lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011

CD - James Cotton - Baby,Don't You Tear My Clothes


It almost seems de riguer in the 1990s and 2000s for elder rock, jazz, and blues musicians to release albums studded with well-known guest stars. Trendy as it may be, it is hard to complain when the results are as enjoyable as legendary harpman James Cotton's BABY, DON'T YOU TEAR MY CLOTHES. A deep-in-the-cut, soulful session, the album is filled with a talented, varied crew that keep these mid-tempo tunes simmering with warmth. Ace blues vocalists Rory Block and Bobby Rush, in particular, ensure the vibe stays as down-home as a plate of barbecued ribs.
But one of the joys here is the appearance of "non-blues" musicians, including roots rocker Dave Alvin, on the old-school classic "Stealin', Stealin'," and traditional folk singer Odetta, whose resonant alto enlivens "Key to the Highway." Zydeco luminary C.J. Chenier puts some Cajun spice on a cover of Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me," while bluegrass father/son legends Doc and Merle Watson pick and sing on "How Long Blues." The unveiled truth, of course, is that all music can relate to and be embraced by the blues, and that message--punctuated by Cotton's top-notch blowing--gives listeners plenty to groove on.

James Cotton - Harmonica
Rory Block,Rory Bourke - Vocals,Guitar
Jim Lauderdale - Vocals
Noel Neal - Bass
Chris Gaffney - Tambourine
Dave Alvin,Doc Watson - Vocals,Guitar
Merle Watson,Peter Rowan -

C.J. Chenier - Vocals,Accordion
Marcia Ball -Vocals,Piano
Odetta, Bobby Rush -Vocals
Derek O'Brien - Guitar
David Maxwell - Piano
Per Hanson - Drums

01-Coach's Better Days
02-Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes
03-When You Got A Good Friend
04-Stealin', Stealin'
05-Key To The Highway
06-I Almost Lost My Mind
07-Rainin' In My Heart
08-Bring It On Home To Me
09-Muleskinner Blues
10-How Long Blues
11-Mississippi Blues
12-Blues For Jacklyn

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