Roots, Blues & Jazz

Roots, Blues & Jazz

by Bonnie Bramlett


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Roots, Blues & Jazz

No less than Ike Turner and Charlie Daniels have raving quotes in the packaging of the famed R&B/soul/jazz belter's rip-roaring, funky, and swinging mix of originals and standards from the worlds of rock and jazz -- but the former Ikette could have had numerous other legends chime in. She's worked with 'em all, singing with Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Leon Russell, and Carly Simon and having tunes recorded by everyone from the Staple Singers to Hank Williams, Jr. Although she returned from a long musical hiatus with 2002's Nashville date I'm Still the Same, this collection signals her full-scale return to the soul sounds that inspired her jazz fame in St. Louis and rock notoriety in L.A. The way she bursts from the gate, rockin' on "Love the One You're With" and jamming on her edgy original blues number "I Can Laugh About It Now," the listener is prepared for a fiery party -- but then she pulls a low-key seductive jazz rabbit out of her hat. And not just on standards, either, though she pays homage to greats like Cannonball Adderley and classic dates like "Harlem Nocturne." She cleverly turns Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place to Go" into a cool, organic meditation, and lets "I'm Confessin'" simmer in a dreamy jazz blues stew. There's a sweet balance throughout between graceful reflections like "That Lucky Old Sun" and swinging barnburners like her own "Gotcha," with blistering twists on Sam Cooke and "Love Hurts" thrown in for good measure. Providing full support is her Nashville-based ensemble, Mr. Groove, which is more than up to every rhythmic and harmonic task her stylistic diversity demands. It's almost like she can't decide if she wants to be a jazz singer or a blues-rocker who loves R&B. So she does it all.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/14/2006
Label: Zoho Music
UPC: 0880956060422
catalogNumber: 200604

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bonnie Bramlett   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Chip Davis   Background Vocals
Bekka Bramlett   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Margie Cates   Background Vocals
Donnie Marshall   Percussion,Drums,Track Performer,Group Member
Robbie Montgomery   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Bobby Ogdin   Keyboards
Mark Stallings   Hammond Organ,Track Performer,Group Member,Hammond B3
Tim Gordon   Flute,Saxophone,Track Performer,Group Member
Dann Sherrill   Percussion
Tim Smith   Bass,Track Performer,Group Member
Roddy Smith   Guitar,Track Performer,Group Member
Steve Willets   Piano,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Group Member
Jessie Lucas   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Bonnie Bramlett   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Joe Zawinul   Composer
Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
Bekka Bramlett   Composer
B. Bryant   Composer
Charlie Daniels   Author
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Ike Turner   Author
J. Neiburg   Composer
G. Nicholson   Composer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Mark Stallings   Engineer
Tim Gordon   Engineer
Earle H. Hagen   Composer
Doc Daugherty   Composer
Tim Smith   Engineer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Roddy Smith   Engineer
Jimmy Dulin   Engineer
Glenn A. Tabor   Engineer
Bonnie Garner   Management
Roger Davidson   Executive Producer
Ken Micallef   Liner Notes

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