You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

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You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
Studio album by Seasick Steve
Released May 27, 2011
Genre Blues
Label Play It Again Sam
Producer Seasick Steve
Seasick Steve chronology
Man from Another Time'
(2009)
You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
(2011)
Hubcap Music
(2013)

You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks is the fifth studio album by Seasick Steve. The album features former Led Zeppelin bass guitarist John Paul Jones. It peaked at #6 on the UK charts and #18 on the Irish charts.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Seasick Steve except "Whiskey Ballad" by Paul Martin Wold.

No. Title Length
1. "Treasures"   3:52
2. "You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks"   3:34
3. "Burnin' Up"   4:07
4. "Don't Know Why She Love Me But She Do"   3:24
5. "Have Mercy on the Lonely"   2:35
6. "Whiskey Ballad"   3:43
7. "Back in the Doghouse"   4:15
8. "Underneath a Blue and Cloudless Sky"   3:05
9. "What a Way to Go"   3:15
10. "Party"   4:02
11. "Days Gone"   3:44
12. "It's a Long Long Way"   3:39
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Write Me a Few Lines"   4:08
2. "Levee Camp Blues"   6:17

Personnel[edit]

According to the official CD liner notes.

  • Seasick Steve – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • John Paul Jones – bass guitar on "You Can' Teach an Old Dog new Tricks..." and "Back in the Doghouse"; mandolin on "Long Long Way"
  • Dan Magnusson – percussion on "You Can' Teach an Old Dog new Tricks...", "Burnin' Up", "I Don't Know Why She Love Me But She Do", "Back in the Doghouse", "Party", "Days Gone" and "It's a Long Long Way"
  • Paul Martin World – washboard, backing vocals and whistling on "Whiskey Ballad"
  • Georgina Leach – fiddle on "Treasures" and "Long Long Way"
  • The Lyndhurst Rabble Choir – "It's a Long Long Way"

Charts[edit]

"You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks" was the second biggest-selling blues albums of 2011 in the UK, with sales of 131,000 copies.[1]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Flanders) Album Chart[2] 60
Dutch Albums Chart[3] 81
Irish Albums Chart[4] 18
UK Albums Chart[4] 6

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
United Kingdom[5] BPI 100,000+ Gold

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom 27 May 2011 Digital download[6] Play It Again Sam
30 May 2011 CD[7]

Changes to band[edit]

John Paul Jones performed with Steve and his drummer Dan Magnusson on the British television show Later... with Jools Holland. It was later confirmed on the show that he had appeared on the album.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Top 20 blues albums of 2011 revealed". The Official Charts Company. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Seasick Steve - You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks". Ultratop.be/nl/. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Seasick Steve - You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks". Dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  4. ^ a b "You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  5. ^ "BPI". Bpi.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  6. ^ "You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks by Seasick Steve". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  7. ^ "You Can't Teach An Old.. - Seasick Steve". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  8. ^ "Later with Jools Holland - Latest show information and exclusive performances filmed for the web". BBC. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 

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