SOURCE: Published: 2007-05-07
MARIA MULDAUR IS NAUGHTY, BAWDY & BLUE ON NEW CD OUT MAY 15 COMPLETES CLASSIC BLUES WOMEN TRILOGY ON STONY PLAIN INCLUDES SPECIAL DUET WITH MARIA AND BONNIE RAITT
EDMONTON, AB – Stony Plain Records has announced a May 15 release date for Maria Muldaur’s new CD, Naughty, Bawdy & Blue, which completes the trilogy of albums the acclaimed singer has released as a tribute to classic women blues singers from the 1920s through the 1940s. Both of Maria’s previous albums in this series for Canadian label Stony Plain, which is distributed in the U.S. by Navarre Corporation, were nominated for Grammy Awards: Richland Woman Blues (2001) and Sweet Lovin’ Ol’ Soul (2005).
Bonnie Raitt makes a special guest appearance on Naughty, Bawdy & Blue singing a duet with Maria on “Separation Blues,” a song written by Sippie Wallace, with whom Bonnie toured in the ’70s and ’80s. Both Maria and Bonnie sang the song with Sippie prior to her death in 1986.
“How great to hear these classic blues again, done up right by one of my favorite singers and the incredible James Dapogny’s Chicago Jazz Band,” says Bonnie Raitt about the new album. “I loved joining in on Sippie Wallace’s ‘Separation Blues’!”
Backing Maria Muldaur on most of the album is James Dapogny’s Chicago Jazz Band (who often performed with Sippie Wallace), which provides the perfect accompaniment of instruments (clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba, banjo, guitar, piano, bass and drums) to these songs, a sassy mix of blues and jazz. Other guests on the CD include Dave Mathews on piano and Kevin Porter on trombone. Naughty, Bawdy & Blue was produced by Maria Muldaur and Ron Harwood and recorded at Solid Sound in Ann Arbor, Michigan.But wait, there's more!