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One World Dance

Ken Whiteley (2007)

Ken's Role: Performer


This recording is firmly rooted in the blues tradition and at the same time takes the music places it’s never been. This twelve song disc showcases Ken’s original, blues based songs with a few reworkings of traditional pieces added for good measure. Winner of FMO Song From the Heart in the Blues Category and nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.

Songs: Everybody Has The Blues, Get At, Going To Be, Lunch Counter Encounter, Death Letter Blues, Still Cant Believe that Youre Gone, Two Wings, One World Dance, November, Thats When I Need A Song, Trying To Find My Way, Thats Alright.

Musicians: This cd features an all-star cast including Juno winning pianist Joe Sealy, legendary guitarist Amos Garrett, and a rhythm section of Bucky Berger on drums and Ben Whiteley on electric and stand up bass. It includes contributions by some of Canada’s outstanding world music practitioners like Cubas Mario del Monte on percussion, Mark Mosca on steel drums and a horn section of the incredible Sarah McElcheran and Colleen Allen.

Original cover art by Ellen Manney.
Released on Borealis Records BCD187

What a great record! ...better than ever. ~ Legendary Bluesman John Hammond

Have mercy! This is prime stuff from a master of the blues form. ~ Folk Legend Tom Paxton

...takes a bold step towards integrating the soul music of the world. His version of Death Letter Bluesis breathtaking. ~ Guitar Legend Colin Linden

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