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Garden of Joy


Download links and information about Garden of Joy by Maria Muldaur. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Blues genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 46:52 minutes.

Artist: Maria Muldaur
Release date: 2009
Genre: Blues
Tracks: 12
Duration: 46:52
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No. Title Length
1. The Diplomat 3:50
2. Shake Hands and Tell Me Goodbye 3:07
3. Shout You Cats 3:02
4. The Ghost of the St Louis Blues 3:51
5. Let It Simmer 4:36
6. Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul 4:18
7. Medley: Life's Too Short / When Elephants Roost In Bamboo Trees 5:13
8. Garden of Joy 2:23
9. He Calls That Religion 4:08
10. I Ain't Gonna Marry 2:57
11. Bank Failure Blues 5:24
12. The Panic Is On 4:03



Few singers dig into an old-timely tune with as much gusto as Maria Muldaur. Garden of Joy continues in the pre-World War II jazz/blues mode that Muldaur has favored in recent years, this time returning to her jug band roots by rendering a batch of steamy, hip-swaying tunes with the aid of some old friends. John Sebastian, David Grisman and Taj Mahal help summon up the rollicking ambiance of Maria’s 1960s stints with the Even Dozen Jug Band and Jim Kweskin’s legendary combo. Chugging banjos, agile fiddles and tinkling mandolins achieve an antique funkiness on “Shake Hands and Tell Me Goodbye,” “I Ain’t Gonna Marry” and the title tune. Dan Hicks contributes his sly tune “The Diplomat” and turns in a droll duet performance with Maria on a medley of “Life’s Too Short” and “When Elephants Roost in Bamboo Trees.” Biting commentary on today’s economy is offered in “Bank Failure Blues” and “The Panic is On.” Muldaur’s vocals have grown huskier with time, but her queenly mastery of vintage material hasn’t changed one whit.