You Know You Love It

You Know You Love It

by Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps

CD

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Overview

You Know You Love It

Teresa James is a very talented singer and pianist whose choices in blues-based music and especially sidemen for this recording are immaculate. Blessed with a powerful and flexible voice, James rips through this upbeat set of original tunes primarily written by her bassist Terry Wilson. Recorded in California, James and her crew take Southern-style blues to heart, reflecting the steamy, cooking values of New Orleans-to-Memphis music with an occasional horn complement, a little good old rock & roll, and soul. James is not so much a temptress as a good-time gal, belting out funk like "She Don't Mess with His Buzz," rocking out the title track, or digging into pure, slow swamp blues as on "You Got Me Where It Hurts." No two tunes are alike, and James and her Rhythm Tramps explore old time pop
ock, accordion-driven boogaloo, voodoo-distorted underground sounds, a gospel ballad, and even honky tonk. It's hard to say what she's best at, because she does it all with the ease and clarity of a seasoned pro. Her working band, led by Wilson, is solid, but she adds on all-stars like pianists Jon Cleary or Steve Moos, legendary organists Mike Finnegan or John "Rabbit" Bundrick, and drummer Tony Braunagel to the fray. Teresa James also plays a very competent piano, the Wurlitzer, or spinet upright on just about every track. This recording is something of a sleeper for those nationwide who don't know about Teresa James but who should get hip to her right quick.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/2010
Label: Jesi-Lu
UPC: 0635961162223
catalogNumber: 1007

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps   Primary Artist
Tony Braunagel   Drums
John "Rabbit" Bundrick   Organ,Hammond B3
Jon Cleary   Piano
Debra Dobkin   Percussion,Background Vocals
Teresa James   Piano,Background Vocals,Piano (Upright)
Steve Moos   Piano
Jerry Peterson   Horn
Billy Watts   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jim Christie   Drums
Lee Thornberg   Horn

Technical Credits

Debra Dobkin   Cover Art
Michael Hutchinson   Engineer
Teresa James   Composer
Johnny Lee Schell   Engineer
Matthew Quave   Engineer

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