30 Years of Maria Muldaur: I'm a Woman

30 Years of Maria Muldaur: I'm a Woman

by Maria Muldaur



It would be easy for different sets of fans to remember Maria Muldaur from different places and times. For folk fans, she started out as Maria D'Amato, a singer who belted out "I'm a Woman" and other saucy favorites for the Jim Kweskin Jug Band in the mid-'60s. For pop fans, Muldaur was the singer of the risqué "Midnight at the Oasis," a big hit in 1973. But the two singers can be put together by two words: saucy and risqué. This isn't to suggest that Muldaur couldn't sing pretty love songs like "Louisiana Love Call" or folksy country songs like "My Tennessee Mountain Home" -- only that she made her rep singing about giving "you the shivering fits" in "I'm a Woman" and slipping off to a sand dune in "Oasis." Taking a cursory glance at the 19 selections on 30 Years of Maria Muldaur does little to disavow that rep. There are lively versions of "It Ain't the Meat (It's the Motion)," "Don't You Make Me High (Don't You Feel My Leg)," and "Me and My Chauffeur Blues." It would be a shame, though, if listeners allowed all of this sex appeal to obscure what a fine singer Muldaur is, or to shadow how well she handles the blues and old jazz. There's a lovely version of "Rockin' Chair," on which she's backed by saxophonist Benny Carter, and a nice, bluesy take on "It Feels Like Rain." While 30 Years leans toward Muldaur's work from the early '70s onward, all of her fans will enjoy a retrospective of a long, productive career.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2004
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663021929
catalogNumber: 30219

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maria Muldaur   Primary Artist,Vocals
Roy Rogers   Vocals
Taj Mahal   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Bonnie Raitt   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer
J.J. Cale   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
John Hiatt   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Maria Muldaur   Arranger,Liner Notes,Adaptation
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Henry Glover   Composer
Marty Grebb   Composer
L. Mann   Composer
David Nichtern   Composer
Danny O'Keefe   Composer
Dave Steen   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Dr. John   Composer
Brenda Burns   Composer
Blue Lu Barker   Composer
Kate McGarrigle   Composer
Syd Nathan   Composer
Traditional   Composer
John Roberts   Artwork
David Ponak   Licensing
Mickey Dobó   Cover Photo
Vinnie Maressa   Licensing
Rebecca Goodall   Liner Notes

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