Eric Bibb & Needed Time – Spirit And The Blues (1999) [Reissue 2002] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Eric Bibb & Needed Time – Spirit And The Blues (1999) [Reissue 2002]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:28 minutes | Scans included | 4,0 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,22 GB

Eric Bibb and Needed Time’s Spirit & The Blues is a real odyssey of Eric’s music. Here we find everything from Mississippi blues to spirituals, ballads, country and even reggae – sometimes with an almost electrified swing, but guaranteed unplugged in the finest Opus 3 tradition.

Spirit and the Blues is a funky folk-blues delight: a bubbling pot of authentic bottleneck spirituals and memorable hum-alongs, especially for hardcore Deacons fans. Bibb blends the muddy-river vocal style of Delta gospel and the drive of white vagabond balladeers like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Choice cuts “Lonesome Valley” and “Satisfied Mind” are gorgeous understated revisits of neglected gems; “Where I Shall Be” is a meditative adaption of an old field prayer recorded by Blind Lemon Jefferson. Bibb’s fingerpicking technique engages the “micro-melodies” happening between melody and bassline, skillfully accompanied by the harmonica-wielding Rev. Dan Smith on “Keep Goin’ On” and the traded leads with Göran Wennerbrandt’s steel-bodied National Style “O” on “Lonesome Valley.” Bibb’s songs successfully trade visits with gospel as well as sassy, lazy blues tunes about sex and old-fashioned romance, as in “Braggin,” also a favorite cut. A modern and beautifully mixed record, graced with spirit and a real timelessness factor.


01. Lonesome Valley
02. In My Father’s House
03. Needed Time
04. I Am Blessed
05. Just Keep Goin’ On
06. Where Shall I Be
07. Woke Up This Mornin’
08. I Want Jesus To Walk With Me
09. You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
10. Braggin’
11. Water Under The Bridge
12. Tell Ol’ Bill
13. Satisfied Mind
14. Meetin’ At The Buildin’
15. Waltz



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