For Your Consideration: Maria Muldaur “DON’T YOU FEEL MY LEG"
Don't You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker is on the 61st Grammy Ballot for Best Traditional Blues Album, Best American Roots Performance (Don't You Feel My Leg), and Best Engineered Album – Non-Classical. The album is a tribute to popular vocalist and songwriter Blue Lu Barker, who made her mark in the late 30s and early 40s, and whom Billie Holiday once cited as her biggest influence. Featuring a stellar band of NOLA musicians including New Orleans A-listers David Torkanowsky on piano (Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Solomon Burke), Roland Guerin on bass (Allen Toussaint, Steve Earle, Chris Thomas King), and Herlin Riley on drums (Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson), among others.
"…Here she lightens her timbre in tribute to her friend Lu on top of a hyperactive New Orleans band, and she's never sounded sexier or more committed....
Grade: A" ~ Robert Christgau
"Don't You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker pays tribute to a great New Orleans blues singer and testifies to the vitality and mastery of Maria Muldaur as she continues to mine rich veins of American Roots music.
~ Robert H. Cataliotti, Living Blues Magazine
"…Muldaur has done it again." ~ Richard Ludmerer, MakingAScene.org
"[Muldaur] shares an intrinsic understanding of the music with the band members, so that their collective efforts revive these classics in all of their bawdy glory while adding exciting musical statements firmly rooted in the traditions.
~ Mark Thompson, Blues Blast Magazine
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