Best of Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth

The Best of Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth

by Tracy Nelson
     
 
Janis Joplin may have gotten all of the fame and glory, but she was far from the only white female blues shouter to emerge from the San Francisco music scene of the mid-'60s; The Best of Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth is proof positive of that, providing an excellent introduction to one of the more sadly

Overview

Janis Joplin may have gotten all of the fame and glory, but she was far from the only white female blues shouter to emerge from the San Francisco music scene of the mid-'60s; The Best of Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth is proof positive of that, providing an excellent introduction to one of the more sadly overlooked talents of her time and place. Despite any number of passing similarities to Joplin, Nelson sings with greater finesse; her style is more adaptable as well, capable of fitting comfortably into R&B, psychedelia, and pop ballads, all the while remaining grounded in classic roots music traditions. Highlighted by her perennial "Down So Low" -- subsequently recorded by everyone from Linda Ronstadt to Etta James -- this 17-track compilation also spotlights performances spanning from a wrenching cover of Little Willie John's "Need Your Love So Bad" to contemporary material like Steve Young's "Seven Bridges Road" and John Hiatt's "Thinking of You," offering a comprehensive overview of her earliest and most enduring work.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/10/1996
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0093624623229
catalogNumber:
46232
Rank:
34823

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tracy Nelson   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Michael Bloomfield   Guitar
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle
Dianne Davidson   Background Vocals
Boz Scaggs   Rhythm Guitar
Honeycombs   Background Vocals
Barry Goldberg   Organ
Ben Keith   Dobro
John Andrews   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Joe Arnold   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Arthur   Bass
Sylvia Caldwell   Background Vocals
Sadie Cantrell   Background Vocals
Bob Cardwell   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Lonnie Castille   Drums
Lady Corder   Background Vocals
Clay Cotton   Organ,Piano
Sammy Dodge   Fiddle
Tim Drummond   Bass
Joyce Dunn   Background Vocals
Ronnie Eades   Baritone
Martin Fierro   Leader,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Losella Funque   Background Vocals
Karl Himmel   Drums
Frank Morin   Tenor Saxophone
Farrell Morris   Percussion
Mark Naftalin   Organ,Piano
George Rains   Drums
Gerald Richardson   Trombone
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Organ
Irma Routen   Background Vocals
Bob Salisbury   Baritone
Shalimar Samuelson   Background Vocals
Ron Taormina   Baritone
Aaron Varnell   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Zettner   Bass,Background Vocals
Link Davis   Alto Saxophone
James Day   Pedal Steel Guitar
Earthettes   Group
Steve Mendel   Bass
Earthmen   Group
Andy McMahon   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jack Lee   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Richard Kraus   Background Vocals
Gene "Bowlegs" Miller   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Arlo Guthrie   Composer
Kooper   Liner Notes
Tracy Nelson   Producer
Barry Goldberg   Executive Producer
Mother Earth   Producer
Martin Fierro   Arranger
Gregg Geller   Producer
Dan Healy   Producer
Mark Naftalin   Producer
Travis Rivers   Producer
Andy Boehm   Liner Notes

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