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The Be Good Tanyas' Frazey Ford is set to release her debut solo album "Obadiah" on July 20. "Obadiah" combines Frazey's gorgeous sultry vocals that helped define the Tanyas' sound, with her ever growing love for soul music, adding a rich fullness and bottom end to the 13 tracks the comprise the debut. Recorded during a blissful Vancouver summer, "Obadiah" is a collection of songs hand-carved by the hardships and exaltations of life, and stained with the rich colors of soul and folk music that fueled artists like Joni Mitchell, Ann Peebles, Neil Young, and Donny Hathaway.

1. Firecracker
2. Lay Down With You
3. Bird Of Paradise
4. If you Gonna Go
5. Blue Streak Mama
6. Lost Together
7. I LIke You Better
8. Hey Little Mama
9. The Gospel Song
10. Goin' Over
11. Half In
12. One More Cup Of Coffee
13. Mimi Song

Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 20, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • ASIN: B003JFPL70
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,168 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Takoma on July 23, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I've had this CD less than 2 days but it has already become one of my all time favorites. Her singing is better that ever, more rhythmic, more sultry and all of her little Frazeyisms are as good or better than ever. The music has a much more soulful groove than the Tanyas, as does the singing, and the understated electric rhythm/light lead guitar really kicks it in subtly and pushes it solidly along. You can listen to it musically, vocally, think on the lyrics whatever... it works well on any, every and all levels.

Her writing has matured. She was great before, but after a few years of the ups and downs of real adulthood experience, you really do have something more to say. I haven't heard a soul opened this widely since "Blue", "For the Roses" or "Blood on the Tracks". Sorry that she had to go through much of it, but glad that she could share it with us so beautifully. As Dylan once said about all of us who loved "Blood on the Tracks", "A lot of people tell me they enjoy that album. It's hard for me to relate to that. I mean, it, you know, people enjoying that type of pain, you know?"

I would recommend that you grab this immediately, if not sooner.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Meredith on August 1, 2010
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I'm a Be Good Tanyas fan and was bummed when they disbanded (?). Anyhow, saw Frazey Ford was playing locally, touring behind her just released solo project. Didn't know what to expect and damn, what fine show and mesmerizing bunch of new songs. This album builds slowly, patiently and gets better with every listen. Her interest in R&B shines on many tracks. Both the melodies and the very fine lyrics just keep pulling you in. Best tracks are Lost Together, Birds of Paradise, Hey Little Mama, but they really are all quite good. Ford defies easy categorization, even moreso than the BGT, but just buy this album. You won't regret it. Sometimes it reminded me of the creative fusion of Luscious Jackson, sometimes the moodiness of the cowboy Junkies, whatever, it's very good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JG on October 19, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'm a fairly voracious music consumer, whether it be CDs, live downloads, miscellaneous other downloads (no, I've never "stolen" even one single song off the internet which an artist should have been paid for), streams, online radio (if I may digress briefly on that note, thank you KCRW for being the best), and on and on and on. Through all this, I've run across a lot of good music, but it's not often that a musician or band grabs my attention instantly with the force Frazey Ford did the first time I heard her.

Some have said her voice reminds of Janice Joplin, or maybe Joni Mitchell, and a few others, but it's fair to say Ms. Ford has a voice like no one else.

The ambience is hazy, sexy, and stimulating, the kind that keeps your attention from beginning to end, and there's not a bad track on the record.

I'd almost be willing to guarantee you'll probably find yourself mesmerized and immersed in it after multiple spins and listens. So far, I may have heard the album in its entirety about three or four times, but can already tell it'll be spending a lot of time in my players.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Average Joe on May 11, 2012
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I'd never heard of Frazey Ford until a month ago. Never heard of the Be Good Tanyas either because I don't listen much to Bluegrass or Folk. But, I love great singing and songs whatever the genre and I was lucky enough to hear a couple of Frazey's songs on an internet radio station. I bought the 3 Tanyas cds instantly and then Obadiah. Well, this woman's songs and singing go right to my heart and soul. No question her voice is beautiful and her singing style is unique. Just beautiful, quirky, even angelic, yet very earthy at the same time. There are moments here that are "folk", "r&b" and "bluegrass" but this cd should not be categorized because it's just full of feeling and should appeal to people who love all of those types of music. In essence, "Obadiah" transcends genres. I've already bought copies of this cd for several friends and can't understand why "Obadiah" is not the biggest selling album on the planet. Or why I'd never heard of it until recently. Thank you Frazey Ford. Please make a new album soon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dianne Hoffman on January 4, 2015
Format: Vinyl
I initially bought this album when it was released on CD a few years back. It was Love at first listen. Deep, Mad, Love. I listened to it compulsively and it remains my "go to" quick fix for all audibly solvent emotional needs. I purchased it again recently, this time on vinyl, as a birthday gift for a dear friend, a young woman who miraculously makes her living as an awe inspiring poet and who happens to have a pension for folk music. Unlike me, she has not previously been aware of, let alone a long time fan of the Tanyas, but I was sure (and was right) that she'd love Frazey. This is, and will most likely always be, the album I never stop repetitively listening to and sharing with my favorite people. And I would say the same word for word praise for her follow release 'Indian Ocean'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dm on September 12, 2010
Format: MP3 Music
Frazey came around my town and I am a BGT fan, so I went. I was never clear on who the Tanyas exactly were, though I listened a lot to the albums. Now I know a huge part of them is Frazey (as well as Trish Klein who plays on this album.) I agree with the other reviews. This has quickly become one of my favorite albums. No one sings like Frazey. She is deeply soulful and unique. The song writing is great and I have to second the comment about Sam's electric guitar. It's brilliantly tasteful and reserved. When you got it going on like this band, you don't need to flaunt it. It's all about the feeling. It moves me deeply. But also works very well musically. It's mesmerizing. Perfect debut. Can't wait for more.
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