The Angel's Message to Me

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The Angel's Message To Me
Studio album by Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina
Released 18 March 2010 UK
6 May 2010 US
Recorded 2009
Genre Ragtime
Length 39:57
Label Capitan
Producer Mark C.
Geoff Farina
Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina chronology
The Angel's Message To Me
The Boarder's Door
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Sunday Times 3/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[2]

The Angel's Message To Me is the first studio album collaboration by Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina as a duo. It was released on Damnably in the UK on March 18, 2010,[3] and on Capitan Records in the US on May 6, 2010. The album is a collection of covers of pre-WWII North American blues, folk and ragtime classics by the likes of Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Blake, The Kentucky Ramblers, and Leroy Carr.

The album was recorded by Live Skull guitarist Mark C at Deep Sea studio, in New York City, and Geoff Farina at Hev-E-Kreem, Somerville, MA, and was subsequently mastered at Peerless Mastering.


No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Angel's Message To Me"   Reverend Gary Davis 3:05
2. "Ginseng Blues"   Kentucky Ramblers 3:38
3. "Guitar Chimes"   Blind Arthur Blake 2:43
4. "In The Evening"   Leroy Carr 4:09
5. "Make Me A Pallet on Your Floor"   Traditional 3:15
6. "Oh Death"   Traditional 4:20
7. "Sitting on Top of the World"   Lonnie Chatmon / Walter Vinson 2:45
8. "St. James Infirmary Blues"   Irving Mills 3:28
9. "Stagger Lee"   Traditional 2.57
10. "Poor Wayfaring Stranger"   Traditional 3.51
11. "That'll Never Happen No More"   Blind Arthur Blake 2.57
12. "Trouble in Mind"   Richard M. Jones 2.50


  1. ^ Lee, Stuart (March 14, 2010), The Sunday Times, United Kingdom: News International 
  2. ^ Matther Fiander (15 September 2010). "Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina: The Angel's Message to Me". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  3. ^ Pitchfork News March 16, 2010

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