Let's Talk About Love

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Lurrie Bell kicks off Let's Talk About Love with a song about love, a move that might seem a bit odd or risky for anyone steeped in blues tradition. It's a tradition, after all, that has often seemed like a depository of relationship problems and sexual come-ons. Bell delivers the upbeat "Let's Talk About Love" against the backdrop of a full electric band featuring his own stinging guitar work. Bell is joined by a "loose but together" band, featuring rhythm guitarist Anthony Palmer, bassist Felton Crews, drummer Kenny Smith, pianist Sidney James Wingfield, and a number of guests. The players are comfortable with one another, and each is in his own element whether ...
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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Lurrie Bell kicks off Let's Talk About Love with a song about love, a move that might seem a bit odd or risky for anyone steeped in blues tradition. It's a tradition, after all, that has often seemed like a depository of relationship problems and sexual come-ons. Bell delivers the upbeat "Let's Talk About Love" against the backdrop of a full electric band featuring his own stinging guitar work. Bell is joined by a "loose but together" band, featuring rhythm guitarist Anthony Palmer, bassist Felton Crews, drummer Kenny Smith, pianist Sidney James Wingfield, and a number of guests. The players are comfortable with one another, and each is in his own element whether tackling a slow burner like "Chicago Is Loaded with the Blues" or a swinging number like "You Ought to Be Ashamed." Of course the promise of the opener, "Let's Talk About Love," is too good to last, attested to by titles like "You Ought to Be Ashamed" and "Why Am I Treated So Bad." These songs are a cliché for sure and certain to never make it onto a Gloria Steinem mixtape, but as far as blues go, they sound superb. Bell makes sure to alter his tempos and arrangements to keep the listener listening, and there is also an interesting acoustic arrangement for "Feeling Good." For blues fans and anyone who enjoys good roots music, Bell and his comrades have made a solid album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • Label: Aria B.G. Records
  • UPC: 827912070743
  • Catalog Number: 1
  • Sales rank: 156,114

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lurrie Bell Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Billy Branch Harmonica
Felton Crews Bass, Bass Guitar
Anthony Palmer Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Matthew Skoller Harmonica
Sidney James Wingfield Organ, Piano, Hammond Organ
Kenny Smith Percussion, Drums
Kenny Smith & The Loveliters Percussion, Drums
Johnny ''Fingers'' Iguana Piano
Jimmy Johnson Background Vocals
Laurie Lee Guitar
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
J.B. Lenoir Composer
Ray Agee Composer
Hip Linkchain Composer
Roebuck "Pops" Staples Composer
Blaise Barton Mastering
Susan Greenberg Cover Photo
Matthew Skoller Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Otis Smokey Smothers Composer
Richard Penniman Composer
Ricky Bates Management
Billy Flynn Composer
Nancy Meyer Management
Larry Skoller Composer, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album

    I saw Lurrie on 2/29/08 in Kalamazoo, MI, and got him to sign this album. It is a modern classic, rooted in Chicago's rich blues tradition. Every track is a killer, especially "Earthquake & Hurricane", an old Willie Dixon number. The musicianship is outstanding and Lurrie's voice is as raw as it gets. If you haven't heard Lurrie, this is a great place to start. If you are already a fan, this will not disappoint.

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