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Meyer, Douglas & Barenberg — From Ankara to Izmir
Album: Skip, Hop & Wobble
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7.8

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Total ratings: 1828









Released: 1993
Length: 6:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Very clean and attractive. What we've missed to hear in that kind of experimental ethnic works. 10/10
 the_jake wrote:
Made the hair on my arms stand up.  Bumping up 7 - 8  {#Bananajam}
 
Decided to use the link on RP and purchase this album.
Will let you know how the rest of it stacks up.  
Long Live                                                                                                Radio Paradise
To me                                                                                                       9-OUTSTANDING
I thought this was Mark Knopfler on the intro guitar - was surprised it was not
 KirstinMurphy wrote:

You're comment made me get mine out quickly- and phwarrrr, it adds whole new levels of depth. Thanks ;) Stunning piece of music..
 

Agree!
 drictor wrote:
I have a feeling this would sound really good with some fine headphones!
 
You're comment made me get mine out quickly- and phwarrrr, it adds whole new levels of depth. Thanks ;) Stunning piece of music..
 Proclivities wrote:

They're getting up there.  Haven't you seen their TV commercials?  "If you've been hurt in a car accident contact Meyer, Douglas, and Barenberg..."  Cool tune, nice production.
 
Funny!!  And considering the album name (Skip, Hop & Wobble) - work as ambulance chasing lawyers doesn't seem so far fetched!   Long Live RP!!
 cc_rider wrote:
If these guys stick with it, they could be really good someday...
c.
 
They're getting up there.  Haven't you seen their TV commercials?  "If you've been hurt in a car accident contact Meyer, Douglas, and Barenberg..."  Cool tune, nice production.
Wow, very cool song.
Must.Crank.The.VOTTs.
That Double Bass...double WHOA !!!! Love it.
 cc_rider wrote:
If these guys stick with it, they could be really good someday...
c.

 
Yea- they're not even using all the strings yet...
Made the hair on my arms stand up.  Bumping up 7 - 8  {#Bananajam}
if you guys like this song, you have to listen the version by bering strait, i think it is even better.
If these guys stick with it, they could be really good someday...
c.
Very nice.
More amazing with each listen.
I love this! simple and clean!
very, very nice!
 a_genuine_find wrote:
Nice Album Cover Design
{#Eek} 
Bass solo is AMAZING

 
Edgar Meyer. One of the top 2 or 3 in the world. According to me, anyway...
Nice Album Cover Design
{#Eek} 
Bass solo is AMAZING
I have a feeling this would sound really good with some fine headphones!
Add Bela Fleck to this band and you get "Strength in Numbers " the band from the 90's who put out only 1 album. Also very excellen.
find myself humming Bowie's Andy Warhol to this
Outstanding way to finish the afternoon{#Dancingbanana}
This song started as I rolled on to my way from İstanbul to Ankara.. great company :)
I want this! Never heard of them before, great
 alux wrote:

Mo' dobro please.  

 
I agree with the "too much".  This guy is the best—but for me, the resonator is a great spice, but not a great dish.  
drinking my morning coffee......reflecting on my time in beautiful Turkey. just beautiful!
Utter genius{#Hearteyes}
Thank you, excellent trio!

Cheers all around here!

{#Hearteyes}
{#Hearteyes}  

Memories evoked of those road trips from Ankara to Izmir ....
Thank you RP 
RP can come up with them
real good
 
From Ankara with love :)
Greetings from Izmir.
Skvělé,fantastické
Dudes better learn how to play their 'struments. {#Daisy}
 Limpopoking wrote:
Entire album is fantastic 

 
Yuuu-up! 

Gave this disc as a thank-you to a dear friend, and she absolutely loved it. 

Have these guys done anything else together? 

{#Dancingbanana}
    {#Good-vibes}    ..Top sound - loaded with good o'l fashioned joie de vivre ..   .{#Good-vibes}
Entire album is fantastic 
Listening RP is a beautiful experience where you can hear lovely tunes that are surprisingly titled after your hometown {#Laughing}
 ddog wrote:
Too much Dobro...Bro!    {#Crashcomp}

 
Mo' dobro please.  
 Jelani wrote:
Edgar Meyer? As a kid I used to enjoy the works of his brother, Oscar.

 
That elicited a welcome guffaw on this, a rainy Monday. 
Lovely
Edgar Meyer? As a kid I used to enjoy the works of his brother, Oscar.
Why did i think this was stephen stills?
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Goes on way too long....make it stop

 
You surely have strong feelings about music, but I feel a bit too dismissive. Making it stop is remarkably easy with access to a computer. Wait: there's your solution!
{#Sunny}indeed
Too much Dobro...Bro!    {#Crashcomp}
yok artık !!!
I've been from Ankara to Izmir and don't remember it sounding like this - more like grinding trucks, horns, muezzins, trucks and more trucks.
This is just too nice; though I like it fine, just sans the title. 
Ok, as I did not speak of yesterday, I hooked up a sub-woofer to my sound system and right after a completely wonderful but boring Joni Mitchell song came on and I was minorly unhappy but tonight we have a heavy (cello) bass night..Pardon my displeasure.. sounds good and oops now my favorite bass player of all time..Roger
Goes on way too long....make it stop
making the house vibrate with the bass.
bu nasil bisi yapmis bu aslanlar aferim vallayi..
Thanks once again Bill for a wonderful mix of music, R.E.M., Flaming Lips and now this...
Simply awesome
Gotta love that cello 
 govna wrote:
guy sucks at guitar.
 
cc_rider wrote:

I know, right? The whole lot of 'em are hacks...
 
Yeah, man, like if they were any good, they'd have like Fender Strats, Marshall stacks, and a drummer, right?
 oldsaxon wrote:
I'm struggling here. I have always said Alison Krauss could sing me the gas bill and I'd rate it a ten, but Mr. Douglas...that timing, that style...he makes me smile every time...so he can play me a transcription of the playable letters in the gas bill legal wording and I'll rate that a ten...how's that?
 
Or you could make it easy on yourself and get the Union Station CDs.
 oldsaxon wrote:
I'm struggling here. I have always said Alison Krauss could sing me the gas bill and I'd rate it a ten, but Mr. Douglas...that timing, that style...he makes me smile every time...so he can play me a transcription of the playable letters in the gas bill legal wording and I'll rate that a ten...how's that?
 
.....that´s top cool.....
I'm struggling here. I have always said Alison Krauss could sing me the gas bill and I'd rate it a ten, but Mr. Douglas...that timing, that style...he makes me smile every time...so he can play me a transcription of the playable letters in the gas bill legal wording and I'll rate that a ten...how's that?
D'you know Fred?
Edgar Meyer has a talent for playing a part in consistently brilliant instrumentals of all sorts, as well as for playing the fat fiddle as well as he does. I was introduced to his 'Unfolding' album from '86 during the early '90s and have been hooked since. Also great to see him getting involved at last in BBC4's transatlantic celtic/bluegrass sessions on tv along with long time co conspirator Bela Fleck. Check also Bela's 'Crossfire' tune featuring em both alongside some fiendish fiddlin frenzy!
Cheers mi duck!
 govna wrote:
guy sucks at guitar.
 
I know, right? The whole lot of 'em are hacks...
 MojoJojo wrote:

The dude on the right looks miffed cuz he doesn't have the bitchin pecs so he's sportin the leather vest.  

 

He's a leather bottom.
 
guy sucks at guitar.
This is artistry.
OMG...that was awesome...loved it!
9 -> 10

 
HonduranRed wrote:
Bill, you always seem to find the perfect songs for our Colorado sunsets....
 
Second!

 seadog68 wrote:
This has the sound of union station...not as good but still good stuff.
 
Ever wonder why that might be? ;)

AndyJ - not a Cello, but an Arco Bass.


Lots of Nu2Mi music using the cello... Very interesting and cool...adds a depth that the guitar lacks and the bass is too deep...
Thanks... I keep buying music I first hear here... This is getting expensive... 2-3-5 CDs a day is a bit more than I can/should afford... course, being holidays and nothing to do but listen and surf... If I don't get back to work, I won't be able to afford music... Still better'n alcohol or drugs... but... Call me "Konflicted..."
This has the sound of union station...not as good but still good stuff.
Had the pleasure of seeing these guys at the edmonton folk festival in 1989 when i was 17 the first and last time ever in Canada. Amazing players and really down to earth modest people. 
Great stuff! Had me wobbling!
I hear chickens.
 Proclivities wrote:

I could see how that album cover could be considered dull or unimaginative, but I wouldn't call it "atrocious".
This is an example of an atrocious album cover:{#Arrowd}
manowar
 
 
The dude on the right looks miffed cuz he doesn't have the bitchin pecs so he's sportin the leather vest.  

Bill, you always seem to find the perfect songs for our Colorado sunsets....
 Proclivities wrote:

I could see how that album cover could be considered dull or unimaginative, but I wouldn't call it "atrocious".
This is an example of an atrocious album cover:{#Arrowd}
manowar
 

 
Wow! That is one atrocious cover. Cheesier than Gorgonzola. Truly a classic of the genre, much as Plan 9 from Outer Space is a classic of the so-bad-its-good kitsch film genre. Has anyone compiled a list of the 'top' 20 worst-ever album covers, anyone know?

I love this more every time I hear it. A perfect 10.
 SusanHiddenPoet wrote:
{#Curtain} Cello moves from No. 9 to No. 10 {#Wink}
 
Outstanding...wish I could turn it up more, absolutely right on the Cello...

 Proclivities wrote:

I could see how that album cover could be considered dull or unimaginative, but I wouldn't call it "atrocious".
This is an example of an atrocious album cover:{#Arrowd}
manowar
 
Dude totally stole my look.


 The_Seeker wrote:
Great song, atrocious album cover.
 
I could see how that album cover could be considered dull or unimaginative, but I wouldn't call it "atrocious".
This is an example of an atrocious album cover:
manowar
 


With small CD containers, who cares. I'll take the music any day.


Great song, atrocious album cover.
First time hearing this amazing trio. WOW - brilliant!
really enjoyed that one...gonna look for em on Rhapsody.  Thank you for playing them!
You mean WOBBLE!
great music, wow!!
Where is the 11?!?
To me, these guys are "the sound" of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, held every June. I used to attend it yearly in the early 90s, and they were always there at workshops and having sets together....and I always feel like I'm right back there under the aspens, with that beautiful box canyon mountainscape surrounding the little Telluride stage....great musicians. {#Good-vibes}
{#Curtain} Cello moves from No. 9 to No. 10 {#Wink}
T.E.H.O.
 ellet wrote:
This song is a waste of good musicians.
 

you's a waste of Sub-Space....  and air
Excellent! Beautiful stories told by great musicians through their instruments! Great piece of art! I would hear it on and on :)
This song is a waste of good musicians.
Dudes. Try kazoos. You'll affect more gravitas.
Very nice track to dial things back at bit more towards the chill side.
Cello, it's cool! However, like everything else.

huj pizda
 
drews wrote:
Too much noodling; get on with it!
 


vvvvvvvverrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyy ggggggggggooooooooooddd ahah hah very good, rly espc. when you are high hah ha
Too much noodling; get on with it!
Real musicians.  How refreshing.
 scarletbegonia wrote:
Hey, I love Mark Knopfler too.... However, I'm sure the phenomenal Mr. Knopfler himself would admit he doesm't have half the chops of Jerry Douglas. And BTW, it's not a steel guitar, it's a dobro. These are all world class musicians at the top of thier games. Open your mind. Open your ears and let the beauty of the music speak for itself.
 

A Dobro is a brand of resonator guitar (acoustic guitars with metal inserts). So is a National. Dobro and National are brand names (registered trademarks). They are usually played in steel guitar fashion with a slide (the steel). Jerry Douglas plays his Dobro in steel guitar fashion.

And IMHO, Jerry and Mark are both phenomenal musicians. No comparisons are necessary.

 fredriley wrote:
Punk cello!? 'Kinell!
 

even more amazing, it's a BASS
 Jelani wrote:
THis is nice , but I'm not in the mood for it right now.
I want to hear some ROCK! 
 
Gosh, it's good to be updated on your mood(s). Please keep us all informed. Do you also Twitter this information?
THis is nice , but I'm not in the mood for it right now.
I want to hear some ROCK! 
Great stuff!!{#Boohoo}
Love it!{#Bananajam}

Lovely on this sunny friday afternoon! {#Bounce}
What a great song!

My wife Cindy ( who's in the room, and is a wonderful musician in her own right ) says: "That sounds like heaven".


Punk cello!? 'Kinell!


virtuoso stuff...  love it...


I generally enjoy these guys and highly respect their talents, but this song just seems like diarrhea of the stringed instrument.  The song doesn't really go anywhere.  At least they have other, better stuff.


As Shane would say, fast...  fast on the draw...


Too much noodling. Gad.{#Headache}
 streifenschwirl wrote:
echt gute mucke!
 
Really good muck?

soulful...i actually drove from ankara to ismir...forgot i did until i heard this...
echt gute mucke!
Bill,

This needs blue highlighting on the list of album songs that gets played here.  (When you click the album cover)

 Art_Carnage wrote:
Meyer, Douglas & Barenberg? Aren't those the guys who do my taxes?
 
I knew Edgar when he was going to school here.   He lived just down the alley from my parents (and me at times).  He did graduate with a double major in mathematics as well as music.   I think he was an algebraist but he could probably handle it.