Risin' with the Blues
Risin' with the Blues is the last studio album released by American Blues musician Ike Turner. The album was released in the United States on September 12, 2006. It was produced by Turner's son, Ike Turner Jr., and Roger Nemour. The album was well received, receiving positive reviews, and winning the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
|Risin' with the Blues|
|Studio album by|
|Released||September 12, 2006|
|Studio||Studio West, Proxy Recording, Signature Sound, Track Entertainment Studios|
|Genre||Blues, electric blues, soul|
|Producer||Ike Turner Jr., Roger Nemour|
|Ike Turner chronology|
|All About Jazz|||
Senior contributor of All About Jazz, C. Michael Bailey, rated the album five stars and wrote:
There is nothing remotely retro about the music or its production. Turner seamlessly updates the music with which he has been associated for fifty years, advancing the causes of Robert Cray, Little Milton, Otis Rush and Buddy Guy with burping electric bass, sinewy lead guitars and horns aplenty.
Reviewing the album for AllMusic, Jonathan Widran wrote:
The real joys of this disc are his scorching guitar energy, followed by his jumpy boogie-woogie piano. It's pretty much a funky and humor-laden bluesfest throughout, from his funked-up update of "Gimme Back My Wig" to the shuffling blues of "Tease Me." He finds a balance between tongue in cheek attitudes (as on the retitling of "Five Long Years" to "Eighteen Long Years," a reference to his marriage to Tina) with more heartfelt touches on softer songs like "A Love Like Yours." He also ventures into spirited New Orleans territory on "Goin' Home Tomorrow" and offers a prayer of forgiveness for his countless lifelong sins by declaring that "Jesus Loves Me."
Awards and nominationsEdit
Ike Turner: lead vocals, guitar, piano
Audrey Madison: background vocals on track 7
The Kings of Rhythm:
- Mack Johnson, Leo Dombecki, Ryan Montana – horns
- Seth Blumberg, Joe Kelly – guitars
- Kenny Frizelle – harp
- Lenny "Fuzzy" Rankins – guitar on track 5
- Paul Smith, Ernest Lane – keyboards
- Kenny Cooper – bass
- Bill Ray, Matt Long, Harry Jen Frizelle – drums
|1.||"Gimme Back My Wig"||Ike Turner||3:37|
|3.||"Tease Me"||Ike Turner||3:47|
|4.||"Goin' Home Tomorrow"||Fats Domino||3:06|
|5.||"Jazzy Fuzzy"||Ike Turner, Lenny Rankins||3:21|
|6.||"I Don't Want Nobody"||Ike Turner||3:43|
|7.||"Jesus Loves Me"||Ike Turner||3:57|
|8.||"A Love Like Yours"||Holland–Dozier–Holland||3:57|
|9.||"Senor Blues"||Horace Silver||4:26|
|10.||"Eighteen Long Years"||Eddie Boyd||3:17|
|11.||"Rockin' Blues"||Ike Turner||4:38|
|12.||"After Hours"||Erskine Hawkins||5:00|
|13.||"Big Fat Mama"||Ike Turner||3:55|
|14.||"Bi Polar"||Ike Turner||3:46|
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- "Ike Turner". Recording Academy Grammy Awards. 2019-06-04.
- "Risin' with the Blues - Ike Turner | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
- Bailey, C. Michael (February 19, 2007). "Ike Turner: Risin' With The Blues". All About Jazz.
- "Ike Turner Risin' With The Blues". zohomusic.com.