Where Blue Begins

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All Music Guide - Todd Deery
Deborah Coleman is a double rarity in the male-dominated world of contemporary blues: she's a female lead singer who's not imitating the bellowing "blues mama" persona so familiar to the genre, and she's one hell of a lead guitar player. Featuring Luther Allison's backing band, Where Blue Begins is a smooth blend of Coleman's furious fretwork and pussycat purr of a voice. Coleman's slide shreds up "Goodbye Misery," while her buoyant licks carry the Texas blues of "Travelin' South." Even when her lyrics come close to cliché, like on "Beside Myself" and "Hain't It Funny," she saves the songs with some wicked playing and her Joan Armatrading vocal stylings. This album proves ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Todd Deery
Deborah Coleman is a double rarity in the male-dominated world of contemporary blues: she's a female lead singer who's not imitating the bellowing "blues mama" persona so familiar to the genre, and she's one hell of a lead guitar player. Featuring Luther Allison's backing band, Where Blue Begins is a smooth blend of Coleman's furious fretwork and pussycat purr of a voice. Coleman's slide shreds up "Goodbye Misery," while her buoyant licks carry the Texas blues of "Travelin' South." Even when her lyrics come close to cliché, like on "Beside Myself" and "Hain't It Funny," she saves the songs with some wicked playing and her Joan Armatrading vocal stylings. This album proves Coleman's not a novelty but a rare talent in a genre that desperately needs some new blood.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/1998
  • Label: Blind Pig
  • UPC: 019148504820
  • Catalog Number: 5048
  • Sales rank: 120,728

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Moves Me (3:23)
  2. 2 Goodbye Misery (3:18)
  3. 3 Hain't It Funny (4:13)
  4. 4 Travelin' South (4:02)
  5. 5 The Dream (3:59)
  6. 6 Walk Your Walk (4:16)
  7. 7 They Raided the Joint (3:31)
  8. 8 Do You Want My Love (3:42)
  9. 9 On the Hunt (3:47)
  10. 10 Beside Myself (3:27)
  11. 11 Nobody to Blame (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deborah Coleman Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Joanna Connor Slide Guitar
Ollie Bolds Background Vocals
John Lundberg Bass
James Solberg Guitar
Mike Vlahakis Keyboards
Rob Stupka Drums
Technical Credits
Edward Chmelewski Executive Producer
Jerry del Giudice Executive Producer
Michael Freeman Producer, Engineer
James Solberg Arranger
Deborah Coleman Arranger
Jay Boivin Graphic Design, Art Direction
Chad Moore Engineer
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