Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Keb Mo

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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
This is contemporary singer-songwriter-guitarist Keb' 'Mo's first compilation of previously recorded material, a fine blend of interpretations of blues standards and songs from his own pen. One of the few artists with an audible blues connection to come into the mainstream in the past decade, 'Mo utilizes the strong folk element in his music to connect to a variety of audiences. Three humorous originals that always prompt 'Mo's audiences to sing along are here; “Soon” as I Get Paid,” “Dangerous Mood,” and “Perpetual Blues Machine.” His evocative ballads “Don’t Try to Explain,” “Henry,” and “I’m on Your Side” are also included. Illustrating 'Mo's deep connection to the ...
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Barnes & Noble - Roberta Penn
This is contemporary singer-songwriter-guitarist Keb' 'Mo's first compilation of previously recorded material, a fine blend of interpretations of blues standards and songs from his own pen. One of the few artists with an audible blues connection to come into the mainstream in the past decade, 'Mo utilizes the strong folk element in his music to connect to a variety of audiences. Three humorous originals that always prompt 'Mo's audiences to sing along are here; “Soon” as I Get Paid,” “Dangerous Mood,” and “Perpetual Blues Machine.” His evocative ballads “Don’t Try to Explain,” “Henry,” and “I’m on Your Side” are also included. Illustrating 'Mo's deep connection to the blues are his personal takes on the warhorses “Come On in My Kitchen,” “Love in Vain,” and “It Hurts Me Too.”
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The occasion of the series of television films broadcast under the umbrella title The Blues in the fall of 2003 provided the opportunity to compile the highlights of Keb' Mo''s recording career thus far into a single-disc collection. One might argue that, with only four regular albums under his belt there was also a children's album, Big Wide Grin, Keb' Mo' wasn't quite ready for a best-of, but those albums attracted a wide audience among blues fans; each one lodged in the Top Five of Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart, and the second and third, Just Like You and Slow Down, won Grammys for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Actually, it's the self-titled first album from 1994 that is the most impressive as well as the least "contemporary", and six tracks from it have been excerpted here, with three from Just Like You, four from Slow Down, and one from the fourth album, The Door. "Crapped Out Again" appeared on the Tin Cup soundtrack in 1996, and the final track, "Piece of Mind," is a new recording. While Keb' Mo' covers Robert Johnson twice here, he generally uses traditional blues only as a touchstone, preferring to write his own songs in a blues-influenced but essentially pop style, and play them in the same manner. The film series wasn't a chronological documentary in the manner of Ken Burns' Jazz, but if it were, Keb' Mo' would have come at the end as an example of the kind of music blues has evolved into, for better or worse. He is a part of the story, but, at least on the basis of this compilation, not a major figure in it as yet. Happily, the compilation was not released at a major price. Like the other titles in the series, it was given a mid-line list price of only $11.98.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2003
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 827969049624
  • Catalog Number: 90496
  • Sales rank: 63,880

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Soon as I Get Paid (4:37)
  2. 2 Come on in My Kitchen (4:08)
  3. 3 Perpetual Blues Machine (3:15)
  4. 4 Don't Try to Explain (3:57)
  5. 5 I'm on Your Side (3:39)
  6. 6 Henry (5:18)
  7. 7 Am I Wrong (2:19)
  8. 8 A Letter to Tracy (4:10)
  9. 9 Love in Vain (3:04)
  10. 10 Dirty Low Down and Bad (3:09)
  11. 11 Every Morning (2:58)
  12. 12 Dangerous Mood (4:59)
  13. 13 It Hurts Me (5:27)
  14. 14 Crapped Out Again (2:32)
  15. 15 Love Blues (3:02)
  16. 16 Peace of Mind (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keb' Mo' Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
Laval Belle Drums
Nathan East Bass
Tommy Eyre Keyboards
James "Hutch" Hutchinson Bass
Munyungo Jackson Percussion
Ricky Lawson Drums
Colin Linden Guitar
Reggie McBride Bass
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards
Joellen R. Friedkin Keyboards
Steve Jordan Percussion, Drums
Tony Draunagel Percussion
Technical Credits
Steven Berkowitz Producer
Billy Altman Liner Notes
Ulrich Felsburg Executive Producer
Elmore James Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Andy McKaie Producer
Kevin Moore Composer
Candy Parton Composer
John Porter Producer
Marshall Sehorn Composer
Russ Titelman Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Keb' Mo' Composer, Producer, Quotes Researched & Compiled
E. James Composer
John Lewis Parker Composer, Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Martin Scorsese Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Margaret Bodde Producer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
E. Powell Composer
Adam Owett Art Direction
Paul "PDA" Allen Executive Producer
Richard Hutton Producer
Ellen Nygaard Icon
Jody Patton Executive Producer
Abe Vélez Packaging Manager
Jeff Jones Executive Producer
London Composer
K. Moore Composer
Payne Composer
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