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Singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb’ Mo’s music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America--informing all of its musical roots—before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. Born Kevin Moore in South Los Angeles to parents originally from the deep South, he adopted ... Read more in Amazon's Keb' Mo' Store

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  • Audio CD (June 7, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: June 7, 1994
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000029J5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,133 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Every few years, an acoustic guitar player decides he wants to be the next Robert Johnson and endears himself to the blues world--Rory Block, John Hammond Jr., and Taj Mahal have crossed this road in the past. Veteran backup guitarist Kevin "Keb' Mo'" Moore has the freshest approach to pulling it off, turning Johnson's devil-obsessed classics "Come on in My Kitchen" and "Kindhearted Woman Blues" into friendly folk music on this 1994 debut. Unlike many of the great bluesmen, the personable Moore doesn't aspire to be evil or even rebellious; he writes terrific songs (most notably the opening "Every Morning" and "Dirty Low Down and Bad") and performs them with talent and charisma. --Steve Knopper

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Even if you don't like the Blues....you'll love this CD!
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Every song is great.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Russell Diederich VINE VOICE on April 7, 2004
Format: Audio CD
There's something about acoustic blues, the idea of playing on a street corner deep in the Delta, running a bottle over a National Steel. Keb' Mo' is one of the best acoustic blues players today. Sometimes it's just him and his guitar, other times he's backed by drums and keyboards. Moore's playing is full and you rarely notice that there is no one else playing but him. His solo guitar work brings visions of Robert Johnson, and he pays tribute to the Master with two of his cuts. The rest of the tracks are penned by Moore with some collaboration from others.
Every tune on this album is good. Moore's playing adjusts between strumming, fingerpicking and slide. He also adds in banjo and harmonica, but his great asset is his voice. Smooth and sweat, it lacks the gravel sound we've become accustomed to for the blues, but his voice is perfect for solo guitar, almost as if it matches the sound of the guitar. "Victims of Comfort" is my favorite off the album with his strumming and voice interaction. The song is just him and his guitar, almost slow and sad sounding. "Angelina" throws in drums to keep the beat and Moore's fingers pluck the strings with an upbeat tempo. "Come On In My Kitchen" is the first of the Johnson covers, and he plays with a slide, and belts out some on the harmonica, with a little help from an organ and drums. Another great cut. More of the straight blues shuffle is heard on "Love Blues" again a solo guitar bit.
Each track is good on this album, and proves that Keb' Mo' is a name to be recognized with his unique sound of yesterday. Anyone who likes the original blues players like Johnson, will love this album, as will many people who don't love the blues. Moore's voice is soothing, and his playing has a relaxed feel to it. A pure joy to listen to.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Justin Chomel on December 5, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is a very enjoyable disc. I learned of Keb Mo' from the "Austin City Limits: Big Blues Extravaganza" CD. He plays "Tell Everybody I Know" on that compilation. I liked it so much I bought this CD. His folky, blues sound is very refreshing to the typical blues that I have heard. The music on this CD runs from the light and fun of "Tell Everybody I Know", to the serious "Victims of Comfort", to the lonely "Anybody Seen My Girl". Even when he does a traditional blues tune("Am I Wrong"), it's got a brightness to it that you don't see in other blues music. The sound quality is superb, and the music is even better.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Costantino on April 27, 2000
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Most Blues fans know that the genre is often just a rehashing of old favorites, old ways of playing, and a traditional approach via cliche to the lyrics. This album is decidedly upbeat for a a blues album and many would say it isn't a blues album at all, but a potpurri of blues, country, and rock. All I know is that every song on this album can put a smile on your face either through the music or the lyrics (although most likely both). This is destined to be a classic if it hasn't already become one. Winner of the W.C. Handy Award for country/acoustic blues album of the year. Highlights on this album full of gems are "Tell Everybody I Know", "Come On In My Kitchen", "Dirty Low Down And Bad", and "Every Morning". For any Blues, check that, for any Music fan out there who hasn't purchased this album yet what are you waiting for? Go Buy It Now!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John Vorel on February 19, 2003
Format: Audio CD
As a "strong hearted" listener myself I've come to realize that there are people out there who just don't "get" the soulful essence of a rare performer like Keb' Mo' and there are no words that can explain it to them.
Its gives me much optimism when I realize the Music industry has recognized the God given talent of someone like Keb' Mo' with a grammy award. Usually you expect a commercially exploited sound to win that honor. However, here the intrinsic abliliies of a future blues phenom are noted by the grammy award. A huge step in the right direction for an otherwise shallow tin cup honor.
This CD captures the essence of Keb's voice where that undescribable energy emminates from the soul. For Keb it's an extremely rare feel-good energy that transcends all sound barriers. It originates from the depths of soul and for most blues artist it rarely leaves its imprint on the vocal recordings.
Keb is the exception to the rule, much the way BB King or Muddy Waters carries such a rare gift. However, I feel that some of Keb's more recent recorded CD i.e. "Slow Dow" are more masterfully produced, with all around crisper recording sessions. But as a recognized "debut" CD this album should not be omitted from any serious blues fan's collection.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By hyperbolium on February 6, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Though Mo' released an earlier R&B-flavored album under his birth name, Kevin Moore, this delta-inspired acoustic-blues release is really his artistic debut. Playing guitar, banjo, and harmonica, Mo' shows a heavy influence from Robert Johnson (whose "Come On In My Kitchen" and "Kindhearted Woman Blues" he covers alongside eleven originals). At the same time, he displays a playful, gregarious side that brings to mind Taj Mahal (with a touch of Bobby McFerrin and Lyle Lovett), and expands his songs to encompass modern folk and jazz ideas.
Mo's expressive singing and penetrating lyrics are highlighted on spare ballads, backed by the sharp fingerpicked twang of steel strings and the harmonica's mournful wail. Mid-tempo tracks retain the acoustic innocence even as the band kicks up the energy with backing organ, bass and drums. The result is an album steeped in classic blues but not enslaved by it; a recording that finds new avenues for the blues without losing any sense of its history.
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