KEB'MO' / Oklahoma

Keb' Mo'の5年ぶりの2019年発売のソロ・アルバム

 

本作は2013年にオクラホマを訪れた時に、大きな竜巻の破壊的な影響を目の当たりにしたことでこのアルバムのタイトルとなった。

 

テーマは「アメリカ先住民とのつながりや悲劇」「自然災害や人災」「タルササウンド」

「うつ病」「移住民問題」「ウーマン・パワー」などで、いつもの牧歌的な雰囲気の楽曲より攻めたサウンドや楽曲構成になっています。

まぎれもなく、この人はブルースマンなのですが、とても丁寧に歌や演奏をする人で、優しく語り掛かけるような楽曲を聞いていると大きなものに包まれているような感覚になります。

 

本人手書きのライナーノーツもアーティスティックで大切に作品を作られていることを感じ取れて好感です。

  

 


songs

1. I Remember You

2. Oklahoma

3. Put A Woman In Charge (Featuring Rosanne Cash)

4. This Is My Home

5. Don’t Throw It Away

6. The Way I

7. Ridin’ on a Train

8. I Should’ve

9. Cold Outside

10. Beautiful Music (Featuring Robbie Brooks Moore)

 

produced by Colin Linden

2019 Concord Records

PERSONNEL

I Remember You

steel guitar, lead vocals : Keb' Mo'

drums : Marcus Finnie

electric guitar : Colin Linden

electric piano : Jim Hoke

keyboards : David Rodgers

 

Oklahoma

acoustic guitar, percussion, lead vocals – Keb' Mo'

backing vocals, handclaps : Carter Moore, Dara Tucker, Robbie Brooks Moore

bass : Eric Ramey

drums : Chester Thompson

keyboards, electric piano, electric organ : Samuel Alexander

lap steel guitar : Robert Randolph

violin : Andy Leftwich

 

Put A Woman In Charge

guitar, bass, percussion, lead vocals – Keb' Mo'

backing vocals : Emoni Wilkins, Jason Eskridge, Moiba Mustapha, Nickie Conley

drums : Marcus Finnie

sax : Jovan Quallo

trombone : Joshua Scalf

trumpet : Scotty Huff

vocals [Featured] : Rosanne Cash

 

This Is My Home

guitar, bass, shaker, lead vocals : Keb' Mo'

accordion : Jim Hoke

backing vocals : Jaci Velasquez

drums : Keio Stroud

 

Don't Throw It Away

mandolin, harmonica, lead vocals : Keb' Mo'

bass, backing vocals : Taj Mahal

drums : Marcus Finnie

guitar : Colin Linden

 

The Way I

acoustic guitar, lead vocals : Keb' Mo'

electric organ : DeMarco Johnson

 

Ridin' On A Train

steel guitar , lead vocals : Keb' Mo'

drums : Marcus Finnie

 

I Should've

electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead vocals : Keb' Mo'

bass : Eric Ramey

drums : Marcus Finnie

electric organ : DeMarco Johnson

mandolin : Colin Linden

 

Cold Outside

guitar, lead vocals : Keb' Mo'

bass : Eric Ramey

drums : Marcus Finnie

electric piano , keyboards : David Rodgers 

mandolin : Colin Linden

 

Beautiful Music

acoustic guitar, dobro, vocals : Keb' Mo'

cello : Cremaine Booker, Emily Nelson

viola : Emily Kohavi

violin : Corrie Covell, Michael O'Gieblyn

vocals [Featured] : Robbie Brooks Moore*

Oklahoma

I Remember You

This Is My Home

The Way I