CD 22111
Stereo Super Audio CD

Eric Bibb
Blues, Ballads & Work Songs

We are both privileged and delighted to release Eric's new album “Blues, Ballads & Work Songs”, a further enhancement to Opus 3's association with Eric which goes back to 1977 when he was in effect 'discovered' with the success of his debut album “Rainbow People”.

Other albums over the years have included in 1994 “Spirit & The Blues” which proved to be his breakthrough album with great success world-wide, and more recently “Just Like Love”.

In this album the basic concept is to cover the complete range of traditional folk/blues songs which were an inherent part of his childhood up to the present time with his own inimitable compositions.

To quote Eric: 'Blues, Ballads & Work Songs' is an album I have been working on for most of my life.   Its release coincides with my 60th birthday and it celebrates the music that first inspired me to become a guitar-playing singer.
Being as passionate about writing songs as I am about singing and playing traditional material, I couldn't resist including the self-penned tunes at the end of the record.   These newer songs, are the 'children' of the older ones.

As always we have strived to achieve the authentic sound which Eric has always loved and it may be of interest to note that the recordings were made using the very same Valve Stereo-Microphone as on his first album.!

Jan-Eric Persson - CEO Opus 3 Records

Eric Bibb: Guitar & Vocal
Kahanga “Master Vumbi” Dekula: Electric Guitar (track 12)
Christer Lyssarides: Electric slide guitar (track 13) and Mandola (track 14)
Roger Ekman: Hofner violin bass, Vintage 63 (track 12 & 13)
Bo Juhlin: Sousaphone (track 14)
Svante Drake: Mouth-percussion & shaker (track 12 & 13)

[  1.] Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad - 3.07
        (Trad./Arr. by Eric Bibb)
[  2.] John Henry - 3.53
        (Trad./Arr. by Eric Bibb)
[  3.] Take This Hammer - 3.07
        (Trad./Arr. by Eric Bibb)
[  4.] Cocaine Blues - 2.38
        (Rev. Gary Davis/Arr. by Eric Bibb)
[  5.] Candy Man - 3.09
        (Trad./Arr. by Eric Bibb)
[  6.] Goin' Down Slow - 4.23
        (James Oden/Arr. by Eric Bibb)
[  7.] Sittin' On Top Of The World - 3.15
        (Sam Chatmon)
[  8.] Come Back Baby - 5.39
        (Trad./Arr. by Eric Bibb)
[  9.] Frankie & Albert - 3.13
        (Trad./Arr. by Eric Bibb)
[10.] Stagger Lee - 3.26
        (Trad./Arr. by Eric Bibb)
[11.] Juke Dance (Instrumental) - 2.05
        (Eric Bibb)
[12.] My Honey Pie - 3.48
        (Eric Bibb)
[13.] Satisfied - 4.05
        (Eric Bibb)
[14.] Sophisticated Shade - 2.33
        (E. Bibb & D. Perkins)

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