hill And Gully Rider
6. Little Nut Tree Feat The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars   14. Red Tail Hawk
7. I Don't Need Sunny Skies Feat Andrew Bird   15. Salaam Feat Tareq Abboush
8. Saro Jane Feat Barbara Brousal   16. Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere Feat Donald Saaf