Peace... Back by Popular Demand

Peace... Back by Popular Demand

by Keb' Mo'


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Peace... Back by Popular Demand

Neo-folk and blues singer Keb' Mo’s Peace…Back by Popular Demand, is not as controversial as Steve Earle’s The Revolution Starts Now, but it is just as insistent in its call to question war. But in this set, war can be against racism, the establishment, or an asleep-at-the-wheel society. All except one of the songs are classics, from Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” to Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin' ” and Donny Hathaway’s “Someday We’ll All Be Free.” While most renditions are in the easy folk style of Mo’s other recordings, just a taste of the popular originals is usually incorporated as a reminder of the artists who preformed them or the era in which they were released. Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Happening Brother” feels like it might have been produced by Curtis Mayfield; “Get Together” is as sunny and positive as the Youngbloods' version; and on John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Mo’s vocals are soft and dreamy. “Talk,” a Keb' Mo’ orignal, is an imaginary visit with the president in which the singer asks why war is the answer. Then he gives his simple solution: that neighbors and countries should solve their disagreements by talking to each other. While neither the original nor the covers will every have the fierce response that protest songs of the '50s and '60s evoked, it is always worth remembering that great songwriting can come out of strife.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2004
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969268728
catalogNumber: 92687

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Performance Credits

Keb' Mo'   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Steel Dobro
Jeff Paris   Synthesizer,Mandolin,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,fender rhodes
Maxi Anderson   Background Vocals
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Mark Cargill   Fiddle,Violin,Concert Master
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Steve Ferrone   Drums
James Harrah   Electric Guitar
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Nick Lane   Trombone
Miguel Martinez   Cello
Harvey Mason   Drums
Reggie McBride   Bass
Greg Phillinganes   Organ,Piano
Lon Price   Saxophone
Wil Wheaton   Background Vocals
Susan Chatman   Violin
Karen Elaine Bakunin   Viola
Michael King   Hammond Organ
Mindi Abair   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Nikka Costa   scat
Stephen Ferrone   Drums

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Donny Hathaway   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Steve Stills   Composer
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Victor Carstarphen   Composer
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Nick Lowe   Composer
Gene McFadden   Composer
Kevin Moore   Composer
Chester Powers   Composer
John Whitehead   Composer
Keb' Mo'   Producer,Audio Production
David Bett   Art Direction
Ed Howard   Composer
Richard Morales   Artwork
James Nyx   Composer
Jason Wormer   Engineer
Sammy Sanchez   Guitar Techician
Mark Johnson   Engineer

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