PUFF & OTHER FAMILY CLASSICS
PETER YARROW | BETHANY & RUFUS
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RELEASE DATE: December, 2013
"Those who grew up on -- or raised children to -- Peter, Paul and Mommy will be mesmerized by the fresh folk sounds of Puff & Other Family Classics. Joining the talents of Peter Yarrow Peter, Paul & Mary, his daughter Bethany Yarrow, and her musical partner, cellist Rufus Cappadocia the pair also record as Bethany & Rufus, the disc reflects both a broad view of folk musics as well as an internationalist groove. The trio transform the soulful warning dished out by the old gospel number "You Better Mind" into a Stax-influenced workout, with a slithering bass line and swirling organ underpinnings. But the crowning moment here is certainly the title song, which finds Peter revisiting his best-known tune, trading verses and harmonizing with his daughter on a beautifully restrained update that reminds us once again why a good story bears retelling. Turns out that sometimes you can go home again.
--Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo