Track Listing: 1. Sad and Blue - Melvern Taylor 2. Everybody Knows - Leonard Cohen 3. Are You Sure? Willie Nelson, Buddy Emmons 4. I Don't Know Why (But I Do) Bobby Charles, Clarence Henry 5. Time to Spend - Chris Smither 6. Egg Radio - Bill Frisell 7. Green Grass Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan 8. Mood Indigo Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills 9. Old Fashioned Morphine - Jolie Holland 10. High Noon - David Goodrich 11. No Sugar - Tim Gearan 12. Sugar - Anita Suhanin 13. Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful Nation Joe Henry 14. Ruby, My Dear - Thelonious Monk
_The Good Stuff is a Standards record, as long the songs of Tom Waits, Jolie Holland, and Leonard Cohen are allowed to be counted next to classics by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Bobby Charles.
Recorded fast and loose with his new band, the Crumbling Beauties, The Good Stuff is an inspired sifting through the treasure trove of the American landscape.
Randy Sabien supplies astonishing chops on the violin, longtime collaborator David Goodrich is still digging down deep, and the rhythm section of Jason Smith and Paul Kochanski hold everything together with aplomb. Occasional Beauties Kris Delmhorst, Matthew Lorenz, Barry Rothman, and Jazer Giles round out the posse.
Delivered with wit and humor, passion and guts, this collection further cements Mulvey's status as a musician's musician.