Archive for ‘Marcia Ball’

juin 20, 2010

Marcia Ball – Let Me Play With Your Poodle

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This album of snaky swamp rock is one of Ball’s best recordings. Great choice of songs (she wrote 5 of the 13) that let her show all her talents, both vocally and instrumentally. Slow-tempo songs
display the force of her voice, as in « I Still Love You, » and another of the many gems, « For the Love of a Man. » Meanwhile, the playfulness of the title cut and « The Right Tool for the Job » allow
her to have fun and let the band air it out. Then there is the perfect song to end the disc and an absolute tour de force, Randy Newman’s « Louisiana 1927. »

Ball has again assembled another top-notch cast of characters who more than hold up their end of the bargain. A few of the many who shine are George Rains on drums, Mark Kazanoff, who does double
duty as a co-producer and excels on various saxes, and Derek O’Brien, who also co-produced and shares much of the guitar work with Steve Williams. If you don’t know Marcia Ball, this is a
fantastic introduction, and if you liked her past work this is a gem you won’t want to miss. ~ Bob Gottlieb

Personnel includes: Marcia Ball (vocals, piano, Wurlitzer piano); Doyle Bramhall (vocals); Steve Williams (guitar, acoustic, electric & slide guitars, background vocals); Derek O’Brien
(electric guitar, background vocals); Clarence Hollimon (electric guitar); Paul Klemperer (saxophone, tenor saxophone) Mark Kazanoff (saxophone, tenor & baritone saxophones); Red Rails
(saxophone); Les Izmore (baritone saxophone); Gary Slechta (trumpet); Randy Zimmerman (trombone); Riley Osbourn (Hammond B-3 organ); Don Bennett (bass, background vocals); David Carroll (bass);
Rodney Craig (drums); Fran Christina (drums, background vocals); B.E. « Frosty » Smith (tambourine, shaker/congas, percussion).

by Award Winner


Origine du Groupe : North America

Style : Blues , Rythm & Blues

Sortie : 1997

Tracklist :

   1.  American Dream Lyrics

   2. Can’t Trust My Heart Lyrics

   3. Crawfishin Lyrics

   4. For The Love Of A Man Lyrics

   5. How Big A Fool Lyrics

   6. I Still Love You Lyrics

   7. I’m Just A Prisoner Lyrics

   8. Let Me Play With Your Poodle Lyrics

   9. Louisiana 1927 Lyrics

  10. Something I Can’t Do Lyrics

  11. The Right Tool For The Job Lyrics

  12. The Story Of My Life Lyrics

  13. Louisiana 1927