Ole Ask – Ask
Ole Ask from Oslo, Norway, sings with a voice somewhere in between Tom Waits and Joe Cocker. On this 13-song CD in his North American debut, most of the original songs were recorded with Ole's Norwegian ensemble "Ask.. The Band." The material covers a broad spectrum of musical expression and emotion, all rooted in classic American idioms. Three new songs were recorded recently in Minneapolis with top players- BobbyVandell- drummer once touring with Bonnie Raitt, Roy Buchanan and The Time, Willie Murphy- musician extraordinaire/ producer of Bonnie Raitt's debut album, Billy Franze of Dr. Mambo's Combo, Bruce McCabe of Lamont Cranston Band, Hoopsnakes and Jonny Lang fame and national guitar journeyman - Jimmy Behringer.
1. You Take Me With You - 2:54 2. Gerard 96 West - 3:54 3. Born to Be Blue - 3:43 4. Mediterranean Flower - 4:13 5. With or Without Shoes - 2:06 6. Catharina - 6:54 7. Doesn't Matter - 2:37 8. Hangover - 3:46 9. Cool World - 4:07 10. There's No Doubt - 4:23 11. Great Many People - 2:16 12. If She Goes, We Go Too - 3:08 13. Maghmula Malta - 2:54 14. Untitled Hidden Track 3:06
Cuts 2,8,9: Ole Ask (lead vocals, guitar) , Willie Murphy (keyboards) , Bruce McCabe (piano) , Bobby Vandell (drums) , Billy Franze (bass) , Jimmy Behringer (guitar) , Stuart Martz (guitar) , Tom Burns (harp)
Cuts 1,3-7,10-13: Ole Ask (lead vocals, guitar) , Jan Ekornrud (bass) , Ragnar Moen (drums) , Geir Bremer Ovrebo (piano) , Jonny Aasgaard (lead guitar) , Tom Burns (harp) , Kristin Bergsvik (vocals)