Memphis Blues

Memphis Blues

by Cyndi Lauper


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There is no doubt that Cyndi Lauper can sing almost anything and make it not only compelling, but her own. Arguing her gift as a vocalist is pointless. And on Memphis Blues, she gets help from some big names: Charlie Musselwhite, Allen Toussaint, B.B. King, Ann Peebles, and Jonny Lang. The set begins with a barroom classic in Little Walter's "Just Your Fool" with Musselwhite's muscular harmonica juxtaposed against her vocal. Louis Jordan's "Early in the Morning," with King and Toussaint, is the best cut here. The interplay between the latter's rumbling New Orleans R&B piano and the former's sparse but mean lead guitar works well with Lauper's vocal, especially with the tune's humorous lyrics; it really jumps. Overall, Memphis Blues has some truly fine moments.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2010
Label: Downtown
UPC: 0878037016628
catalogNumber: 70166
Rank: 33022

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cyndi Lauper   Primary Artist
Kenny Brown   Slide Guitar
Howard Grimes   Percussion,Drums
Leroy Hodges   Bass
B.B. King   Guitar,Vocals
Ann Peebles   Vocals
Lester Snell   Organ,Piano
Allen Toussaint   Piano
Jonny Lang   Guitar,Vocals
Marc Franklin   Trumpet
Kirk Smothers   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Derrick Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Amy LaVere   Bass
Charles "Skip" Pitts   Guitar

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
Cyndi Lauper   Producer,Art Direction
Leonard Feather   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Dallas Bartley   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Robert "P-Nut" Johnson   Composer
Albert King   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
William Wittman   Engineer
William Lee Conley Broonzy   Composer
Lewis Simpkins   Composer
Walter Jacobs   Composer
Ferdinand Washington   Composer
Scott Bomar   Producer,Engineer
Marc Franklin   Horn Arrangements
Tracey Nelson   Composer
Leo Hickman   Composer
Nicole Fontanella   Photo Stylist
Sheri Lee   Art Direction
Lisa Barbaris   Management
Lillian Green   Composer
Christoph Lange   Photo Assistance
Jochem Sanders   Photo Assistance
Jane Father   Composer

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