Takin' My Time

Takin' My Time

by Bonnie Raitt
     
 

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This album is an overlooked gem in the catalog of Bonnie Raitt. On Takin' My Time, she wears her influences proudly in an eclectic musical mix containing blues, jazz, folk, New Orleans R&B, and calypso. Although she did not write her own material for this album, she demonstrates an excellent ear for songs and chooses material

Overview

This album is an overlooked gem in the catalog of Bonnie Raitt. On Takin' My Time, she wears her influences proudly in an eclectic musical mix containing blues, jazz, folk, New Orleans R&B, and calypso. Although she did not write her own material for this album, she demonstrates an excellent ear for songs and chooses material from some of the best songwriters of the day. She is a great interpreter, and her renditions of Jackson Browne's "I Thought I Was a Child" and Randy Newman's "Guilty" from this album are the definitive versions of these songs. The highlights of this album are the romantic ballads "I Gave My Love a Candle" and "Cry Like a Rainstorm," where Raitt adds an emotional depth to the performance unusual for such a young woman. (Perhaps that's a result of her spending time with elder statesmen of the blues community such as Mississippi Fred McDowell and Sippie Wallace.) Although the faster-paced songs like the calypso "Wah She Go Do" seem a little out of place, the playful tune is welcome among an album filled with the heartache of the slower tunes. Despite being a relative newcomer, Raitt had already earned the respect of her mentors and her peers, as evidenced by the musical contributions of Taj Mahal, and Little Feat members Lowell George and Bill Payne on the album. This is the last consistent album she would make until her comeback in the mid-'80s.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/2002
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227837921
catalogNumber:
78379
Rank:
48374

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bonnie Raitt   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Bottleneck Guitar
Taj Mahal   Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Harp,Vocals,Background Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Van Dyke Parks   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Marty Krystall   Horn
Bob Hardaway   Horn
Paul Barrére   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lowell George   Guitar,Slide Guitar
John Hall   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Mellotron
Jim Keltner   Drums
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Flugelhorn,Horn
Bud Brisbois   Horn
Sam Clayton   Conductor,Conga
Glenn Ferris   Horn
Freebo   Bass,Tuba,Vocals,Background Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
Milt Holland   Percussion,Tabla,Tambourine,Timbales,Claves,Shaker
Kirby Johnson   Conductor
Earl Palmer   Drums
Bill Payne   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joel Peskin   Horn
Tony Terran   Horn
Ernie Watts   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Anthony Terran   Horn
Carol Farhat   Hand Clapping
Carl Huston   Hand Clapping
Nat Seligman   Hand Clapping

Technical Credits

Van Dyke Parks   Inspiration
John Hall   Producer
George Bohannon   Horn Arrangements
Tom Gamache   Art Direction
John Haeny   Engineer
Kirby Johnson   Horn Arrangements
Sandy Kroopf   Art Direction,Back Cover
Mickey Dobó   Cover Photo

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