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Songs in the Key of Animals

by Benji Hughes

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credits

released January 29, 2016

Produced by Benji Hughes and Mary Wood
Engineered and mixed by Alex Kahn
Recorded at Frisbie NYC
with additional recording at CHP Audio by Charles Holloman and the Green Room by Keefus Ciancia

Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering

Music performed by Benji Hughes except:
Meshell Ndegeocello (bass on 1, 3, 7, 10; vocals on 2)
Alex Kahn (drums & synth on 6; sax on 4, 5, 6, 7; drums, bass & sax by the fire on 12)
Charles Holloman (drums on 4)
Andy Hess (bass on 5, 6)
Keefus Ciancia (synth & additional programming on 2)
Mary Wood (vocals on 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Christina Schneider (vocals on 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Morgan Nagler (vocals on 2)
Jade Vincent (vocals on 2)
Sonny Mason (vocals & additional programming on 2)

The Shark Attack girls are Kim Tallon & Hillary Lefebbre (vocals on 1, 3, 6)

All songs by Hughes/Wood except:
“Girls Love Shoes” by Hughes/Wood/Ciancia/Mason
“Sugartree” by Hughes/Kahn
“Longshot” by Hughes/Holloman
“Magic Summertime” by Eleni Mandell and reinterpreted with gracious permission from the master

Cheers to the light yet sweet touch of engineering by Lane Banning and Mark Plati
Tip of the hat to Larry Ciancia

Cover watercolor by Nancy Hollinghurst
Peacock by Amy Kennemore
Stripes by David Collins
Design by Maggie Fost

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Benji Hughes Charlotte, North Carolina

NC's Benji Hughes fronted a rock band in the 90s. He’s written commercial jingles (“Got a Little Captain in You?” for Captain Morgan rum). He’s made music for film & TV (Walk Hard, Eastbound & Down). He released 2008’s A Love Extreme, his double-LP debut record. But these ventures aren’t different hats Hughes wears. They’re not different paths traveled. This is Hughes playing in different keys. ... more

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