Joan Osborne - Acclaimed powerhouse singer goes straight back to her roots on this collection of blues and R+B covers...“I cut my teeth in New York blues clubs singing songs like this,” she remembers. “I’d do three or four one-hour sets per night. That’s where I really learned to sing.” // Release: Bring It On Home (March 27, Saguaro Road) // Sounds like: a natural progression from her previous collections: the soul standards of Breakfast in Bed and the more country-focused Pretty Little Stranger...Osborne speaks of waiting for when "the time was right and my voice was ready" -- and you can hear the raw, commanding forces at work in the sweaty versions of "I Don't Need No Doctor" and the relentless Slim Harpo boogie "Shake Your Hips"...(watch the EPK below)
Quote: "The voices of Otis Redding and Al Green soothed a troubled soul, the power of Etta James and Tina Turner gave me courage, and the depth of feeling of Muddy Waters and so many other great blues artists allowed me to find and express my own depths. When I began to sing in New York City in my early 20’s, I wanted nothing more than to model myself on these people, to inhabit the music as they did in some small way.” // What we like: Osborne's ultra-tight band led by producer/guitarist Jack Petruzzelli and special guests (Barbecue Bob Pomeroy, Allen Toussaint, The Holmes Brothers) give the project it's cred, but Osborne is the revelation here, turning songs like the title track and roadhouse rocker "Roll Like A Big Wheel" into kick-ass, rough hewn workouts...reminders that sometimes the most basic three-chord songs need the best bands and most accomplished vocalists to really make them work...
Joan Osborne - "Roll Like A Big Wheel" (from Bring It On Home)
Joan Osborne - "Shake Your Hips" (from Bring It On Home)
Track listing for Bring It On Home:
1. I Don’t Need no Doctor
2. Bring it on Home
3. Roll Like A Big Wheel
4. Game of Love
5. Broken Wing
6. Shoorah! Shoorah!
7. I Want to Be Loved
8. Same Love that Made Me Laugh
9. Shake Your Hips
10. I’m Qualified
11. Champagne and Wine