Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Been

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Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Been
Studio album by "Spider" John Koerner
Released January 1986
Recorded Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Genre Folk
Length 43:12
Label Red House RHR 12
Producer Dakota Dave Hull
"Spider" John Koerner chronology
Some American Folk Songs Like They Used To
(1974)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Been
(1986)
Raised by Humans
(1992)

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Been is an album by folk artist "Spider" John Koerner released in 1986. The album was recorded in one evening at Creation Audio studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

In his Allmusic review, music critic Richard Meyer wrote, "Spider John Koerner sings and plays (12-string guitar) with a knowing but commanding casual authority that brings this material to life brilliantly. The music jumps out of the speaker so effortlessly you can appreciate the fun and dark side of these old songs."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs traditional unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Cotton-Eyed Joe" – :38
  2. "Sail Away Ladies" – 2:54
  3. "Acres of Clams" – 4:10
  4. "Black Dog" – 3:28
  5. "Froggie Went A-Courtin'" – 4:16
  6. "The Old Chisholm Trail" – 3:22
  7. "The Leather-Winged Bat" – 2:12
  8. "Red Apple Juice" – 3:12
  9. "Worried Rambler" (John Koerner) – 3:58
  10. "What's a Matter with the Mill" – 2:29
  11. "Shenandoah" – 3:02
  12. "The Roving Gambler" – 2:41
  13. "St. James Infirmary" (Joe Primrose, Traditional) – 3:08
  14. "Irene" (Lead Belly, Alan Lomax) – 3:00
  15. "Cotton-Eyed Joe (Reprise)" –  :42

Personnel[edit]

  • "Spider" John Koerner – guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • John "Mr. Bones" Burrell – percussion
  • Tony Glover – harmonica on "The Leather-winged Bat" and "Red Apple Juice"
  • Dakota Dave Hull – guitar
  • Willie Murphy – bass
  • Peter Ostroushko – mandolin
  • Chip Taylor Smith – fiddle
  • Butch Thompson – piano

Production notes

  • Dakota Dave Hull – producer
  • Eric Peltoniemi – executive producer
  • Steve Wiese – engineer
  • Gregg Vershay – photography
  • George Ostroushko – artwork, design
  • Marge Ostroushko – assistant producer
  • Dan Corrigan – photography
  • John Hanson – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Meyer, Richard. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Been > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 

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