Live! Down the Road

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Marcia Ball, born on the Texas/Louisiana border, has long been a superb live performer, delivering her swampy blend of zydeco, blues and gritty R&B with all the force of a Saturday night locomotive, and her many fans have been crying for a live album for years, and now, finally, she's delivered it. Recorded in September 2004 at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA as part of the Sierra Center Stage series broadcast on PBS, Marcia Ball Live: Down the Road also serves as a kind of greatest-hits set, with Ball and her gritty, horn-driven road band blasting through favorites that span her career. Make no mistake, Ball comes to party, and from the blistering ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Marcia Ball, born on the Texas/Louisiana border, has long been a superb live performer, delivering her swampy blend of zydeco, blues and gritty R&B with all the force of a Saturday night locomotive, and her many fans have been crying for a live album for years, and now, finally, she's delivered it. Recorded in September 2004 at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA as part of the Sierra Center Stage series broadcast on PBS, Marcia Ball Live: Down the Road also serves as a kind of greatest-hits set, with Ball and her gritty, horn-driven road band blasting through favorites that span her career. Make no mistake, Ball comes to party, and from the blistering stomp of "Big Shot" that opens the album, she hardly lets up, and even when she does ease it down, as she does on her wonderful version of Randy Newman's gorgeous "Louisiana 1927," you can still feel the heat of the swamp between the lines. Her zydeco-fueled original, "That's Enough of That Stuff," is a clear highlight, as is "It Hurts to Be in Love," which features a guest duet vocal from Angela Strehli. Ball's road band is tested and solid, providing a gutsy backdrop to her driving piano lines and steamrolling vocals. With the good-time, sassy energy on display here, Down the Road serves as an ideal introduction to Marcia Ball in her truest environment, live on-stage, and for her longtime fans, it is an album they have long been anticipating. A bayou party in a box.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • UPC: 014551490326
  • Catalog Number: 514903
  • Sales rank: 17,047

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big Shot (4:00)
  2. 2 The Right Tool for the Job (5:13)
  3. 3 Just Kiss Me (6:42)
  4. 4 That's Enough of That Stuff (6:29)
  5. 5 Louella (6:28)
  6. 6 Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday (4:56)
  7. 7 La Ti Da (5:51)
  8. 8 It Hurts to Be in Love - Angela Strehli (4:09)
  9. 9 Down the Road (4:13)
  10. 10 No Ordinary Woman (4:11)
  11. 11 Crawfishin' (5:29)
  12. 12 Louisiana 1927 (6:55)
  13. 13 Count the Days (3:39)
  14. 14 Let Me Play With Your Poodle (7:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marcia Ball Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Angela Strehli Vocals, Guest Appearance
Red Young Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Pat Boyack Guitar
Don Bennett Trio Bass
Al Gomez Trumpet
Brad Andrew Tenor Saxophone
Corey Keller Drums
Brad Andrew Saxophone
Technical Credits
Marcia Ball Composer
William Bell Composer
Randy Newman Composer
Duke Robillard Composer
Charlie Foxx Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Leon René Composer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Yvonne Williams Composer
Jerry Tubb Mastering
Julius Edward Dixon Composer
Dale Price Engineer
Paul Luscher Cover Photo
Sloan Tash Engineer
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