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So Many Rivers

Marcia BallAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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"Rollicking roadhouse rave-ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B" -USA Today
"A joyful musical tour of the territory between New Orleans and Austin. Ball’s voice can break your heart with a ballad or break your back with a rocker." -Boston Herald

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 22, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • ASIN: B00008NG59
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,800 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If Bonnie Raitt played piano and had a little more New Orleans in her, she'd be proud to claim the soulful sincerity of this release as her own. Producer Stephen Bruton (long Raitt's lead guitarist) polishes this groove-laden set with rich arrangements of horns and harmonies, as Cajun accordionist Wayne Toups, former Storyville vocalist Malford Milligan, and blues guitarist Pat Boyack provide additional sonic spice. Though the second-line syncopation of "Foreclose on the House of Love," the buoyant swamp pop of "Honeypie" (with Toups), and an acoustic, mandolin-driven transformation of the funky "Three Hundred Pounds of Hongry" find the veteran blueswoman in playful spirits, she shows her depth as a balladeer on originals such as "Give Me a Chance" and "The Storm," as well as a revival of Arthur Alexander's classic "If It's Really Got to Be This Way." Between the river towns of New Orleans (Ball's musical homeland) and Austin (where she's based), these 14 cuts cover a lot of ground. --Don McLeese

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4.0 out of 5 stars More like it. April 23, 2003
By jt
Format:Audio CD
I was disappointed with Marcia's last album, "Presumed Innocent", as it had a somewhat antiseptic sound for this most organic of performers. "So Many Rivers" sounds much more vibrant and closer in feel to her best album: "Let Me Play with Your Poodle". Her playing and that of her band is solid and rollicking. The mix between rockers and ballads is perfect. However, to experience Marcia at her best you need to see her in concert. This album should provide some excellent fodder for her current live set. A live album would really do Marcia justice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No House of Glass March 19, 2005
Format:Audio CD
"So Many Rivers" is a high point for Marcia Ball. An accomplished pianist, she has a crack band to help fill in the gaps. Six of the tracks are originals that she penned. My favorite is Danny Timms' "Hurricane on China Lake." Although this was copyrighted in 1978, this is the first recording of the tune I can find. Marcia's bluesy piano pounds out the melody, "It's blowing the walls down; You find your house of glass in pieces on the ground." Donnie Fritts & Gary Nicholson penned the beautiful melody of "If It's Really Got to Be This Way," a sad slow breakup lament that Marcia's vocals fully embody. On "Give Me A Chance," Marcia's piano goes gospel with Greg Smith's sax and the Los Angeles Horns giving Marcia's powerful vocal a classic soul feel that'd put a smile on Al Green's face. Danny Timm's "Dance With Me" bounces joyfully on the set's feel-good track. The material on this set is consistently good. The performances are first rate & make this a delightful jewel! Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long And Tall Marsha Ball April 3, 2010
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Another great from Marsha Ball. I try to see as many of her concerts as I can. She plays on the Sandy Beaches Cruise every year, and the Legend Cruises. Great week of music out on the ocean..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 15, 2014
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I think its her best yet
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5.0 out of 5 stars so many rivers June 17, 2014
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i really like m. ball.....this one is more introspective, is that the right term, but it shows alot of the development of her unique style.g her, delta tamales(different than what you think a tamale is) have some sweet tea or if you are of that persausion a cold beer or three and dance/move............ej
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4.0 out of 5 stars Marcia Ball, Yes April 28, 2013
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Yes, and yes again. After listening to one of her CDs, it looks like I went a little crazy - Yes!
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