Album Review of
Blues People

Label: Stoney Plain Records

Genres: Blues

Styles: Contemporary Blues, Blues, Acoustic Blues


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Written by Duane Verh
November 3, 2014 - 12:00am EST
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Eric Bibb here navigates the blues from just about every emotional angle and makes plenty of room for uplifting moments besides.  Tough, traditionally-flavored tracks- “Silver Spoon”, “Turner Station”- share space with a moody, jazz-tinged take- “God’s Mojo”, good-time double entendre- “Chocolate Man” and a fierce piece of talkin’ blues- “Rosewood”.  The inspirational fare is bolstered by guests The Blind Boys Of Alabama and Ruthie Foster. Bibb and Linda Tillery channel the Staple Singers- right down to the 70’s Stax Records production sound on “Remember The Ones”.  It seems a few real gems always squeeze in before year’s end.  This is one of those.