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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This double-live album by the Derek Trucks Band may end up being the last for this version of the group -- at least for a while. Trucks and wife Susan Tedeschi joined forces in 2010 as the Derek Trucks-Susan Tedeschi Band. Some of the players come from Trucks' organization: Kofi Burbridge and singer Mike Mattison with bassist Oteil Burbridge, and drummer J.J. Johnson, among others. Which brings us to Roadsongs. Recorded in support of 2009's Grammy-winning Already Free, this set contains over 100 minutes of music from across his recording career. For starters, this is the most sonically satisfying live record Trucks has released to date. It's full of dynamics, beautiful ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This double-live album by the Derek Trucks Band may end up being the last for this version of the group -- at least for a while. Trucks and wife Susan Tedeschi joined forces in 2010 as the Derek Trucks-Susan Tedeschi Band. Some of the players come from Trucks' organization: Kofi Burbridge and singer Mike Mattison with bassist Oteil Burbridge, and drummer J.J. Johnson, among others. Which brings us to Roadsongs. Recorded in support of 2009's Grammy-winning Already Free, this set contains over 100 minutes of music from across his recording career. For starters, this is the most sonically satisfying live record Trucks has released to date. It's full of dynamics, beautiful separation, and warm, present sound while capturing the raw, spontaneous energy the band plays with live. The material ranges from five tracks from Already Free four of which appear on disc one, including a burning "Down in the Flood," a swinging "Get What You Deserve," a sparse "Days Is Almost Gone," and an open country lope in "Already Free." Disc one is bookended by the woolly opener "I'll Find My Way," and a 14-plus-minute "Afro Blue" to close the latter with gorgeous flute work by Burbridge. Disc two opens with "I Know" from the previous album and then takes off into originals and covers that include live standards such as reworked versions of Bob Marley's "Rastaman Chant," and "Key to the Highway" both have incredible drum and percussion work by Yonrico Scott and Count Mbutu, respectively. The blazing horn section on "Down Don't Bother Me" makes it arguably the greatest existing recorded version it's easy to hear in Mattison's deeply moving vocal how empathically Trucks responds. The medley of "Get Out of My Life Woman/Who Knows" begins as a shimmering, big-band Chicago blues that gives way to a slippery, in-the-pocket James Brown-style funk jam. The set closes with a transcendent nine-and-half minute "Anyday." If this is the last record we get from the DTB band for now, it's a fine -- if temporary -- send-off, full of fire, grit, and jaw-dropping musical performances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2010
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886976485726
  • Catalog Number: 764857
  • Sales rank: 12,287

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'll Find My Way (6:21)
  2. 2 Down in the Flood (6:31)
  3. 3 Sailing On (5:33)
  4. 4 Get What You Deserve (4:03)
  5. 5 Days is Almost Gone (5:34)
  6. 6 Already Free (5:49)
  7. 7 Afro Blue (14:31)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Know (6:58)
  2. 2 Down Don't Bother Me (5:24)
  3. 3 Don't Miss Me (5:29)
  4. 4 Rastaman Chant (11:14)
  5. 5 Key to the Highway (6:29)
  6. 6 Get Out My Life Woman/Who Knows (12:56)
  7. 7 Anyday (9:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Derek Trucks Band Primary Artist
Derek Trucks Indexed Contributor, Guitar
Paul Garrett Trumpet
Count Mbutu Percussion, Vocals
Yonrico Scott Drums, Vocals
Kofi Burbridge Flute, Keyboards, Vocals
Todd Smallie Bass, Vocals
Kevin Hyde Trombone
Mike Mattison Vocals
Mace Hibbard Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Composer
Bob Marley Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Jimi Hendrix Composer
Dave McNair Mastering
Mongo Santamaría Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Derek Trucks Composer, Producer
Bobby Whitlock Composer
Josh Cheuse Art Direction
Doyle Bramhall II Composer
Kofi Burbridge Composer
René Burri Cover Photo
Charles Segar Composer
Mike Mattison Composer, Liner Notes
Laura Kszan Product Development
Jennifer Liebeskind Product Development
Steve Berkowitz Executive Producer
Michael Weintrob Back Cover Photo
Mace Hibbard Horn Arrangements
Scott Farthing Marketing
Tammy Van Aken Packaging Manager
Leslie Collman-Smith Marketing
Marty Wall Engineer
Bobby Tis Engineer
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  • Posted February 27, 2013

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    Listeners who yearn for the Duane and Dickey era Allman Brothers

    Listeners who yearn for the Duane and Dickey era Allman Brothers or the original Marshall Tucker Band night find this set worth a listen. Although Derek Trucks is an Allman member, his band is more wide ranging. They mix in jazz, funk, and blues to create something different. Trucks is a talented guitarist who reminds me of Duane Allman but he lets the other band members have space to shine. This recording and the more recent Trucks-Tedeschi Band album Everybody’s Talkin’ show that Southern flavored rock still has some life in it when it is the hands of musicians who move beyond the genre’s limits.

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