The Skin I'm In

The Skin I'm In

by Elvin Bishop Elvin Bishop
The Skin I'm In

The Skin I'm In

by Elvin Bishop Elvin Bishop


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Elvin keeps the cornpone good-ole-boy schtick down to an acceptable level on this, perhaps his most serious solo album to date. Although Bishop's good-time approach is still evident on tunes like "I'm Gone," "Right Now Is the Hour," the acoustic "Radio Boogie" (with a guest shot from Charlie Musselwhite) and "Country Blues," the playing and lyrics get much deeper and more serious with "Shady Lane," "The Skin They're In," "Middle Aged Man" and "Long Shadows." Perhaps the most cohesive album he's made to date, revealing an artist coming to grips with his muse, his age and his art, all at once.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/1998
Label: Alligator Records
UPC: 0014551485926
catalogNumber: 4859
Rank: 95532


  1. Right Now Is the Hour
  2. I'm Gone
  3. The Skin They're In
  4. Middle Aged Man
  5. Country Blues
  6. That Train Is Gone
  7. Long Shadows
  8. Slow Down
  9. Mellow D
  10. Radio Boogie
  11. Way Down in the Valley
  12. Shady Lane

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvin Bishop   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Musselwhite   Harmonica,Vocals
Norton Buffalo   Harmonica
Randy Forrester   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Terry Hanck   Tenor Saxophone
Larry Vann   Drums,Background Vocals
Ed Early   Trombone,Background Vocals
William Schuler   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Thomas   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Elvin Bishop   Composer,Producer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Leonard Lee   Composer
Bill Thompson   Producer,Engineer
David Forte   Producer
Ari Rios   Engineer

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