The Bluesville Sessions

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As part of the promotion for his 2011 blues album Mississippi Mile, John Oates dropped by Sirius XM studios to perform live on their Bluesville station. This 2012 set, appropriately titled The Bluesville Sessions, captures that concert and, like the album it's promoting, it's a surprisingly convincing and thoroughly entertaining blend of classic soul, folk, rock & roll, and, of course, blues. Due to the vagaries of age, Oates now has a considerable amount of grit in his voice, something that suits these songs well, whether they're originals or covers of Curtis Mayfield's "It's Alright," Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me Someone to Love," the Coasters' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As part of the promotion for his 2011 blues album Mississippi Mile, John Oates dropped by Sirius XM studios to perform live on their Bluesville station. This 2012 set, appropriately titled The Bluesville Sessions, captures that concert and, like the album it's promoting, it's a surprisingly convincing and thoroughly entertaining blend of classic soul, folk, rock & roll, and, of course, blues. Due to the vagaries of age, Oates now has a considerable amount of grit in his voice, something that suits these songs well, whether they're originals or covers of Curtis Mayfield's "It's Alright," Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me Someone to Love," the Coasters' "Searchin'," or "Sittin' on Top of the World." Oates throws out a tip of a hat to his pop past by concluding his set with "Maneater," but that too has been given a cheerfully bouncy, rootsy makeover. There isn't much dark mining of the soul on The Bluesville Sessions, but that's the appeal of the set: it's relaxed and friendly and Oates' pleasure in playing these tunes is palpable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2012
  • Label: Wba Records
  • UPC: 885767256880
  • Catalog Number: 1201
  • Sales rank: 201,379

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mississippi Mile - John Oates Band (4:44)
  2. 2 Searchin' - John Oates Band (4:18)
  3. 3 Come Back Baby - John Oates Band (3:39)
  4. 4 It's Alright - John Oates Band (2:50)
  5. 5 All Shook Up - John Oates Band (3:54)
  6. 6 Please Send Me Someone To Love - John Oates Band (4:30)
  7. 7 Something You Got - John Oates Band (4:11)
  8. 8 Deep River - John Oates Band (2:50)
  9. 9 Sittin' On Top of the World - John Oates Band (3:56)
  10. 10 He Was a Friend of Mine - John Oates Band (2:48)
  11. 11 Dance Hall Girls - John Oates Band (3:40)
  12. 12 Maneater - John Oates Band (4:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Oates Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Percy Mayfield Composer
Chris Kenner Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Elvis Presley Composer
Mike Henderson Composer
Daryl Hall Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
John Oates Composer, Producer
Mike Stoller Composer
Michael Taylor Engineer
Bill Wax Executive Producer
Sara Allen Composer
Larry Gann Mastering
Sophie Pearson Band Photo
Art Burrows Cover Photo
Allen Fraser Composer
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