Harlem River Blues


Justin Townes Earle


Amoeba Review

Compared to the much-lauded Midnight at the Movies, Harlem River Blues is more mature and increasingly nuanced, while still embracing the raw voice and clean sound of previous standout tracks like "Mama's Eyes." Harlem River Blues kicks off hot with the title track’s choir of backing singers and electric guitar, slow dances through a decrepit tenement on "One More Night in Brooklyn," and swings à la Jerry Lee Lewis on "Move Over Mama." "Working for the MTA" is a modern day railway ballad, embracing the labor movement in classic folk singer style over some heartbreaking pedal steel from Calexico's Paul Niehaus. With percussive guitar, killer standup bass lines by Bryn Davies, and a guest appearance from Jason Isbell, this record hums along like a 6 train jumpin' the tracks and heading straight for the Tennessee state line.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
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1.
Harlem River Blues
Justin Townes Earle 02:48
2.
One More Night In Brooklyn
Justin Townes Earle 03:04
3.
Move Over Mama
Justin Townes Earle 02:00
4.
Workin' For The MTA
Justin Townes Earle 03:48
5.
Wanderin'
Justin Townes Earle 02:38
6.
Slippin' And Slidin'
Justin Townes Earle 02:58
7.
Christchurch Woman
Justin Townes Earle 04:11
8.
Learning To Cry
Justin Townes Earle 02:41
9.
Ain't Waitin'
Justin Townes Earle 02:16
10.
Rogers Park
Justin Townes Earle 04:27
11.
Harlem River Blues (Reprise)
Justin Townes Earle 00:31

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