by Beth Hart


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Singer/songwriter Beth Hart continues to explore her blues and soul roots via 11 cover versions of her favorite tracks on Seesaw, her second album with blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Following the same path as their first collaboration, the 2011 all-covers release Don't Explain, the pair hooked up again with producer Kevin Shirley, who has previously worked with Led Zeppelin, Journey, Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa, and numerous others. The 11 tunes kick off with a jump blues rendition of "Them There Eyes," a rock blues take on Ike & Tina Turner's "Nutbush City Limits"; punchy horns accentuate the Buddy Miles penned "Miss Lady," and they give a straightforward soul treatment to the Don Covay/Steve Cropper tune "See Saw" recorded by Aretha Franklin in 1968. The influence of Janis Joplin and Etta James is evident on the powerful ballads "If I Tell You I Love You" and "A Sunday Kind of Love." The album closes with an eerie version of the anti-lynching poem from 1937 associated with Billie Holiday, "Strange Fruit." Also returning from the Don't Explain album are Bonamassa's assembled backing band: Anton Fig (drums and percussion), Blondie Chaplin (guitar), Carmine Rojas (bass), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboards), Lenny Castro (percussion), and Michael Rhodes (bass on "I'll Love You More Than You'll Ever Know").

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2013
Label: J&R Adventures
UPC: 0804879354918
catalogNumber: 935491
Rank: 9571

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beth Hart   Primary Artist,Vocals
Blondie Chaplin   Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Joe Bonamassa   Guitar,Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Anton Fig   Percussion,Drums
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Carmine Rojas   Bass
Lee Thornburg   Trombone,Trumpet
Arlan Schierbaum   Organ,Piano
Ron Dziubla   Saxophone
Doug Henthorn   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Louis Prima   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Green   Composer
Kooper   Composer
Buddy Miles   Composer
Tina Turner   Composer
Jeff Bova   String Arrangements
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges   Composer
Kevin Shirley   Producer,Engineer
Lee Thornburg   Brass Arrangment
Randy Weeks   Composer
David Wolff   Management
Jim Freeman   Management
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
Stanley Rhodes   Composer
Barbara Belle   Composer
Lewis Allen   Composer
Dennis Friel   Illustrations
Roy Weisman   Executive Producer,Management
Jared Kvitka   Engineer
Melody Gardot   Composer
Heidi Ellen Robinson Fitzgerald   Public Relations
Anita Nye   Composer
Peter Hoppe   Composer
Michael Jensen   Public Relations
Scott Guetzkow   Tour Manager
Rachael Iverson   Management
Stephanie Popp   Composer
Don Covay   Composer
Erin Cok   Public Relations

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