Blues The best music site on the web there is where you can read about and listen to blues, jazz, classical music and much more. This is your ultimate music resource. Tons of albums can be found within. http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues.html Fri, 28 Feb 2020 18:42:31 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Talking with the Blues 17 - Blues from the Heart of Dixie - Alabama Vol 1 (2001) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6714-talking-with-the-blues/26309-talking-with-the-blues-17-blues-from-the-heart-of-dixie-alabama-vol-1-2001.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6714-talking-with-the-blues/26309-talking-with-the-blues-17-blues-from-the-heart-of-dixie-alabama-vol-1-2001.html Talking with the Blues 17 - Blues from the Heart of Dixie - Alabama Vol 1 (2001)

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1 	–Billy C. Farlow 	Howlin' At The Delta Moon 	4:21
2 	–Topper Price 	I Can't Hold Out 	4:14
3 	–James Peterson 	Fishin' 	2:44
4 	–Eddie Kirkland 	Rainbow 	5:27
5 	–Gary Edmonds And The Bridge 	When Push Comes To Shove 	6:32
6 	–Wild Child Butler 	Everybody Got A Mojo 	3:07
7 	–Debbie Bond 	Blue Rain 	3:35
8 	–The Butler Twins 	Bring It On Back To Me 	5:16
9 	–Gary Edmonds And The Bridge 	You Best Be Glad 	3:19
10 	–Little Jimmy Reed	 	Alabama's The Place To Be 	3:03
11 	–Billy Earl McClelland 	Let It Cry For You 	3:14
12 	–Big Bo 	I Want My Baby 	2:36
13 	–Microwave Dave 	Don't Throw My Baby Away 	5:55
14 	–Spencer Elnora 	Hey Pretty Baby 	3:30
15 	–Willie King 	Betty's Place 	5:29
16 	–Jerry McCain 	Alabama Blues 	6:03

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Tomislav Goluban - Memphis Light (2020) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6959-tomislav-goluban/26304-tomislav-goluban-memphis-light-2020.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6959-tomislav-goluban/26304-tomislav-goluban-memphis-light-2020.html Tomislav Goluban - Memphis Light (2020)

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01. Hayloft Blues
02. Fun Starts Here
03. Country Bag
04. Disappear For Good
05. Memphis Light
06. House Of The Rising Sun
07. Spirit Will Never Get Old
08. Party Time Blues
09. Woman Needs A Man
10. Can I Be What I Want

Tomislav Goluban (vocals, harp)
Jeff Jensen (guitar)
David Green (drums)
Rick Steff (keyboard)
Bill Ruffino (bass)
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Mark Johnson (slide guitar)
Vince Johnson (guitar)
Joseph Franher, Reba Russell and Daunielle Hill (backing vocals) 

 

Harp musician Tomislav Goluban presents his eleventh studio album entitled ''Memphis Light''. Nine of the ten tracks are written by Tomislav and the tenth is the classic ''House of the Rising Sun.'' As suggested by the album title, Goluban took a trip to the Home of the Blues to record at Ardent studio in Memphis, Tennessee. ---cdbaby.com

 

Tomislav "Little Pigeon" Goluban, Croatian blues musician, composer, harmonica player and a singer, has been playing his harp inspired by old school masters like Sonny Terry or Slim Harpo. So far, he has released ten studio albums and won couple of national music awards. His music is combination of old delta, country & Chicago blues mixed with zydeco and world music elements. He's been recording his music in a wide span from raw delta duo sound to the full instrumental arrangement with 20 musicians playing one song. Performing solo/duo with a band, he played in the USA and in Europe in 20 countries. Here are just a few events he took part: Notodden Blues Festival (Norway), Amal's Blues Festival (Sweden), Blues sur Seine (France) and International Blues Challenge (USA).

He is the founder of etno blues festival in his hometown region and hosts a radio show specialized in blues on Croatian national radio station. He became the Croatian indorser of the world's finest and most famous harmonica manufacturer "Hohner" and developed an educational music program called "The harmonica in Blues" (Blues in the School) which is from 2005 presented to the pupils of elementary and high schools all over Croatia by himself. ---cdbaby.com

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Blues Forever Vol.02 (2015) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6953-blues-forever/26299-blues-forever-vol02-2015.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6953-blues-forever/26299-blues-forever-vol02-2015.html Blues Forever Vol.02 (2015)

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01. Robert Cray - Consequences (4:24)
02. Willie Logan - House Of The Rising Sun (5:44)
03. Bluesball - These Blues (3:28)
04. Red Beans & Rice - The Dark Side (6:08)
05. The Traveling Wilburys - Tweeter And The Monkey Man (5:28)
06. Dave Meniketti - Man's World (4:45)
07. Jo Hell - Walking The Blues (4:36)
08. The Brett Ellis Band - Empty Bottle (5:50)
09. Pepe Ahlqvist - Funky Rhythm (2:30)
10. Dirty Dave Osti - Shakedown (4:40)
11. Rob Orlemans & Half Past Midnight - Jake's Mojo (5:08)
12. The Jeff Healey Band - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (5:16)
13. Don Ray Band - Good Bad Boy (4:00)
14. John 'Lonely Stranger Pihel - Just Drink (3:05)
15. Buddy Whittington - Minor Blues (4:48)
16. Vince Gill - Workin' On A Big Chill (4:03)
17. Gary Moore - The Prophet (4:32)

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Blues Forever Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:52:44 +0000
Johnny Winter - Second Winter (1969) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/853-johnnywinter/26293-johnny-winter-second-winter-1969.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/853-johnnywinter/26293-johnny-winter-second-winter-1969.html Johnny Winter - Second Winter (1969)

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A1 	Memory Pain 	5:27
A2 	I'm Not Sure 	5:18
A3 	The Good Love 	4:38
B1 	Slippin' And Slidin' 	2:43
B2 	Miss Ann 	3:04
B3 	Johnny B. Goode 	3:45
B4 	Highway 61 Revisited 	5:07
C1 	I Love Everybody 	3:50
C2 	Hustled Down In Texas 	3:31
C3 	I Hate Everybody 	2:35
C4 	Fast Life Rider 	7:05

Bass – Tommy Shannon (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to C4)
Percussion – "Uncle" John Turner
Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Alto Saxophone – Edgar Winter
Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin – Johnny Winter 

 

Johnny's second Columbia album shows an artist in transition. He's still obviously a Texas bluesman, recording in the same trio format that he left Dallas with. But his music is moving toward the more rock & roll sounds he would go on to create. The opener, "Memory Pain," moves him into psychedelic blues-rock territory, while old-time rockers like "Johnny B. Goode," "Miss Ann," and "Slippin' and Slidin'" provide him with familiar landscapes on which to spray his patented licks. His reworking of Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" is the high spot of the record, a career-defining track that would remain a major component in his set list to the end of his life. ---Cub Koda

 

The leaves hadn’t even started turning red in Texas in late October 1969 when Beaumont-born bluesman Johnny Winter released Second Winter, arguably the pinnacle of his long and storied career.

Technically speaking, this was the guitar great's "third Winter," if you take into account 1968's Progressive Blues Experiment, which was released by Austin’s tiny Sonobeat Records before Winter signed with the mighty Columbia -- a label so powerful, it evidently had no qualms about revising historical accounting.

Either way, the talented six-string phenom grasped this opportunity and let loose a powerful display of fret prowess across all three vinyl sides of Second Winter. As anyone with a prized original copy, or a long memory, can tell you, the album was released as a rare three-sided set, the product of an inspired Nashville recording session that yielded too much great material to be pared down into a regular two-sided LP but not quite enough for a four-sided double.

So, rather than short-change fans or themselves, Winter and his bandmates -- bassist Tommy Shannon (who later joined Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble), drummer Uncle John Turner and keyboard-and-sax-playing little brother Edgar -- released the bulk of the sessions and left side four blank.

Winter starts it all off by showing off his soulful voice on a cover of Percy Mayfield’s "Memory Pain," before he surrenders the spotlight to Edgar’s nimble keys on the self-penned "I’m Not Sure." It wraps with a strangling of his Gibson Firebird’s neck on Dennis Collins’ "The Good Love."

Side two, somewhat surprisingly, turns into an old-time ‘50s rock 'n' roll dance party, as Winter wails his way across classics like "Slippin’ and Slidin"’ and "Miss Ann" (both made famous by Little Richard), and Chuck Berry’s ripping "Johnny B. Goode." ---ultimateclassicrock.com

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Talking with the Blues 16 - Peach State Blues - Georgia Vol.1 (1999) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6714-talking-with-the-blues/26288-talking-with-the-blues-16-peach-state-blues-georgia-vol1-1999.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6714-talking-with-the-blues/26288-talking-with-the-blues-16-peach-state-blues-georgia-vol1-1999.html

Talking with the Blues 16 - Peach State Blues - Georgia Vol.1 (1999)

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1 	–King Johnson 	Whery My Baby Might Be 	5:03
2 	–Diane Durrett 	Blue Eyed Soul 	3:30
3 	–Barry Richman Band 	Without Explanation 	5:32
4 	–Chris Hicks 	Blues Got Me Down 	6:33
5 	–Wayne "Bear" Sauls 	Special Kind Of Mambo 	2:37
6 	–Tim Brooks  	Sweet Dreams 	4:35
7 	–Diane Durrett 	Side Squeeze 	3:58
8 	–Doug " Little Brother" Jones 	When The Deal Goes Down 	3:54
9 	–Doug " Little Brother" Jones 	The Last Time 	2:57
10 	–Reddog  	Honest Man 	4:23
11 	–Barry Richman Band 	Reflection Avenue 	6:04
12 	–Donnie McCormick 	It's A Feeling 	7:27
13 	–Tim Brooks  	Jesse 	4:20

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Jimmy 'Duck' Holmes - It Is What It Is (2016) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/4687-jimmy-duck-holmes/26282-jimmy-duck-holmes-it-is-what-it-is-2016.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/4687-jimmy-duck-holmes/26282-jimmy-duck-holmes-it-is-what-it-is-2016.html Jimmy 'Duck' Holmes - It Is What It Is (2016)

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A1 	Buddy Brown 	5:37
A2 	Pencil and Paper 	5:35
A3 	It Is What It Is 	5:26
A4 	Love Alone 	3:53
B1 	Evil 	6:27
B2 	It Had To Be the Devil 	5:49
B3 	So Glad 	4:16
B4 	Slow Down 	4:00

Jimmy "Duck" Holmes - Vocals, Guitar, Harp

 

Bentonia blues are a style of the blues born in a tiny town in Mississippi. Skip James was the first famed artist who used that distinctive open-E minor chord tuning. Jack Owens continued that style and now Jimmy “Duck” Holmes continues in the Bentonia school of music style. Throbbing rhythms and moaning vocals are not every listener’s cup of tea, but it is a cool and primal sort of sound that grabs you and does not let go.

The traditional “Buddy Brown” opens the album. Things starts off with a heavy solo cut where Holmes plays a heavy RL Burnside style throbbing, hypnotic guitar and testifies to us vocally. Following that is “Pencil and Paper,” another rhythmic beat with some nice guitar picking and percussive slapping/tapping that carry the tune. The vocals tell a story of wanting to get in touch with his woman- he’s got no phone and wants to just drop her one or two lines. Holmes blows a little harp here, too. Next is “Love Alone” where Holmes tells us love alone won’t do in life. The acoustic guitars’ simplicity and his howling lyric match up well. “Evil” is another traditional cut and Holmes gives it his all in that minimal approach he takes with songs. Evil has taken his woman and wrecked his life and now it’s about to take his wife. Holmes blows some more guttural harp here as he strums out the rhythm.

“It Had to Be the Devil” is the third and final traditional cut. Holmes uses his electric guitar and lots of distortion here as he groans and shouts out the lyrics. “So Glad” returns to the brighter acoustic sound as Holmes belts out the simple but effective lyrics. “Slow Down” takes the tempo way down as Holmes moans for us once again as he tells his girl she’s moving too fast and that she needs to change her ways. He finishes with “It Was What It Was,” a song where Holmes sings about longing for freedom.

Six originals and three traditional tunes are what is offered. Dick Waterman wrote the liner notes and books Holmes. Produced Michael Schulze runs the record label and tells us in his notes inside the cover that he’s working to preserve this music. Henry Stuckey created Bentonia Blues and never got recorded. Schulze wants to capture this raw and primitive music for us and recorded the songs in the Blue Front Café, an old juke joint. Trains, ceiling fans and other noises move in and out of the recording, adding a charm and authenticity to the music. The place was home to Stuckey, Skip James and the other Bentonia bluesmen and serves as a great canvas to capture this music.

I will warn the unwary listener that this may not be your style of music. The music is simplistic yet complex. It is repetitive yet flowing. It brings us to a period and place where perhaps time has stopped and we get to sample music in a form as it was one hundred or more years ago. You may not like the dissonance. You may not like the other worldly-ness. But then again, it may just seduce you and make you want some more. ---Steve Jones, bluesblastmagazine.com

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Blues Forever Vol.01 (2015) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6953-blues-forever/26277-blues-forever-vol01-2015.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6953-blues-forever/26277-blues-forever-vol01-2015.html Blues Forever Vol.01 (2015)

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01. Dana Gillespie - Where Blue Begins (4:37)
02. Tab Benoit - Cross The Line (3:46)
03. Scott Ellison - Crowlin On My Kness (4:06)
04. Bobby Blue Bland - Sad Street (6:47)
05. Gregg Rolie - Give It To Me (4:29)
06. Gary Moore - Nothing's The Same (4:54)
07. Blue By Nature - Love Me All Night (5:06)
08. Pepe Ahlqvist H.A.R.P. - Lock On The Door (4:02)
09. Gaslight Street - Doorstep (4:24)
10. George Terry - That Ain't You (3:57)
11. Jorge Salan & The Majestic Jaywalkers - The Thrill Is Gone (5:42)
12. Manish Boys - My Luck Will Change (5:33)
13. Roy Mette - Another Saturday Night (3:48)
14. Martina Edoff - Hero (3:39)
15. Tom Principato - Knockin' On The Door (3:44)
16. Smokin' Joe Kubek - Walk On (5:18)
17. Dave Meniketti - Say Goodbye (4:35)

 

About music: "The blues are the way. This is such a path. Through darkness, through fear, through your own nightmares. If you have pain in your chest and you sing, you play it - you bring it out into the world. Bring yourself to the light. Therefore, music is a real magic. Blues are real, true magic "(John Campbell). Blues (Blues or Blue Devils - melancholy, sadness) is a musical form and musical genre that originated in the late nineteenth century in the African-American community of the Southeast of the United States, amongst those who came from the plantations of the Cotton Belt. Is (along with ragtime, early jazz, hip-hop, etc.) one of the most influential contributions of African Americans to the world musical culture. The term was first used by George Coleman in the one-act farce "Blue Devils" (1798). Since then, in literary works, the phrase English. "Blue Devils" is often used to describe a depressed mood. A collection for your soul! ---clubbers.pl

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Blues Forever Sat, 28 Dec 2019 16:21:09 +0000
Mel Brown - Blues - A Beautiful Thing (2006) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/2515-mel-brown/26272-mel-brown-blues-a-beautiful-thing-2006.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/2515-mel-brown/26272-mel-brown-blues-a-beautiful-thing-2006.html Mel Brown - Blues - A Beautiful Thing (2006)

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1 	Take Your Time 	4:33
2 	Blues - A Beautiful Thing 	
3 	Ruby Mae 	
4 	Snap 	
5 	I Wouldn't Treat A Dog 	
6 	Red Cross Store 	
7 	Sundown 	
8 	Make Love To Your Mind 	
9 	I Wanna See My Baby 	
10 	Master Blaster 	
11 	Karansa's Boogie

Jimmy Boudreau - Drums
Mel Brown - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Randall Coryell - Drums
John Lee Hooker - Keyboards
John "Babbacombe" Lee - Keyboards
Al Richardson  - Bass
Leo Valvassori - Bass

 

Guitar Legend and W.C. Handy Award winner Mel Brown returns with his first new studio album in 5 years. Backed by his super tight band The Homewreckers, Mel performs an incredible range of blues music - 9 of the 11 tracks are originals. --cduniverse.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Mel Brown Thu, 26 Dec 2019 17:01:42 +0000
Jorma Kaukonen ‎– Christmas (1996) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/2859-jorma-kaukonen/26267-jorma-kaukonen--christmas-1996.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/2859-jorma-kaukonen/26267-jorma-kaukonen--christmas-1996.html Jorma Kaukonen ‎– Christmas (1996)

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1 	Downhill Sleighride
2 	Christmas Rule
3 	What Child Is This?
4 	Christmas Blues
5 	Journey Of The Three Wise Men
6 	Baby Boy
7 	You're Still Standing
8 	Silent Night
9 	Holiday Marmalade
10 	Holiday Segue

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Backing Vocals, Bells [Sleigh] – Michael Falzarano
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals – Jorma Kaukonen
Backing Vocals – Vanessa Lillian
Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Fred Bogert
Drums – Chris Munson, Wayne Killius 

 

Christmas With Jorma Kaukonen is a collection of folk-rock Christmas songs written and performed by Kaukonen and his musical partner Michael Falzarano. These original numbers should appeal to Kaukonen's fans, but may also extend past that to other folk-rock listeners. Curious buyers may want to take a chance on this album, few Christmas albums contain as many original songs as this one does. ---Bradley Torreano, AllMusic Review

 

This is one of those real funky Christmas albums that works because of its nontraditional approach; place it alongside your Leon Redbone and "Austin Rhythm and Blues Christmas" holiday CDs.

Jorma Kaukonen, best known as guitarist for Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, has always been more attuned to the blues than rock, and this new Christmas album reflects that – from the opening acoustic blues of "Downhill Sleigh Ride" to the rocking Delta mud of "Christmas Blues."

Nontraditional it may be, but it's still very much in the vein of the Christmas spirit – perfect for sitting in front of a low fire with a few friends and a warming beverage, chasing through holiday carols with some blues thrown in for leavening.

The highlight is "Christmas Rule," a hilarious, romping blues about Santa's sleigh getting shot down by a too-high Christmas Eve fire, with the not-so-jolly bearded one showing up at the front door in a foul mood demanding the keys to Jorma's pickup in order to finish his deliveries.

Hey – can't do the traditional thing? Treat yourself and get this album. It may be the best Christmas present you ever give yourself. ---Jim Trageser, trageser.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Jorma Kaukonen Tue, 24 Dec 2019 11:25:11 +0000
Keb' Mo' - Moonlight, Mistletoe & You (2019) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/1040-keb-mo/26261-keb-mo-moonlight-mistletoe-a-you-2019.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/1040-keb-mo/26261-keb-mo-moonlight-mistletoe-a-you-2019.html Keb' Mo' - Moonlight, Mistletoe & You (2019)

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1 	Please Come Home For Christmas 	3:00
2 	Moonlight, Mistletoe & You	3:29
3 	Better Everyday 	3:34
4 	Santa Claus, Santa Claus 	3:55
5 	Christmas Is Annoying 	2:12
6 	Merry, Merry Christmas 	4:34
7 	I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm	4:17
8 	Santa Claus Blues 	3:02
9 	When The Children Sing 	3:06
10 	One More Year With You 	4:16

Acoustic Guitar – Keb Mo (tracks: 2, 9)
Backing Vocals – Hollie Hammer (tracks: 3), Jason Eskridge (tracks: 3), Michael B. Hicks* (tracks: 3), Theron Thomas II (tracks: 3)
Baritone Saxophone – Ryan Middagh (tracks: 10)
Bass – Joe Reed (tracks: 2 to 4), Reggie McBride (tracks: 7), Steve Mackey (3) (tracks: 1, 6, 8)
Cello – Carole Rabinowitz (tracks: 2, 7)
Drum – Neil Tufano (tracks: 10)
Drums – Chester Thompson (tracks: 2 to 4), Les Falconer (tracks: 7), Marcus Finnie (tracks: 1, 6), Neil Tufano (tracks: 5), Steve Jordan (tracks: 10)
Electric Guitar – Akil Thompson (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 8), Keb Mo (tracks: 3)
Electric Upright Bass – Christian McBride (tracks: 10), Scott Mulvahill (tracks: 5) 
 Janet Darnall (tracks: 2, 7), Jenny Bifano (tracks: 2, 7), Kevin Winkelmann (tracks: 2, 7)
Vocals – Carter Moore (tracks: 9), Keb Mo, Melissa Manchester (tracks: 7), The Children Of NIA House Montessori School (tracks: 9)ott Mulvahill (tracks: 5)
Grand Piano – Shelly Berg (tracks: 10)
Guitar – Keb Mo (tracks: 1, 4 to 8, 10), Mike Pachelli (tracks: 7)
Keyboards – David Rodgers (tracks: 1, 6, 8), Phil Madeira (tracks: 2 to 4)
Organ – Phil Madeira (tracks: 3)
Percussion – Marcus Finnie (tracks: 10)
Piano – David Rodgers (tracks: 2, 7, 10), Michael B. Hicks (tracks: 3), Phil Madeira (tracks: 2)
Saxophone, Flute – Alex Graham (2) (tracks: 10), Jovan Quallo (tracks: 10)
Tenor Saxophone – Gerald Albright (tracks: 3), Evan Cobb (tracks: 7), Tyler Summers (tracks: 3, 7)
Trombone – Roland Barber (tracks: 10), Roy Agee (tracks: 3, 7, 10)
Trumpet – Quentin Ware (tracks: 10), Steve Patrick (2) (tracks: 10), Vinnie Ciesielski (tracks: 3, 7)
Viola – Betsy Lamb (tracks: 2, 7), Simona Ruso (tracks: 2, 7)
Violin – Conni Ellisor (tracks: 2, 7), David Angell (tracks: 2, 7), David Davidson (tracks: 2, 7), 
 Janet Darnall (tracks: 2, 7), Jenny Bifano (tracks: 2, 7), Kevin Winkelmann (tracks: 2, 7)
Vocals – Carter Moore (tracks: 9), Keb Mo, Melissa Manchester (tracks: 7), The Children Of NIA House Montessori School (tracks: 9)ott Mulvahill (tracks: 5)

 

The inherent friendliness of Moonlight, Mistletoe and You buoys the first holiday album from veteran blues singer Keb' Mo' through its periodic shifts in tone and style. Keb' Mo' has long been known for dabbling in a variety of different American roots music, so the intermingling of blues, jazz, and Tin Pan Alley pop comes as no surprise. His easy touch ties together these shifts in sound, but his warmth can sometimes be suppressed by the crisp, clean production that veers just a little bit too close to antiseptic on occasion. Despite the digital gloss of "Merry Merry Christmas" and the bouncy "Better Everyday," Moonlight, Mistletoe and You still winds up as a cozy listen, all due to Keb' Mo''s emphasis on sweetness and good humor. The entire album is a celebration -- when he's lamenting the holiday on "Christmas Is Annoying," his tongue is firmly in cheek -- and that's what makes it an appealing soundtrack for the season. ---Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Keb' Mo' Sun, 22 Dec 2019 16:29:19 +0000