Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway

Freedom Highway

Rhiannon Giddens

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on February 24, 2017 by Nonesuch

Main artist: Rhiannon Giddens

Genre: Blues/Country/Folk > Folk

Distinctions: Qobuzissime (February 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 12 tracks Total length : 00:50:01

  1. 1 At the Purchaser's Option

    Dirk Powell, Bells, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Co-Producer - Rhiannon Giddens, Lyricist, Banjo, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Hubby Jenkins, Mandolin - Joey Ryan, Lyricist - Jamie Dick, Drums - Jason Sypher, Bass - Malcolm Parson, Cello Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  2. 2 The Angels Laid Him Away

    Traditional, Writer - Dirk Powell, Acoustic Guitar, Co-Producer - Rhiannon Giddens, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, MainArtist Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  3. 3 Julie

    Dirk Powell, Co-Producer, Fiddle - Rhiannon Giddens, Lyricist, Banjo, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Jason Sypher, Bass Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  4. 4 Birmingham Sunday

    Dirk Powell, Arranger, Electric Guitar, Piano, Co-Producer - Richard Farina, Writer - Rhiannon Giddens, Arranger, Choir, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Hubby Jenkins, Choir - Lalenja Harrington, Choir - Eric Adcock, Organ - Jamie Dick, Choir, Drums, Percussion - Jason Sypher, Choir, Bass - Amelia Powell, Choir - Rowan Corbett, Choir - Sophie Powell, Choir Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  5. 5 Better Get It Right the First Time

    Dirk Powell, Lyricist, Electric Guitar, Co-Producer, Writer - Rhiannon Giddens, Lyricist, Banjo, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, Harmony Vocals, MainArtist - Patrick Bartley, Tenor Saxophone - Corey Wilcox, Trombone - Jamie Dick, Drums - Jason Sypher, Bass - Justin Harrington, Lyricist, Vocals - Alphonso Horne, Trumpet - Desireé Champagne, Rubboard Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  6. 6 We Could Fly

    Dirk Powell, Lyricist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Co-Producer, Writer, Harmony Vocals - Rhiannon Giddens, Lyricist, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Lalenja Harrington, Harmony Vocals Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  7. 7 Hey Bébé

    Dirk Powell, Lyricist, Co-Producer - Rhiannon Giddens, Lyricist, Banjo, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Jamie Dick, Drums - Jason Sypher, Bass - Alphonso Horne, Trumpet - Desireé Champagne, Rubboard Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  8. 8 Come Love Come

    Dirk Powell, Electric Guitar, Co-Producer - Rhiannon Giddens, Lyricist, Banjo, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Hubby Jenkins, Banjo - Jason Sypher, Bass - Malcolm Parson, Cello - Rowan Corbett, Harmony Vocals Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  9. 9 The Love We Almost Had

    Dirk Powell, Guitar, Piano, Co-Producer - Rhiannon Giddens, Lyricist, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Bhi Bhiman, Writer - Jamie Dick, Drums - Jason Sypher, Bass - Alphonso Horne, Trumpet Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  10. 10 Baby Boy

    Dirk Powell, Co-Producer - Rhiannon Giddens, Lyricist, Banjo, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Lalenja Harrington, Lyricist, Vocals - Leyla McCalla, Cello, Vocals - Jamie Dick, Percussion - Jason Sypher, Bass Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  11. 11 Following the North Star

    Dirk Powell, Co-Producer - Rhiannon Giddens, Lyricist, Banjo, Co-Producer, Writer, MainArtist - Jamie Dick, Percussion Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

  12. 12 Freedom Highway

    Roebuck "Pops" Staples, Writer - Dirk Powell, Co-Producer, Bass - Rhiannon Giddens, Co-Producer, Lead Vocals, Hand Clap, MainArtist - Hubby Jenkins, Mandolin - Bhi Bhiman, Electric Guitar, Vocals - Eric Adcock, Organ, Wurlitzer - Patrick Bartley, Tenor Saxophone - Corey Wilcox, Trombone - Jamie Dick, Drums, Percussion - Amelia Powell, Hand Clap - Sophie Powell, Hand Clap - Alphonso Horne, Trumpet - Ina Powell, Hand Clap Copyright : 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

About

Rhiannon Giddens has always been keenly aware of the arc of American history -- the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the 2000s band she once led, was designed as a critique of the darker moments of Americana -- but Freedom Highway, her second solo album, puts her intent into perspective. Where her 2015 solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, was essentially a covers album, gaining its importance through context, Freedom Highway relies on originals, but the past is never far behind. This should be expected from Giddens, who is at her core a folk artist building upon -- and expanding -- tradition, but it's still startling to realize how she establishes a vernacular at the outset of Freedom Highway, then explores all of the possibilities of African-American folk music on the album. "At the Purchaser's Option," the song that inaugurates Freedom Highway, explicitly evokes slavery, and it's spare and haunting, standing in contrast to the title-track closer, a funky number that illustrates how far African-Americans have traveled during the course of the history of the United States. Throughout Freedom Highway, Giddens plays with this idea -- how oppression gave way to freedom -- and it's not just through her lyrics, but how the music expands as the album reaches its conclusion: at the outset, it seems austere, but by its conclusion it's a robust celebration of all the weird, wonderful parts of America. This isn't an accident. Freedom Highway draws upon deep American traditions, and while its form may be a throwback, it speaks to a time when the phrase "Black Lives Matter" can be seen as controversial and, in doing so, it illustrates how these issues are deeply ingrained in American life and cannot be forgotten. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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