Memphis Blues

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
There is no doubt that Cyndi Lauper can sing almost anything and make it not only compelling, but her own. Arguing her gift as a vocalist is pointless. And on Memphis Blues, she gets help from some big names: Charlie Musselwhite, Allen Toussaint, B.B. King, Ann Peebles, and Jonny Lang. The set begins with a barroom classic in Little Walter's "Just Your Fool" with Musselwhite's muscular harmonica juxtaposed against her vocal. Louis Jordan's "Early in the Morning," with King and Toussaint, is the best cut here. The interplay between the latter's rumbling New Orleans R&B piano and the former's sparse but mean lead guitar works well with Lauper's vocal, especially with the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
There is no doubt that Cyndi Lauper can sing almost anything and make it not only compelling, but her own. Arguing her gift as a vocalist is pointless. And on Memphis Blues, she gets help from some big names: Charlie Musselwhite, Allen Toussaint, B.B. King, Ann Peebles, and Jonny Lang. The set begins with a barroom classic in Little Walter's "Just Your Fool" with Musselwhite's muscular harmonica juxtaposed against her vocal. Louis Jordan's "Early in the Morning," with King and Toussaint, is the best cut here. The interplay between the latter's rumbling New Orleans R&B piano and the former's sparse but mean lead guitar works well with Lauper's vocal, especially with the tune's humorous lyrics; it really jumps. Overall, Memphis Blues has some truly fine moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2010
  • Label: Downtown
  • UPC: 878037016628
  • Catalog Number: 70166
  • Sales rank: 34,741

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just Your Fool (3:37)
  2. 2 Shattered Dreams - Allen Toussaint (3:52)
  3. 3 Early in the Mornin' - Allen Toussaint (3:51)
  4. 4 Romance In the Dark (5:44)
  5. 5 How Blue Can You Get? - Jonny Lang (5:23)
  6. 6 Down Don't Bother Me (3:03)
  7. 7 Don't Cry No More (2:44)
  8. 8 Rollin' and Tumblin' - Ann Peebles (3:29)
  9. 9 Down So Low (3:55)
  10. 10 Mother Earth - Allen Toussaint (5:19)
  11. 11 Crossroads - Jonny Lang (4:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cyndi Lauper Primary Artist
Kenny Brown Slide Guitar
Howard Grimes Percussion, Drums
Leroy Hodges Bass
B.B. King Guitar, Vocals
Ann Peebles Vocals
Lester Snell Organ, Piano
Allen Toussaint Piano
Jonny Lang Guitar, Vocals
Marc Franklin Trumpet
Kirk Smothers Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Derrick Williams Tenor Saxophone
Amy LaVere Bass
Charles "Skip" Pitts Guitar
Technical Credits
Lowell Fulson Composer
Cyndi Lauper Producer, Art Direction
Louis Jordan Composer
Dallas Bartley Composer
Peter Chatman Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Albert King Composer
George Marino Mastering
Muddy Waters Composer
Don Robey Composer
William Wittman Engineer
William Lee Conley Broonzy Composer
Lewis Simpkins Composer
Walter Jacobs Composer
Ferdinand Washington Composer
Scott Bomar Producer, Engineer
Marc Franklin Horn Arrangements
Tracey Nelson Composer
Leo Hickman Composer
Nicole Fontanella Photo Stylist
Sheri Lee Art Direction
Lisa Barbaris Management
Lillian Green Composer
Christoph Lange Photo Assistance
Jochem Sanders Photo Assistance
Jane Father Composer
Leonard Geoffrey Feather Composer
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