I'm Here Baby

I'm Here Baby

by Big Pete Pearson
     
 

The blues may be one of the very few musical genres where revivalism -- thanks to the slow pace of change -- was never really necessary. While certain forms, like acoustic blues, have come and gone, electric blues have never really been out of style since Muddy Waters' time. Better yet, a listener could have fallen asleep for 50 or 60 years after listening to Waters… See more details below

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The blues may be one of the very few musical genres where revivalism -- thanks to the slow pace of change -- was never really necessary. While certain forms, like acoustic blues, have come and gone, electric blues have never really been out of style since Muddy Waters' time. Better yet, a listener could have fallen asleep for 50 or 60 years after listening to Waters and still be able to "get" most of the blues scene. Big Pete Pearson isn't so much a revivalist on I'm Here Baby, then, as he is a traditionalist, drawing on a wide array of familiar blues styles. But while Pearson's approach might be called tried and true, he nonetheless gains the listener's attention by delivering songs like "Worried About My Baby" and "Too Many Drivers" with persuasive energy and soulfully gruff vocals. The backing band, including a guest list big enough for a blues festival, matches Pearson's energy, building an electric, guitar-driven sound that easily shifts arrangements to fit each song. One might imagine -- as wonderful as this all sounds -- that it wouldn't hurt blues traditionalists to read at least one Gloria Steinem book, though it's unclear what a feminist version of "Big Leg Woman" might sound like. If one can overlook lyrics about fishing poles and women jockeys who like to ride all the time, he or she will find I'm Here Baby a passionate recording.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/2007
Label:
Blue Witch Records
UPC:
0724101940729
catalogNumber:
102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Pete Pearson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Chico Chism   Drums
W.C. Clark   Guitar,Vocals
Joey DeFrancesco   Hammond Organ
Johnny Dyer   Harmonica
Brian Fahey   Drums
Ike Turner   Guitar
Richard Innes   Drums
Paul Thomas   Bass
Tom Mahon   Piano
Chris James   Guitar
Larry Reed   Saxophone
Bob Corritore   Harmonica
Kid Ramos   Guitar
Patrick Rynn   Bass
Johnny Rapp   Guitar,Mandolin
Leon Blue   Piano

Technical Credits

David Blake   Cover Photo,Tray Photo
W.C. Clark   Composer
Bob Corritore   Producer
John Wroble   Engineer
Clark Rigsby   Engineer
Jeff Harris   Engineer
Big Pete Pearson   Composer

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