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Dreams Come True
Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, Lou Ann Barton
Dreams Come True
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
 
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Austin's leading ladies of contemporary blues team up for the best album ever on club-owner Clifford Antone's label. The songs mix Ike Turner gems with three Ball compositions, two from bassist Sarah Brown, and others by H...  more »

      
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All Artists: Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, Lou Ann Barton
Title: Dreams Come True
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Discovery / Wea
Release Date: 3/25/1997
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Chicago Blues, Contemporary Blues, Regional Blues, New Orleans Blues, Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues, Piano Blues, Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 010467421324

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Austin's leading ladies of contemporary blues team up for the best album ever on club-owner Clifford Antone's label. The songs mix Ike Turner gems with three Ball compositions, two from bassist Sarah Brown, and others by Harold Battiste and Lavelle White. Which means the accent is on old-fashioned hooks and harmonies, perfectly executed right from the opening Ike and Tina hit "A Fool in Love." All three women sing lead on that number, but otherwise they trade the spotlight. Ball's singing is tart 'n' sweet, with a hint of Texas dust. Her barrelhouse piano is the CD's most distinctive instrumental voice. And her "Snake Dance" is the biggest surprise, conjuring a New Orleans voodoo vibe. Strehli belts in clear, powerful tones--imagine Ma Rainey as a rocker. Barton sings sassy, with a slight sultry slur--also with the know-how to make "Good Rockin' Daddy" '50s perfect. Barton's career stalled after this 1990 session, while Ball and Strehli have continued to make excellent recordings. --Ted Drozdowski

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CD Reviews

I keep coming back and wanting more.
10/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Three independently good solo jazz singers meld together compellingly. I keep giving copies away."
A classic!!!!
08/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nearly ten years after its release, this remains one of the great modern blues albums. Marcia, Lou Ann and Anglea sing their hearts out on perfectly chosen and arranged songs. And, don't forget the important contributions by Sarah Brown-- she's the fourth great lady on this cd."
Lou Ann and Marcia Rule Austin!
wrj@one.net | 06/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is great music. Lou Ann Barton and Marcia Ball are the pride of Austin, and if you ever get the chance to catch them live, you will have the time of your life. This CD is the next best thing."