Eric Bibb Blues People

Blues People

Eric Bibb

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet - 1 Video Clip

Released on November 3, 2014 by Dixiefrog

Main artist: Eric Bibb

Genre: Blues/Country/Folk > Blues

Distinctions: Indispensable JAZZ NEWS (December 2014)

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Album : 1 disk - 15 tracks Total length : 00:59:39

  1. 1 Silver spoon

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  2. 2 Driftin' door to door

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  3. 3 God's mojo

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  4. 4 Turner station

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  5. 5 Pink dream cadillac

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  6. 6 Chocolate man

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  7. 7 Rosewood

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  8. 8 I heard the angels singin'

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  9. 9 Dream catchers

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  10. 10 Chain reaction

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  11. 11 Needed time

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  12. 12 Out walkin'

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  13. 13 Remember the ones

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  14. 14 Home

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

  15. 15 Where do we go

    Eric Bibb, Performer, Primary Copyright : FLATBRIM Records under exclusive licence to Dixiefrog Records 2014

About

Eric Bibb's version of the blues is hushed and elegant, as much or more about redemption as it is about despair. His best songs, often built on traditional patterns and rhythms, are wise and affirming, and they fall to the brighter and more hopeful side of the blues, a vision that makes him the spiritual descendant of Blind Willie Johnson, say, more than Robert Johnson. Bibb isn't about to go down to the crossroads and make some deal with the devil. His version of folk-blues isn't about that sort of stuff. It's closer to gospel in tone, with a strong commitment to betterment and change, bereft of personal demons, and filled instead with cultural ones. Blues People has all of this on display. It's calm, serious, warm, thoughtful, and wonderfully recorded (the album was produced by Glen Scott), and if it doesn't expand Bibb's musical template much, it isn't supposed to, and it ends up being one of Bibb's finest outings. Taking its title from Amiri Baraka's groundbreaking 1963 book Blues People (Baraka was still LeRoi Jones when the book was published), the album is full of musical guests, from Taj Mahal to the Blind Boys of Alabama, but none of them capsize the emotional balance of the set, adding to, rather than detracting, from the songs they appear on. The album has a stark tone, but also a deep warmth, with songs like "Silver Spoon" (which features Popa Chubby), "Driftin' Door to Door," "Where Do We Go" (with vocal help from Leyla McCalla), and "Needed Time" (highlighted by clawhammer banjo from Taj Mahal and gorgeous vocals from the Blind Boys of Alabama) all giving off a calm, determined urgency. The emotional center of the set is undoubtedly "Rosewood," the narrative story of Rosewood, a whistle-stop town in Florida that was the scene of a racially motivated massacre in 1923, and is a symbol of one of the lowest points in American history. In Bibb's hands, the song not only recounts the story and its horrors, but also draws parallels between the evils of the slave trade and the persistence of intolerance and racism in the 21st century. ~ Steve Leggett

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