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Dave Alvin - Blackjack David FLAC album

Performer: Dave Alvin
Genre: Rock / Folk and World music
Title: Blackjack David
FLAC version ZIP size: 1763 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1377 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1881 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 925

Blackjack David is the sixth album by American artist Dave Alvin, released in 1998. He also knows how to make rootlessness historical.

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Album · 1998 · 11 Songs. Blackjack David Dave Alvin. Listen on Apple Music.

Artists Dave Alvin Blackjack David. This album has an average beat per minute of 125 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 73/173 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Blackjack David.

Blackjack David Lyrics. Traditional, Arranged by Dave Alvin (Blue Horn Toad Music, BMI, Administered by Bug Music). Blackjack David came a-ridin' through the wood Singin' so loud and merry His voice was a-ringin' through the green, green fields And he spied a fair-haired maiden Spied a fair-haired maiden. Listen here lass my name is Jack And I come from afar Lookin' for a fair-haired lass like you Won't you come and be my bride Come and be my bride?" "Now would you forsake your husband, dear Would you forsake your baby Would you forsake your fine, fine.

Singer-songwriter Dave Alvin was a founding member of the Blasters, a Los Angeles band that took the energetic bop of rockabilly and infused it with punk rock's aggressive attitude. When I picked up Alvin's latest solo album Blackjack David, I expected Blasters-style slash-and-burn rock 'n' roll. Well, this album is far from the musical firestorm of Alvin's earlier group. It's something even better. Blackjack David is more like a smoldering ember that quietly burns its way into your soul. The title song sets the album's tone.

A longstanding monumental force in Los Angeles and California music, Alvin is essentially a blues player who writes and performs what he terms "American folk music. From Celtic and British folk tunes to early rock & roll, from classic blues and country & western to the Bakersfield sound, Alvin knows his stuff. With Alvin at peace with his creative direction, Blackjack David picks up where King of California left off in 1994. More electric, Blackjack David almost rocks in places, as on "Abilene" and "New Highway. It ambles along nicely in other spots, too. The title cut, a traditional tune hundreds of years old, is given new life under the deft Alvin touch and a new arrangement.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Blackjack David
Arranged By – Dave AlvinWritten By – Traditional
A2 Abilene
Written By – Dave Alvin
A3 New Highway
Written By – Dave Alvin
A4 California Snow
Written By – Dave Alvin, Tom Russell
A5 Evening Blues
Written By – Dave Alvin
B1 The Way You Said Good-bye
Written By – Dave Alvin
B2 Mary Brown
Written By – Dave Alvin
B3 Laurel Lynn
Written By – Dave Alvin
B4 1968
Written By – Chris Gaffney, Dave Alvin
B5 From A Kitchen Table
Written By – Dave Alvin
B6 Tall Trees
Written By – Dave Alvin, Fontaine Brown

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Media Vortex
  • Recorded At – Paul And Mike's Studio
  • Mixed At – Bernie Becker Studio
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hightone Records
  • Distributed By – The Tape Project
  • Licensed From – Hightone Records
  • Copyright (c) – The Tape Project


  • Accordion – Chris Gaffney (tracks: 8), Dillon O'Brian (tracks: 5)
  • Acoustic Bass – Dave Jackson (tracks: 3), David Piltch (tracks: 1, 5, 7, 11), Gregory Boaz (tracks: 8)
  • Acoustic Guitar – Dave Alvin, Greg Leisz
  • Art Direction [Original Package] – Lou Beach
  • Banjo – Greg Leisz
  • Baritone Guitar – Greg Leisz
  • Clarinet – Doug Wieselman (tracks: 10)
  • Design [Original Package] – Lou Beach
  • Design [Reel Tape Package] – Dan "Dr. Bottlehead" Schmalle
  • Dobro – Greg Leisz
  • Drums – Bobby Lloyd Hicks
  • Electric Bass – Bob Glaub (tracks: 2, 6, 10), Dave Jackson (tracks: 4)
  • Electric Guitar – Dave Alvin, Greg Leisz
  • Electric Piano – Dillon O'Brian (tracks: 11)
  • Engineer [Second] – David Ahlert
  • Fiddle – Brantley Kearns (tracks: 8, 9)
  • Harmonica – Dillon O'Brian (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5)
  • Harmony Vocals – Bobby Lloyd Hicks
  • Mandola – Greg Leisz
  • Mandolin – Greg Leisz
  • Mastered By – Paul Stubblebine
  • Mixed By – Paul du Gré
  • Organ – Dan McGough (tracks: 6, 11)
  • Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg Leisz
  • Percussion – Bobby Lloyd Hicks
  • Photography – Issa Sharp
  • Producer – Dan "Dr. Bottlehead" Schmalle, Greg Leisz, Michael Romanowski, Paul Stubblebine
  • Recorded By – Paul du Gré
  • Slide Guitar – Greg Leisz
  • Vocals – Dave Alvin