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Ralph Litwin and the Band with a Thousand Names 71:55

1. The Band With A Thousand Names 5:02 Click Here For a Sample
dixielandified country

2. Eatin' The Mystery 2:50 Click Here For a Sample
bluegrassy old-time

3. Black & White Rag 3:40 Click Here For a Sample
ragtime

4. Up On Cripple Creek 6:20
rock n' roll oldie

5. Shady Grove 2:41 Click Here For a Sample
old-timey but with cool electric bass part

6. Big Mojo 5:12 Click Here For a Sample
blues

7. Redemption 3:22 Click Here For a Sample
bluegrass

8. Gardenia Waltz 4:28
stringband

9. Gettin' That Low Down Swing 3:29
western swing

10. The Trouble With Man 3:55
calypso

11. Half-Crazy 2:57 Click Here For a Sample
garage rock

12. Dill Pickle 3:13
stringband ragtime

13. Good Luck, Bad Luck 3:22
bluegrass

14. Wooly Bully 2:36
rock n' roll oldie

15. It's OK To Just Stop Thinkin' 4:47 Click Here For a Sample
country garage rock

16. Singing In The Bathtub 3:34
novelty jazz

17. Funky Old Guitar 5:27 Click Here For a Sample
new acoustic

18. Harmonica Rag 4:47 Click Here For a Sample
western swing

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ALL SONGS (c)(p) 1998 RALPH LITWIN

"Here's a challenge: Go find another album that covers the traditional "Shady Grove" and the garage-rock classic "Wooly Bully." The Band With a Thousand Names also plays a thousand styles and includes at various times a thousand members. Dixieland, old-time, ragtime, Delta blues, Western swing, bluegrass, and newgrass all find a home in Litwin's hands ... It's the rare band that can handle romantic stringband waltzes, novelty jazz tunes, and Robbie Robertson songs with equal flair, leaving a unique stamp on all... These vaudevillian frolics are delivered with such sheer joy and exuberance it reminds you why you like music in the first place."
Dirty Linen

"I have no idea what to call it, but this is a bunch of fun. Litwin and Company exhibit a good-time attitude in their performance I've rarely encountered... Just get it, you won't regret it."
Acoustic Musician

"The project is similar to a jugband's repertoire, delving into styles including blues, western swing, calypso, and vintage jazz, as well as a bit of bluegrass and old-time music. The emphasis here is on variety and entertainment ... a CD by any of a thousand other names might not sound as sweet as this funky and fun mini-tour of the musical world of Ralph Litwin and his versatile cohorts."
Bluegrass Unlimited

"Over an hour of a mixed bag of music ranging from Ragtime to Stringband to Bluegrass to Western Swing (with some Calypso, Blues, Jazz and Rock Ďn Roll thrown in for good measure) ... one thing is for certain, Ralph Litwin and his musical entourage sure have fun on disc ... Robbie Robertsonís (The Band) Up on Cripple Creek ... (has) never been done before quite like this!"
Country Music News The Voice of Country Music in Canada

"Ralph Litwin is one crazy guy! His group changes names with personnel changes -- or sometimes in the same show. And their music reflects that care-free attitude. They play bluegrass, Western swing, delta blues, ragtime, Dixieland, Tin-Pan Alley. Instrumentation includes everything from banjo and fiddle to harmonicas and tuba. Many tunes are originals, such as the title cut. Then there are lots of familiar but twisted numbers. It's going to be a collector's item."
Jug Band Rag

"I like the album a lot and have played (5 cuts) on the air... I will undoubtedly play more over the next weeks and decades... lots of fun from a jugband for the 21st century.
John Weingart, "Music You Canít Hear on the Radio", WPRB

From the "dixielandified country" of the opening autobiography to the western swing of the closing "Harmonica Rag", this disc is a musical history lesson that will make New Jerseyans proud... we still can boast hot-pickiní hillbillies like Litwin and friends."
The Courier-News