Charlie Haden: Just A 'Rambling Boy' : World Cafe Though Haden is best known for his jazz explorations, his latest effort, Rambling Boy, straddles Americana, folk and country. It's a return to his musical roots that brims with nostalgia for his days growing up in the American heartland. Hear a session from WXPN.
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Charlie Haden in Studio on World Cafe 12/23/08

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Charlie Haden: Just A 'Rambling Boy'

Charlie Haden: Just A 'Rambling Boy'

Charlie Haden in Studio on World Cafe 12/23/08

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  • "Oh Take Me Back"
  • "Rambling Boy"
  • "Ocean of Diamonds"

Charlie Haden in Studio on World Cafe 12/23/08

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Though Charlie Haden is best known for his jazz explorations, his latest effort, Rambling Boy, straddles Americana, folk and country. It's a return to his musical roots that brims with nostalgia for his days growing up in the American heartland.

In honor of his parents' radio show, where a 2-year-old Charlie first appeared in 1939, the new record is a family affair, featuring Haden's wife Ruth, his son, harmonies from his triplet daughters, and his friends Pat Metheny and Elvis Costello. The album wraps up with an original recording from the Haden Family Radio Show and a new song named for his birthplace: Shenandoah, Iowa.

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Album
Family and Friends: Rambling Boy
Artist
Charlie Haden
Label
Decca
Released
2008

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