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Home to Me [EarthBeat]

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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
While Keb' 'Mo hasn't put out a new CD in several years, his fans can fill in that empty space with Eric Bibb's Home to Me. Like 'Mo, Bibb is as much a singer-songwriter as he is a blues artist, as evidenced by the gentle love songs "Livin', Lovin' an' Doin' " and "Singin' in My Heart." He also has a way of giving old material a refreshing acoustic approach, as he does on Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me," incorporating mandolin, accordion, and gospel backup singers on the R&B number. As the son of folksinger/activist Leon Bibb, the singer/guitarist is not afraid to take on the system: "World War Blues" suggests a happier world if love were traded for greed, and ...
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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
While Keb' 'Mo hasn't put out a new CD in several years, his fans can fill in that empty space with Eric Bibb's Home to Me. Like 'Mo, Bibb is as much a singer-songwriter as he is a blues artist, as evidenced by the gentle love songs "Livin', Lovin' an' Doin' " and "Singin' in My Heart." He also has a way of giving old material a refreshing acoustic approach, as he does on Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me," incorporating mandolin, accordion, and gospel backup singers on the R&B number. As the son of folksinger/activist Leon Bibb, the singer/guitarist is not afraid to take on the system: "World War Blues" suggests a happier world if love were traded for greed, and "Down on the Brazos," which was originally about a Texas prison farm, is still relevant, reflecting the current migrant problems along the Mexican border. There's also a joyful ode to the messianic South African leader, "Mandela Is Free." Taj Mahal steps in for a duet on "Sing Your Song," and musicians from South Africa, Europe, and the U.S. are featured, making Home to Me classic Bibb, eclectic, feel-good, and folky.
All Music Guide - Campbell
Home to Me is the forth U.S. release from acoustic roots chameleon Eric Bibb. These 13 tracks, the majority penned by Bibbs, encompass his deep musical debt to folk maintaining a healthy dose of his early Woody Guthrie influence, soul a respectful cover of Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me", and gospel, underscored by a consistent blues base, not unlike the first Keb Mo disc. Bibb combines his poetic flair with political concerns and universal issues on "Mandela Is Free," "World War Blues," and "Walk the Walk," while special guest Taj Mahal is featured on the concluding duet "Sing Your Song."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5038787000123
  • Catalog Number: 924131
  • Sales rank: 189,098

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Bibb Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Taj Mahal Track Performer
Mike Vernon Percussion
Melanie DeMore Background Vocals
Kofi Bentschienchill Background Vocals
Dave Bronze Bass
George Chandler Background Vocals
Roger Cotton Hammond Organ
Malando Gassama Conga
Wendy Roberts Strings
David Wilczewski Soprano Saxophone
Bob Manning Background Vocals
Björn Gideonsson Percussion, Drums
Christer Lyssarides Slide Guitar
Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges Background Vocals
Elouise Burrell Background Vocals
Andre de Lange Background Vocals
B.A. Fox Drums
The Jones Strings
Nick Hamestrom Rhythm Guitar
Tony Ellis Guitar
Amie Strings
Janne Petersson Piano, Accordion, Hammond Organ
René Martínez Djembe
Nick Pentelow Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Dave Bronze Producer
Peter Bunetta Composer
Gary Mankin Engineer
Richard Darbyshire Composer
Ronny Lahti Engineer
Dave Williams Engineer
Rob Ross Engineer
Joe Ericksen Composer
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