Blonde and Blue

Blonde and Blue

by Angela Strehli
     
 

The danger for modern blues performers is turning into a parody of what you're allegedly celebrating or honoring. Vocalist Angela Strehli avoids that trap by simply being herself; her honesty and individuality make her cover of Major Lance's "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um" a legitimate treatment. Strehli's tough-talking personae was tailor-made for…  See more details below

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The danger for modern blues performers is turning into a parody of what you're allegedly celebrating or honoring. Vocalist Angela Strehli avoids that trap by simply being herself; her honesty and individuality make her cover of Major Lance's "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um" a legitimate treatment. Strehli's tough-talking personae was tailor-made for such songs as "Two Bit Texas Town" and "Go On," while she managed to register pain without pathos on "Can't Stop These Teardrops" and "I'm Just Your Fool." Only on Elmore James "The Sun Is Shining" did she falter, more because Albert King has established a credible alternate vision of that number. But she makes up for that with the remarkable closing tune "Going to That City." While she doesn't eclipse Sister O.M. Terrell's transcendent original, she comes as close as anyone possibly could to providing a treatment that's just as valid.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/17/1993
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661312722
catalogNumber:
613127
Rank:
106945

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Performance Credits

Angela Strehli   Primary Artist
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Don Covay   Track Performer
Bonnie Hayes   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Steve James   Guitar
Sarah Brown   Bass
Will Calhoun   Drums
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff   Harmonica,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Derek O'Brien   Guitar
Bill Payne   Piano
John Pierce   Bass
George Rains   Drums
Jonathan Sanborn   Bass
Annie Stocking   Background Vocals
Keith Winking   Trumpet
Kent Winking   Trombone
Reese Wynans   Keyboards
Paul Griffen   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Joe Ferry   Producer
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff   Arranger
Bill Schnee   Producer,Engineer
Angela Strehli   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jon Tiven   Producer
T.C. Coffer   Liner Notes
Carl Davis   Composer

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