Dancer with Bruised Knees

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Dancer with Bruised Knees
Studio album by
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerJoe Boyd
Kate and Anna McGarrigle chronology
Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Dancer with Bruised Knees
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Dancer with Bruised Knees is the second album by Kate & Anna McGarrigle, released in 1977. It employed several notable folk musicians to contribute a bluegrass feel to many of the tracks. The album also includes three French songs, one by the McGarrigles with Philippe Tatartcheff, and two traditional numbers.

Guest musicians included John Cale, Dane Lanken, Bill Monroe, Dave Mattacks and Pat Donaldson.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert Christgau(A) [1]

Robert Christgau said the album is "Not as tuneful as some might wish" but is nonetheless "Even better than the debut". He particularly complimented the studio techniques.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dancer with Bruised Knees" (Anna McGarrigle) – 3:46
  2. "Southern Boys" (Kate McGarrigle) – 3:20
  3. "No Biscuit Blues" (William Dumaresq, Galt MacDermot) – 1:43
  4. "First Born" (Kate McGarrigle) – 3:55
  5. "Blanche comme la neige" (Traditional; arranged by Kate & Anna McGarrigle) – 3:44
  6. "Perrine était servante" (Traditional; arranged by Kate & Anna McGarrigle) – 3:14
  7. "Be My Baby" (Anna McGarrigle) – 3:11
  8. "Walking Song" (Kate McGarrigle) – 3:33
  9. "Naufragée du tendre" (Anna McGarrigle, Philippe Tatartcheff) – 3:46
  10. "Hommage à Grungie" (Kate McGarrigle) – 3:54
  11. "Kitty Come Home" (Anna McGarrigle) – 4:36
  12. "Come a Long Way" (Kate McGarrigle) – 2:17



  1. ^ a b Album review, Robert Christgau. Retrieved October 9, 2011.

External links[edit]

  • fRroots Reviews Index: 'M': McGarrigle, Kate & Anna – Dancer with Bruised Knees (Edsel) Issue #74, fRoots magazine website