Booker's Guitar

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The genesis of this deeply moving album was in an almost chance encounter at a London hotel, where Eric Bibb had just played a set. He was approached by a fan with a beat-up guitar case, which turned out to contain a 1930s National steel guitar that had been owned and played by legendary Delta blues legend Bukka White. Bibb was inspired to write a half-spoken, half-sung ode to White, which he then recorded in London using that guitar; the remainder of the album, though inspired by that experience, was recorded in the U.S. on his own instruments and finds Bibb approaching the Delta blues tradition from a variety of highly personal angles. There's the gospel-inflected blues...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
The genesis of this deeply moving album was in an almost chance encounter at a London hotel, where Eric Bibb had just played a set. He was approached by a fan with a beat-up guitar case, which turned out to contain a 1930s National steel guitar that had been owned and played by legendary Delta blues legend Bukka White. Bibb was inspired to write a half-spoken, half-sung ode to White, which he then recorded in London using that guitar; the remainder of the album, though inspired by that experience, was recorded in the U.S. on his own instruments and finds Bibb approaching the Delta blues tradition from a variety of highly personal angles. There's the gospel-inflected blues of "With My Maker I Am One" (which features harmonica player Grant Dermody, and which you won't realize is inspired by Deepak Chopra unless you read the notes), the possibly (but not necessarily) Katrina-inspired "Flood Water," a wonderful version of the traditional "Wayfaring Stranger," and an equally spectacular rendition of the Blind Willie Johnson classic "Nobody's Fault But Mine." One of the album's best and most affecting tracks is an all-too-brief guitar instrumental, a deceptively simple-sounding and decidedly not blues-based piece; another is the gently beautiful "Rocking Chair," which evokes '50s doo wop as much as it does the Delta blues. The overall impression given by Booker's Guitar is that of a richly varied but deeply rooted tribute not just to a particular man, but also to the great tradition he exemplified and the wide variety of musical streams that flowed into it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/2010
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 888072317567
  • Catalog Number: 31756
  • Sales rank: 29,531

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Booker's Guitar (2:52)
  2. 2 With My Maker I Am One (3:41)
  3. 3 Flood Water (4:32)
  4. 4 Walkin' Blues Again (3:18)
  5. 5 Sunrise Blues (3:01)
  6. 6 Wayfaring Stranger (4:40)
  7. 7 Train From Aberdeen (1:34)
  8. 8 New Home (3:48)
  9. 9 Nobody's Fault But Mine (2:11)
  10. 10 One Soul To Save (3:00)
  11. 11 Rocking Chair (3:57)
  12. 12 Turning Pages (2:52)
  13. 13 A Good Woman (3:15)
  14. 14 Tell Riley (3:17)
  15. 15 A - Z Blues (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Bibb Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, national steel guitar, 9-string Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Grant Dermody Harmonica, Chromatic Harmonica
Technical Credits
Blind Willie Johnson Composer
Michael Bishop Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Rick Ellis Digital Enhancement
Eric Bibb Arranger, Composer, Producer
Kris Truzzi Engineer
Bruno Boussard Artwork
Keith Perry Cover Photo, Back Cover Photo
Traditional Composer
Paul Worthington Engineer
Levi B. Saunders Engineer
Robbie Duncan Engineer
Jan Padover Cover Painting
Kristofer Truzzi Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    This is one of my top favorite CDs that gets played at least onc

    This is one of my top favorite CDs that gets played at least once per day... and several times on the weekend

    If you're on the fence as to which Eric Bibb CD to buy for your first one, make it this one.

    You certainly won't regret it!

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