Steady Love CD (2011)

Artist: Maria Muldaur

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Product Overview


Label Stony Plain Records/ra
SKU 224076176
UPC 772532134620
UPC 14 00772532134620
Format CD
Release Date 9/27/2011
Author Maria Muldaur
Associated Artist/Work Bibb, Eric
Associated Artist/Work McShann, Jay
Technical Info
Engineer Jacque Delatour
Producer Maria Muldaur
CatalogID 1346
Lable Name Stony Plain (Canada)
Released 09/19/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 34s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00772532134620
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Shane Theriot (guitar); David Torkanowsky (keyboards); Kenny Blevins (drums); Yolanda "Peb" Windsay, Jolinda Kiki Phillips, Shannon Powell (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: John Porter.
Recording information: Fudge Recording Studio, New Orleans; Greaseland Studio, San Jose, CA.
Photographer: Alan Mercer.
For her 39th solo album, Steady Love, Maria Muldaur has abandoned her recent practice of making acoustic blues recordings in tribute to early blues artists, and traveled to New Orleans to host an electric band (keyboardist Dave Torkanowsky, guitarist Shane Theriot, bassist Johnny Allen, and drummer Kenny Blevins) in a mixed collection of new and old folk, blues, and gospel tunes; the result is one of the best albums of her career. Released two weeks after the singer's 68th birthday, Steady Love is anchored by two songs written by the bluesy folk singer/songwriter Greg Brown, the title song and "Blues Go Walking," the former boasting a horn arrangement (courtesy of saxophonist Jimmy Carpenter) that has something of the languid feel of her hit "Midnight at the Oasis," and the latter reveling in a jug band feel that harks back to her days with Jim Kweskin. A mini-set of gospel tunes begins with the traditional "I Done Made It Up in My Mind," arranged by Muldaur as a shuffle, and continues with "Walk by Faith," a song by the late Stephen Bruton, recently celebrated for his contributions to the film Crazy Heart, which has an arrangement suggestive of Little Feat, before concluding with the soulful "As an Eagle Stirreth in Her Nest." The blues workout "Rain Down Tears" and Rick Vito's defiant closer "I Am Not Alone" (with slide guitar by the songwriter) feature daughter Jenni Muldaur on harmony vocals. Appropriately, feel is everything on this session, and that's never more apparent than on the one track flown in from a separate California session, a version of Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Me Someone to Love." It's not bad, just different, with a cleaner sound and a more restrained tone, as if borrowed from a Bonnie Raitt album. Most of Steady Love is steamier than that, and the better for it. ~ William Ruhlmann
Professional Reviews
Living Blues (p.59) - "Her vocal on Percy Mayfield's prayerful 'Send Me Someone to Love' is earnest, earthy, and easily her best."
Disc 1
1 I'll Be Glad
2 Why Are People Like That?
3 Soulful Dress
4 Blues Go Walking
5 I Done Made It Up in My Mind
6 Walk By Faith
7 As an Eagle Stirreth In Her Nest
8 Rain Down Tears
9 Get You Next To Me
10 Steady Love
11 Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down
12 Please Send Me Someone To Love
13 I Am Not Alone
Product Attributes
Artist Muldaur,Maria
Label Stony Plain
Music Format Compact Disc
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