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Spirit & The Blues
Eric Bibb
Spirit & The Blues
Genres: Blues, Pop
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All Artists: Eric Bibb
Title: Spirit & The Blues
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earthbeat
Original Release Date: 2/16/1999
Release Date: 2/16/1999
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227568627

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Can young men sing the blues ?
nicjaytee | London | 04/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You don't have to be old to sing great blues... just talented, enthusiastic and committed. Eric Bibb and his wonderful backing band - Needed Time - do full justice to the record's title, capturing all the sadness, joy and stoic enthusiasm that gospel based blues stand for.The driver behind this wholly satisfying album from this still young bluesman is a belief in the power of music to convey emotion... in this case, his conviction in the redemptive power of Jesus. If that puts you off, then you're missing a real treat. You don't have to be a "believer" to enjoy this record you just need to believe that he means what he says because it's his infectious enthusiasm to his cause that makes this album so effective.Featuring marvellous finger-picking steel guitar and beautifully laid back vocals this album is packed full of excellent songs, many of which are based on the group's interpretation of traditional blues/gospel standards. But... what lifts it firmly into the 5 star category are two quite stunning tracks: "Where Shall I Be" - a superb two minute slice of unaccompanied guitar playing - and "Tell Ol' Bill" - one of the most moving songs ever recorded, featuring a marvellous mandolin break and some quite beautiful acoustic guitar playing... not morbid, just brilliant.This reflective and joyous album makes you feel good and sad at the same time and... that's what the blues are all about."
A powerful musical experience from first note to last. | Ft. Lauderdale FL. | 05/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a Blues enthusiast I had never heard of Eric Bibb who is not quite a household name. When I first heard this cd I was impressed by the power and expression of his voice and his versatile acoustic guitar style, which is reminiscent of the first two Keb Mo cds. The music is an odd mix of soul, acoustic blues, folk, and gospel. It reflects the diverse range of Bibbs influences. There is also a strong religious influence to this album. All of the songs have the power, grace and sensitivity of a master musician at his creative peak."
Uplifting Blues
Neal F. Mather | DeWitt, NE United States | 11/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those who have the blues and want a way up and out. "Lonesome Valley" speaks to walking the life of faith. "In My Father's House" would convince anyone that all are welcome in God's house. Having hard times? "Just Keep Goin'On" will get you moving and out of the doldrums. There just isn't a song on here that doesn't reach me. I have never heard a better, more soulful rendition of "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me." I feel like I'm back in Georgia, walking that brick- red-dust road on a July summer day. Five stars isn't enough!"