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Sweet Potato Pie [Import]

Robert CrayAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 grammy nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, blues rock icon Robert Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.

In their April 2011 issue, Rolling Stone Magazine credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing.” They go on to say that his ... Read more in Amazon's Robert Cray Store

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  • Audio CD (November 18, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • ASIN: B000024RFQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,184,627 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Nothing Against You
2. Do That For Me
3. Back Home
4. Save It
5. The One In The Middle
6. Little Birds
7. Trick Or Treat
8. Simple Things
9. Jealous Minds
10. Not Bad For Love
11. I Can't Quit

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tasty CD.... May 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The structure of this cd is similar in some ways to "strong persuader". The stuff i like the best is at the beginning and the end with the middle a little soft and sweet just like sweet potatoe pie. The first cut "nothing against you" is my favorite cray song and one of my favorites period. You just want to get up and move with the eb and flow and cray's voice rings out and the extensive guitar solo is scintillating. You will want to listen to that song over and over again. Good thing too because you may want to bypass the second cut, "do that for me". That song is a cheap, silly song not worthy of mr. cray's talent. The cd continues with soulful sweet r&b that is easy and enjoyable to listen to. Cray's voice is perfect for this otis redding type material and #6 trick or treat is an actual redding song. That song will take you back and the memphis horns provide a nice touch with the piano. "Simple things" is a great love song and has a little touch of reggae. Cray's voice is sweet as honey and oh so smoooooooooooth. "Jealous minds" is a nice up tempo rock number and "not bad for love" will put you in blues heaven. The guitar solo on that song is all laid back deep southern blues. Cray sings with all his soul. The cd finishes with my second favorite song, "i can't quit". An inspiring energetic piece that you hope will never end.

I'm pretty much a hard core fan of high energy electric blues. There is something about robert cray and his soulful, r&b tinged sound that grabs me. This cd especially is addictive. I like strong persuader but i listen to sweet potatoe pie much more.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific album November 2, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Robert Cray gives us yet another R&B sounding album here that doesnt miss the mark. "The One In The Middle" is a soulful plea of love gone away that really shows off Cray's great vocal talents. "Little Birds", "Back Home", "Nothing Against You", also fit this description. Crays vocals tend to overlooked becasue of his guitar playing, but he does have a great voice and on this album it shows. The Otis Redding song, "Trick or Treat", is a little more upbeat than the others I mentioned and Cray does this song some justice. You can compare this albums sound to Otis Redding's, that is how the music comes accross. This is a more soul and R&B sounding album as compared to "Strong Persuader". I think that any Cray fan will enjoy this album
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Robert Cray - 'Sweet Potato Pie' (Mercury) March 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Never being all THAT much of a blues fan, I must admit, this man knows his craft and he knows it well. His guitar work on this record is just as amazing as his vocals. All ten tracks are very well written and produced. Cuts that made me sit up and take notice were "Little Birds", "I Can't Quit", "Not Bad For Love" and "Simple Things". Nice modern-day electric blues. Also notice he does a cover of the late Otis Redding's "Trick Or Treat". Very good. Should appeal to fans of Buddy Guy, Jimmy Vaughan, Keb Mo' and maybe Eric Clapton. Worth checking out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Soulful Step in the Right Direction July 6, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Robert Cray has never shirked from the challenge of bringing new dimensions to the limited range of the blues. These extra musical dimensions have always come from R&B and soul, as obviously these musical genres have very strongly influenced Cray. So, it's no surprise that an album like Sweet Potato Pie should occur. This is a strong album that has more akin to Midnight Stroll than Strong Persuader or Shame + A Sin, calling our attention to the Stax/Volt era of R&B evolution. It's also no surprise that the name of Otis Redding should come up in the credits. "Trick or Treat" is a wonderful Redding cover, and the whole album pays homage to Redding as Cray exercises his best soulful vocal impersonation of the late lamented soul singer throughout. Overall, a strong effort and a soulful step in the right direction.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid outing, emphasis on the vocals January 25, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This one will sneak up on you. Cray is a wonderful performer with an expressive vocal style that really sells a song. "Do That for Me," has a wicked vocal, harkening back to the classic soul of Marvin Gaye. Utilizing the Memphis Horns throughout adds to the sweetness of this CD; Cray just sounds like he's having a great time. Mostly Cray originals mixed with a great Redding cover "Trick or Treat," SWEET POTATO PIE is a great example of Cray the singer. I do wish he would have ripped into a few more solos, but that's a minor point. This is a nice example of Robert Cray's work.
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