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Waitress in a Donut Shop
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop
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Maria can Waitress in my Donut Shop Anytime!
Richard F. Monk | San Antonio, Texas | 03/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is my favorite Maria Muldaur album (I have four). The music is superb. There is a lot of jazz (my favorite cuts are the jazzy ones) and some blues and "pop". The backup musicians are remarkable: jazz luminaries like Ray Brown on bass, Shelly Mann on drums, Harry Edison on trumpet, Shahib Shihab and Plas Johnson on saxes. These are jazz giants who really belt it out, and Ms. Muldaur's voice is equal to the incredible instrumental music. She can sing with power and authority, yet keep a sexy, feminine perspective in any arrangement. The standout of the CD, without a doubt, is "Sweetheart", a mid-tempo swinger to which it is very difficult to sit still . It has great lyrics, superb piano work, and the brass and woodwinds are equal to most big bands I have heard. It is an almost perfect song and performance. I would buy the CD again for "Sweetheart" alone. Maria has a lot of rude fun with "It ain't the Meat it's the Motion". The horn arrangments here are equal to "Sweetheart", the tune is faster paced, and even more difficult to sit still to. Hearing the members of the band sing along on this cut with Ms. Muldaur, you know they were all having a wonderful time. The sound recording is excellent, you can hear the arrangements in detail and follow individual insturments easily. Five stars for the great insturmental music, clever melodies and lyrics, and sensational singing by Ms. Muldaur, this CD is tops in every way."
THIS, is music
SonzTwin | Orlando, FL | 10/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently put my vinyl onto a CD, and had a chance to revisit this be-UUU-tiful work. I agree with another reviewer that "Sweetheart" alone is worth the price of admission. If you like a combination of jazz, blues, pop ... heck, no labels necessary. In the words of her own song (from another album: "Label it garbage/Label it art/You can't call it soul/You'll have to call it heart". So if you love serious good music, get this album."
Waitress in The Donut Shop
egordon_ | elizabeth, NJ United States | 01/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As good as I remembered it-- and what a guest roster! The title track Sweetheart is mesmorizing and smooth. But my favorite soon became Gringo en Mexico, with a beautiful haunting melody and accompanyment and a real showcase for Muldaur's sultry voice. The whole cd has a very forties jazz feel to it, but there are some favorites that have been made hits by contemporary musicians. She does a great job with Allen Toussant's Brickyard Blues, and adds some grit to her selections with It ain't the Meat it's the Motion. Guests include Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Butterfield, Mac Rebenack (Dr. John), and more. This CD certainly stands the test of time--and suits the mood of any season. Whether you are curling up with it on a winter afternoon, or feeling the warm summer breezes, you can listen to these tunes over and over and discover more nuances."