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1 SILVER SPOON 4: 21
Featuring POPA CHUBBY
2 DRIFTIN’ DOOR TO DOOR 3: 25
3 GOD’ S MOJO 4: 14
4 TURNER STATION 3: 54
5 PINK DREAM CADILLAC 2: 38
6 CHOCOLATE MAN 4: 01 Featuring GUY DAVIS
7 ROSEWOOD 5: 01
8 I HEARD THE ANGELS SINGIN’ 3: 45
Featuring J. J. MILTEAU & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
9 DREAM CATCHERS 4: 17
Featuring HARRISON KENNEDY & RUTHIE FOSTER
10 CHAIN REACTION 3: 23 Featuring GLEN SCOTT
11 NEEDED TIME 6: 29
Featuring TAJ MAHAL, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
& RUTHIE FOSTER
12 OUT WALKIN’ 2: 19
13 REMEMBER THE ONES 3: 35 Featuring LINDA TILLERY
14 HOME 4: 33 Featuring ANDRE DE LANGE
15 WHERE DO WE GO 4: 01
Featuring LEYLA McCALLA
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T A J M A H A L
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
v o c a l s o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
J . J . M I L T E A U
h a r m o n i c a o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ”
G U Y D A V I S
v o c a l s & a c o u s t i c g u i t a r o n “ C h o c o l a t e M a n ”
R U T H I E F O S T E R
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
P O P A C H U B B Y
e l e c t r i c g u i t a r s o n “ S i l v e r S p o o n ”
H A R R I S O N K E N N E D Y
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ”
G L E N S C O T T
v o c a l s o n “ C h a i n R e a c t i o n ”
L I N D A T I L L E R Y
v o c a l s o n “ R e m e m b e r T h e O n e s ”
A N D R E D E L A N G E
v o c a l s o n “ H o m e ” .
L E Y L A M c C A L L A
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n
“ W h e r e D o W e G o ”
Licensed from Flatbrim Recordings
p 2014 FLATBRIM Recordings
c 2014 Stony Plain Recording Co. Ltd
PRINTED IN CANADA
Stony Plain Records PO Box 861, Edmonton Alberta, Canada, T5J 2L8
Tel: (780) 468 6423 Fax: (780) 465 8941 email: info@stonyplainrecords.com
Please become a member of the Blues Foundation at: www.blues.org
www.stonyplainrecords.com
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1 SILVER SPOON 4: 21
Featuring POPA CHUBBY
2 DRIFTIN’ DOOR TO DOOR 3: 25
3 GOD’ S MOJO 4: 14
4 TURNER STATION 3: 54
5 PINK DREAM CADILLAC 2: 38
6 CHOCOLATE MAN 4: 01 Featuring GUY DAVIS
7 ROSEWOOD 5: 01
8 I HEARD THE ANGELS SINGIN’ 3: 45
Featuring J. J. MILTEAU & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
9 DREAM CATCHERS 4: 17
Featuring HARRISON KENNEDY & RUTHIE FOSTER
10 CHAIN REACTION 3: 23 Featuring GLEN SCOTT
11 NEEDED TIME 6: 29
Featuring TAJ MAHAL, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
& RUTHIE FOSTER
12 OUT WALKIN’ 2: 19
13 REMEMBER THE ONES 3: 35 Featuring LINDA TILLERY
14 HOME 4: 33 Featuring ANDRE DE LANGE
15 WHERE DO WE GO 4: 01
Featuring LEYLA McCALLA
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F e a t u r e d G u e s t s
T A J M A H A L
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
v o c a l s o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
J . J . M I L T E A U
h a r m o n i c a o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ”
G U Y D A V I S
v o c a l s & a c o u s t i c g u i t a r o n “ C h o c o l a t e M a n ”
R U T H I E F O S T E R
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
P O P A C H U B B Y
e l e c t r i c g u i t a r s o n “ S i l v e r S p o o n ”
H A R R I S O N K E N N E D Y
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ”
G L E N S C O T T
v o c a l s o n “ C h a i n R e a c t i o n ”
L I N D A T I L L E R Y
v o c a l s o n “ R e m e m b e r T h e O n e s ”
A N D R E D E L A N G E
v o c a l s o n “ H o m e ” .
L E Y L A M c C A L L A
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n
“ W h e r e D o W e G o ”
Licensed from Flatbrim Recordings
p 2014 FLATBRIM Recordings
c 2014 Stony Plain Recording Co. Ltd
PRINTED IN CANADA
Stony Plain Records PO Box 861, Edmonton Alberta, Canada, T5J 2L8
Tel: (780) 468 6423 Fax: (780) 465 8941 email: info@stonyplainrecords.com
Please become a member of the Blues Foundation at: www.blues.org
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1 SILVER SPOON 4: 21
Featuring POPA CHUBBY
2 DRIFTIN’ DOOR TO DOOR 3: 25
3 GOD’ S MOJO 4: 14
4 TURNER STATION 3: 54
5 PINK DREAM CADILLAC 2: 38
6 CHOCOLATE MAN 4: 01 Featuring GUY DAVIS
7 ROSEWOOD 5: 01
8 I HEARD THE ANGELS SINGIN’ 3: 45
Featuring J. J. MILTEAU & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
9 DREAM CATCHERS 4: 17
Featuring HARRISON KENNEDY & RUTHIE FOSTER
10 CHAIN REACTION 3: 23 Featuring GLEN SCOTT
11 NEEDED TIME 6: 29
Featuring TAJ MAHAL, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
& RUTHIE FOSTER
12 OUT WALKIN’ 2: 19
13 REMEMBER THE ONES 3: 35 Featuring LINDA TILLERY
14 HOME 4: 33 Featuring ANDRE DE LANGE
15 WHERE DO WE GO 4: 01
Featuring LEYLA McCALLA
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F e a t u r e d G u e s t s
T A J M A H A L
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
v o c a l s o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
J . J . M I L T E A U
h a r m o n i c a o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ”
G U Y D A V I S
v o c a l s & a c o u s t i c g u i t a r o n “ C h o c o l a t e M a n ”
R U T H I E F O S T E R
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
P O P A C H U B B Y
e l e c t r i c g u i t a r s o n “ S i l v e r S p o o n ”
H A R R I S O N K E N N E D Y
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ”
G L E N S C O T T
v o c a l s o n “ C h a i n R e a c t i o n ”
L I N D A T I L L E R Y
v o c a l s o n “ R e m e m b e r T h e O n e s ”
A N D R E D E L A N G E
v o c a l s o n “ H o m e ” .
L E Y L A M c C A L L A
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n
“ W h e r e D o W e G o ”
Licensed from Flatbrim Recordings
p 2014 FLATBRIM Recordings
c 2014 Stony Plain Recording Co. Ltd
PRINTED IN CANADA
Stony Plain Records PO Box 861, Edmonton Alberta, Canada, T5J 2L8
Tel: (780) 468 6423 Fax: (780) 465 8941 email: info@stonyplainrecords.com
Please become a member of the Blues Foundation at: www.blues.org
www.stonyplainrecords.com
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1 SILVER SPOON 4: 21
Featuring POPA CHUBBY
2 DRIFTIN’ DOOR TO DOOR 3: 25
3 GOD’ S MOJO 4: 14
4 TURNER STATION 3: 54
5 PINK DREAM CADILLAC 2: 38
6 CHOCOLATE MAN 4: 01 Featuring GUY DAVIS
7 ROSEWOOD 5: 01
8 I HEARD THE ANGELS SINGIN’ 3: 45
Featuring J. J. MILTEAU & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
9 DREAM CATCHERS 4: 17
Featuring HARRISON KENNEDY & RUTHIE FOSTER
10 CHAIN REACTION 3: 23 Featuring GLEN SCOTT
11 NEEDED TIME 6: 29
Featuring TAJ MAHAL, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
& RUTHIE FOSTER
12 OUT WALKIN’ 2: 19
13 REMEMBER THE ONES 3: 35 Featuring LINDA TILLERY
14 HOME 4: 33 Featuring ANDRE DE LANGE
15 WHERE DO WE GO 4: 01
Featuring LEYLA McCALLA
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T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
v o c a l s o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
J . J . M I L T E A U
h a r m o n i c a o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ”
G U Y D A V I S
v o c a l s & a c o u s t i c g u i t a r o n “ C h o c o l a t e M a n ”
R U T H I E F O S T E R
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
P O P A C H U B B Y
e l e c t r i c g u i t a r s o n “ S i l v e r S p o o n ”
H A R R I S O N K E N N E D Y
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ”
G L E N S C O T T
v o c a l s o n “ C h a i n R e a c t i o n ”
L I N D A T I L L E R Y
v o c a l s o n “ R e m e m b e r T h e O n e s ”
A N D R E D E L A N G E
v o c a l s o n “ H o m e ” .
L E Y L A M c C A L L A
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n
“ W h e r e D o W e G o ”
Licensed from Flatbrim Recordings
p 2014 FLATBRIM Recordings
c 2014 Stony Plain Recording Co. Ltd
PRINTED IN CANADA
Stony Plain Records PO Box 861, Edmonton Alberta, Canada, T5J 2L8
Tel: (780) 468 6423 Fax: (780) 465 8941 email: info@stonyplainrecords.com
Please become a member of the Blues Foundation at: www.blues.org
www.stonyplainrecords.com
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1 SILVER SPOON 4: 21
Featuring POPA CHUBBY
2 DRIFTIN’ DOOR TO DOOR 3: 25
3 GOD’ S MOJO 4: 14
4 TURNER STATION 3: 54
5 PINK DREAM CADILLAC 2: 38
6 CHOCOLATE MAN 4: 01 Featuring GUY DAVIS
7 ROSEWOOD 5: 01
8 I HEARD THE ANGELS SINGIN’ 3: 45
Featuring J. J. MILTEAU & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
9 DREAM CATCHERS 4: 17
Featuring HARRISON KENNEDY & RUTHIE FOSTER
10 CHAIN REACTION 3: 23 Featuring GLEN SCOTT
11 NEEDED TIME 6: 29
Featuring TAJ MAHAL, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
& RUTHIE FOSTER
12 OUT WALKIN’ 2: 19
13 REMEMBER THE ONES 3: 35 Featuring LINDA TILLERY
14 HOME 4: 33 Featuring ANDRE DE LANGE
15 WHERE DO WE GO 4: 01
Featuring LEYLA McCALLA
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T A J M A H A L
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T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
v o c a l s o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
J . J . M I L T E A U
h a r m o n i c a o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ”
G U Y D A V I S
v o c a l s & a c o u s t i c g u i t a r o n “ C h o c o l a t e M a n ”
R U T H I E F O S T E R
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
P O P A C H U B B Y
e l e c t r i c g u i t a r s o n “ S i l v e r S p o o n ”
H A R R I S O N K E N N E D Y
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ”
G L E N S C O T T
v o c a l s o n “ C h a i n R e a c t i o n ”
L I N D A T I L L E R Y
v o c a l s o n “ R e m e m b e r T h e O n e s ”
A N D R E D E L A N G E
v o c a l s o n “ H o m e ” .
L E Y L A M c C A L L A
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n
“ W h e r e D o W e G o ”
Licensed from Flatbrim Recordings
p 2014 FLATBRIM Recordings
c 2014 Stony Plain Recording Co. Ltd
PRINTED IN CANADA
Stony Plain Records PO Box 861, Edmonton Alberta, Canada, T5J 2L8
Tel: (780) 468 6423 Fax: (780) 465 8941 email: info@stonyplainrecords.com
Please become a member of the Blues Foundation at: www.blues.org
www.stonyplainrecords.com
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1 SILVER SPOON 4: 21
Featuring POPA CHUBBY
2 DRIFTIN’ DOOR TO DOOR 3: 25
3 GOD’ S MOJO 4: 14
4 TURNER STATION 3: 54
5 PINK DREAM CADILLAC 2: 38
6 CHOCOLATE MAN 4: 01 Featuring GUY DAVIS
7 ROSEWOOD 5: 01
8 I HEARD THE ANGELS SINGIN’ 3: 45
Featuring J. J. MILTEAU & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
9 DREAM CATCHERS 4: 17
Featuring HARRISON KENNEDY & RUTHIE FOSTER
10 CHAIN REACTION 3: 23 Featuring GLEN SCOTT
11 NEEDED TIME 6: 29
Featuring TAJ MAHAL, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
& RUTHIE FOSTER
12 OUT WALKIN’ 2: 19
13 REMEMBER THE ONES 3: 35 Featuring LINDA TILLERY
14 HOME 4: 33 Featuring ANDRE DE LANGE
15 WHERE DO WE GO 4: 01
Featuring LEYLA McCALLA
PRODUCED BY GLEN SCOTT
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F e a t u r e d G u e s t s
T A J M A H A L
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
v o c a l s o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
J . J . M I L T E A U
h a r m o n i c a o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ”
G U Y D A V I S
v o c a l s & a c o u s t i c g u i t a r o n “ C h o c o l a t e M a n ”
R U T H I E F O S T E R
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
P O P A C H U B B Y
e l e c t r i c g u i t a r s o n “ S i l v e r S p o o n ”
H A R R I S O N K E N N E D Y
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ”
G L E N S C O T T
v o c a l s o n “ C h a i n R e a c t i o n ”
L I N D A T I L L E R Y
v o c a l s o n “ R e m e m b e r T h e O n e s ”
A N D R E D E L A N G E
v o c a l s o n “ H o m e ” .
L E Y L A M c C A L L A
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n
“ W h e r e D o W e G o ”
Licensed from Flatbrim Recordings
p 2014 FLATBRIM Recordings
c 2014 Stony Plain Recording Co. Ltd
PRINTED IN CANADA
Stony Plain Records PO Box 861, Edmonton Alberta, Canada, T5J 2L8
Tel: (780) 468 6423 Fax: (780) 465 8941 email: info@stonyplainrecords.com
Please become a member of the Blues Foundation at: www.blues.org
www.stonyplainrecords.com
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F e a t u r i n g P O P A C H U B B Y
2 D R I F T I N ’ D O O R T O D O O R 3 : 2 5
3 G O D ’ S M O J O 4 : 1 4
4 T U R N E R S T A T I O N 3 : 5 4
5 P I N K D R E A M C A D I L L A C 2 : 3 8
6 C H O C O L A T E M A N 4 : 0 1 F e a t u r i n g G U Y D A V I S
7 R O S E W O O D 5 : 0 1
8 I H E A R D T H E A N G E L S S I N G I N ’ 3 : 4 5
F e a t u r i n g J . J . M I L T E A U & T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
9 D R E A M C A T C H E R S 4 : 1 7
F e a t u r i n g H A R R I S O N K E N N E D Y & R U T H I E F O S T E R
1 0 C H A I N R E A C T I O N 3 : 2 3 F e a t u r i n g G L E N S C O T T
1 1 N E E D E D T I M E 6 : 2 9
F e a t u r i n g T A J M A H A L , T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
& R U T H I E F O S T E R
1 2 O U T W A L K I N ’ 2 : 1 9
1 3 R E M E M B E R T H E O N E S 3 : 3 5 F e a t u r i n g L I N D A T I L L E R Y
1 4 H O M E 4 : 3 3 F e a t u r i n g A N D R E D E L A N G E
1 5 W H E R E D O W E G O 4 : 0 1
F e a t u r i n g L E Y L A M c C A L L A
P R O D U C E D B Y G L E N S C O T T
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TAJ MAHAL
vocal s & banj o on “Needed Ti me”
THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
vocal s on “I Heard The Angel s Si ngi n’ ” & “Needed Ti me”
J. J. MILTEAU
harmoni ca on “ I Heard The Angel s Si ngi n’ ”
GUY DAVIS
vocal s & acousti c gui tar on “Chocol ate Man”
RUTHIE FOSTER
vocal s on “Dream Catchers” & “Needed Ti me”
POPA CHUBBY
el ectri c gui tars on “Si lver Spoon”
HARRISON KENNEDY
vocal s on “Dream Catchers”
GLEN SCOTT
vocal s on “Chai n Reacti on”
LINDA TILLERY
vocal s on “Remember The Ones”
ANDRE DE LANGE
vocal s on “Home”.
LEYLA McCALLA
vocal s & banj o on
“Where Do We Go”
L i c e n s e d f r o m F l a t b r i m R e c o r d i n g s
p 2 0 1 4 F L A T B R I M R e c o r d i n g s
c 2 0 1 4 S t o n y P l a i n R e c o r d i n g C o . L t d
P R I N T E D I N C A N A D A
S t o n y P l a i n R e c o r d s P O B o x 8 6 1 , E d m o n t o n A l b e r t a , C a n a d a , T 5 J 2 L 8
T e l : ( 7 8 0 ) 4 6 8 6 4 2 3 F a x : ( 7 8 0 ) 4 6 5 8 9 4 1 e m a i l : i n f o @ s t o n y p l a i n r e c o r d s . c o m
P l e a s e b e c o m e a m e m b e r o f t h e B l u e s F o u n d a t i o n a t : w w w . b l u e s . o r g
w w w . s t o n y p l a i n r e c o r d s . c o m
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1 SILVER SPOON 4: 21
Featuring POPA CHUBBY
2 DRIFTIN’ DOOR TO DOOR 3: 25
3 GOD’ S MOJO 4: 14
4 TURNER STATION 3: 54
5 PINK DREAM CADILLAC 2: 38
6 CHOCOLATE MAN 4: 01 Featuring GUY DAVIS
7 ROSEWOOD 5: 01
8 I HEARD THE ANGELS SINGIN’ 3: 45
Featuring J. J. MILTEAU & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
9 DREAM CATCHERS 4: 17
Featuring HARRISON KENNEDY & RUTHIE FOSTER
10 CHAIN REACTION 3: 23 Featuring GLEN SCOTT
11 NEEDED TIME 6: 29
Featuring TAJ MAHAL, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
& RUTHIE FOSTER
12 OUT WALKIN’ 2: 19
13 REMEMBER THE ONES 3: 35 Featuring LINDA TILLERY
14 HOME 4: 33 Featuring ANDRE DE LANGE
15 WHERE DO WE GO 4: 01
Featuring LEYLA McCALLA
PRODUCED BY GLEN SCOTT
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F e a t u r e d G u e s t s
T A J M A H A L
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
v o c a l s o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
J . J . M I L T E A U
h a r m o n i c a o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ”
G U Y D A V I S
v o c a l s & a c o u s t i c g u i t a r o n “ C h o c o l a t e M a n ”
R U T H I E F O S T E R
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
P O P A C H U B B Y
e l e c t r i c g u i t a r s o n “ S i l v e r S p o o n ”
H A R R I S O N K E N N E D Y
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ”
G L E N S C O T T
v o c a l s o n “ C h a i n R e a c t i o n ”
L I N D A T I L L E R Y
v o c a l s o n “ R e m e m b e r T h e O n e s ”
A N D R E D E L A N G E
v o c a l s o n “ H o m e ” .
L E Y L A M c C A L L A
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n
“ W h e r e D o W e G o ”
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7 ROSEWOOD 5: 01
8 I HEARD THE ANGELS SINGIN’ 3: 45
Featuring J. J. MILTEAU & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
9 DREAM CATCHERS 4: 17
Featuring HARRISON KENNEDY & RUTHIE FOSTER
10 CHAIN REACTION 3: 23 Featuring GLEN SCOTT
11 NEEDED TIME 6: 29
Featuring TAJ MAHAL, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
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12 OUT WALKIN’ 2: 19
13 REMEMBER THE ONES 3: 35 Featuring LINDA TILLERY
14 HOME 4: 33 Featuring ANDRE DE LANGE
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T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
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J . J . M I L T E A U
h a r m o n i c a o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ”
G U Y D A V I S
v o c a l s & a c o u s t i c g u i t a r o n “ C h o c o l a t e M a n ”
R U T H I E F O S T E R
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
P O P A C H U B B Y
e l e c t r i c g u i t a r s o n “ S i l v e r S p o o n ”
H A R R I S O N K E N N E D Y
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ”
G L E N S C O T T
v o c a l s o n “ C h a i n R e a c t i o n ”
L I N D A T I L L E R Y
v o c a l s o n “ R e m e m b e r T h e O n e s ”
A N D R E D E L A N G E
v o c a l s o n “ H o m e ” .
L E Y L A M c C A L L A
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3 GOD’ S MOJO 4: 14
4 TURNER STATION 3: 54
5 PINK DREAM CADILLAC 2: 38
6 CHOCOLATE MAN 4: 01 Featuring GUY DAVIS
7 ROSEWOOD 5: 01
8 I HEARD THE ANGELS SINGIN’ 3: 45
Featuring J. J. MILTEAU & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
9 DREAM CATCHERS 4: 17
Featuring HARRISON KENNEDY & RUTHIE FOSTER
10 CHAIN REACTION 3: 23 Featuring GLEN SCOTT
11 NEEDED TIME 6: 29
Featuring TAJ MAHAL, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
& RUTHIE FOSTER
12 OUT WALKIN’ 2: 19
13 REMEMBER THE ONES 3: 35 Featuring LINDA TILLERY
14 HOME 4: 33 Featuring ANDRE DE LANGE
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T H E B L I N D B O Y S O F A L A B A M A
v o c a l s o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
J . J . M I L T E A U
h a r m o n i c a o n “ I H e a r d T h e A n g e l s S i n g i n ’ ”
G U Y D A V I S
v o c a l s & a c o u s t i c g u i t a r o n “ C h o c o l a t e M a n ”
R U T H I E F O S T E R
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ” & “ N e e d e d T i m e ”
P O P A C H U B B Y
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H A R R I S O N K E N N E D Y
v o c a l s o n “ D r e a m C a t c h e r s ”
G L E N S C O T T
v o c a l s o n “ C h a i n R e a c t i o n ”
L I N D A T I L L E R Y
v o c a l s o n “ R e m e m b e r T h e O n e s ”
A N D R E D E L A N G E
v o c a l s o n “ H o m e ” .
L E Y L A M c C A L L A
v o c a l s & b a n j o o n
“ W h e r e D o W e G o ”
Licensed from Flatbrim Recordings
p 2014 FLATBRIM Recordings
c 2014 Stony Plain Recording Co. Ltd
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“Needed Time” & “Turner Station” were recorded at Squat Sound, London,
engineered by DYRE GORMSEN & ADAM COLE
All other tracks recorded & mixed at Kensal Town Studios, London, by GLEN SCOTT
except “Pink Dream Cadillac”: produced, recorded & mixed by STAFFAN ASTNER
at Sound of Hägersten, Sweden
Additional recording: Studio de la Seine, Paris - Deep Blue Studios, Nyköping, Sweden
Additional engineers:
SYLVAIN MERCIER, CHRIS MCGREEVY, STAFFAN ASTNER,
OLLI HAAVISTO, DANIEL BOIVIN, BRENT ALLEN, STEVE KAUL, PETER KILGOUR,
EVAN BLACK, ADAM COLE, DAN CIMO, BENOÎT MORITZ & JOHN GUTH.
PRODUCED BY GLEN SCOTT
Executive producer: PHILIPPE LANGLOIS
Mastered by Dume@dtcrecords. org
Illustrations by BEN HITO
Eric Bibb photos by PATRICIA DE GOROSTARZU
Artwork by BRUNO BOUSSARD les.archers@free.fr
THANK YOU:
All the musicians & engineers who contributed their time & talent so generously.
GLEN for being a hero from start to finish. You’re a musical titan; collaborating with you is an honour & a pleasure.
PHILIPPE for invaluable friendship & soulful support through the years.
STAFFAN & OLLI for being such fine musicians & friends.
CHRIS for always being there in a pinch.
Oscar, Matilda, Sebastian, Katri, Yana, Puma, Rennie, QB, H&H & all my family for more than words can ever say.
Leon, Marylyn, Amy & Dorie for all your love.
SARI & SANDY for all your hard work - that’s paying off!
Matt, Mitch, Jean-Hervé, Gaynor, Hilda & Fleming for keeping me on the High Road of Music.
Holger, Peter, Alvin, Mark & Peta for spreading the sound around.
Keith, Richard & Levi for being there in the Needed Time.
Charles Driebe for making the Blind Boys session a dream come true.
Roger & Moira @ Fylde Guitars for the beautiful guitars that keep a smile on this troubadour’s face :-)
All my friends & fans everywhere for all your love & blessings.
And for generous support, many thanks to: Elixir Strings (UK), Fender (Sweden), Bose (Sweden),
Lottonen Guitars (Finland).
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In the introduction to his classic book, “Blues People”,
Amiri Baraka (who published it as LeRoi Jones) wrote:
“The path the slave took to ‘citizenship’ is what I want to look at.”
That same path, along with its continuation, provided much inspiration
for this album called BLUES PEOPLE.
This record is also a tribute to the tribe of blues troubadours that
I’m grateful to be a member of and it features the talents of several friends
and heroes of mine. We, who traverse the highways and skyways of the planet
playing the music known as blues, have become a rainbow tribe.
We hail from many lands and cultures, bonded by our love of this music
and the challenge of making it our own.
What began in the fields of the southern United States, became
a universal treasure, cherished by music lovers the world over.
My intention with these songs is to focus on some of the history of
African Americans, the original blues people, as a reminder of what
we’ve been through and where the music is coming from.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my greatest heroes.
The Civil Rights movement that he is synonymous with is referred
to in several songs on this album. I hope these songs will remind us that
Dr. King’s dream is still a work in progress – we are still not home.
May the New Year bring us closer to living that dream.
Peace & Love,
Eric
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ERIK ARVINDER
String arranger & conductor on track 7.
OLLI HAAVISTO
Pedal steel guitar on track 11.
PETRI HAKALA
Mandola on track 15.
SARA BERGKVIST- SCOTT
Backing vocals on track 9.
PARIS RENITA
Backing vocals on track 10.
BOB MANNING
Backing vocal on track 11.
ULRIKA PONTEN
Backing vocal on track 11.
BIG DADDY WILSON
Backing vocal on track 11.
SOLO CISSOKHO
Kora on track 14.
VOITEK GORAL
Soprano sax on track 15.
The Choir
GLEN SCOTT, SHANEEKA SIMON, LORNA VASSELL,
TAHIRAH ANDREWS, ISRAEL TOMLINSON
& CHERELLE BRAITHWAITE
on tracks 10 & 14.
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GLEN SCOTT
Featured Guest Vocalist on track 10
Piano on 3, 6, 8, 11, 14 & 15
Bass & drums on 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13 & 14
Hammond organ on 1, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 13
Wurlitzer and/or Fender Rhodes electric piano on 4, 7 & 14
Percussion on 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 13 & 14
Keyboards on 3, 7, 9, 10, 11 & 14
Melodica on 11 & 15
Backing vocals on 4, 9, 10, 12 & 13
Horn arrangement on 13 - using samples from
the Memphis Horns/Wayne Jackson & Andrew Love.
STAFFAN ASTNER
Acoustic slide guitar on track 5
Electric guitars on 9, 10 & 15
Acoustic guitars on 9, 10 & 14
Guitelele on 10 & 14
Bouzouki on 4.
MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE
Acoustic slide guitar on 1 & 2
Electric slide guitar on 4 & 11
12-string guitar on 8
Acoustic guitar on 12.
PAUL ROBINSON
Drums & percussion on tracks 4 & 11.
NEVILLE MALCOLM
Bass on track 4
Upright bass on 11 & 15.
DESMOND FOSTER
Bass on track 9.
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The seed of this album was planted in
the late summer of 2013. On September 11,
to be precise, an ominous date whose
symbolism hardly escaped Eric and myself
when we met that day in Paris, where he
was promoting his latest recording. I re-
member telling him that Jericho Road ma-
naged to salute the greatness of the Civil
Rights era while remaining relevant in the
21
st
Century. Quite a feat in the current
times of depression, when nostalgia is lur-
king around almost every corner of our
memories.
On that occasion, Eric couldn’t stress
enough the similarities between today and
yesterday. “In the post-war era, America
was fraught with violence and racism,” he
said. “For Martin Luther King, Jr. to adapt
the philosophy of non-violence to the Civil
Rights Movement-a movement that called
out across racial boundaries to all of huma-
nity-was a radical move. In this new millen-
nium, plagued by sectarian and tribal
conflicts, King’s radical approach is sorely
missed”
In the course of this discussion, Eric
and I came up with the idea of revitalizing
the concept of the socially conscious
shows of the sixties, when the likes of
Odetta, the Staple Singers, Pete Seeger,
Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan joined
forces to address the problems of their
time. Thus was born We Have a Dream, a
tour that combined the individual out-
looks of Eric, Harrison Kennedy and Ru-
thie Foster (both present on Blues People),
giving a present-day impetus to the collec-
tive dream of a more tolerant world.
The recording of Blues People is the
result of a similar reality check. Another
way for Eric to contribute to the circulation
of a message of peace, hope, and non-vio-
lence. Not that his concern with the issues
of our society is anything new. The son of
actor, singer and social activist Leon Bibb
carries awareness in his DNA: “I think that
part of me, the socially aware troubadour,
has always been there. It’s certainly part of
my upbringing.” Yet Blues People takes that
stance to a higher level, as he realizes that
he is now in a position to play a significant
role in the general picture of our times.
Looking back in time, one can only note
the change that came about in his music
in the space of a decade. With this new
album, his goal is to add to his music a
commentary that will stimulate the dialog
with his fan base. “Just making a record of
nice songs may feel good on some level, but
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in the context that we’re in, it seems frivo-
lous to me,” he argues. “For me, this is the
se-cond chapter of coming to terms with our
history, and deciding to make a change be-
fore there is no turning back.”
In that respect, choosing Blues People
as a name for this project was not inno-
cent. When it was published in 1963, Amiri
Baraka’s eponymous book instantly be-
came a classic, showing the way the begin-
ning of blues coincided with what LeRoi
Jones (Baraka’s name then) called “the be-
ginning of American Negroes.” Much as
Baraka/Jones chronicled, through the
prism of Black America’s vernacular art
form, the progressive metamorphosis of
African slaves into American citizens, Eric
shows here that the process is far from
complete, that much remains to be said
and done. In other words, the African-
American caterpillar has yet to blossom
into a butterfly.
The song that probably sums up best
this paradoxical mix of stagnation and mu-
tation is “Rosewood.” Until recently, the ra-
cially motivated massacre that took place
in this Floridian whistle-stop town in 1923
had been obliterated from the collective
memory of Americans. It took an article
published in 1982, and the John Singleton
film of fifteen years later, to overcome this
bout of amnesia, but Eric’s song takes the
story one full step further. Replacing this
dramatic event in the context of the disen-
franchised South of the twenties, he
bridges the gap between the horror of the
slave trade and the inadequacy of
Obama’s America, in which the hydra of
intolerance and racism still shows its ugly
heads in Miami Gardens and Ferguson.
Blues People is no ordinary album. It
is a piece of art in which Eric fuses various
aspects of the African-American journey,
paying special attention to the legacy of
the Civil Rights Movement, with his own
personal voyage. Where his focus before
would have been a romantic attachment to
the colorful past of his music, he clearly
shifts to a more critical message, while
stressing the relevancy of the subliminal
message wielded by the original blues
songsters. In his own words, “this is not just
a loving nod to my heroes, it is a statement.”
The measure of any true creator lies
in his capacity to never repeat or para-
phrase himself. With this truly innovative
work, Eric Bibb proves that he hasn’t fini-
shed growing as an artist.
SEBASTIAN DANCHIN
A noted author and producer, SD is currently
the Artistic Manager of the Paris Jazz Festival.
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ERIC BIBB
Vocals on all tracks/acoustic guitar on 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 & 11/
Guitelele on 5 & 6/electric guitar on 13.
Featured Guests
TAJ MAHAL
Vocals & banjo on “Needed Time”.
THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
Vocals on “I Heard The Angels Singin’” & “Needed Time”.
J. J. MILTEAU
Harmonica on “I Heard The Angels Singin’”.
GUY DAVIS
Vocals & acoustic guitar on “Chocolate Man”.
RUTHIE FOSTER
Vocals on “Dream Catchers” & “Needed Time”.
POPA CHUBBY
Electric guitars on “Silver Spoon”.
HARRISON KENNEDY
Vocals on “Dream Catchers”.
GLEN SCOTT
Vocals on “Chain Reaction”.
LINDA TILLERY
Vocals on “Remember The Ones”.
ANDRE DE LANGE
Vocals on “Home”.
LEYLA McCALLA
Vocals & banjo on “Where Do We Go”.
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Where do we go when our time on earth is through?
Some talk about it, some never do
One day we’re here, next day we’re gone
We disappear, life carries on
Where do we go – I want to know
Where do we go?
The hand that once painted pictures
Lies still with no brush to hold
The heart that beats no longer
Is now turning cold
Kind words won’t stem the sorrow
Only time will lessen the loss
One day we’ll make that journey
River Jordan we’re born to cross
Where do we go…
The voice that once lifted spirits
Is silent, to be heard no more
The singer, gone to glory
Is knocking on Heaven’s door
Our tears fall like raindrops
On the grave we’re gathered ‘round
One day we’ll sing together
Hand in hand on higher ground
Where do we go…
WHERE DO WE GO
Eic Bibb
BMG-Chrysalis
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I left my home as a young man
Still a boy, truth be told
Took my guitar, my troubled heart
An’ hit the road
I made my way ‘cross an ocean
In search of somewhere to belong
Just a young buck… an’ travelin’ on
I made my home in the North Country Far
At a time when very few people there
Looked like me
I made good friends who were kind to a stranger
An’ his family
Chorus:
Some say I was born with a silver spoon
In my mouth
People, you know I’ve paid some dues
Born to play the guitar all around the world
Born to sing these blues…
I settled down, got a straight job
Played my music on the side
Put food on the table, paid the rent
But I was not satisfied
Pawned my guitar so many times
So many times it’s a shame
But I kept on playin’ - singin’ my songs
‘Til the people knew my name
Chorus:
Born with a silver spoon in my mouth…
SILVER SPOON
Eic Bibb
BMG-Chrysalis
Madiba led us through the fire
But we are still not home yet
So many years on the way
But we are still not home
Chorus:
Home - where there’s a smile for everyone
No matter what your tribe or where you come from
Where children laugh an’ play, elders sing
Praising the gifts of plenty harvest brings
Each younger generation
Joining freedom’s celebration
We showed the world we’ve come far
But we are still not home yet
We must go on walking as one
‘Cos we are still not home
Chorus:
Home – where there’s a smile for everyone…
We’re on our way home…
HOME
A. De Lange & E. Bibb
BMG-Chrysalis
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Remember the ones who kept on walkin’
When others tried to turn them around
Remember the ones who kept getting’ up
Every time they was knocked down
Who believed in a new day –
Knowin’ they might not live to see it dawn –
Remember the ones who never gave up
An’ thank them for keepin’ on…
With hearts an’ minds stayed on freedom
Marchin’ hand in hand
Leavin’ behind segregation
Singin’ This Land Is Your Land
Openin’ hearts to a new way
Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder rung by rung
Remember the distance they travelled
An’ the victories they won
Tell your children where they’ve come from
Lift their spirits up high
Give them love, give them courage
For the dream must never die
Tell the children who they’ve come from
Let them know we’ve come far
Give them strength for the journey
Let them know who they are
Remember the ones who knew they were winners
Leanin’ on love, conquerin’ fear
Remember the ones who learned to forgive
Day after day, year after year
Who believed in a new day
Oh, Lord, many thousands gone
Remember the ones who never gave up
An’ thank them for keepin’ on…
REMEMBER THE ONES
E. Bibb, L. Tillery & U. Ponten
BMG-Chrysalis
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Well, I hobo’d from Memphis up to Portland, Maine
I been down to Mexico - everywhere’s the same
Hard times - everywhere I go
DuPont’s sleepin’ in his mansion, but I’m
Driftin’ door to door
Baby, I wish I could build you a house on a hill
Pour you champagne an’ wine ‘til you had your fill
But these hard times – I know you know
I would build you a home, but I’m
Driftin’ door to door
When I make a little money, I’m gon’ wire you some
When I get to California, I’m gon’ send for you to come
In these hard times – on the killin’ floor
I’m tryin’ to get to ‘Frisco, but I’m
Driftin’ door to door…
Baby, I dreamed I was singin’ - playin’ in a foreign land
Makin’ plenty good money – treated like a man
Not these hard times – an’ the Jim Crow
Hope my dream comes true, ‘cos I’m
Driftin’ door to door
Repeat 1
st
stanza
DRIFTIN’
DOOR TO DOOR
E. Bibb & M.J. Bowne
BMG-Chrysalis
On this song, Michael Jerome Browne plays slide
on Booker “Bukka” White’s fabled National Duolian.
His sound really captures Booker’s musical spirit.
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The best intentions rent a room
In the boarding house of your heart
Then they lay around all day
Just wastin’ time, drinkin’ cheap wine
You knock on the door, but no one answers
They’re all asleep in the dark
Your life’s on hold another day
But you keep on lyin’ - everything’s fine
Brother, you feel the man’s dealin’ the cards
From a trick deck - an’ you’re ready to brawl
Only way to win is reach deep within
An’ find the mojo God gave us all
The best intentions go astray
On the back roads of our minds
They stumble around in a fog
Makin’ plans - goin’ nowhere
We call their names, but they don’t hear us
Lost in a dream that never comes true
We put life on hold another day
After a while we just don’t care
It’s easy to feel the man’s dealin’ the cards
From a trick deck - an’ you’re ready to brawl
Only way to win is reach deep within
Find the mojo God gave us all
Only way to win is reach deep within
Find the mojo God gave us all
GOD’ S MOJO
E. Bibb & G. Scott
BMG-Chrysalis & West eight publishing
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I went out walkin’- walkin’ round today
I met so many good people on my way
Walked into a blind woman
She was lookin’ round to see
Who’s in need of salvation - she started to talk to me
She said, Jesus don’t want your money, honey
He wants you to know God’s love
Find it everywhere, my friend
Down here an’ up above
Right here an’ up above
On the southern side of Selma
In the summer of ‘64
Freedom March was on its way
To the courthouse door
So many good people came
To march an’ sing an’ pray
The people’s voice was ringin’
We shall overcome someday!
We shall - overcome some day
Blues People, stick together
In the Needed Time
Birds of a feather sing
Lord, let me fly
I went out walkin’- walkin’ round today
I met so many good people on my way
OUT WALKIN’
D. Flowers & E. Bibb
BMG-Chrysalis
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Jesus, won’t you come by here (3X)
Oh, now is the needed time (2X)
Jesus, won’t you come by here
Right now is the needed time
Now is the needed time
Now, in the needed time
I’m down on my bended knees
Well, I’m on my knees
Prayin’ won’t you come by here
I’m down on my bended knees
Oh Lord, I’m on my knees
I’m prayin’ won’t you come, come by here
Even if you don’t stay long
If you don’t stay long
I’m prayin’ won’t you come by, come by here
Even if you don’t stay long
Oh, my Jesus, if you don’t stay long
I know a change is gonna come
Now is the needed time (3X)
Right now is the needed time
Now is the needed time
We’re livin’ in the needed time
Now is the needed time…
NEEDED TIME
Tad.
Arr. by T. Mahal, E. Bibb & G. Scott
BMG
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TURNER STATION
Eic Bibb
BMG-Chrysalis
Goin’ up to Turner Station
If I have to hobo there (2X)
Start a new life, brother,
Believe I’ll conk my hair
Everything done changed -
My walk, talk, state of mind (2X)
Since I made my decision
Leave this town behind
Get a job at the steel mill
Make that double shift overtime (2X)
Pickin’ that man’s tobacco
Never made me one lousy dime…
Got a place up in Turner Station
Make a preacher lay his bible down (2X)
Make a man forget the system
Keepin’ his face in a permanent frown
Repeat 1
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She’s a devout, he’s a sinner
I’m ordinary an’ everything in between
Bein’ clever, pointin’ fingers
From a distance so easily
Makes me wanna holler like:
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
When I see ya, I see me
Different sides of the same ol’ street
Chorus 1:
If we all decide, we can start a chain reaction
Open up your mind – let’s embrace the imperfection
True hearts don’t lie – inside we’re all connected
‘S not too late – to change!
You’re big country, small city
Or just fightin’ for a space to breathe
There’s a girl on the sidelines
There’s a boy who’s way in too deep
It makes me wanna holler like:
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
When I see you, I see me
Different branches of the same ol’ tree
Chorus 2:
If we all decide, we can start a chain reaction
Open up our mind – let’s embrace the imperfection
True hearts don’t lie – inside we’re all connected
‘S not too late – to change!
Seems the grass is greener on the other side
You can’t tell ‘cos you’re walkin’ blind
Let the walls fall, compassion rise
Up where we should go
Chorus 3:
If we all decide, we can start a chain reaction
Open up our minds – let’s embrace the imperfection
True hearts don’t lie – inside we’re all connected
‘S not too late…
Start a chain reaction
Start a chain reaction
Inside we’re all connected
‘S not too late – to change!
CHAIN REACTION
G.Scott, Curtis Richa & James Byan
West Eight Publishing/Metronumm Musikk obo Richamusikk (BMI)/
memilomusic (Socan)/Sonyatv Publising, UK
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We’re the Dream Catchers
The next wave
Lord, keep us strong
Make us brave
Long time ago
Elders lit the fire
Sendin’ up the sparks
Higher an’ higher
Chorus:
DREAM CATCHERS
LET OUR DREAM COME TRUE
WHEN THE DREAM CATCHES
ME AN’ YOU
King on the mountain
Had the people joinin’ hands
Singin’ “FREEDOM NOW!”
“I AM A MAN!”
We been marchin’, Lord
Takin’ the truth to the streets
Standin’ our ground
Not givin’ up our seats!
Chorus: DREAM CATCHERS…
Bridge: Marchin’ from Selma
Blisters on our feet
Surrounded by hatred
In the Alabama heat
Kept on marchin’
Montgomery bound
Ain’t nobody
Was gonna turn us around
DREAM CATCHERS
H. Kennedy, E.Bibb & R.Foster
BMG-Chrysalis
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You been drivin’ that beat up Ford so long
It’s time your ride matched your style
High time your ride matched your style
Cruisin’ like a queen with Nat “King” Cole
On the radio dial
Gon’ buy you a Cadillac
Baby, tell me what color what you want
your car to be
Oh, you just wait an’ see
Gon’ place a custom order at the factory
You say you want a pink convertible?
With the white leather seats an’ whitewall tires
White leather seats, whitewall tires
Baby, I’ll buy you any car your heart desire
An’ when it’s time to check the oil
I’ma get up under your hood
Make sure your carburetor is pumpin’
like it should
I’ll keep your motor runnin’ like we agreed
I’ll be the onliest mechanic you’ll ever need
You can pick me up at work
I’ll be standin’ by the south gate
Waitin’ for you by the south gate
With your custom Cadillac, Baby, don’t be late
We’ll drive out in the country
Pick a pretty place to park
Find a pretty place to park
Sip a little wine, take our time
In your pink Cadillac after dark
PINK DREAM CADILLAC
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BMG-Chrysalis
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THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA are :
Jimmy Carter, Eric ‘Ricky’ McKinnie, Joey Williams, Ben Moore & Paul Beasley
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Rev. Gary Davis
Chandos Music Co
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CHOCOLATE MAN
Guy Davis
© Medicine Hand Music - Administered by Royalty Tracking Music, BMI
Used By Permission
My dear friend, Guy Davis, wrote this song and it knocked
me out the first time I heard it. It’s got it all.
All you people better gather ‘round
The Chocolate Man done come to town
Chorus:
I’m the Chocolate Man
I’m the Chocolate Man
I got chocolate kisses -
Get ‘em from me while you can
Make you pretty girls jump an’ shout
Run an’ tell your mama what it’s all about
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
If you like my chocolate I don’t mind
You can eat my bonbons two at a time
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
I wear chocolate stockin’s, chocolate shoes
Open up the paper, read the Chocolate News
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
I put chocolate kisses in your mouth
You chew ‘em up north an’ let ‘em slide down south
Chorus: ‘Cos I’m the Chocolate Man…
Once you start, you can’t stop
‘Til you eat all the chocolate in my chocolate shop
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
I play chocolate music when I sing the blues
Got chocolate buttons on my dancin’ shoes
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
You can lick it off your finger
You can roll it on your tongue
Everybody glad when they see me come
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
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ROSEWOOD
E. Bibb & G. Scott
BMG-Chrysalis & West eight publishing
They say the whole thing started with Fanny Taylor’s lie
That spark lit the flame, fear an’ hatred fed the fire
Truly, it started centuries ago
Ships with human cargo chained down below
I was in the third grade, I could read an’ write
I remember every thing, the moon was full an’ bright
So bright, you could see shadows at midnight
The night they burned Rosewood to the ground
Chorus:
Rosewood, Rosewood
Buried in the ashes of history
Rosewood, Rosewood
Where my family home used to be
Had to put on heavy clothes, fast as we could
There was shootin’ everywhere
Had to get out in the woods
First person killed was my uncle
Sam Carter was his name
What happened in Rosewood that night
Nothin’ but a crime an’ a shame
Newspapers told how many
Whites an’ blacks were counted dead
But the tears had no color
The tears their families shed
Anyway, the numbers in the papers
Were nowhere near the truth
Coulda been ten, coulda been a hundred
We had no proof
Chorus:
Rosewood, Rosewood…
The first day of the New Year, 1923
Burned like a brand on a child’s memory
Hidin’ in the swamps, prayin’ we’d get away
Never talked about it – ‘til today
Chorus:
Rosewood, Rosewood…
Based on the true story of Rosewood, an African American community obliterated by the fire of racial hatred,
I hope this song will inspire listeners to look deeper into the history of this tragedy and the ongoing tragedy
of racism in all its destructive forms.
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ROSEWOOD
E. Bibb & G. Scott
BMG-Chrysalis & West eight publishing
They say the whole thing started with Fanny Taylor’s lie
That spark lit the flame, fear an’ hatred fed the fire
Truly, it started centuries ago
Ships with human cargo chained down below
I was in the third grade, I could read an’ write
I remember every thing, the moon was full an’ bright
So bright, you could see shadows at midnight
The night they burned Rosewood to the ground
Chorus:
Rosewood, Rosewood
Buried in the ashes of history
Rosewood, Rosewood
Where my family home used to be
Had to put on heavy clothes, fast as we could
There was shootin’ everywhere
Had to get out in the woods
First person killed was my uncle
Sam Carter was his name
What happened in Rosewood that night
Nothin’ but a crime an’ a shame
Newspapers told how many
Whites an’ blacks were counted dead
But the tears had no color
The tears their families shed
Anyway, the numbers in the papers
Were nowhere near the truth
Coulda been ten, coulda been a hundred
We had no proof
Chorus:
Rosewood, Rosewood…
The first day of the New Year, 1923
Burned like a brand on a child’s memory
Hidin’ in the swamps, prayin’ we’d get away
Never talked about it – ‘til today
Chorus:
Rosewood, Rosewood…
Based on the true story of Rosewood, an African American community obliterated by the fire of racial hatred,
I hope this song will inspire listeners to look deeper into the history of this tragedy and the ongoing tragedy
of racism in all its destructive forms.
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THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA are :
Jimmy Carter, Eric ‘Ricky’ McKinnie, Joey Williams, Ben Moore & Paul Beasley
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Chandos Music Co
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CHOCOLATE MAN
Guy Davis
© Medicine Hand Music - Administered by Royalty Tracking Music, BMI
Used By Permission
My dear friend, Guy Davis, wrote this song and it knocked
me out the first time I heard it. It’s got it all.
All you people better gather ‘round
The Chocolate Man done come to town
Chorus:
I’m the Chocolate Man
I’m the Chocolate Man
I got chocolate kisses -
Get ‘em from me while you can
Make you pretty girls jump an’ shout
Run an’ tell your mama what it’s all about
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
If you like my chocolate I don’t mind
You can eat my bonbons two at a time
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
I wear chocolate stockin’s, chocolate shoes
Open up the paper, read the Chocolate News
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
I put chocolate kisses in your mouth
You chew ‘em up north an’ let ‘em slide down south
Chorus: ‘Cos I’m the Chocolate Man…
Once you start, you can’t stop
‘Til you eat all the chocolate in my chocolate shop
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
I play chocolate music when I sing the blues
Got chocolate buttons on my dancin’ shoes
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
You can lick it off your finger
You can roll it on your tongue
Everybody glad when they see me come
Chorus: I’m the Chocolate Man…
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We’re the Dream Catchers
The next wave
Lord, keep us strong
Make us brave
Long time ago
Elders lit the fire
Sendin’ up the sparks
Higher an’ higher
Chorus:
DREAM CATCHERS
LET OUR DREAM COME TRUE
WHEN THE DREAM CATCHES
ME AN’ YOU
King on the mountain
Had the people joinin’ hands
Singin’ “FREEDOM NOW!”
“I AM A MAN!”
We been marchin’, Lord
Takin’ the truth to the streets
Standin’ our ground
Not givin’ up our seats!
Chorus: DREAM CATCHERS…
Bridge: Marchin’ from Selma
Blisters on our feet
Surrounded by hatred
In the Alabama heat
Kept on marchin’
Montgomery bound
Ain’t nobody
Was gonna turn us around
DREAM CATCHERS
H. Kennedy, E.Bibb & R.Foster
BMG-Chrysalis
PAGE 12
You been drivin’ that beat up Ford so long
It’s time your ride matched your style
High time your ride matched your style
Cruisin’ like a queen with Nat “King” Cole
On the radio dial
Gon’ buy you a Cadillac
Baby, tell me what color what you want
your car to be
Oh, you just wait an’ see
Gon’ place a custom order at the factory
You say you want a pink convertible?
With the white leather seats an’ whitewall tires
White leather seats, whitewall tires
Baby, I’ll buy you any car your heart desire
An’ when it’s time to check the oil
I’ma get up under your hood
Make sure your carburetor is pumpin’
like it should
I’ll keep your motor runnin’ like we agreed
I’ll be the onliest mechanic you’ll ever need
You can pick me up at work
I’ll be standin’ by the south gate
Waitin’ for you by the south gate
With your custom Cadillac, Baby, don’t be late
We’ll drive out in the country
Pick a pretty place to park
Find a pretty place to park
Sip a little wine, take our time
In your pink Cadillac after dark
PINK DREAM CADILLAC
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She’s a devout, he’s a sinner
I’m ordinary an’ everything in between
Bein’ clever, pointin’ fingers
From a distance so easily
Makes me wanna holler like:
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
When I see ya, I see me
Different sides of the same ol’ street
Chorus 1:
If we all decide, we can start a chain reaction
Open up your mind – let’s embrace the imperfection
True hearts don’t lie – inside we’re all connected
‘S not too late – to change!
You’re big country, small city
Or just fightin’ for a space to breathe
There’s a girl on the sidelines
There’s a boy who’s way in too deep
It makes me wanna holler like:
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh
When I see you, I see me
Different branches of the same ol’ tree
Chorus 2:
If we all decide, we can start a chain reaction
Open up our mind – let’s embrace the imperfection
True hearts don’t lie – inside we’re all connected
‘S not too late – to change!
Seems the grass is greener on the other side
You can’t tell ‘cos you’re walkin’ blind
Let the walls fall, compassion rise
Up where we should go
Chorus 3:
If we all decide, we can start a chain reaction
Open up our minds – let’s embrace the imperfection
True hearts don’t lie – inside we’re all connected
‘S not too late…
Start a chain reaction
Start a chain reaction
Inside we’re all connected
‘S not too late – to change!
CHAIN REACTION
G.Scott, Curtis Richa & James Byan
West Eight Publishing/Metronumm Musikk obo Richamusikk (BMI)/
memilomusic (Socan)/Sonyatv Publising, UK
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Jesus, won’t you come by here (3X)
Oh, now is the needed time (2X)
Jesus, won’t you come by here
Right now is the needed time
Now is the needed time
Now, in the needed time
I’m down on my bended knees
Well, I’m on my knees
Prayin’ won’t you come by here
I’m down on my bended knees
Oh Lord, I’m on my knees
I’m prayin’ won’t you come, come by here
Even if you don’t stay long
If you don’t stay long
I’m prayin’ won’t you come by, come by here
Even if you don’t stay long
Oh, my Jesus, if you don’t stay long
I know a change is gonna come
Now is the needed time (3X)
Right now is the needed time
Now is the needed time
We’re livin’ in the needed time
Now is the needed time…
NEEDED TIME
Tad.
Arr. by T. Mahal, E. Bibb & G. Scott
BMG
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TURNER STATION
Eic Bibb
BMG-Chrysalis
Goin’ up to Turner Station
If I have to hobo there (2X)
Start a new life, brother,
Believe I’ll conk my hair
Everything done changed -
My walk, talk, state of mind (2X)
Since I made my decision
Leave this town behind
Get a job at the steel mill
Make that double shift overtime (2X)
Pickin’ that man’s tobacco
Never made me one lousy dime…
Got a place up in Turner Station
Make a preacher lay his bible down (2X)
Make a man forget the system
Keepin’ his face in a permanent frown
Repeat 1
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The best intentions rent a room
In the boarding house of your heart
Then they lay around all day
Just wastin’ time, drinkin’ cheap wine
You knock on the door, but no one answers
They’re all asleep in the dark
Your life’s on hold another day
But you keep on lyin’ - everything’s fine
Brother, you feel the man’s dealin’ the cards
From a trick deck - an’ you’re ready to brawl
Only way to win is reach deep within
An’ find the mojo God gave us all
The best intentions go astray
On the back roads of our minds
They stumble around in a fog
Makin’ plans - goin’ nowhere
We call their names, but they don’t hear us
Lost in a dream that never comes true
We put life on hold another day
After a while we just don’t care
It’s easy to feel the man’s dealin’ the cards
From a trick deck - an’ you’re ready to brawl
Only way to win is reach deep within
Find the mojo God gave us all
Only way to win is reach deep within
Find the mojo God gave us all
GOD’ S MOJO
E. Bibb & G. Scott
BMG-Chrysalis & West eight publishing
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I went out walkin’- walkin’ round today
I met so many good people on my way
Walked into a blind woman
She was lookin’ round to see
Who’s in need of salvation - she started to talk to me
She said, Jesus don’t want your money, honey
He wants you to know God’s love
Find it everywhere, my friend
Down here an’ up above
Right here an’ up above
On the southern side of Selma
In the summer of ‘64
Freedom March was on its way
To the courthouse door
So many good people came
To march an’ sing an’ pray
The people’s voice was ringin’
We shall overcome someday!
We shall - overcome some day
Blues People, stick together
In the Needed Time
Birds of a feather sing
Lord, let me fly
I went out walkin’- walkin’ round today
I met so many good people on my way
OUT WALKIN’
D. Flowers & E. Bibb
BMG-Chrysalis
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Remember the ones who kept on walkin’
When others tried to turn them around
Remember the ones who kept getting’ up
Every time they was knocked down
Who believed in a new day –
Knowin’ they might not live to see it dawn –
Remember the ones who never gave up
An’ thank them for keepin’ on…
With hearts an’ minds stayed on freedom
Marchin’ hand in hand
Leavin’ behind segregation
Singin’ This Land Is Your Land
Openin’ hearts to a new way
Climbin’ Jacob’s Ladder rung by rung
Remember the distance they travelled
An’ the victories they won
Tell your children where they’ve come from
Lift their spirits up high
Give them love, give them courage
For the dream must never die
Tell the children who they’ve come from
Let them know we’ve come far
Give them strength for the journey
Let them know who they are
Remember the ones who knew they were winners
Leanin’ on love, conquerin’ fear
Remember the ones who learned to forgive
Day after day, year after year
Who believed in a new day
Oh, Lord, many thousands gone
Remember the ones who never gave up
An’ thank them for keepin’ on…
REMEMBER THE ONES
E. Bibb, L. Tillery & U. Ponten
BMG-Chrysalis
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Well, I hobo’d from Memphis up to Portland, Maine
I been down to Mexico - everywhere’s the same
Hard times - everywhere I go
DuPont’s sleepin’ in his mansion, but I’m
Driftin’ door to door
Baby, I wish I could build you a house on a hill
Pour you champagne an’ wine ‘til you had your fill
But these hard times – I know you know
I would build you a home, but I’m
Driftin’ door to door
When I make a little money, I’m gon’ wire you some
When I get to California, I’m gon’ send for you to come
In these hard times – on the killin’ floor
I’m tryin’ to get to ‘Frisco, but I’m
Driftin’ door to door…
Baby, I dreamed I was singin’ - playin’ in a foreign land
Makin’ plenty good money – treated like a man
Not these hard times – an’ the Jim Crow
Hope my dream comes true, ‘cos I’m
Driftin’ door to door
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DRIFTIN’
DOOR TO DOOR
E. Bibb & M.J. Bowne
BMG-Chrysalis
On this song, Michael Jerome Browne plays slide
on Booker “Bukka” White’s fabled National Duolian.
His sound really captures Booker’s musical spirit.
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I left my home as a young man
Still a boy, truth be told
Took my guitar, my troubled heart
An’ hit the road
I made my way ‘cross an ocean
In search of somewhere to belong
Just a young buck… an’ travelin’ on
I made my home in the North Country Far
At a time when very few people there
Looked like me
I made good friends who were kind to a stranger
An’ his family
Chorus:
Some say I was born with a silver spoon
In my mouth
People, you know I’ve paid some dues
Born to play the guitar all around the world
Born to sing these blues…
I settled down, got a straight job
Played my music on the side
Put food on the table, paid the rent
But I was not satisfied
Pawned my guitar so many times
So many times it’s a shame
But I kept on playin’ - singin’ my songs
‘Til the people knew my name
Chorus:
Born with a silver spoon in my mouth…
SILVER SPOON
Eic Bibb
BMG-Chrysalis
Madiba led us through the fire
But we are still not home yet
So many years on the way
But we are still not home
Chorus:
Home - where there’s a smile for everyone
No matter what your tribe or where you come from
Where children laugh an’ play, elders sing
Praising the gifts of plenty harvest brings
Each younger generation
Joining freedom’s celebration
We showed the world we’ve come far
But we are still not home yet
We must go on walking as one
‘Cos we are still not home
Chorus:
Home – where there’s a smile for everyone…
We’re on our way home…
HOME
A. De Lange & E. Bibb
BMG-Chrysalis
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Where do we go when our time on earth is through?
Some talk about it, some never do
One day we’re here, next day we’re gone
We disappear, life carries on
Where do we go – I want to know
Where do we go?
The hand that once painted pictures
Lies still with no brush to hold
The heart that beats no longer
Is now turning cold
Kind words won’t stem the sorrow
Only time will lessen the loss
One day we’ll make that journey
River Jordan we’re born to cross
Where do we go…
The voice that once lifted spirits
Is silent, to be heard no more
The singer, gone to glory
Is knocking on Heaven’s door
Our tears fall like raindrops
On the grave we’re gathered ‘round
One day we’ll sing together
Hand in hand on higher ground
Where do we go…
WHERE DO WE GO
Eic Bibb
BMG-Chrysalis
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in the context that we’re in, it seems frivo-
lous to me,” he argues. “For me, this is the
se-cond chapter of coming to terms with our
history, and deciding to make a change be-
fore there is no turning back.”
In that respect, choosing Blues People
as a name for this project was not inno-
cent. When it was published in 1963, Amiri
Baraka’s eponymous book instantly be-
came a classic, showing the way the begin-
ning of blues coincided with what LeRoi
Jones (Baraka’s name then) called “the be-
ginning of American Negroes.” Much as
Baraka/Jones chronicled, through the
prism of Black America’s vernacular art
form, the progressive metamorphosis of
African slaves into American citizens, Eric
shows here that the process is far from
complete, that much remains to be said
and done. In other words, the African-
American caterpillar has yet to blossom
into a butterfly.
The song that probably sums up best
this paradoxical mix of stagnation and mu-
tation is “Rosewood.” Until recently, the ra-
cially motivated massacre that took place
in this Floridian whistle-stop town in 1923
had been obliterated from the collective
memory of Americans. It took an article
published in 1982, and the John Singleton
film of fifteen years later, to overcome this
bout of amnesia, but Eric’s song takes the
story one full step further. Replacing this
dramatic event in the context of the disen-
franchised South of the twenties, he
bridges the gap between the horror of the
slave trade and the inadequacy of
Obama’s America, in which the hydra of
intolerance and racism still shows its ugly
heads in Miami Gardens and Ferguson.
Blues People is no ordinary album. It
is a piece of art in which Eric fuses various
aspects of the African-American journey,
paying special attention to the legacy of
the Civil Rights Movement, with his own
personal voyage. Where his focus before
would have been a romantic attachment to
the colorful past of his music, he clearly
shifts to a more critical message, while
stressing the relevancy of the subliminal
message wielded by the original blues
songsters. In his own words, “this is not just
a loving nod to my heroes, it is a statement.”
The measure of any true creator lies
in his capacity to never repeat or para-
phrase himself. With this truly innovative
work, Eric Bibb proves that he hasn’t fini-
shed growing as an artist.
SEBASTIAN DANCHIN
A noted author and producer, SD is currently
the Artistic Manager of the Paris Jazz Festival.
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ERIC BIBB
Vocals on all tracks/acoustic guitar on 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 & 11/
Guitelele on 5 & 6/electric guitar on 13.
Featured Guests
TAJ MAHAL
Vocals & banjo on “Needed Time”.
THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
Vocals on “I Heard The Angels Singin’” & “Needed Time”.
J. J. MILTEAU
Harmonica on “I Heard The Angels Singin’”.
GUY DAVIS
Vocals & acoustic guitar on “Chocolate Man”.
RUTHIE FOSTER
Vocals on “Dream Catchers” & “Needed Time”.
POPA CHUBBY
Electric guitars on “Silver Spoon”.
HARRISON KENNEDY
Vocals on “Dream Catchers”.
GLEN SCOTT
Vocals on “Chain Reaction”.
LINDA TILLERY
Vocals on “Remember The Ones”.
ANDRE DE LANGE
Vocals on “Home”.
LEYLA McCALLA
Vocals & banjo on “Where Do We Go”.
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GLEN SCOTT
Featured Guest Vocalist on track 10
Piano on 3, 6, 8, 11, 14 & 15
Bass & drums on 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13 & 14
Hammond organ on 1, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 13
Wurlitzer and/or Fender Rhodes electric piano on 4, 7 & 14
Percussion on 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 13 & 14
Keyboards on 3, 7, 9, 10, 11 & 14
Melodica on 11 & 15
Backing vocals on 4, 9, 10, 12 & 13
Horn arrangement on 13 - using samples from
the Memphis Horns/Wayne Jackson & Andrew Love.
STAFFAN ASTNER
Acoustic slide guitar on track 5
Electric guitars on 9, 10 & 15
Acoustic guitars on 9, 10 & 14
Guitelele on 10 & 14
Bouzouki on 4.
MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE
Acoustic slide guitar on 1 & 2
Electric slide guitar on 4 & 11
12-string guitar on 8
Acoustic guitar on 12.
PAUL ROBINSON
Drums & percussion on tracks 4 & 11.
NEVILLE MALCOLM
Bass on track 4
Upright bass on 11 & 15.
DESMOND FOSTER
Bass on track 9.
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The seed of this album was planted in
the late summer of 2013. On September 11,
to be precise, an ominous date whose
symbolism hardly escaped Eric and myself
when we met that day in Paris, where he
was promoting his latest recording. I re-
member telling him that Jericho Road ma-
naged to salute the greatness of the Civil
Rights era while remaining relevant in the
21
st
Century. Quite a feat in the current
times of depression, when nostalgia is lur-
king around almost every corner of our
memories.
On that occasion, Eric couldn’t stress
enough the similarities between today and
yesterday. “In the post-war era, America
was fraught with violence and racism,” he
said. “For Martin Luther King, Jr. to adapt
the philosophy of non-violence to the Civil
Rights Movement-a movement that called
out across racial boundaries to all of huma-
nity-was a radical move. In this new millen-
nium, plagued by sectarian and tribal
conflicts, King’s radical approach is sorely
missed”
In the course of this discussion, Eric
and I came up with the idea of revitalizing
the concept of the socially conscious
shows of the sixties, when the likes of
Odetta, the Staple Singers, Pete Seeger,
Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan joined
forces to address the problems of their
time. Thus was born We Have a Dream, a
tour that combined the individual out-
looks of Eric, Harrison Kennedy and Ru-
thie Foster (both present on Blues People),
giving a present-day impetus to the collec-
tive dream of a more tolerant world.
The recording of Blues People is the
result of a similar reality check. Another
way for Eric to contribute to the circulation
of a message of peace, hope, and non-vio-
lence. Not that his concern with the issues
of our society is anything new. The son of
actor, singer and social activist Leon Bibb
carries awareness in his DNA: “I think that
part of me, the socially aware troubadour,
has always been there. It’s certainly part of
my upbringing.” Yet Blues People takes that
stance to a higher level, as he realizes that
he is now in a position to play a significant
role in the general picture of our times.
Looking back in time, one can only note
the change that came about in his music
in the space of a decade. With this new
album, his goal is to add to his music a
commentary that will stimulate the dialog
with his fan base. “Just making a record of
nice songs may feel good on some level, but
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In the introduction to his classic book, “Blues People”,
Amiri Baraka (who published it as LeRoi Jones) wrote:
“The path the slave took to ‘citizenship’ is what I want to look at.”
That same path, along with its continuation, provided much inspiration
for this album called BLUES PEOPLE.
This record is also a tribute to the tribe of blues troubadours that
I’m grateful to be a member of and it features the talents of several friends
and heroes of mine. We, who traverse the highways and skyways of the planet
playing the music known as blues, have become a rainbow tribe.
We hail from many lands and cultures, bonded by our love of this music
and the challenge of making it our own.
What began in the fields of the southern United States, became
a universal treasure, cherished by music lovers the world over.
My intention with these songs is to focus on some of the history of
African Americans, the original blues people, as a reminder of what
we’ve been through and where the music is coming from.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my greatest heroes.
The Civil Rights movement that he is synonymous with is referred
to in several songs on this album. I hope these songs will remind us that
Dr. King’s dream is still a work in progress – we are still not home.
May the New Year bring us closer to living that dream.
Peace & Love,
Eric
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ERIK ARVINDER
String arranger & conductor on track 7.
OLLI HAAVISTO
Pedal steel guitar on track 11.
PETRI HAKALA
Mandola on track 15.
SARA BERGKVIST- SCOTT
Backing vocals on track 9.
PARIS RENITA
Backing vocals on track 10.
BOB MANNING
Backing vocal on track 11.
ULRIKA PONTEN
Backing vocal on track 11.
BIG DADDY WILSON
Backing vocal on track 11.
SOLO CISSOKHO
Kora on track 14.
VOITEK GORAL
Soprano sax on track 15.
The Choir
GLEN SCOTT, SHANEEKA SIMON, LORNA VASSELL,
TAHIRAH ANDREWS, ISRAEL TOMLINSON
& CHERELLE BRAITHWAITE
on tracks 10 & 14.
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“Needed Time” & “Turner Station” were recorded at Squat Sound, London,
engineered by DYRE GORMSEN & ADAM COLE
All other tracks recorded & mixed at Kensal Town Studios, London, by GLEN SCOTT
except “Pink Dream Cadillac”: produced, recorded & mixed by STAFFAN ASTNER
at Sound of Hägersten, Sweden
Additional recording: Studio de la Seine, Paris - Deep Blue Studios, Nyköping, Sweden
Additional engineers:
SYLVAIN MERCIER, CHRIS MCGREEVY, STAFFAN ASTNER,
OLLI HAAVISTO, DANIEL BOIVIN, BRENT ALLEN, STEVE KAUL, PETER KILGOUR,
EVAN BLACK, ADAM COLE, DAN CIMO, BENOÎT MORITZ & JOHN GUTH.
PRODUCED BY GLEN SCOTT
Executive producer: PHILIPPE LANGLOIS
Mastered by Dume@dtcrecords. org
Illustrations by BEN HITO
Eric Bibb photos by PATRICIA DE GOROSTARZU
Artwork by BRUNO BOUSSARD les.archers@free.fr
THANK YOU:
All the musicians & engineers who contributed their time & talent so generously.
GLEN for being a hero from start to finish. You’re a musical titan; collaborating with you is an honour & a pleasure.
PHILIPPE for invaluable friendship & soulful support through the years.
STAFFAN & OLLI for being such fine musicians & friends.
CHRIS for always being there in a pinch.
Oscar, Matilda, Sebastian, Katri, Yana, Puma, Rennie, QB, H&H & all my family for more than words can ever say.
Leon, Marylyn, Amy & Dorie for all your love.
SARI & SANDY for all your hard work - that’s paying off!
Matt, Mitch, Jean-Hervé, Gaynor, Hilda & Fleming for keeping me on the High Road of Music.
Holger, Peter, Alvin, Mark & Peta for spreading the sound around.
Keith, Richard & Levi for being there in the Needed Time.
Charles Driebe for making the Blind Boys session a dream come true.
Roger & Moira @ Fylde Guitars for the beautiful guitars that keep a smile on this troubadour’s face :-)
All my friends & fans everywhere for all your love & blessings.
And for generous support, many thanks to: Elixir Strings (UK), Fender (Sweden), Bose (Sweden),
Lottonen Guitars (Finland).
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