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Confessions of a Blues Singer
Rory Block
Confessions of a Blues Singer
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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Confessions of a Blues Singer is a confessional indeed; in addition to ten top-rate blues and blues-oriented tracks (including a rendition of "Titanic (When That Great Ship Went Down)" that is the perfect antidote to Celin...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rory Block
Title: Confessions of a Blues Singer
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder / Umgd
Original Release Date: 10/6/1998
Release Date: 10/6/1998
Genres: Blues, Pop
Style: Contemporary Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661315426

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Confessions of a Blues Singer is a confessional indeed; in addition to ten top-rate blues and blues-oriented tracks (including a rendition of "Titanic (When That Great Ship Went Down)" that is the perfect antidote to Celine Dion overexposure), there are two testimonial songs, epic in length, that close the disc. "Mother Marian," the first of these, is in the best folk-ballad style, chronicling the years of a woman who clearly had quite an influence on Block's life. The second, "Life Song," is similar--except it's a testimonial of Block herself, dealing with two central themes: music and family. While these two tracks lack some of the energy in the shorter, more active blues tunes, a performer of Block's talent may be forgiven the impulse to wax poetic once in a while, especially when the results are as good as this. And Block's love and respect for the traditional blues that has been her stock in trade is evident on every note of this CD. --Genevieve Williams

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Her best album so far
Eric G Black | Logan City, Queensland Australia | 08/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This latest album from Rory Block, which won Best Acoustic Blues Album at this year's W.C.Handy Awards is a killer of an album. Two Robert Johnson songs get it going with IF I HAD POSSESSION OVER JUDGEMENT DAY & RAMBLING ON MY MIND which also features the talented Bonnie Raitt on acoustic slide. I AM IN THE HEAVENLY WAY,a song by Bukka White,has Rory's son Jordan singing with her,Jordan sings with such a growl,you think you're listening to Blind Willie Johnson.Rory continues her tradition of recording songs by Blueswomen of yesteryear.Louise Johnson recorded her music in the '30s,her song LONG WAY FROM HOME is included with Rory on vocals and Jordan on piano. Confessions of a Blues Singer is definitely Rory Block's best album yet."
Life in a song
howard lee teitel | GLENDALE, NEW YORK United States | 08/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"rory block is a native new yorker,but her blues roots travel far down south,brought up a son house and skip james her music is straight from the heart. this cd contains bonnie raitt on "statesboro blues" with rory. this cd takes you on a musical journey that starts and ends at the heart"
All of rory blocks are five star.
ronne drummond | shreveport ,louisiana. | 06/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"True mississippi delta blues,no doubt about it.I got to see rory in sarasota florida,I am sorry to say that I had not heard of her before than.What a awakening did I have,I could not believe how strong and true to missippi delta blues she is.Talk about raw blues,you have got to 'LOVE Rory Block.Thanks for all the true missippi delta blues,Ronne Drummond."