In the Here and Now

In the Here and Now

by Tracy Nelson
     
 

Tracy Nelson has always brought a wealth of blues feeling to her work, but being bluesy doesn't necessarily mean that one is actually singing the blues -- one can certainly bring the feeling of the blues to rock, R&B, reggae, country, bluegrass, zydeco, or jazz (all of which have been affected by the blues). In fact, Nelson has often showed listeners just how… See more details below

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Tracy Nelson has always brought a wealth of blues feeling to her work, but being bluesy doesn't necessarily mean that one is actually singing the blues -- one can certainly bring the feeling of the blues to rock, R&B, reggae, country, bluegrass, zydeco, or jazz (all of which have been affected by the blues). In fact, Nelson has often showed listeners just how blues-minded rock, soul, or country can be. In the Here and Now, however, isn't just bluesy -- it is blues-oriented, and this time, there are plenty of tracks that actually have 12 bars. Nelson, who was 45 when this album came out in 1993, really soars on passionate performances of "Motherless Child Blues" and "Go Down Sunshine" as well as Chicago blues gems like Elmore James' "It Hurts Me Too" and Willie Dixon's "Whatever I Am, You Made Me." And Nelson never sounded more confident than she does on "Please Send Me Someone to Love," which finds her performing a duet with veteran New Orleans soul great Irma Thomas. This Percy Mayfield classic, which was first recorded in 1950, is one of those standards that has been beaten to death over the years -- as great as the song is, there is such a thing as overkill. But Nelson and Thomas manage to make the tune sound fresh and vital, which is impressive because their 1993 version was recorded 43 years after the original version. Nelson, in fact, was only two years old when Mayfield first recorded "Please Send Me Someone to Love." In the Here and Now is hardly the only Nelson CD that is worth owning, but it is safe to say that it is among the strongest albums that she provided in the '90s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/1993
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661312326
Rank:
101264

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tracy Nelson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Charlie Musselwhite   Harp
Irma Thomas   Vocals
Mike Henderson   Guitar,Harp
Bill Allen   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Nanette Britt   Background Vocals
Crispin Cioe   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Pebble Daniel   Background Vocals
Mike Doster   Bass
Ron Eoff   Bass
Laurence Etkin   Trumpet
Bob Funk   Trombone
John Gardner   Drums
Jonell Mosser   Background Vocals
Gary Nicholson   Guitar
Toni Sehulster   Bass
Uptown Horns   Group
Greg Wetzel   Piano
Reese Wynans   Organ,Piano
Arno Hecht   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Scott Billington   Engineer
David Farrell   Engineer
Thomas Goldsmith   Producer
Tommy Goldsmith   Producer
Gary Laney   Engineer
Nick Prout   Engineer
Derek Richardson   Liner Notes

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