River of Time (Jorma Kaukonen album)

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River of Time
Studio album by Jorma Kaukonen
Released February 10, 2009
Recorded 2009 at Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY
Genre Folk, Blues
Length 49:28
Label Red House
Producer Larry Campbell
Jorma Kaukonen chronology
Stars in My Crown
(2007)
River of Time
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Crawdaddy! (favorable)[2]
Popmatters (7/10)[3]
Sound & Vision 3/4 stars[4]

River of Time is a Jorma Kaukonen studio album released in 2009 and his 2nd on Red House Records. The album reached #21 on the Billboard "Top Heatseekers" chart, and has received generally favorable reviews. All new recordings make up the album with a combination of songs that had been previously recorded by Hot Tuna, covers, and new compositions. The album was recorded at Levon Helm's studio, and Helm plays drums on some of the tracks. The title song "River of Time" won the Folk Song of the Year Award.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Been So Long" (Jorma Kaukonen) – 3:58
  2. "There's a Bright Side Somewhere" (Rev. Gary Davis) – 3:01
  3. "Cracks in the Finish" (Kaukonen) – 3:30
  4. "Another Man Done a Full Go Round" (Roy Book Binder) – 3:39
  5. "Trouble In Mind" (Traditional) – 3:25
  6. "Izze's Lullaby" (Kaukonen) – 3:32
  7. "More Than My Old Guitar" (Merle Haggard) – 3:45
  8. "Nashville Blues" (Alton Delmore, Raybon Delmore) – 3:23
  9. "A Walk with Friends" (Kaukonen, Barry Mitterhoff, Larry Campbell) – 4:33
  10. "Operator" (Ron McKernan) – 3:48
  11. "Preachin on the Old Camp Ground" (Mississippi John Hurt) – 3:48
  12. "River of Time" (Kaukonen) – 2:56
  13. "Simpler Than I Thought" (Kaukonen) – 6:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Jorma Kaukonen – guitars, vocals
  • Larry Campbell – guitar, baritone guitar, tenor guitar, resophonic guitar, fiddle, dobro, mandolin, cittern, percussion
  • Barry Mitterhoff – banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar
  • Lincoln Schleifer – bass
  • Levon Helm – drums on "Cracks in the Finish" and "Trouble in Mind"
  • Teresa Williams – vocals on "More Than My Old Guitar", "Nashville Blues" and "Preachin' on the Old Camp Ground"
  • Myron Hart – bass on "More Than My Old Guitar" and "Nashville Blues", vocals on "Preachin' on the Old Camp Ground"
  • Justin Guip – drums on "More Than My Old Guitar", "Nashville Blues", and "Operator"

Production[edit]

  • Larry Campbell – producer
  • Justin Guip – engineer
  • David Glasser – mastering
  • Recorded and mixed at Levon Helm Studio, Woodstock, NY
  • Scott Hall – cover photography
  • James Russick Smith – studio photography
  • Kevin Morgan Studio – art, design

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2009 Billboard Top Heatseekers 21
2009 Billboard Top Heatseekers (Middle Atlantic) 5
2009 Billboard Top Heatseekers (Northeast) 6

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horowitz, Hal (2011). "River of Time - Jorma Kaukonen | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Crawdaddy! review
  3. ^ Horowitz, Steve (2011). "Jorma Kaukonen: River of Time < PopMatters". popmatters.com. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Sound & Vision review