Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ann Rabson 2005 In A Family Way

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:43:46
Size: 100,15 MB

United States

With members of her family portraying the same deep blues, emotional spirit as she, vocalist/pianist Ann Rabson interprets several originals and a few covers of classic blues tunes. Best known as the gruff contralto voice of Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women, Rabson paints the blues with historical perfection. She's also an outstanding barrelhouse piano player and a unique finger-style guitarist. With her on this family album are her sister Mimi Rabson on violin, her brother-in-law Dave Harris on trombone, her nephew Kenji Rabson on upright bass, her brother Steve Rabson on piano, and her daughter Liz Rabson Schnore on guitar.

Rabson opens the program with two classic blues delights: "Little Red Wagon" and "See See Rider." Willie Dixon and Leroy Carr are also represented on this highly recommended program. The singer and her family capture the essence of each piece accurately and with expert musicianship. Each "sideman" has the same natural feel for the blues as the leader. Like the music of Saffire, her album reaches back to the origins of the blues and concentrates on a historical perspective. Even "I Want to Hop on Your Harley" reaches back to the days when a rollicking boogie-woogie piano and tailgate trombone could thrill live audiences every night of the week. Rabson and her family can do just that. (A. James Santella)


01 - Little Red Wagon 02:40

02 - See See Rider 03:37

03 - I Can't Get My Mind Off Of You 03:14

04 - Little Chickee Wah Wah 02:07

05 - Do Your Duty 03:18

06 - Blindsided 03:10

07 - Hopin' It'll Be All Right 03:41

08 - I'd Rather Be Alone 04:16

09 - Midnight Hour Blues 04:05

10 - I Want To Hop On Your Harley 02:17

11 - Go Where The Bad People Go 03:19

12 - Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy 03:22

13 - A Better World 04:40

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