Robert Cray’s ‘Cookin’ In Mobile’ is his third live album recorded at Saenger Theatre in Mobile Alabama and released on July 27, 2010 by Vanguard Records.
Track listing : 1.Our Last Time (John Hanes, Jim Pugh) . 2.Anytime (Jim Pugh) . 3.Love 2009 (Jim Pugh) . 4.Right Next Door (Because Of Me) (Dennis Walker) . 5.Chicken in the Kitchen (Robert Cray) . 6.Sitting on Top of the World (Chester Burnett) . 7.One in the Middle (Jim Pugh) . 8.Lotta Lovin’ (Robert Cray) . 9.Smoking Gun (Bruce Bromberg, Richard Cousins, Robert Cray) . 10.I Can’t Fail (Robert Cray) . 11.That’s What Keeps Me Rockin’ (Tony Braunagel, Johnnie Lee Schnell) . 12.Time Makes Two (Robert Cray) .
Musicians : Robert Cray – Guitar, Vocals . Jim Pugh – Keyboard . Tony Braunagel – Drums . Richard Cousins – Bass .
Production : Produced by Rob Dennis . Jack Clarke – Engineer . Tom Dyer – Engineer . Rob Dennis – Engineer, Mixing, Producer . Greg “Xaq” Zaccaria – Guitar Technician .
Packaging : Carrie Smith – Graphic Design . Erika Goldring – Photography .
Recorded on February 21, 2010 at the historic Saenger Theatre in Mobile Alabama .
Released on July 27, 2010 by Vanguard Records.
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