Born 2B Blue

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disregard the fact that the "space" in Steve Miller's "space blues" was a large part of why he had his own distinctive musical identity, because if you're going into 1988's Born 2B Blue looking for a return to his trademark space blues, or even a revitalization of his roots, you'll be sorely disappointed. In fact, this isn't even a blues album -- it's a jazz album, pitched halfway between soul-jazz and smooth jazz. He's able to draft such heavy-hitters as Phil Woods and Milt Jackson for guest spots, and his taste in material is quite nice, balancing the overly familiar "Willow Weep for Me," "God Bless the Child" with relatively obscure R&B cuts "Ya Ya," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disregard the fact that the "space" in Steve Miller's "space blues" was a large part of why he had his own distinctive musical identity, because if you're going into 1988's Born 2B Blue looking for a return to his trademark space blues, or even a revitalization of his roots, you'll be sorely disappointed. In fact, this isn't even a blues album -- it's a jazz album, pitched halfway between soul-jazz and smooth jazz. He's able to draft such heavy-hitters as Phil Woods and Milt Jackson for guest spots, and his taste in material is quite nice, balancing the overly familiar "Willow Weep for Me," "God Bless the Child" with relatively obscure R&B cuts "Ya Ya," "Mary Ann" and selections that demonstrate that he's a genuine fan, such as Horace Silver's "Filthy McNasty." Now, does all this make Born 2B Blue a worthwhile genre exercise? Well, in a sense, it does, since Miller is passionate as he can be, turning in charmingly laid-back performances that may not be noteworthy, but are pleasant as can be. So, it winds up being something that's modestly impressive and enjoyable as it's playing, but no matter what its virtues are, it's more noteworthy for what it is than what it gives.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077774830324
  • Catalog Number: 48303
  • Sales rank: 61,320

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (4:13)
  2. 2 Ya Ya (3:37)
  3. 3 God Bless the Child (5:00)
  4. 4 Filthy McNasty (2:50)
  5. 5 Born to Be Blue (5:25)
  6. 6 Mary Ann (4:49)
  7. 7 Just a Little Bit (4:04)
  8. 8 When the Sunny Gets Blue (4:36)
  9. 9 Willow Weep for Me (5:12)
  10. 10 Red Top (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Miller Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
Milt Jackson Background Vocals, Vibes
Bob Malach Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ricky Peterson Synthesizer
Steve Faison Percussion, Piano
Gordon Knudtson Drums
Bruce Paulson Trombone
Bill Peterson Bass
Ben Sidran Keyboards
Phil Woods Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Billy Peterson Bass
Technical Credits
Ray Charles Composer
Lee Dorsey Composer
Ricky Peterson Arranger, Programming
Horace Silver Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Washington Composer
Billie Holiday Composer
Steve Croes Engineer
Peter Doell Engineer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Ian Hampton Composer
Arthur Herzog Jr. Composer
Gordon Knudtson Arranger
Morris Levy Composer
C. Lewis Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Steve Miller Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Bill Peterson Arranger
Morgan Robinson Composer
Ben Sidran Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Steve Wiese Engineer, Remixing
Allie Wrubel Composer
Brown Composer
M. Fisher Composer
B.A.S.S. Composer
Rick Fisher Engineer
R. Gilbert Composer
R. Holiday Composer
R. Kynard Composer
M. Levy Composer
A. Ronnell Composer
J. Segal Composer
R. Wells Composer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Peter Darmi Engineer
Peter Straub Liner Notes
Thornton Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    unfortunately b&n doesn't have this in stock....

    I wanted to give this excellent cd to a good friend, but it's not available right now. Hopefully more will be in stock soon? Guess I'll have to lend her mine!

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