Recommended Album: 'Friends', by Eric Bibb

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Recommended Album: 'Friends', by Eric Bibb

Postby Guest » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:12 pm

I went to see this guy play live last year and was bowled over, his finger-picking guitar style is just so beautiful. His music is soulful, chill-out Blues, with a little dollop of Gospel thrown in. This isn't necessarily a blues dance album but has so many pretty tunes on it I really recommend it. The 'friends' on this album include Martin simpson, Ruthie foster, Taj Mahal, Odetta, Charlie Musselwhite, Guy Davis, Mamadou Diabate and Djelimady Toukara. Check out the tracks 'The Cape' (with Martin Simpson), 'Lovin in my baby's eyes' and 'Dance me to the end of Love' - sure to become a 'wedding-first-dance' favourite.
The whole album is simply gorgeous to listen to.
More on Eric and this album at www.ericbibb.com
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Postby Bluesman » Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:03 pm

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Janie, it looks really cool....still haven't found a sound sample, but might put it in my lucky dip for this month

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Postby Bluesman » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:56 pm

Got it today....first reaction Oh my God its 'ALL Twangy Guitars', It is very Taj Mahal feeling, and I see they feature on a track. Talk to DJ Peter Phillips [Lounge Lizard] on his views on Twanky Guitars in a Blues Room...they very enlightening.

I then got a dose of accordian Blues part way through. Did you know that in Music parlance a perfect pitch is the one that hurls the accordian and its player into a dumpster in one clean action.

Having said that it has grown on me considerably as I have played it in the background, whilst at work.

I think the Kulanjan/Sebastian's Tune, with its very pacific-indonesia ethnic feel would be very hard to deal with on a dance floor

Janie: Out of curiosity, which are you favourite tracks and which would you want to dance to.
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Postby mihai » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:39 pm

So, I actually bought this album a month or so ago at Amoeba records, and I've been a little disappointed with how little I've wanted to DJ songs from it. "Six O'Clock Blues" with guest Charlie Musselwhite is my favorite, but the others I'd probably rather listen to than DJ at a dance.

Kelly from Detroit and Steve from NY have been playing Eric Bibb for a long time, and Kelly turned me on to the "Sisters & Brothers" album by Eric Bibb, Rory Block & Maria Muldaur. That's one I would highly recommend.
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Postby TakeTheCannoli » Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:06 pm

mihai wrote:...and I've been a little disappointed with how little I've wanted to DJ songs from it. "Six O'Clock Blues" with guest Charlie Musselwhite is my favorite, but the others I'd probably rather listen to than DJ at a dance.


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