By Clark Collis
September 17, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Charlie Haden Family & Friends: Rambling Boy

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Veteran bassist Charlie Haden is known for playing jazz. But as? a child he performed country music with his family’s band, and he ? revisits those days on this fine ?album of mostly old, mostly old-timey tunes. Elvis Costello and Rosanne Cash are among the ”friends” who stop by to help out on Charlie Haden Family & Friends: Rambling Boy. Family members include Haden’s triplet daughters, who harmonize sublimely on ”Single Girl, Married Girl,” and son-in-law Jack Black — yes, that Jack Black — who supplies rollicking vocals for the fiddle-?led stomper ”Old Joe Clark.” ? B+
Download This: Listen to ”Old Joe Clark” and the rest of the album on Decca Records’ official website

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