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Yo-Yo Ma & Friends — Attaboy
Album: The Goat Rodeo Sessions
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7

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Released: 2011
Length: 5:38
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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 Solanus wrote:
I like how Bill had this song play after Natural Blues from Moby. The connection is only apparent if you check the comment section - this song comes from The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Moby's tune has a picture of a goat as one of the top comments. Well played, good sir.
 
BG's magic as a d.j. His segues are always sweet ... and perfect, imho.
Years of experience, in addition to a wondrously eclectic mind about music.
What makes RP a better picker-upper than the other brands.
I like how Bill had this song play after Natural Blues from Moby. The connection is only apparent if you check the comment section - this song comes from The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Moby's tune has a picture of a goat as one of the top comments. Well played, good sir.
 midreaming wrote:
...reinventing his "brand" ..? there's a shot right through the heart. heed his comment all,.. a corporate mind will always and forever steal what's vital and brilliant in creative expression, wring out every dollar and leave it commercialized and lifeless on the ground for survivors to pity and remenisce or scowl at. Personally I think Yo Yo Ma in the old mountain folk genre is too polished. Where it shines in technique and clarity is exactly where it lacks in soul and authenticity. There's no struggle, no joy for winning, no simple life. Fake. A perfect distraction for corporate "heads". 'keeps 'em away from the good stuff. thanks RP, keep it comin :)
 

I couldn't agree less. Plus, I love the album name.
That man can play the mandolin.
Oh Lordie, I do love me my Radio Paradise!


I love this album. Thanks for playing something from it.
I just spent the weekend listening to myriad Folkies, Nowegians, Spaniards, Icelanders, Backwoodians, Mountaineers, Bluegrassites and assorted Irish baladeers, but few compared to the sheer skill levels demonstrated here.
However, this is a blast of fresh air.
Oh, I missed out the Tabla quintet, the Aussie trekker, the sensitive Femmes and assorted scarf twirlers. 
...reinventing his "brand" ..? there's a shot right through the heart. heed his comment all,.. a corporate mind will always and forever steal what's vital and brilliant in creative expression, wring out every dollar and leave it commercialized and lifeless on the ground for survivors to pity and remenisce or scowl at. Personally I think Yo Yo Ma in the old mountain folk genre is too polished. Where it shines in technique and clarity is exactly where it lacks in soul and authenticity. There's no struggle, no joy for winning, no simple life. Fake. A perfect distraction for corporate "heads". 'keeps 'em away from the good stuff. thanks RP, keep it comin :)
You got it right, annoying. Great musicians or not.

tutakea wrote:
that´s it. annoying!!!
 


Awesome!
Have to put these fellows together with Allison Kraus. 
Yo Yo has certainly branched out, reinventing his brand and expanding the audience in these days when classical music concerts are less well attended and CD sales are down. He's a a great musician by any measure, even if you don't like this.
 
so sick of this....
 lshinkawa wrote:
I have time for anything that involves Yo-Yo Ma.
 
He certainly does get around!
that´s it. annoying!!!
Annoying! 
Reminds me of some of Aaron Copeland's work.
 {#Lol}
I guess insults are fine by me if they are funny.

rough1 wrote:
had to put down the chainsaw and go inside to TURN THIS OFF—- so irritating 
 


A LITTLE like some Dixie Dregs...or maybe a bit more like some of Steve Morse's solo work.
had to put down the chainsaw and go inside to TURN THIS OFF—- so irritating 
I think I listened to this song at the local Renaissance Fest
after downing 5 pints. Love it!
 kharrigan wrote:
Finally! What about Punch Brothers?
 
LOL!
Finally! What about Punch Brothers?
I like it, but 9 plays in a month?
i love this!
I play the viola, and let me tell you....THIS IS AWESOME! {#Boohoo}
oh, my. This little tube amp is doing some lovely things to that cello and bass.
{#Boohoo}

Nice! This album is quite a showcase for these four very talented fellows.
Saw these guys on Colbert, and the music was so good and they were having such an obviously great time doing it - a nice 8.
 Cynaera wrote:
This is just FUN! My toes are tapping, I'm grinning like a fool, and my day just got better. Solid 8.  {#Dancingbanana} 
 
... pretty much sums it up for me as well -8 also 

I guess these guys are okay...
I don't think these guys are capable of formulating a poor idea or playing a bad note. Betcha this recording is cool beans.
Reminds me of fun times spent in Ireland! =)
love it
Not for me, sorry.
Got this CD for Christmas.  It's amazing.  So glad to hear this track on RP!  The group Ma is playing with did this in performance on The Colbert Report.  I'm sure it's easy to find on YouTube.
This is just FUN! My toes are tapping, I'm grinning like a fool, and my day just got better. Solid 8.  {#Dancingbanana} 
Great collaboration! I like when superstar virtuosos are down to earth, reach across genre boundaries and get out there and have fun making music of all kinds. Joshua Bell is another like that as are many others.

Edit: Should'a checked out the link below first. Yo-Yo Ma calls himself a "venture culturalist," which is funny and really right on. Also there is a link to some Crooked Still music and an interesting interview with their lead vocalist, Aoife O'Donovan (who sings with Chris Thile in the Tiny Desk Concert). They're great fun to hear and see.

I have time for anything that involves Yo-Yo Ma.

Music collaboration really has no limits, does it. Interesting track.
hurry up Christmas... I want my copy of this album !

They visited NPR's Tiny Desk Concert:
https://www.npr.org/2011/11/17/142242654/yo-yo-ma-edgar-meyer-chris-thile-and-stuart-duncan-tiny-desk-concert

Yo-yo Ma often crosses genres to produce very interesting music - this is no exception. {#Cool}
What a nice playful little ditty!  A strong 7 from me. {#Boohoo}