The Truth According to Ruthie Foster

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Ruthie Foster has plenty of soul in her voice and the funky music she enjoys, enough to spread around to many listeners of populist contemporary blues and beyond. Blessed with solid chops and a style to match, Foster brings down the house on this set of tunes that crosses over to dance music through acoustic folk-pop at times, and most certainly rock & roll. With electric guitarist Robben Ford, keyboardist Jim Dickinson in one of his last studio efforts before passing away, and a horn section steeped in Memphis R&B, Foster has a very potent band to support and lift her up. Two Eric Bibb songs "Love in the Middle" and "Thanks for the Joy" have Foster offering ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Ruthie Foster has plenty of soul in her voice and the funky music she enjoys, enough to spread around to many listeners of populist contemporary blues and beyond. Blessed with solid chops and a style to match, Foster brings down the house on this set of tunes that crosses over to dance music through acoustic folk-pop at times, and most certainly rock & roll. With electric guitarist Robben Ford, keyboardist Jim Dickinson in one of his last studio efforts before passing away, and a horn section steeped in Memphis R&B, Foster has a very potent band to support and lift her up. Two Eric Bibb songs "Love in the Middle" and "Thanks for the Joy" have Foster offering opposite energy patterns in a slow love song or rocker mode, respectively. Patty Griffin's "When It Don't Come Easy" is a folk-pop amalgam via Dickinson's old-school Wurlitzer organ. Except for the reggae-infused "I Really Love You," the rest of the material is good-time, upbeat music that allows Foster and her audience many energized moments. Her tune "Truth" is easily the hit of the set, a groove biscuit anthem where she offers premises such as that real-deal honesty is something you can't find in most places, but in fact is always right where you are. This is a fully realized project, and recognized as such by a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2009.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • Label: Blue Corn Music
  • UPC: 677967090124
  • Catalog Number: 70901
  • Sales rank: 51,057

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ruthie Foster Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Robben Ford Electric Guitar
James Luther Dickinson Piano, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3
Jack Hale Trombone, Trumpet
Charles Hodges Hammond B3
Wayne Jackson Trumpet, Soloist
Gina Thedford Murrell Background Vocals
Jimmy Roberts Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Larry Fulcher Electric Bass
Rock Deadrick Drums, Tambourine
Charles E. Jr. Hodges Hammond Organ
Tom McGinnley Baritone Saxophone
Ji Ji Background Vocals
Gina Murrell Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Tommy Tate Composer
Patty Griffin Composer
Jimmy Hoyson Engineer
Deadric Malone Composer
Vernon Morrison Composer
Wolf Stephenson Composer
James Stroud Composer
Eric Bibb Composer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Ira Allen Composer
Thomas Couch Composer
Chris Goldsmith Producer, Audio Production
Ruthie Foster Composer
Charles Driebe Management
Buddy Mize Composer
Thomas Couch Composer
Mitchell Malouf Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MY NEW FAVORITE CD AND ARTIST!

    This new CD from Ruthie Foster is an amazing walk down the fence of Memphis sound blues and soul mixed with some rock and reggae and her amazing voice right out front and center! I was first introduced to Ruthie through my local blues society newsletter, but she's really much more of a well-rounded singer, songwriter, performer, than someone who can only be categorized as 'blues'. My favorite songs on this CD are are Stone Love (the lead off track) and Dues Paid in Full ...both of these songs really rock.<BR/><BR/>I would highly recommend this record and artist to anyone who is a fan of Tracy Chapman or even Alicia Keys ....it's somewhere right in the middle of those two!

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