Spend Some Time with Me

Spend Some Time with Me

by Mem Shannon
     
 
Mem Shannon's Shanachie debut, Spend Some Time with Me, finds the ex-cab driver bluesman stretching his sound to the limit. Whether adding country flourishes on "A Certain Shade of Blue" or crafting danceable social commentary with "Who Are They?" and "Dirty Dishes," Shannon finds new ways to define and transcend the blues. "Don't Talk About My Mama" is a

Overview

Mem Shannon's Shanachie debut, Spend Some Time with Me, finds the ex-cab driver bluesman stretching his sound to the limit. Whether adding country flourishes on "A Certain Shade of Blue" or crafting danceable social commentary with "Who Are They?" and "Dirty Dishes," Shannon finds new ways to define and transcend the blues. "Don't Talk About My Mama" is a response to all the "yo' mama" jokes, while "The Last Time I Was Here (Millennium Blues)" traces the African-American experience, from slavery to the present, through reincarnation. An ambitious, enjoyable album, Spend Some Time with Me reveals growth and development in an already accomplished artist.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/1999
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351901323
catalogNumber:
9013

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mem Shannon   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Mark Mullins   Trombone
Tracy Griffin   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jackie Banks   Organ,Clavinet
Chuck Chaplin   Keyboards
Jason Mingledorff   Clarinet,Saxophone,Background Vocals
Dave Easley   Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Erik Flettrich   Engineer
Rick Olivier   Art Direction
Dennis Walker   Producer
Mem Shannon   Arranger,Producer
Charlie Dahan   Executive Producer
Jason Mingledorff   Horn Arrangements
Adam Sloat   Executive Producer
Willie Boyd   Composer

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