Eric Bibb & Needed Time Good Stuff 180g 45rpm 2LP
Since Eric Bibb's breakthrough with the Opus 3 recording "Spirit & The Blues"
in Autumn of 1994, a great deal has happened in Eric's life. In Spring of 1996
he was an outstanding success at the London Blues Festival (April) and later he
was equally well received in Canada at the Vancouver Folk & Blues Festival
(August). On both occasions the plaudits were shared by slide guitarist Göran
Wennerbrandt who, as well as playing on both of the albums, also produced this
On the new album we have in general the same musicians who contributed to the
success of "Spirit & The Blues," including the gospel quartet The Deacons.
One of the main features of this new album is that Eric has written ten of the
fourteen songs himself, with credits shared on three of the others. The
remaining instrumental Blacksmith Island was written by the band Needed Time. In
style the album has retained the musical breadth of "Spirit & The Blues" while
being a little more "bluesy" in feeling. Also included are the radio singles
Shingle By Shingle and Good Stuff.
"A must ! - Eric Bibb's acoustic blue/gospel goes straight to the heart.
Calmly and dexterously Eric Bibb, together with the superlative group Needed
Time, give listeners 14 good reasons to continue wandering in Lonesome Valley.
Where The Green Grass Grows is my personal favourite, a gospel with a delightful
pedal organ and The Deacons gospel choir, and a glorious slide guitar solo by
Göran Wennerbrandt. But exactly as on their first album Spirit & The Blues there
isn't a single bad track on Good Stuff. Buy both, no blues collection is
complete without them." - Sydsvenska Dagbladet
• 180g vinyl LP
• Double LP, 45rpm
1. Good Stuff
2. Saucer ’n’ Cup
3. Shingle By Shingle
4. Don‘t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down
5. Where The Green Grass Grows
6. Blacksmith Island
7. New World Comin' Through
8. Too Much Whisky
1. Nothin‘ Like You Used To Do
2. All Of My Love
3. A Simple Song
4. Happy Home Recipe
5. Done Laid Around
6. Rough Waters
Recorded July 1996 - January 1997