Raison D'Etre | Better Medicine

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Better Medicine

by Raison D'Etre

Sweet three-part harmonies abound as this folk trio takes the listener on a journey from Shaker to Swing.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. I'll Do It
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2. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
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3. Better Medicine
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4. Living Souls
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5. Lullaby of Broadway
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6. Don't Let Go
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7. Zen Gospel Singing
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8. Oh, Brethren Ain't You Happy?
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9. Simple Gifts
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10. Single Girl
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11. Soldier, Soldier
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12. Moonglow
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13. Lose Again
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14. Walk Away Rene
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15. Mozambique
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16. The Last Time I Saw Richard
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17. Tiny Sparrow
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18. There is a Ship
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19. Teeny Tiny Sparrow
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On "Better Medicine" Raison D'Etre(Violet Rae Downey, Vickie Ellis, and Roberta Schultz) display their vocal versatility for three-part settings of Shaker hymns, 60s anthems, swing tunes, traditional folk ballads, and sensitive singer-songwriter renderings. The title cut was written by group member, Roberta Schultz, to express her belief that music is a "better medicine" for what ails the 21st Century.

Backing themselves on guitars, keyboard, light percussion, and mountain dulcimer, Raison D'Etre delivers straight, uplifting three-part arrangements. Chris Philpotts adds soprano sax to the standard, "Moonglow" and to the Great Depression's theme song, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" A three-part setting of Joni Mitchell's "The Last Time I Saw Richard," and a gospel-flavored cover of Mark Graham's "Zen Gospel Singing" round out the eclectic flavor of this disc that represents the group's first ten years together.

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Gina G. Rosset Smith

Better Medicine
"Tiny Sparrow","Simple Gifts","Lullaby of Broadway","Walk Away Renee",&"The Last Time I Saw Richard"are my Faves,but this entire CD is a real treasure!I may order it for gifts,too!I hope that RaisonD'Etre offers more of their music/work to CDBaby,soon!
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