Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt

by Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt


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The astounding thing about Bonnie Raitt's blues album isn't that it's the work of a preternaturally gifted blues woman, it's that Raitt doesn't choose to stick to the blues. She's decided to blend her love of classic folk blues with folk music, including new folk-rock tunes, along with a slight R&B, New Orleans, and jazz bent and a mellow Californian vibe. Surely, Bonnie Raitt is a record of its times, as much as Jackson Browne's first album is, but with this, she not only sketches out the blueprint for her future recordings, but for the roots music that would later be labeled as Americana. The reason that Bonnie Raitt works is that she is such a warm, subtle singer. She never oversells these songs, she lays back and sings them with heart and wonderfully textured reading. Her singing is complemented by her band, who is equally as warm, relaxed, and engaging. This is music that goes down so easy, it's only on the subsequent plays that you realize how fully realized and textured it is. A terrific debut that has only grown in stature since its release.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2001
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227837723
catalogNumber: 78377
Rank: 18848

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bonnie Raitt   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
A.C. Reed   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Junior Wells   Harmonica,Harp
John Beach   Piano
Peter Bell   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Stephen Bradley   Drums
Freebo   Bass,Tuba,Vocals,Background Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
Russell Hagen   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Voyle Harris   Trumpet
Eugene Hoffman   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,cowbell
Maurice Jacox   Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Wind
Reeve Little   Background Vocals
Willie Murphy   Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Raitt   Percussion,Background Vocals
Douglas Spurgeon   Trombone
Steve Bradley   Drums
Chris Rhodes   Background Vocals
Paul "Earthquake" Pena   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bonnie Raitt   Arranger,Liner Notes
John Beach   Arranger
Willie Murphy   Producer
Steve Raitt   Sound Effects
Dave "Snaker" Ray   Engineer
Sylvia Ray   Engineer
Dave Ray   Engineer
Kendall Pacios   Remixing

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