GOVERNMENT ISSUE ORCHESTRA 'Government Issue Orchestra'

GOVERNMENT ISSUE ORCHESTRA 'Government Issue Orchestra'

  • $13.50


Another new (and very young) old-time band from the Pacific Northwest, this one includes 3 gals and 2 guys with a lineup that features two fiddles, old-time banjo, guitar and washtub bass. These folks can certainly play, and the 6 all instrumental cuts are first rate. Caroline Oakley, Maggie Brunjes and Sophie Vitells take turns with most of the vocals, which tend to be a bit strident because of the immature voices. At their best they can be charming, as with Ms. Oakley’s square dance calls on BRUSHY RUN. There are 16 cuts altogether, with really nice versions of SHIP IN THE CLOUDS, UP SANDY, BLACK JACK GROVE, CHINQUAPIN HUNTING, and BREAKING UP CHRISTMAS.

Artists:

  • MICHAEL ISMERIO
  • PATRICK LIND
  • SOPHIE VITELLS
  • MAGGIE BRUNJES
  • CAROLINE OAKLEY

Track Listing:

  • BOWLING GREEN
  • BOATING UP SANDY
  • WHEN I CAN READ MY TITLES CLEAR
  • NEW FIVE CENTS
  • CHINQUAPIN HUNTING
  • KIND SIR
  • BLACK JACK GROVE
  • SHIP IN THE CLOUDS
  • I SAW A WAYWORN TRAVELER
  • GOING UP TO HAMBURG
  • MOONSHINER
  • BRUSHY RUN
  • OH DEATH
  • BREAKING UP CHRISTMAS
  • THE CUCKOO IS CALLING
  • A-ROVING ON A WINTER'S NIGHT