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Real Live

Becky BarksdaleAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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A rare performer in any day or age, Becky Barksdale embodies in one individual the vast Texas blues guitar tradition of a Freddie King, the flirtatious sensuality and assertive independence of a Bessie Smith and the raw passionate vocals of a Janis Joplin. Surprisingly, those conventions seem to have seeped into her pores rather than emanating from any specific source. My biggest influences ... Read more in Amazon's Becky Barksdale Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 5, 2002)
  • Label: Spinout / Duluth
  • ASIN: B000060OJ3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,787,544 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Satisfy Me
2. Little Bit Wild
3. Bigger Than the Moon
4. Wrap Me Up
5. I Wish
6. I Just Want to Make Love to You
7. Fun
8. Going Back to Texas
9. Handle With Care
10. Close to You
11. Nuthin' Like You [A Tribute to Jimi]

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Life Changing Event May 28, 2004
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I heard Satisfy Me on the House of Blues compilation last year just by chance.I became transfixed the first time I heard it. I wrote to a friend of mine in Houston and asked if he had heard of her. He sent me three of her albums and I became a fan for life. Real Live is my favorite of her collection. It is raw and real and intense. I agree that Satisfy Me is fantastic, and I disagree that I Just Want to Make Love to You is a low point. It is the best arrangement of the song I have ever heard. I am a blues singer with a band in Portland OR but I grew up in Louisiana near East Texas.Becky Barksdale's work touches my soul. I saw Becky and had the pleasure to meet her at a Easy Riders show this past January. Seeing her, meeting her and hearing the way she plays guitar and sings truly changed my life. She plays and sings the way I always thought it should be. Real Live is one of my top 5 all time favorite albums. If you like your blues bottom-line and dripping with moist emotion, buy Real Live.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressive! April 2, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This CD was my introduction to Becky Barksdale, a product of a random selection. Prior to purchasing this disc, I had never seen her perform or heard anything that she has released. Listening to the CD, I was readily impressed with her sultry voice and her ability as a guitarist. This is a really good CD and one that cries out for some attention. If you would like to hear some really good blues by a very talented young lady, give this a spin. Best track: "Satisfy Me" Low point: "I Just Want to Make Love To You".
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