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1 	Anywhere But Here 	4:29
2 	Bad Company 	5:08
3 	You've Got To Choose 	3:22
4 	Waiting For You 	4:36
5 	I Refuse To Lose 	5:07
6 	How Much Longer 	4:50
7 	Taking The Long Way Home 	6:52
8 	Waiting For The Blues 	5:10
9 	The Search Is Over	3:27
10 	Must Have Been An Angel 	4:49
11 	Stealin' Your Love 	4:42
12 	This I Know To Be True 	4:59

Bass – Harlan Terson
Drums – Alan Kirk
Guitar, Vocals – Johnny Rawls
Saxophone – Rodney "Hot Rod" Brown
Trombone – Will Redding
Trumpet – Peter Bartels
Vocals – Deitra Farr 

 

Deitra Farr shot to fame as the singer with Mississippi Heat, a Chicago all star band which rocked its way around the national and international blues circuit in the early 1990s.This is a timely re-issue of her debut solo album, which has already been acclaimed as a modern classic and probably the best yet fusion of blues and soul. She is in the company here, of one of the great names in deep Southern blues/soul - Johnny Rawls, whose career goes way back to OV Wright. This album is very much Deitra's vision, though, and also features her strong songwriting abilities. Add some of the finest Chicago musicians and this is a recipe for a superb solo release. This album became the start of a successful solo career. Today Deitra is poised on the edge of an even wider success. Deitra was born in Chicago in 1957, and spent her childhood immersed in 60s-era soul music. Her initial inspiration to sing came from watching Diana Ross and the Supremes on TV. But she also loved Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin, and through her father became enamored of Lightnin' Hopkins, and Chicago stalwarts like Little Walter. She sang in the choir of the school she attended. When she was a high school senior her uncle, trombonist Nate Pryor, helped her get a singing slot with his group Central Power System. During that time, most of the musicians with whom Deitra worked played in a straight-ahead style - the north side favored the shuffle-based blues that became a Chicago speciality during the post WW2 years. Legends from that era - Sunnyland Slim, Louis Myers, Homesick James - were among Deitra's sidemen. Deitra has channeled the pent-up energies of years spent singing on others' shows and in others' bands. They explode on every track of this disk. That sense of liberation and triumph suggest that this is a culmination for her - that her 'search' for a musical context is, indeed, 'over.' But anyone who knows this restless artist knows better than to paint so final a picture. ---Editorial Reviews, anazon.com

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01. Let It Go!
02. Signs, Signals And Warnings
03. It Really Doesn't Matter
04. I'm Through With It
05. When They Really Love You
06. In A Dark Place
07. Don't Hold Me So Tight
08. A Week From Yesterday
09. My Love For You
10. Call Your Wife
11. Thank You For Leaving Me
12. My Turn, My Time

Backing Vocals – Ardella Williams
Bass, Backing Vocals – Willie 'Vamp' Samuels
Drums – James E. Knowles
Guitar – Billy Flynn
Harmonica – Matthew Skoller
Keyboards – Roosevelt "Mad Hatter" Purifoy
Saxophone – Rodney "Hot Rod" Brown
Trombone – Johnny "Showtime" Janowiak
Trumpet – Peter Bartels
Vocals, Backing Vocals – Deitra Farr 

 

On this accessible set of romance-themed songs, veteran Chicago blues vocalist Deitra Farr offers dynamic interpretations that frequently dabble in pop and soul. Standout tracks include the melancholy, gospel-tinged tune “Signs, Signals, and Warnings” and the emotive ballad “My Love for You,” both of which highlight Farr’s deep, expressive voice. ---Eric Schneider, AllMusic Review

 

Born in 1957, Deitra Farr first heard live blues on Chicago’s legendary Maxwell Street, where her father used to take her as a little girl to be immersed in what was to be the heyday of Blues, Doo Wop, Gospel and Rock & Roll.

Six decades later Deitra received the prestigious 2017 Jus’ Blues “Queen of The Blues” Award in Tunica Mississippi.

Prior to that, there is a swag of accolades, not least on October 4, 2015 Deitra when was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame as a ” Legendary Blues Artist “.

Deitra Farr is considered one of Chicago ’s top vocalists, according to Living Blues Magazine (May 1997). Fiery, energetic, and soul-stirring describes this woman, who has over the years been nominated for Traditional Female Blues artist of the year by the W.C. Handy Awards, Female Blues Artist of the year by the Living Blues Critics’ Awards, the British Blues Connection Awards, and the Les Trophees France Blues awards.

This Chicago native began her career in 1975, singing with local soul bands, before starting her blues career in the early 1980’s. In 1983, Deitra began her blues career working at the major Chicago blues clubs, such as The Kingston Mines, The Wise Fool’s Pub and Blue Chicago. She also toured the US and Canada with the Sam Lay Blues Band. From 1993 to 1996, Deitra was the lead singer with Mississippi Heat, recording two CD’s with this all-star group.

In 1997, Deitra resumed her own solo career, continuing to sing blues, while reaching back to her soul music roots. After recording on eight previous CD projects with others, she recorded her first solo CD, “The Search is Over”, for the London-based JSP records. In 2005, Deitra released her second JSP CD “Let it Go!”

When Deitra was 18 years old, she recorded the lead vocals on Mill Street Depo’s record” You Won’t Support Me “. That record was a Cashbox Top 100 R&B hit in 1976. Over thirty years later, that recording has been re-released and is popular again worldwide.

The multi-talented Deitra Farr is also a published writer, poet, songwriter, and painter. A graduate of Columbia College (Bachelor of Arts in Journalism), Deitra has recorded many of her own compositions and has written articles for the Chicago Daily Defender, The Chicago Blues Annual, and the Italian blues magazine il Blues. Currently she has a column “Artist to Artist” in Living Blues Magazine. ---memomusichall.com.au

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