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Live & Uppity
Saffire - Uppity Blues Women
Live & Uppity
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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Recorded at Wolf Trap in Virginia, Live & Uppity is just what it sounds like: a live performance by the sassiest, most attitudinal blueswomen in the business--and that's saying something. The opening song, "Cold Pizza an...  more »

      
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All Artists: Saffire - Uppity Blues Women
Title: Live & Uppity
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Alligator Records
Original Release Date: 3/10/1998
Release Date: 3/10/1998
Album Type: Live
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Acoustic Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014551485629

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Recorded at Wolf Trap in Virginia, Live & Uppity is just what it sounds like: a live performance by the sassiest, most attitudinal blueswomen in the business--and that's saying something. The opening song, "Cold Pizza and Warm Beer," a halfway-rueful morning-after song, sets the tone for the album; it's going to be a party, with no regrets. And the women of Saffire are funny, too. "You'll Never Get Me out of Your Mind" is introduced as "a song that I wrote back when I was getting rid of my second husband." Songs like "You Can Have My Husband" (a nod to Koko Taylor), "Bitch with a Bad Attitude," "Dump That Chump," and the hilarious, double-entendre- laden "Silver Beaver" are humorous and savvy, with topnotch, energetic performances from all three members. Yet Saffire have their serious side as well, as can be heard on "Lonely Nights," the startlingly tender "Hold Me Close," and the somber "1-800-799- 7233," a song about domestic violence (the number is for the National Domestic Violence Hotline). Though Saffire's sassy, clever humor is a major reason to listen to them, there's clearly plenty of substance here as well; their songwriting is first-rate, as is their choice of cover material, and it's all performed with skill and heart. Very highly recommended. --Genevieve Williams

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The Best There Is Of The Blues
06/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is fabulous and is a must for any blues fan who enjoys listening to the real thing. Being from Chattanooga, the home of Bessie Smith, these ladies make me proud of the Blues Heritage of this town. One of my favorite cuts is "You'll Never Get Me Out Of Your Mind" written and sung by Anne Rabson. "Mr. Insurance Man" sung by Andra Faye makes me want to start selling policies. Gaye Adegoalola wrote and sings "Silver Beaver," one of my other favorites on the album. It makes you want to see it, pet it and and kiss it's cute little nose. There is something on this album for everyone. It's a must for the blues collector."
This will end up as one of your favorites.
Forrest Z. Marler | 01/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These are ladies I'd love to know. An excellent sense of humor and self, as well as a great repetoire of music."
This is a must .....even it you don't have all their others!
Forrest Z. Marler | 03/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Saw them perform in Annapolis, Md. They sang many of their new recordings, this cd is one of their best. When you have a party..... this is a must!"