Joe Bonamassa’s ‘The Ballad of John Henry’ is his seventh studio album produced by Kevin Shirley and released on February 24, 2009 by J&R Adventures.
Track Listing : 1.The Ballad Of John Henry (Joe Bonamassa, Mississippi John Hurt) – 06:26 . 2.Stop! (Gregg Sutton, Bruce Brody) – 06:48 . 3.Last Kiss (Joe Bonamassa) – 07:15 . 4.Jockey Full Of Bourbon (Tom Waits) – 05:22 . 5.Story Of A Quarryman (Joe Bonamassa) – 04:59 . 6.Lonesome Road Blues (Joe Bonamassa) – 03:08 . 7.Happier Times (Joe Bonamassa) – 06:40 . 8.Feelin’ Good (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 04:44 . 9.Funkier Than A Mosquito’S Tweeter (Aillene Bullock) – 05:00 . 10.The Great Flood (Joe Bonamassa) – 07:39 . 11.From The Valley (Joe Bonamassa) – 02:24 . 12.As The Crow Flies (Tony Joe White, Tennessee Swamp Fox) – 03:58
Musicians : Joe Bonamassa – Guitars, Vocals . Rick Melick – Keyboards, Backing Vocals . Blondie Chaplin – Rhythm Guitar . Carmine Rojas – Bass . Anton Fig – Drums . Bogie Bowles – Drums . Lee Thornburg – Brass . David Woodford – Saxophone
Production : Produced By Kevin Shirley . Kevin Shirley – Mixing . Jared Kvitka – Engineer
Package : Dennis Friel – Art Direction, Illustrations . Josh Smith – Graphic Design Assistance . Marcus Sweeney-Bird – Photography
Released On February 24, 2009 By J&R Adventures.
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