Fruteland JACKSON – Tell Me What You Say 2007

Fruteland JACKSON – Tell Me What You Say 2007

Blues

On “Tell Me What You Say” Jackson proves again that he is a master of classic Delta Blues and Piedmont Blues. I am very, very impressed by this acoustic album. Together with his musical partners: Chris Whiteley: Guitar, Harmonica and Trumpet; Diana Braithewaite: Vocals; Julian Fauth: Piano; Kevin Fox: Cello and Bucky Berger on Drums and Percussion, Fruteland Jackson succeeds to make a gripping album from the first to the last song. The song “Blues Over Baghdad” is heartrending. Cello and Trumpet accomplish an atmosphere in the song that gets frightening; it captures the atmosphere of a war zone.
As an extra Fruteland tells a story on two of the tracks. The opening track is an a-cappela blues song with the fine voice of Jackson. Another thing that moved me on this album are the liner notes by Fruteland Jackson, for example: “The Blues is the poor man’s psychologist, a private counselor, and a friend”.
This album is not just a blues CD; it is a blues document, filled with honest emotion!!!!!
By  Fruteland Jackson Company.
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Fruteland Jackson- Guitar
Chris Whiteley- Guitar
Diana Braithwaite- Vocals
Kevin Fox- Cello
Julian Fauth- Piano
“Bucky” Berger- Drums
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01. Tell Me What You Say 2:17
02. My Baby Left Me All Alone In E Minor 4:33
03. It’s All Good 3:57
04. Blues Over Baghdad 4:35
05. I Won 4:22
06. You Are My Sunshine 4:13
07. The I.R.S. 5:45
08. A Gambler’s View 6:21
09. Sitting on My Front Porch 5:55
10. Happy Birthday Blues 3:29
11. My Grandfather’s Blues (He Came Up the Hardway) 6:57
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