Various – Daddies Sing Goodnight
A fathers' collection of sleepytime songs.
Chris Hillman: 1. Lullaby Time in the Desert - 3:04 Tim & Mollie O'Brien: 2. Hush While the Little Ones Sleep - 3:59 Michael Doucet: 3. Chanson pour Ezra (Song for Ezra) - 3:34 The Seldom Scene: 4. Sweet Baby James - 3:14 Doc Watson: 5. Prairie Lullaby - 2:54 Alan O'Bryant: 6. Little One - 3:51 Peter Rowan: 7. Wings of Horses - 3:14 Leon Redbone: 8. Russian Lullaby - 2:25 Jesse Winchester: 9. Do La Lay - 1:54 The Red Clay Ramblers: 10. Way Long Timey Ago - 2:38 Doc Watson: 11. My Little Buckaroo - 2:55 Townes Van Zandt: 12. Hey Willy Boy - 1:52 Jerry Douglas: 13. Nolabye - 3:18 Jonathan Edwards: 14. Little Hands - 3:05 Tim O'Brien: 15. Full Circle - 4:46
John Duffey (vocals, tenor, mandolin) , Mike Auldridge (vocals, bass voice, steel guitar, dobro, vibraphone) , Tim O'Brien (vocals, guitar, bouzouki) , Michael Doucet (vocals, guitar, fiddle) , Doc Watson / Jesse Winchester / John Starling / Jonathan Edwards / Alan O'Bryant / Leon Redbone / Peter Rowan / Townes Van Zandt (vocals, guitar) , Herb Pedersen (vocals, dobro, banjo) , Clay Buckner (vocals, mandolin, harmonica) , Chris Hillman (vocals, mandolin) , Mollie O'Brien / Tommy Thompson (vocals) , John Duffy (tenor, mandolin) , Larry Park (guitar, acoustic guitar) , Jerry Douglas (guitar, dobro) , Frank Vignola / Chris Frank / Ken White / Jack Lawrence / Phil Rosenthal / Ben Eldridge (guitar) , Stuart Duncan (mandolin, fiddle) , Jamie Hartford (mandolin) , Byron Berline (fiddle) , Ken Peplowski (clarinet) , Bland Simpson (piano) , Robbie Magruder (drums) , Jeff Slaisbury (percussion) , Jeff Salisbury (sound effects).
1. AllMusic - Rick Anderson
This is a thoroughly charming, and occasionally heartbreaking, collection of children's bedtime songs performed from a father's perspective by an all-star cast of bluegrass and modern folk artists. There are one or two predictable standards, like James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" (performed gently by the Seldome Scene) and Leon Redbone's rendition of the old Irving Berlin song "Russian Lullaby," but most of these are original tunes written for the children of those who perform them. In most cases this means remarkably sweet and personal songs like Alan O'Bryant's "My Little One" and Townes Van Zandt's "Hey Willy Boy." But in at least one case the effect is more bittersweet: Doc Watson performs two songs, "Prairie Lullaby" and "My Little Buckaroo," in memory of his son and lifetime musical partner, Merle, who was tragically killed in a farm accident not too long before this album was recorded. All of this gives an unexpected level of emotional complexity to what is a deeply moving album overall.