Takin' My Time

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All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2002
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227837921
  • Catalog Number: 78379
  • Sales rank: 45,027

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bonnie Raitt Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, 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, 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
Arnie Acosta Mastering
George Bohannon Horn Arrangements
Tom Gamache Art Direction
John Haeny Engineer
Lee Herschberg Remastering
Kirby Johnson Horn Arrangements
Doug Sax Mastering
Sandy Kroopf Art Direction, Back Cover
Mickey Dobó Cover Photo
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