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ARTIST
TITLE
Five American Portraits
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DC 384CD DC 384CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
1/25/2010

"The Red Krayola with Art & Language present, in association with Drag City Records, Five American Portraits. The five subjects in sequence of appearance are: Wile E. Coyote, the Warner Bros. cartoon character; George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, former presidents of the United States of America; John Wayne, the actor; and Ad Reinhardt, the artist. Their portraits in words and music will hang in the halls of your mind, taking shape as their features are described against backdrops of familiar and characteristic music, for convenient reference listed below. Wile E. Coyote: 'Roadrunner' (Ellas McDaniel); President George W. Bush: 'Texas Our Texas' (William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright), 'The Eyes of Texas' (lyrics by John Lang Sinclair, music based on the American folk song 'I've Been Working on the Railroad,' a.k.a, 'Levee Song'), and 'The New Eyes of Texas' (music and lyrics by Mayo Thompson); President Jimmy Carter: 'Georgia on My Mind' (Hoagy Charmichael and Stuart Gorrell) and 'Dixie's Land' (Daniel Decatur Emmett); John Wayne: 'The Searchers' (music by Max Steiner, incorporating 'Just a Closer Walk With Thee' (D. Gillis), and 'Dixie's Land' (op cit); Ad Reinhardt: 'Piano Sonata No. 6' K284/205b, first movement, first and second sections (W.A. Mozart), which incorporates the signature motif of 'Paint it Black' (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)."