Monday, December 22, 2008

CD of the Day - "Judy Roderick: When IM Gone"

CD of the Day
Judy Roderick & The Forbears: "When Im Gone" (Dexofon) 2008

This is an "enhancd disc". All lyrics and more can be found on this disk (just put in any computer and click on whenimgone.html)
Produced by Judy Roderick & Dexter Payne. Executive Producer: Bill Maxfield
Finally, from early 1980's sessions, the Judy Roderick CD, 4 songs with the legendary Mac Rebennack (aka Dr. John) on piano & Hammond B-3. For those who remember the Judy Roderick & the Forbears cassette... this is the same set, remastered for Compact Disc, plus Judy's solo recording of "Floods" from 1976.
Featuring: Dexter Payne (reeds), Don DeBacker (guitar), Washboard Chaz Leary (percussion), Tim Martin (bass).
My personal favorite tracks: "(American) Money Blues", featuring a great Dexter Payne solo on alto sax, and an inspired reading of "Dream of You".

"...she had me hooked from Jumpstreet" - Dick Waterman
"Judy was the first of her generation of blues women, and still one of the best. To this day, her phrasing, tone and above all her originality are unmatched. A very important singer." -Dave Van Ronk

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