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  Наименование CD :
   The Roots: The Soul Of Chris Thomas King

Год издания : 2003

Компания звукозаписи : 21st Century Blues, (wb)

Музыкальный стиль : Modern Electric Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues

Время звучания : 1:02:53

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Blues (Man Voice)      

Recording Date: July, 1998 - February 28, 1999

Recorded and released in 2003, the "Year of the Blues," Chris Thomas King's The Roots is a tribute album of originals and covers celebrating Leadbelly, Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Son House, and Robert Johnson. With King leaving his hip-hop blues visions in the laboratory, this is a tried and true recording of traditional blues music played mostly on a lone acoustic or National steel guitar. King's performances of tunes like James' "Hard Time Killing Floor" and "Cypress Grove" may feel a little reverential, but only on first listen. King's reads of these tunes are through the eyes of a younger man who grew up with this music as a monolith. This sounds especially true of his performances of Blind Willie Johnson's (whose character he played in Wim Wenders' film Soul of a Man) "Trouble Will Soon Be Over" and Leadbelly's "CC Rider." But these songs, too, are stunning in their ghostly modern incarnations, with King's amazing voice expressing nuances in the music that went unheard in the past. But it is King's own songs that are the crowning achievements here. "John Law Burned Down the Liquor Sto'," "Watermelon Man," "Dark Clouds," and the closer, "Raining Angels," among others, offer the true weight of the album's importance. These are modern folk-blues songs that sound as timeless and hunted as the music that came from the Delta and migrated later to Chicago. King's no academic; he's a singer with great soul and emotion and he's a writer with a keen sense not only blues history but of soul music phrasing, offering a solidly new chapter in the blues tradition.

All Music Guide

  Соисполнители :

Charles Elam III (Background Vocals)
Darryl White (Drums)
Earl J. Smith Jr. (Background Vocals)
James Cotton (Harmonica)
Lisa Foster (Background Vocals)
Sharon Foster (Background Vocals)

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Наименование трека



   1 Hard Time Killing Floor Blues         0:03:12 Skip James
   2 Cypress Grove         0:05:30 -"-
   3 John Law Burned Down The Liquor Sto'         0:03:50 Chris Thomas King
   4 O Brother, Where Art Thou?         0:02:58 -"-
   5 Come On In My Kitchen     T       0:04:46 Robert Johnson
   6 Watermelon Man         0:06:08 Chris Thomas King
   7 Trouble Will Soon Be Over         0:04:13 Blind Willie Johnson / Traditional
   8 Dark Clouds         0:03:20 Chris Thomas King
   9 If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day         0:03:08 Robert Johnson
   10 Death Letter Blues         0:05:28 Son House
   11 Sinking Feelin'         0:03:04 Chris Thomas King
   12 Canned Heat Blues         0:03:46 Robert Johnson
   13 Southern Chick's Blues         0:02:13 Chris Thomas King
   14 Rock Island Line         0:02:40 Lead Belly
   15 Midnight Special         0:00:59 -"-
   16 Martha's Blues         0:00:24 Chris Thomas King
   17 Cotton Fields     T       0:01:05 Lead Belly
   18 C.C. Rider         0:01:12 -"-
   19 Raining Angels         0:04:57 Chris Thomas King


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