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On June 14, 2019.

On June 14, 2019, “Drag City” label released “Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest”, the sixth Bill Callahan album (under his own name). It was recorded August 2018 – January 2019, at “Wonder Chamber” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by Bill Callahan.

Personnel:

  • Bill Callahan– vocals, acoustic guitar, Moog synthesizer, percussion, bowed psaltery, bowed banjo, harmonica, Wurlitzer electric piano, Casio SK-1, drum machine, mellotron, piano, kalimba, organ, bells
  • Brian Beattie – upright bass, acoustic bass, electric upright bass (4), percussion, piano, pump organ, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, mellotron, celesta, marimbula, bells
  • Matt Kinsey – acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Adam Jones – drumkit
  • Dony Wynn – drumkit
  • Gary Newcomb – lap steel guitar
  • Hanly Banks Callahan – backing vocals
  • Tori Olds – backing vocals
  • Brian Beattie – recording, mixing
  • JJ Golden – mastering
  • Joanna Skumanich – cover drawings
  • Dan Osborn – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Callahan, except where noted.

  1. Shepherd’s Welcome
  2. Black Dog on the Beach
  3. Angela
  4. The Ballad of the Hulk
  5. Writing
  6. Morning is My Godmother
  7. 747
  8. Watch Me Get Married
  9. Young Icarus
  10. Released
  11. What Comes After Certainty
  12. Confederate Jasmine
  13. Call Me Anything
  14. Son of the Sea
  15. Camels
  16. Circles
  17. When We Let Go
  18. Lonesome Valley
  19. Tugboats and Tumbleweeds
  20. The Beast

On April 18, 2006.

On April 18, 2006, “Drag City” label released “Introduction”, the ninth Red Krayola album. It was recorded in August 2005, at “Soma E.M.S.” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Drag City.

Personnel:

  • John McEntire– drums, synthesizer, ukulele, recording, mixing
  • Stephen Prina– vocals, guitar, harpsichord, piano, organ, tambourine
  • Mayo Thompson– vocals, guitar
  • Tom Watson – vocals, bass guitar, guitar, harpsichord, synthesizer
  • Charlie Abel – accordion
  • Noel Kupersmith – bass guitar, photography
  • Roger Seibel – mastering
  • Dan Osborne – illustration
  • Chris Strong – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Mayo Thompson, all music by John McEntire, Stephen Prina, Mayo Thompson and Tom Watson.

  1. Introduction
  2. Breakout
  3. Cruise Boat
  4. Note to Selves
  5. F.G.
  6. A Tale of Two
  7. Psy Ops
  8. It Will Be (Delivered)
  9. Puff
  10. Greasy Street
  11. Vexations
  12. Elegy
  13. When She Went Swimming
  14. Swerving
  15. Bling Bling

On March 25, 1995.

On March 25, 1995, “Drag City” label released “Coconut Hotel”, the seventh Red Crayola album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Mayo Thompson, Steve Cunningham and Rick Barthelme.

Personnel:

  • Rick Barthelme – drums
  • Steve Cunningham – bass guitar
  • Mayo Thompson– vocals, guitar
  • Walt Andrus – recording
  • Les Blank – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Cunningham and Mayo Thompson.

  1. Boards
  2. Water Pour
  3. One – Second Pieces (No. 1 – 36)
  4. Organ Buildup
  5. Vocal
  6. Free Guitar
  7. One – Minute Imposition
  8. Piano
  9. Guitar

 

On January 26, 2010.

On January 26, 2010, “Drag City” label released “Five American Portraits”, the fifth collaboration between Red Krayola and the art group Art & Language.

Personnel:

  • Gina Birch– vocals, bass guitar
  • Alex Dower – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jim O’Rourke– bass guitar
  • Tom Rogerson– piano
  • Mayo Thompson– guitar, piano, vocals, mixing
  • Tom Watson – guitar
  • Fred Somsen – backing vocals
  • Dan Cox – backing vocals, engineering
  • Matt Ingram – backing vocals, engineering
  • Butchy Fuego – mixing
  • Rian Murphy– mixing

Track listing:

All lyrics by Art & Language; all music by The Red Krayola.

  1. Portrait of Wile E. Coyote
  2. Portrait of President George W. Bush
  3. Portrait of President Jimmy Carter
  4. Portrait of John Wayne
  5. Portrait of Ad Reinhardt

On November 19, 1996.

On November 19, 1996, “Drag City” label released “Hazel”, the seventh Red Krayola album.

Personnel:

  • Werner Büttner
  • Michael Baldwin
  • David Grubbs
  • George Hurley
  • Lynn Johnston
  • Hei Han Khiang
  • John McEntire
  • Albert Oehlen
  • Jim O’Rourke
  • Stephen Prina
  • Elisa Randazzo
  • Mary Lass Stewart
  • Mayo Thompson
  • Tom Watson
  • Christopher Williams

Track listing:

  1. I’m So Blasé
  2. Duck & Cover
  3. Duke of Newcastle
  4. Decaf the Planet
  5. GAO
  6. Larking
  7. Jimmy Two Bad
  8. Falls
  9. We Feel Fine
  10. 5123881
  11. Hollywood
  12. Another Song, Another Satan
  13. Boogie
  14. Dad
  15. Father Abraham

On October 23, 2015.

On October 23, 2015, “Drag City” label released “Divers”, the fourth Joanna Newsom studio album. It was recorded in 2015, and was produced by Joanna Newsom and Noah Georgeson.

Personnel:

  • Joanna Newsom – vocals, harp, piano, Roland Juno-106, Minimoog, Schiedmayer celesta,  Marxophone, Mellotron(MK II and M400), Wurlitzer electric piano, Neupert clavichord, Fender Rhodes piano with bass,  Baldwin  electric  harpsichord, Baldwin Discoverer electronic organ, Estey pump organ, guitaret,harp, piano, keyboard and vocal arrangements
  • Dan Cantrell – Hammond organ, piano accordion, Andes recorder-keyboard, musical saw
  • Ryan Francesconi – electric guitar, electric bass, bouzouki, bağlama
  • Kevin Barker – electric guitar, banjo
  • Judith Linsenberg – alto, tenor and bass recorder
  • Logan Coale – double bass
  • David Nelson – trombone
  • Andy Strain – trombone
  • Ben Russell – violin
  • Rob Moose – violin
  • Matthew Slemela – violin
  • Naidia Sirota – viola
  • Hideaki Adomori – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • James Smith – English horn
  • Peter Newsom – drums, drum and percussion arrangements
  • Neal Morgan– drums
  • Nico Muhly– orchestral arrangements
  • David Longstreth– orchestral arrangements
  • Ryan Francesconi – arrangements, conductor
  • Dan Cantrell – additional arrangements
  • Noah Georgeson – additional arrangements
  • Kevin Barker – additional arrangements
  • Neal Morgan – drum and percussion arrangements
  • Steve Albini– engineer
  • Samur Khouja – engineer
  • Justin Rice – engineer
  • Sadaharu Yagi – engineer
  • Noah Georgeson– engineer, mixing
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Kim Keever – cover art
  • Dan Osborn – layout designer
  • Annabel Mehran – photographer
  • Paul Thomas Anderson– photographer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joanna Newsom, except where noted.

  1. Anecdotes
  2. Sapokanikan
  3. Leaving the City
  4. Goose Eggs
  5. Waltz of the 101st Lightborne
  6. The Things I Say
  7. Divers
  8. Same Old Man – traditional
  9. You Will Not Take My Heart Alive
  10. A Pin-Light Bent
  11. Time, As a Symptom

On September 18, 2006.

On September 18, 2006, “Drag City” label released “Black Swan”, the twenty-third and last Bert Jansch studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Noah Georgeson and Bert Jansch.

Personnel:

  • Bert Jansch – vocals, guitar
  • Beth Orton – vocals, guitar
  • Devendra Banhart – vocals
  • Paul Wassif – guitar, slide guitar, banjo
  • Noah Georgeson – percussion, bass
  • Otto Hauser – drums, percussion
  • Kevin Barker – lead guitar, percussion
  • Helena Espvall – cello
  • Adam Jansch – keyboards
  • David Roback – slide guitar
  • Richard Good – slide guitar
  • Pete Newsom – drums
  • Maggie Boyle – flute

Track listing:

All tracks by Bert Jansch, except where noted

  1. The Black Swan
  2. High Days
  3. When the Sun Comes Up
  4. Katie Cruel – traditional
  5. My Pocket’s Empty – traditional
  6. Watch the Stars – traditional
  7. A Woman Like You
  8. The Old Triangle – Brendan Behan
  9. Bring Your Religion
  10. Texas Cowboy Blues
  11. Magdalina’s Dance – Bert Jansch, Paul Wassif
  12. Hey Pretty Girl

 

On September 17, 2007.

On September 17, 2007, “Drag City” label released “Sighs Trapped by Liars”, the fourth collaboration Red Krayola and Art & Language album.

Personnel:

  • John McEntire– drums, recording
  • Jim O’Rourke– acoustic guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, backing vocals, mixing, recording
  • Mayo Thompson– acoustic guitar, piano
  • Tom Watson – bass guitar, guitar
  • Noel Kupersmith – bass guitar
  • Elisa Randazzo– vocals, recording
  • Sandy Yang – vocals
  • Scott Benzel– recording
  • Roger Seibel – mastering
  • Art & Language– illustration, photography
  • Dan Osborn – design
  • Arthur Ou – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Art & Language; all music by John McEntire, Jim O’Rourke, Mayo Thompson and Tom Watson.

  1. Fairest of All
  2. Jumping Through the Mirror
  3. Laughing at the Foot of the Cross
  4. Il Ne Reste Qu’a Chanter
  5. Hostage
  6. Jerry Fodor’s Story
  7. The Big Vacation
  8. Four Stars: The Ideal Crew
  9. Igor Zabel’s Song
  10. A Pest
  11. Perfection
  12. Forty Thousand Words on a Chair
  13. Sighs Trapped by Liars

On June 8, 1999.

On June 8, 1999, “Drag City” label released “Fingerpainting”, the eighth Red Krayola album.

Personnel:

  • Mayo Thompson
  • Frederick Barthelme
  • Steve Cunningham
  • David Grubbs
  • Bobby Henschen
  • George Hurley
  • Albert Oehlen
  • Stephen Prina
  • Elisa Randazzo
  • Tom Watson
  • Christopher Williams
  • Sandy Yang

Track listing:

  1. George III
  2. Bad Medicine
  3. A Hybrid Creature of Greed, Ignorance and Powers of Comprehension Plays a Vaulted Drum Kit. The Playing Corresponds Completely to the Event. There Are Entrances and Exits. And There Is Gravitation, Where It Is Needed – Tears for Example
  4. There There Betty Betty
  5. The Greed of a Clarinet That Is Puffy from Crying Gets Tossed in Butter and Spread by Notes. This Process Depresses the Entire Orchestra So Much That It Only Plays Behind a Golden Partition. The Partition Is Decorated With Semi-Precious Attractive Diamonds
  6. Vile Vile Grass
  7. A Sow With an Abbess’s Bonnet Is Sitting on Four Rock-Objects and Singing Along With Them. The Song Sounds Like a Cheater, And Is Imprisoned in a Striped Toy Box Because Its Aims Are Not Recognizable. On Top of the Box Is a Head That Could Be Elvis’s, If He Had Survived This
  8. Mother
  9. Out of a Trombone That Is Divided Lengthways by a Partition of Gold Sound Seven Violins of Dynamite That Are Cut Sideways into Thin Slices. They Are Played by the Thrown Out Ex-Members of a Very Bad Band and Blown Up
  10. In My Baby’s Ruth, Sandy’s Drums With David & Shadwell, Filthy Lucre

On April 24, 2007.

On April 24, 2007, “Drag City” label released “Woke on a Whaleheart”, the first Bill Callahan album under his own name (previous releases he made under the name Smog). It was recorded in November 2006, and was produced by Bill Callahan and Neil Michael Hagerty.

Personnel:

  • Bill Callahan – vocals, guitar
  • Deani Pugh Flemmings – vocals
  • Pete Denton – guitar
  • Howard Draper – keyboards, lap steel
  • Elizabeth Warren – violin
  • Steve Bernal – bass
  • Thor Harris – percussion
  • Neil Michael Hagerty – arrangements
  • Joe Grillo – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Callahan.

  1. From the Rivers to the Ocean
  2. Footprints
  3. Diamond Dancer
  4. Sycamore
  5. The Wheel
  6. Honeymoon Child
  7. Day
  8. Night
  9. A Man Needs a Woman or a Man to Be a Man