The Blues Broads

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All Music Guide - J. Poet
The Blues Broads are a supergroup composed of Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Annie Sampson, and Angela Strehli, women who all have viable solo careers in blues, country, soul, rock, and gospel music. The band had its genesis at Strehli's Marin club Rancho Nicasio, one of Nelson's favorite West Coast venues. The duo performances of Nelson and Strehli were so powerful they decided to expand their numbers and before settling on the current lineup three years ago, Maria Muldaur, Carlene Carter, and Linda Tillery all played a part in various Blues Broads events. The current quartet is nothing short of awesome, to use an overworked superlative. This debut set was cut live at the ...
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All Music Guide - J. Poet
The Blues Broads are a supergroup composed of Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Annie Sampson, and Angela Strehli, women who all have viable solo careers in blues, country, soul, rock, and gospel music. The band had its genesis at Strehli's Marin club Rancho Nicasio, one of Nelson's favorite West Coast venues. The duo performances of Nelson and Strehli were so powerful they decided to expand their numbers and before settling on the current lineup three years ago, Maria Muldaur, Carlene Carter, and Linda Tillery all played a part in various Blues Broads events. The current quartet is nothing short of awesome, to use an overworked superlative. This debut set was cut live at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley with stellar backing by Steve Ehrmann on bass, Paul Revelli on drums, Gary Vogensen on guitar, Mike Emerson on keys, and Deanna Bogart on piano, vocals, and sax. There's not a note wasted here, and several tunes are downright transcendent. Morrison takes the lead on "River Deep," the Phil Spector/Ike & Tina Turner hit that never was, and her spine-chilling performance underscores the connection between the blues, soul, and gospel music. Bogart shares lead vocals with Nelson and Morrison on "It Won't Be Long" and also contributes a playful stop-time piano solo. They close with a trio of gospel tunes. Morrison takes the lead on the Spinners' "Mighty Love," and though the song may be secular, her rousing vocal takes it back to the church. For their a cappella version of "Jesus, I'll Never Forget," they're joined by Deanna Bogart with Morrison adding Sam Cooke-like melismas to the arrangement and Vogensen adding the bass vocals. Morrison's signature tune, "Oh Happy Day," provides a fitting climax and even 44 years after she first sang it, she still imbues the tune with an inspiring, sanctified fire. The album package includes a DVD of the performance that's up close and personal with the live feel of the music coming though loud and clear. Like the music itself, the video is down-home and in-your-face in the best possible way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2012
  • Label: Delta Groove Prod
  • UPC: 850021001711
  • Catalog Number: 154
  • Sales rank: 75,927

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Livin' The Blues (4:05)
  2. 2 Bring Me Your Love (4:41)
  3. 3 Two Bit Texas Town (4:04)
  4. 4 River Deep (3:54)
  5. 5 Blue Highway (3:33)
  6. 6 It Won't Be Long (5:35)
  7. 7 Walk Away (5:25)
  8. 8 Mighty Love (3:19)
  9. 9 Jesus, I'll Never Forget (3:09)
  10. 10 Oh Happy Day (6:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Livin' The Blues
  2. 2 Bring Me Your Love
  3. 3 River Deep, Mountain High
  4. 4 Walk Away
  5. 5 Two Bit Texas Town
  6. 6 Blue Highway
  7. 7 It Won't Be Long
  8. 8 It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  9. 9 Mighty Love
  10. 10 Jesus, I'll Never Forget
  11. 11 Oh Happy Day
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Blues Broads Primary Artist
Tracy Nelson Vocals
Deanna Bogart Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Steve Ehrmann Bass
Dorothy Morrison Vocals
Annie Sampson Vocals
Angela Strehli Vocals
Paul Revelli Drums
Mike Emerson Keyboards
Gary Vogensen Guitar
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Tracy Nelson Composer
Gene Barge Composer
Oliver Sain Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Jeff Barry Composer
Mike Duke Composer
Edwin Hawkins Composer
Steve Ehrmann Composer
Bruce Hawes Composer
Gary Nicholson Composer
Annie Sampson Composer
Steve Savage Mastering
Charles Simmons Composer
Angela Strehli Composer
Ben Odom Composer
Willie Rogers Composer
J. Leslie McFarland Composer
Jonathan Korty Direction, Camera Operator
Steve Spirn Engineer
Joshua Temkin Artwork
Joseph Jefferson Composer
Bob Brown Executive Producer
Morty Wiggins Management
Megan Colman Art Direction
E.F. Rembault Composer
Ashton Ryan Gallagher Authoring
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