Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women 2001 Ain't Gonna Hush

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:53:09
Size: 121,56 MB

United States

Having followed Saffire-the Uppity Blues Woman almost since their inception, I am particularly delighted by their seventh Alligator album which strikes me as their most musically consistent release. There is some fine material here including covers of songs that have not been overrecorded and choice originals.

Notable covers include Ann Rabson's vocal on a song written as an answer to Big Joe Turner's "Honey Hush." Andra Faye dispalys how good a singer she has become on the reworking of "Footprints on the Ceiling," Among the most moving numbers is Gaye Adegbalola's "Blues For Sharon Bottom" a topical blues about Virginia court case where a lesbian lost custody of her child for no reason than her sexual orientation. This is one of Gaye's better topical lyrics, which makes its point by its simple narrative and avoids coming across as preachy. Gaye sings wonderfully on this as well as originals like "Coffee Flavored Kisses" and "Happy Birthday to Me."

The three play marvelously throughout. Saffire can be bawdy, thoughtful or rollicking, and they are all that and more on this splendid disc. (R. Weinstock)


01 - Ain't Gonna Hush 02:18

02 - It Takes A Mighty Good Man 03:27

03 - Coffee Flavored Kisses 02:48

04 - Nobody Ever Touched Me There 05:00

05 - He Really Makes It Hard For Me To Sing The Blues 03:18

06 - Blues For Sharon Bottoms 04:17

07 - You Got To Tell Me 03:32

08 - Footprints On The Ceiling 03:27

09 - Let The Gin Do The Talking 02:35

10 - Unlove You 04:33

11 - Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox 03:36

12 - Birthday Suit 03:31

13 - Happy Birthday To Me 02:48

14 - Once In A While 03:19

15 - If I Should Die Tonight 04:40

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