Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Funk/Soul, Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Provogue | Autor: WT

The fact that singer Beth Hart and guitarist Joe Bonamassa know how to deliver genius as a duo is also shown in their second collaboration. This time - as with the first album "Don't Explain" (2011) under the wing of producer Kevin Shirley - they have taken classics from soul and jazz to their breast; pieces interpreted by the great ones, Billie Holiday ("Strange Fruit", "Them There Eyes") and Nina Simone ("Strange Fruit") respectively. "Miss Lady" is the one that Jimi Hendrix once produced for Buddy Miles and that Bonamassa ennobles with a brilliant solo. The version of Tina Turner's signature tune "Nutbush City Limits" will possibly bring tears of emotion to his eyes. Right after that Hart and Bonamassa step on the blues brake with "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" (Blood, Sweat & Tears). It's all right on this album: the band that was already on board with "Don't Explain", the new brass players and of course the songs that give you goose bumps without end. The number 1 among them is of all songs the latest song: "If I Tell You I Love You" by the young American Melody Gardot, which looks grandiose like an Édith Piaf chanson.

Top track: Miss Lady

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