Brother to the Blues

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Tab Benoit has been doing his brand of bayou-fed blues-rock for some time now, and while it is tempting to call Brother to the Blues a departure, it is really only a subtle one, straying as it does to the country side of things, but again, only a little bit, and there is probably little-to-no-chance that Benoit will turn into a hat act with a big belt buckle anytime soon. True, he covers Hank Williams here "I Heard That Lonesome Whistle," with some vocal help from Jim Lauderdale, a touchstone for country if ever there was one, but he also pulls off a passable version of Sam Cooke's soulful "Bring It on Home to Me," takes a North Mississippi country blues approach on "Moon...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Tab Benoit has been doing his brand of bayou-fed blues-rock for some time now, and while it is tempting to call Brother to the Blues a departure, it is really only a subtle one, straying as it does to the country side of things, but again, only a little bit, and there is probably little-to-no-chance that Benoit will turn into a hat act with a big belt buckle anytime soon. True, he covers Hank Williams here "I Heard That Lonesome Whistle," with some vocal help from Jim Lauderdale, a touchstone for country if ever there was one, but he also pulls off a passable version of Sam Cooke's soulful "Bring It on Home to Me," takes a North Mississippi country blues approach on "Moon Coming Over the Hill" featuring some cool Cajun fiddle from Waylon Thibodeaux, and ratchets into familiar swamp rock territory with the hard-charging opener "Pack It Up," and the impressive, wry "Why Are People Like That?," before tying everything together with the set ender, "Can't Do One More Two-Step," which somehow manages to be swampy, rocky, country, and bayou blues all in one package, as well as giving Benoit plenty of room to trade guitar runs with Thibodeaux's fiddle slides. But there is a little bit of a change going on here -- if you listen closely you can hear string band-style banjo on several tracks -- and one wonders what Benoit has in mind for his next step down the road. There are a thousand ways to the river, as they say, but in the bayou the river is everywhere at once. There's a little bit of that feel here.
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The mix of R&B, country and blues includes a charged cover of Sam Cooke’s ‘Bring It On Home To Me’ and a sleepy rendition of the Jimmy Williams/Hank Williams tune ‘I Heard That Lonesome Whistle.’
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/2006
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408363924
  • Catalog Number: 83639
  • Sales rank: 54,798

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pack It Up - Louisiana's Leroux (3:53)
  2. 2 Bring It on Home to Me - Louisiana's Douxrag (5:13)
  3. 3 Brother to the Blues - Louisiana's Leroux (4:04)
  4. 4 Why Are People Like That? - Louisiana's Leroux (3:01)
  5. 5 I'm on Your Side - Louisiana's Leroux (2:44)
  6. 6 I Heard That Lonesome Whistle - Louisiana's Leroux (4:26)
  7. 7 If You Love Me Like You Say - Louisiana's Leroux (5:49)
  8. 8 Comin' on Strong - Louisiana's Leroux (3:26)
  9. 9 So High - Louisiana's Leroux (4:56)
  10. 10 Grace's Song - Louisiana's Leroux (4:01)
  11. 11 Moon Coming Over the Hill - Louisiana's Leroux (3:10)
  12. 12 Somehow - Louisiana's Leroux (5:56)
  13. 13 Can't Do One More Two-Step - Louisiana's Leroux (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tab Benoit Primary Artist, Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Jim Lauderdale Vocals, Guest Appearance
Billy Joe Shaver Vocals, Guest Appearance
Waylon Thibodeaux Fiddle, Guest Appearance
Tony Haselden Banjo, Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Leon Medica Bass, Background Vocals, Group Member
Nelson Blanchard Piano, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer, Group Member
David Peters Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Little Johnny Taylor Composer
Jim Lauderdale Composer
Sam Cooke Composer
Billy Joe Shaver Composer
Tab Benoit Composer, Producer
Lincoln Clapp Mastering
David Farrell Engineer
Jeff Pollard Composer
Robert Woods Executive Producer
Randy Labbe Producer
Gonzalez Chandler Composer
Rueben Williams Management
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