Soulful Dress

Soulful Dress

performed by Marcia Ball, 1949- (Rounder Records, 1989), 38 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
38 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Contemporary Blues, Country/Rural Blues
Label
Rounder Records
Performer
Marcia Ball, 1949-
Release Date
1989
Review
Marcia Ball got things started in a celebratory fashion on her debut Rounder release, doing the title track in a taunting, challenging manner aided by flashy guitar riffs from Stevie Ray Vaughan. From there, she artfully displayed other sides of her personality, from dismayed to defiant and assured. Her rendition of "Soul On Fire" was heartfelt, but didn't approach the majestic quality of Lavern Baker's original. She did much better on "I Don't Want No Man," striking the air of disdain and dissatisfaction that Bobby "Blue" Bland immortalized on "I Don't Want No Woman"; guitarist Kenny Ray even got the Wayne Bennett licks down perfectly. ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide
Subject
American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Blues, Blues
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Blues

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