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Ellis Paul


cover of Stories

released 1995

Stories, Paul's second album, was originally issued by Black Wolf Records in 1994. With his distinctive, plaintive singing and writer's eye for details, the album features Paul's intimate confessional side ("Here She Is," "Last Call" ) and a previously-unheard rockier side, his vocals floating above a full band driven by guitarist extraodinaire Duke Levine (who produced the album with Ellis), and Hammond organist Tom West ("All Things Being The Same," "Last at the Table").

The Players:
Ellis Paul, vocals, acoustic guitar, harps
Duke Levine, electric guitars, mandolin, lap steel, six-string bass, baritone guitar, bass on "Autobiography of a Pistol"
Richard Gates, bass / Doug Plavin, drums
Jon Svetkey, vocals, acoustic guitar on"Last at the Table"
Brendan Devitt, acoustic guitar on "Don't Breathe"
Tom West, Hammond B-3 organ
Johnny Cunningham, violins
Alain Mallet, accordion
Patty Griffin, vocals
Martin Sexton, vocals
Jennifer Kimball, vocals
Jonatha Brooke, vocals

updated: 3 years ago