Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Ralph Carney

  • I Like You (a Lot) [Akron Cracker, 1999] Neither
  • This Is! Ralph Carney [Black Beauty, 2003] **
  • Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project [Akron Cracker, 2009] ***

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Consumer Guide Reviews:

I Like You (a Lot) [Akron Cracker, 1999] Neither

This Is! Ralph Carney [Black Beauty, 2003]
A Buckeye Hornman--not quite as funny as a Hoosier Hotshot, but sweeter ("Turkey Neck," "Jug Gland Music"). **

Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project [Akron Cracker, 2009]
Serious by Carney's standards, which means teaching '40s honker Big Jay McNeely "Futuristic Rhythm," a Fields-McHugh song written in 1929 ("Backtrackin'," "Blow Big Ralph [aka Blow Big Jay]"). ***