Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Keb' Mo' - Live And Mo' (2009)
A curious release combining 6 live tracks interspersed with 4 studio tracks. This his first release on his own Yolabelle label and I guess he wanted to get something out quick and make some money on his older catalog at the same time. In any case, I can't get too upset because I'm a fan of Keb's blend of blues, jazz, and pop. I will complain about the lack of liner notes that might explain the decision to put this out. We don't know where the live tracks were recorded and they could have at least put in some dates so we'd know when songs were written. Overall, this is a laid back mid-tempo release that leans more towards folk pop than blues. However, listening to this really makes me want to see Keb' in concert.
Tracks: Best are the live tracks More Than One Way Home and Perpetual Blues Machine. Of the studio songs, I like Hole In the Bucket and Government Cheese. The children's choir on the last track, A Brand New America, is bit much.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: This is a difficult CD to acquire, but it is readily available for download. I had given up hope of buying a copy at Amazon when I just happened to come across this one at the local Hastings.
Previously revisited for the blog:
Peace...Back by Popular Demand (2004)
Just Like You (1996)