Mississippi Number One

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Aficionados of Mississippi-style blues and boogaloo will recognize Eden Brent's big smile, her honey-and-whiskey voice, and her riotously virtuosic piano playing. They'll also wonder why it took her so long to come out with a solo album. And indeed, this one feels like it was a long time coming -- Brent is all over the place, stylistically speaking, as if she's been stocking up on songs and genres, and she sounds equally confident on rockers like the self-penned title track and the rollicking, ebullient kiss-off "Close the Door" as she does on the torchy "Love Me 'Til Dawn," on her stride piano interpretation of "Careless Love," and the Memphis-flavored soul strut of ...
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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Aficionados of Mississippi-style blues and boogaloo will recognize Eden Brent's big smile, her honey-and-whiskey voice, and her riotously virtuosic piano playing. They'll also wonder why it took her so long to come out with a solo album. And indeed, this one feels like it was a long time coming -- Brent is all over the place, stylistically speaking, as if she's been stocking up on songs and genres, and she sounds equally confident on rockers like the self-penned title track and the rollicking, ebullient kiss-off "Close the Door" as she does on the torchy "Love Me 'Til Dawn," on her stride piano interpretation of "Careless Love," and the Memphis-flavored soul strut of "Meet You Anywhere." Her grainy but lovely voice is shown off at its best on the sparest arrangements, in particular the joyful "Fried Chicken," which finds her accompanied only by acoustic guitar and harmonica. The closest thing to a low point on this album is her curiously flat and unconvincing take on the jazz standard "The Man I Love," which she seems to be singing about a man she kind of likes, but not in that way. Otherwise, Mississippi Number One is a consistently brilliant and joyful romp, one that makes you want badly to see her perform live. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2008
  • Label: Yellow Dog Records
  • UPC: 823800161623
  • Catalog Number: 21616
  • Sales rank: 79,901

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eden Brent Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Van Duren Choir, Chorus
Jack Holder Guitar
Jackie Johnson Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Sam Shoup Double Bass
Jim Spake Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jimmie Kinard Bass
Rick Steff Organ
Marc Franklin Trumpet
Ricky Chancey Guitar, Harmonica
Darrell Bonner Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Richard M. Jones Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Jerry Livingston Composer
Al J. Neiburg Composer
Marty Symes Composer
Maurice Kelly Cover Photo
Brad Blackwood Mastering
Dawn Hopkins Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Traditional Composer
Brooke Barnett Graphic Design
Eden Brent Composer, Producer, Audio Production
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