‘Seesaw’ by Beth Hart &d Joe Bonamassa is their second collaboration album containing 11 cover versions of Beth’s favorite songs and released on May 20, 2013 by Provogue.
Track Listing : 1.Them There Eyes (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey) – 02:32 . 2.Close To My Fire (Peter Hoppe, Stephanie Popp) – 05:14 . 3.Nutbush City Limits (Tina Turner) – 03:36 . 4.I Love You More Than You’Ll Ever Know (Al Kooper) – 07:04 . 5.Can’T Let Go (Randy Weeks) – 04:02 . 6.Miss Lady (Buddy Miles) – 04:56 . 7.If I Tell You I Love You (Melody Gardot) – 03:38 . 8.Rhymes (Al Green, Mabon Hodges) – 05:05 . 9.A Sunday Kind Of Love (Barbara Belle, Anita Nye, Louis Prima, Stanley Rhodes) – 03:57 . 10.See Saw (Don Covay, Steve Cropper) – 03:26 . 11.Strange Fruit (Lewis Allen) – 05:47
Musicians : Beth Hart – Vocals . Joe Bonamassa – Guitar, Vocals . Lenny Castro – Percussion . Blondie Chaplin – Guitar (Rhythm), Percussion, Vocals (Background) . Ron Dziubla – Saxophone . Anton Fig – Drums, Percussion . Doug Henthorn – Vocals (Background) . Michael Rhodes – Bass . Carmine Rojas – Bass . Arlan Schierbaum – Organ, Piano . Lee Thornburg – Trombone, Trumpet
Production : Produced By Kevin Shirley . Kevin Shirley – Engineer, Mixing . Jared Kvitka – Engineer
Package : Jeff Katz – Photography . Dennis Friel – Design, Illustrations . Marcus Sweeney-Bird – Photography
Recorded On 14-15 May And 25-26 May 1968.
Released On May 20, 2013 By Provogue.
All told, a stunning album. I rarely give top marks for a covers album but this is so well made and Hart’s voice so fine that it fully deserves top marks. Awesome. […]
To do so, the duo often leave any sense of taste with their gumboots outside on the doorstep. […]
Then there’s a slinky reworking of an Etta James songand even a daring, brooding and angry treatment of Strange Fruit. Hart is no Nina Simone, but this is no embarrassment. […]