Joe Bonamassa releases his seventh album ‘The Ballad of John Henry’ (2009)

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

Recorded 2008.

Released On February 24, 2009 By J&R Adventures.

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Ultimate-Guitar.com
Joe Bonamassa is a musical genius, lets face it… If this album was stolen I would personally hunt down the theif with a carving knife haha! The most impressive songs have to be tracks 5, 7, 9, 10… Infact ther all just great! […]

The Escapist
Bonamassa has been producing modern blues masterpieces that will appeal to just about anyone with functioning ears. That wasn’t really hyperbole on my part either – unless you hate the electric guitar for some ridiculous reason like a certain member of my family does, it is damn hard to find fault with anything Bonamassa does. […]

Blogcritics
OK, I’ll ‘fess up. In the past I have found a lot of Joe Bonamassa‘s output on the lumpen side. There, I said it. I feel a whole lot better now. So I wasn’t overly excited about this, the follow up to 2007’s Sloe Gin. But I’m delighted to say that this is an absolute belterand the best album Mr Bonamassa has ever produced. I can now consider myself converted to the cause. […]

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