Keb’ Mo’ – Just Like You (1996) [Reissue 2002] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Keb’ Mo’ – Just Like You (1996) [Reissue 2002]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST/DSD64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:58 minutes | Scans included | 4,11 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 46:15 mins | Scans included | 1,01 GB

Keb’ Mo’s 1995 Grammy-winning eponymous debut firmly lodged the Los Angeles-born singer-guitarist in the contemporary blues pantheon. His sophomore effort, Just Like You, is slick in comparison to the virtuosic, bare-bones Keb’ Mo’, but it’s nevertheless an irresistible and accomplished album. While songs such as “Perpetual Blues Machine” and “You Can Love Yourself” are classic Mo’, with their canny lyrics and facile slide and acoustic guitar licks, the sapfest “Just Like You” (with guests Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne) and the clichéd “The Action” are hard to stomach. Toward the end of the disc, however, the gospel-laced “Hand It Over” and folksy “Momma, Where’s My Daddy” restore the faith, displaying once again Mo’s marvelous talent for wrenching the heartstrings with simply his voice and soulful steel-guitar manipulations.

On his second album, Keb’ Mo’ begins to expand the borders of his Delta blues by recording with a full band on a couple of tracks and attempting more expansive, rock-based song structures. The attempts aren’t entirely successful and it’s ironic that he decided to try rock-oriented material after he received such praise for his traditionalist debut. Still, there are a few songs on the album that rank with the best on his first album, which suggests that Just Like You is merely a sophomore slump.


01. That’s Not Love
02. Perpetual Blues Machine
03. More Than One Way Home
04. I’m On Your Side
05. Just Like You
06. You Can Love Yourself
07. Dangerous Mood
08. The Action
09. Hand It Over
10. Standin’ At The Station
11. Momma, Where’s My Daddy
12. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
13. Lullaby Baby Blues



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