Ballad of John Henry - (Import CD)
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- Mono / Stereo
- Kevin Shirley
- The Ballad of John Henry
Personnel: Joe Bonamassa (vocals, guitar); David Woodford (saxophone); Lee Thornburg (brass); Rick Melick (keyboards, background vocals); Bogie Bowles, Anton Fig (drums).
Audio Mixer: Kevin Shirley.
Liner Note Author: Joe Bonamassa.
Recording information: The Document Room, Malibu, CA.
Illustrator: Dennis Friel.
Photographer: Rob Shanahan.
Arranger: Lee Thornburg.
Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa gets up to his usual tricks on THE BALLAD OF JOHN HENRY, dabbling in a variety of genres, but injecting them all with a serious dose of guitar heroics. Like his musical forefather Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonamassa is both soulful and a shredder, and he brings those qualities to tracks like Tom Waits's "Jockey Full of Bourbon," Ike & Tina Turner's "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter," and a handful of rock and blues-fused originals. Bonamassa has a progressive sensibility, but that never keeps him, on any of BALLAD's 12 tracks, from rocking like no one's business.
- Country of Origin
- J&R Adventures
- Fontana Distribution
- Joe Bonamassa
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Ballad of John Henry, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Stop!
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Last Kiss
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Jockey Full of Bourbon
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Story of a Quarryman
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Lonesome Road Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Happier Times
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Feelin' Good
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Great Flood, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] From the Valley
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] As the Crow Flies
- Studio / Live
- Q (Magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[F]ronted by the sterling title track, its amped-up virtuoso musicianship more than compensates. There's a varied choice of covers too, including the Sam Brown hit 'Stop!'..."
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- Jared Kvitka
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