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10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads [Barnes & Noble Exclusive Version]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Kenny Wayne Shepherd emerged some years back as a guitar prodigy, but it soon became clear that he treated the blues -- his palette of choice -- as more than just notes. The Louisiana native has always understood the roots of the genre and grasped the importance of tending those roots, which he does on this CD/DVD package -- a field recording of sorts that teams Shepherd with a wide array of stylistic forebears. Some of the names are instantly recognizable -- like B. B. King, who duets with Shepherd on a smoking "The Thrill Is Gone" -- but it's the lesser-known artists who offer up the most riveting performances. That's certainly true of John Dee Holeman, the source of...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Kenny Wayne Shepherd emerged some years back as a guitar prodigy, but it soon became clear that he treated the blues -- his palette of choice -- as more than just notes. The Louisiana native has always understood the roots of the genre and grasped the importance of tending those roots, which he does on this CD/DVD package -- a field recording of sorts that teams Shepherd with a wide array of stylistic forebears. Some of the names are instantly recognizable -- like B. B. King, who duets with Shepherd on a smoking "The Thrill Is Gone" -- but it's the lesser-known artists who offer up the most riveting performances. That's certainly true of John Dee Holeman, the source of the gritty "Chapel Hill Boogie," as well as Henry Townsend, who turns the ache to 11 on "Tears Came Rollin' Down." The historical significance of the project is pointed up by the fact that six of the musicians featured here have subsequently passed away, including Etta Baker whose "Knoxville Rag" is one of the set's most affirming cuts, Townsend, and Wild Child Butler, all of whom are represented by their last recordings and video footage. 10 Days Out is more than just an "important" collection, however. It's a palpably visceral experience, one that perfectly captures the battle between the sacred and profane that rages within the best blues music. The B&N Exclusive version of the package is rounded out by a two-song bonus disc highlighted by the late Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's spry, sneakily stinging "Dollar Got the Blues." A portion of the proceeds from 10 Days Out will benefit the Music Maker Relief Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps southern musicians gain recognition and provides for the artists' day-to-day needs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/2007
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624999393
  • Catalog Number: 49993

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prison Blues (5:57)
  2. 2 Potato Patch (5:46)
  3. 3 Honky Tonk (3:13)
  4. 4 The Thrill Is Gone - B.B. King (8:29)
  5. 5 Tina Marie - Bryan Lee (4:21)
  6. 6 Born in Louisiana - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (6:26)
  7. 7 Chapel Hill Boogie (5:50)
  8. 8 Tears Came Rollin' Down (3:21)
  9. 9 Knoxville Rag (1:48)
  10. 10 Big Daddy Boogie - Big Daddy Pattman (5:15)
  11. 11 U-Haul - Cottie Stark (4:59)
  12. 12 Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf Band (6:18)
  13. 13 Sittin' on Top of the World (3:58)
  14. 14 Spoonful (5:18)
  15. 15 Grindin' Man (8:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cleveland Mississippi (4:22)
  2. 2 Gollar Got the Blues (6:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Primary Artist
Big Daddy Pattman Track Performer
Cottie Stark Track Performer
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Henry Townsend Composer
Roy Hawkins Composer
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Composer
Howlin' Wolf Composer
Joe Willie Perkins Composer
Buddy Flett Composer
Rick Darnell Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Back where he belongs

    Outstanding in every way! As a blues CD, it's one of the best I've heard in ages! As a bonus, it turned me on to Shreveport's Buddy Flett - check out The Bluebirds - South From Memphis. The DVD is awesome - wonderfully produced - amazing images and sound! Kudos to Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads)! Check out two cuts - one graveside and one sitting in lawnchairs... Just pure blues... As a documentary, it's truly inspirational! I can only hope to have a fraction of the talent and ability of these musicians when I reach the age of 70, 80 and (if lucky) 90+!!! As a memorial, the timing is so incredibly ironic as six of the artists featued passed away in the past year or two. What a fabulous tribute. Jerry Harrison hints at the end of the "tour" that this concept could be repeated... One can only hope that he and Kenny Wayne collaborate on another 10 Days Out. And another... and another... You must own this music and video.

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