This is the first of two albums that were recorded as a tribute to Christine Lavin. The album consists of a number of Christine's contemporaries singing her songs (except for Cheryl's, of course). Christine was unaware of the project until this album was presented to her.
Cheryl's contribution is the only song on that album that wasn't written by Christine. Cheryl is also the only artist to have her intro recorded. The other artists had a little blurb in the liner notes where they described why they chose the song, plus other comments about Christine. The liner notes state:
We were going to transcribe Cheryl's Christine Lavin story, but her delivery is so incredible, we thought it deserved its own track on the record
For those who don't know, Christine Lavin has been described as "The Mother Theresa of Folk Music". She is well known for promoting other artists. Interviewers have a hard time getting her to talk about herself, because she always manages to turn the conversation towards discussing some little-known folk artist that Christine thinks is great. The World Cafe used Christine as a scout for Folk Music for a while. She would talk for a few minutes about unknown artists and play some of their songs.
Christine has involved Cheryl in a number of her projects. Cheryl has even substituted for one of the "Bitchin' Babes" on occasions (where she was quoted as saying: "I'm not bitchin', I'm just a bitch"
Some of Christine's projects have been On a Winter's Night, When October Goes (which was where When Fall Comes to New England was first recorded), Martha's Vineyard Retreat ( Big Times in a Small Town, Follow That Road, and Laugh Tracks).
|Title||Big League Babe~The Christine Lavin Tribute Album, Pt. 1|
|Cat #||PCD 037|
|1||Attainable Love||2:49||Kessler, Barbara|
|2||Kind of Love You Never Recover From, The||3:42||Wilcox, David|
|3||Artificial Means||3:13||Eberhardt, Cliff~Gold, Julie|
|5||Fly On a Plane||2:38||Shindell, Richard|
|7||Amoeba Hop, The||2:41||Ronk, Dave Van~Christian, Frank|
|9||Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind||2:59||McDonough, Megon|
|10||You Think You've Got Problems||3:25||Roth, David|
|11||Biological Time Bomb||2:24||Zweiman, Judith|
|12||Christine Lavin Could Do It (Intro)||2:26||Wheeler, Cheryl|
|13||Christine Lavin Could Do It||3:09||Wheeler, Cheryl|