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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The title is a tip-off that after the soul excursion of The Reflection, Keb' Mo' is getting back to the blues, but also that he's concerned with not limiting himself to just that genre. It's clear Keb' Mo' has a broad view of the blues, seeing it as the backbone of American music, a generous definition he makes plain on BLUESAmericana. As the record rolls through its ten tracks, it amiably drifts across the country, touching upon the careening New Orleans stomp of "Old Me Better" as well as the soulful thrum of Memphis on "For Better or Worse." Keb' Mo' takes plenty of stops along the way, favoring a bit of Chicago grind and low-key Texas shuffles, but usually ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The title is a tip-off that after the soul excursion of The Reflection, Keb' Mo' is getting back to the blues, but also that he's concerned with not limiting himself to just that genre. It's clear Keb' Mo' has a broad view of the blues, seeing it as the backbone of American music, a generous definition he makes plain on BLUESAmericana. As the record rolls through its ten tracks, it amiably drifts across the country, touching upon the careening New Orleans stomp of "Old Me Better" as well as the soulful thrum of Memphis on "For Better or Worse." Keb' Mo' takes plenty of stops along the way, favoring a bit of Chicago grind and low-key Texas shuffles, but usually he pours it all into a relaxed, friendly groove that leaves plenty of space for his warm, cheerful vocals. Such an emphasis on feel means that beneath its sly anthropology, BLUESAmericana is essentially mood music, a soundtrack for good times on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and if that seems like slight praise, it also means that the album ultimately proves Keb' Mo''s point; blues can be heard in every thread of the musical fabric of America.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2014
  • Label: Kind Of Blue Music
  • UPC: 728028330403
  • Catalog Number: 201401
  • Sales rank: 5,296

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Worst Is Yet to Come (3:57)
  2. 2 Somebody Hurt You (3:37)
  3. 3 Do It Right (4:08)
  4. 4 I'm Gonna Be Your Man (4:34)
  5. 5 Move (4:32)
  6. 6 For Better or Worse (3:25)
  7. 7 That's Alright (4:15)
  8. 8 The Old Me Better - The California Feet Warmers (2:56)
  9. 9 More for Your Money (2:48)
  10. 10 So Long Goodbye (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keb' Mo' Primary Artist, Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Tambourine, Slide Guitar, Guitar (Resonator)
Paul Franklin Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Hanna Organ, Piano
Colin Linden Mandolin, Hand Clapping
Kevin Moore Banjo, Guitar, Electric Piano
Tom Shinness Mandolin, Cello
Tom Hambridge Drums
Patrick Morrison Banjo
Tim Lauer Organ, Piano
Steve Jordan Drums
Quentin Ware Trumpet
Kevin So Background Vocals
Roland Barber Trombone
Brian Allen Bass
Casey Wasner Bass, Drums
Keio Stroud Drums
Charles Decastro Trumpet
Jeffrey Moran Banjo
Darcy Stewart Background Vocals
Joe Wood Hand Clapping
Michael Hicks Organ, Background Vocals
Brandon Armstrong Sousaphone
Robbie Brooks-Moore Background Vocals
Dominique Rodriguez Drums
Rip Patton Background Vocals
Moiba Mustafa Background Vocals
Justin Rubenstein Trombone
Juan Carlos Reynoso Washboard
Jovan Quallo Tenor Saxophone
Joshua Kaufman Clarinet
Technical Credits
Richard Dodd Mastering
David Leonard Engineer
Kevin Moore Composer
Gary Nicholson Composer
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Victoria Shaw Composer
Jim Weatherly Composer
Keb' Mo' Producer, Horn Arrangements
John Caldwell Engineer
Tom Hambridge Composer
John Lewis Parker Composer
Heather Donovan Composer
Casey Wasner Producer, Engineer
Meghan Aileen Schirmer Cover Design
John Schirmer Engineer
Zach Allen Engineer
Pete Sallis Composer
Melvin "Maestro" Lightford Horn Arrangements
Rebecca Corriea Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2014

    Amazing music - I just want to play over and over! Keb' Mo' has

    Amazing music - I just want to play over and over! Keb' Mo' has always been a favorite!
    On my Christmas list to give as gifts to all my music lover friends this holiday season! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2014

    Saw Keb' Mo' for the first time on The CBS Morning Show. I have

    Saw Keb' Mo' for the first time on The CBS Morning Show. I have no idea how I never knew about him before! I bought the album immediately and it's absolutely my favorite.  Went out and bought several more albums by this amazing artist and they are all so good!  Some great music that my whole family likes to listen to.  That's really rare.

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