Grover Mitchell's New Blue Devils - On Track flac album
|1||Blues You Can't Refuse||5:16|
|3||Easy To Love||3:36|
|4||It Don't Mean A Thing||6:14|
|7||Give Me The Simple Life||3:26|
|8||But Not For Me||6:25|
|9||Little Big Horns||5:12|
|10||I Love You||3:29|
|11||Thinking Of Lady||4:13|
- Recorded At – Sound On Sound Studios
- Distributed By – NorthCountry Distributors
- Alto Saxophone – Brad Leali
- Bass – Earl May
- Co-producer – Terence Conley
- Drums – Dennis Mackrel
- Engineer – Jay Messina
- Photography By – Lesley Peacock
- Piano, Producer – Mike Abene*
- Trombone – Grover Mitchell
- Trumpet – Bob Ojeda
NotesPerformed December 6 & 7, 1997
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 86497 32982 3
Blue is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Exploring the various facets of relationships from infatuation on "A Case of You" to insecurity on "This Flight Tonight", the songs feature simple accompaniments on piano, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer. The album peaked at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart, number 9 on the Canadian RPM Albums Chart and number 15 on the Blllboard 200.
The Blue album, there's hardly a dishonest note in the vocals," Joni Mitchell told Rolling Stone in 1979. At that period of my life, I had no persona defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had absolutely no secrets from the world, and I couldn't pretend in my life to be strong.
The title track on Joni Mitchell’s masterpiece 1971 album, Blue. The song touches on depression, general sadness and the ways people use to escape from them told over a beautiful piano melody. Written By Joni Mitchell. Recorded At A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Aside from a few of Joni Mitchell's most famous tunes - "California" is required listening for anyone from my home state - I have never listened to an entire album by the influential folksinger. Admittedly, I feel guilty and a little bit ashamed; for starters, I'm an avid folk fan. But I'm also the latest intern for All Songs Considered and assume I'm expected to have an encyclopedic knowledge of all music ever made. Like any memorable album, there was plenty to keep me coming back to Blue beyond my first listen. Mitchell's lyrics aren't just poetic; they're full of tiny details that seem mundane at first but carry a lot of emotional weight. But when he's gone, Me and them lonesome blues collide, The bed's too big, The frying pan's too wide," she sings in "My Old Man," revealing the kind of small details noticed only when someone is finally gone.
Sad, spare, and beautiful, Blue is the quintessential confessional singer/songwriter album. Forthright and poetic, Joni Mitchell's songs are raw nerves, tales of love and loss (two words with relative meaning here) etched with stunning complexity; even tracks like "All I Want," "My Old Man," and "Carey" - the brightest, most hopeful moments on the record - are darkened by bittersweet moments of sorrow and loneliness.
Songs are like tattoos," sings Mitchell on the title track, an alluringly haunting statement on the relation of music and audience, who draws the tattoo and who is made to wear it. There's something generous and a little tragic to this, and for all its moments of desire and joy that are symptoms of being in love, Blue is gripped by that dull and abiding sense of fucking up that's often a symptom of the same.
During this run, Mitchell charted one of the most solid career arcs in contemporary music that then detoured into one of the strangest. Her voice is newly elastic and expressive, and it's the first record where she sounds like she might actually be fun to hang out with. The year Mitchell issued Blue, an album that would be a landmark in any artist's career, Rolling Stone named her "Old Lady of the Year," a dismissal effectively saying her import was as a girlfriend or muse to the men around her more than as an artist in her own right. Worse still, they called her "Queen of El Lay," and offered a diagram of her supposed affairs and conquests.
A new version of Last. Keri Leigh & The Blue Devils. Overview (current section).
- Count Basie & His Orchestra - "88 Basie Street" download flac
- Kenny Burrell, Grover Washington, Jr. - Togethering download flac
- Grover Mitchell - Turned On download flac
- Red Mitchell - What I Am download flac
- Dennis Mitchell & The Wilsons - Dennis Mitchell & The Wilsons download flac
- Urbie Green With Grover Washington, Jr. & David Matthews' Big Band - Señor Blues download flac
- Count Basie And His Orchestra - Basic Basie download flac
- Leslie Mendelson - Swan Feathers download flac
- Brad Leali Quartet - Live In Eurpoa download flac
- T. Mitchell Bell - The Ballad Of Philo Paul download flac