Down Hearted Blues


Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell's music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. After releasing five albums of critically acclaimed original songs, the reigning "Queen of the Minor Key" is taking a moment to shake hands with the blues. Jewell's new collection of 12 rare, bold blues and R&B covers adds to her potent mix of classic country, folk, and early rock 'n roll inspired original music. From the barrelhouse power of 1920's Bessie Smith to the electrified sounds of 1960's Betty James, blues music has always been a strong influence on the Boise, Idaho native. On Down Hearted Blues, Eilen and her long-time road band (Jerry Miller, Shawn Supra, Jason Beek) rip through greasy versions of dark blues like Charles Sheffield's "It's Your Voodoo Working," Willie Dixon's "You Know My Love" and Albert Washington's "One of These Days." The band also strips down the sound, trading in drums and electric instruments for washboards, mandolins, and banjos to cover songs like Memphis Minnie's "Nothing in Rambling," Bessie Smith's "Down Hearted Blues" and Moonshine Kate's "Poor Girl's Story."

One Response to “Album”

  • Thomas sagt:

    Hallo Edgar,
    ich habe mir die DVD gekauft. Allerdings sind dort 32 Songs drauf – nach „Song 28. Paradise“ kommt der Song „Hollywood Bungalow“ und dann weiter wie mit der DVD-Setlist.
    Eine kleine Anmerkung meinerseits. 😉
    Gruß
    Thomas

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Down Hearted Blues
JEWELL, EILEN
Down Hearted Blues
CD
SIG 2089
€ 14.90



1. It's Your Voodoo Working
2. Another Night to Cry
3. You'll Be Mine
4. Down Hearted Blues
5. I'm a Little Mixed Up
6. You Gonna Miss Me
7. Walking with Frankie
8. Nothing in Rambling
9. Don't Leave Poor Me
10. Crazy Mixed Up World
11. You Know My Love
12. The Poor Girls Story