Blame It on Me

Blame It on Me

by Alana DavisAlana Davis


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It's strange that singer/songwriter Alana Davis first received national attention through "32 Flavors," a cover of an Ani DiFranco song. In one way, the gesture was fitting, since it acknowledged a primary influence, but in another way it was frustrating, since her debut album Blame It on Me showcases a strong developing songwriter. Drawing equally from folk and pop, Davis comes on as a refined, refashioned DiFranco -- one with a stronger melodic sense and a willingness to indulge in slick production. Davis is a little weaker lyrically, and that sinks a few of the songs, but many tracks here are quite promising indeed. At her best, there's a sophisticated, jazzy lilt to her folk-pop, graced with provocative lyrics. Granted, there are a few missteps along the way, but overall, Blame It on Me is a promising debut.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/1997
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596211222
catalogNumber: 62112
Rank: 177290

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alana Davis   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Tremolo
Jeff Anderson   Bass
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion,Shaker
Larry Campbell   Pedal Steel Guitar
Jack Daley   Bass
Alan Friedman   Drums,Moog Synthesizer
Brandon Ross   Guitar (Soprano)
Craig Ross   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,wah wah guitar
Ed Tuton   Acoustic Guitar
Drew Zingg   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Sitar,wah wah guitar
Federico Pena   Piano,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Alfredo Mojica   Drums
Nir "Z" Zidkyahu   Drums

Technical Credits

Ani DiFranco   Composer
Alan Friedman   Programming
Brandon Ross   Contributor
Ed Tuton   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Josh Deutsch   Programming
Jennifer Roddie   Art Direction,Cover Design
Alana Davis   Programming,Producer,Cover Design
Doug Kolk   Illustrations

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