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Use Me

David BrombergAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 12, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Appleseed Records
  • ASIN: B00518MVTO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,893 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

Back in the '60s and '70s, David played with anybody who was anybody: ex-Beatles, Dylan, Willie Nelson, the Grateful Dead--you name it! Now David is looking back on his old friends to make a special project out of this album. Each friend is to write and produce a song for him to perform in his own imitable style! Includes new songs by Vince Gill, Linda Ronstadt, Doctor John, Los Lobos and many others!


Bromberg . . . makes every track shine, like the A-list session man he s always been. --Will Hermes, Rolling Stone

. . . a roots smorgasbord that showcases Bromberg's impressive range . . . he [has] an engagingly unaffected manner and know how to get to the heart of a song. (3 of 4 stars). --Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia Inquirer

A sublime platter that finds Bromberg collaborating with a host of high-profile friends. . . . Every song is a gem, with Bromberg bringing down the curtain with a stirring rendition of the title track made famous by Bill Withers. Fantastic from beginning to end. (4½ stars) --Ryan Cormier, The News Journal, Wilmington, DE

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bromberg plugs in and plays it funky July 20, 2011
Format:Audio CD
David Bromberg
"Use Me"
(Appleseed, 2011)
Four years ago, blues/folk giant David Bromberg came out of retirement with his first album in ages, a delightful acoustic set that wowed old fans and hooked a few new ones, too. This time, he's plugged in and is playing mostly electric, with help from a bunch of high-powered pals: Dr. John, Vince Gill, Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Keb' Mo', Tim O'Brien and Linda Ronstadt all pitch in, although largely in the background. Other than Ronstadt, the various singers stick to playing instruments, while Bromberg cruises through a familiar-sounding set of funky blues and soulful novelty songs. The title track is an effective cover of the Bill Withers oldie; other highlights include the mournful "Blue Is Falling" (given a bluegrassy twist, courtesy of O'Brien and his pals), "Lookout Mountain Girl" (with Vince Gill) and "It's Just A Matter Of Time," where Linda Ronstadt shares some sweet harmonies with bluegrasser Laurie Lewis. Now at the sweet, tender age of sixty-five, Bromberg is admittedly getting a little long in the tooth, but he's still got a depth of true-blues know-how, and it's always a delight to see him kick up some dust, and get down and dirty. (DJ Joe Sixpack, Slipcue Guide To Country Music)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bromberg in top form July 22, 2011
By h,s
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Some folk, some blues, some angry bite, and a half dozen or so other musical genres all come together into what Bromberg does. He does it here as well as any other album. There's a bit more variety on this album because it has so many doff producers and contributors. But this is this stuff, whatever it is, and it's done here as well as it gets done -- all that and apiece of pie.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "David Bromberg Presents Very Enjoyable Music". July 12, 2011
Format:Audio CD
David Bromberg ('roots' musician) presents traditional folk/blues/country idioms in this greatly enjoyable new CD titled 'Use Me'. Stand-outs/gems/solid tracks include "Ride On Out A Ways" (wonderful piano, guitar & vocals featuring John Hiatt), "Blue Is Falling" (countryish track with beautiful melody & vocals featuring Tim O'Brien) & "The Long Goodbye" (countryish track with incredible guitar/accordion combination, melody & vocals featuring the band Los Lobos). Great tracks include "Tongue" (great blues guitar & trumpet featuring Levon Helm), "You Don't Wanna Make Me Mad" (featuring the legendary Dr. John), "Diggin' In The Deep Blue Sea" (great blues guitar & vocals featuring Keb' Mo'), "Old Neighborhood" (great guitar work & vocals featuring Widesread Panic), "It's Just A Matter Of Time" (great guitar & vocals/duet featuring Linda Ronstadt), "Lookout Mountain Girl" (countryish track, great duet with Vince Gill) & "Use Me" (great blues guitar, drums & vocals. This is a great title track). Okay track is "Bring It With You When You Come" (featuring Levon Helm). On overall, 'roots' musician David Bromberg presents very enjoyable traditional folk/bluegrass music in this new CD 'Use Me', featuring a host of great musicians on their own right, a highly recommended CD listening.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great musicians, mediocre songs. July 26, 2011
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Highly anticipated. Tried it a couple of times. Great people, an awkward assortment of songs. I think this would have succeeded as an instrumental album. Good jams, on most songs, ruined by weak vocals all the way around. One of the things I like about Bromberg is the bite to his vocals which is noticeably absent. Bummer. Maybe next time!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is David Bromberg at his very best May 6, 2013
By Martin
Format:Audio CD
I have been a big fan of David Bromberg since the seventies and have all of his albums. He is well known for his versatility his love of a number of styles of American music ranging from blues to country, bluegrass to pop standards and for his distinctive voice. A Bromberg album therefore, usually gives the listener a very wide range of music with instrumentation of the highest order from the man himself and his highly talented band.
In 2008 as a slight departure from his usual style Bromberg released a totally solo effort, just him and his guitar playing acoustic folk blues standards. It was nominated for a Grammy, but I didn't like it. It wasn't the David Bromberg music I had come to love.
I was lucky enough to have an advance copy of this CD and have been listening to it for more than a fortnight before its official release date. I'm glad to say I now have an official copy with the absolutely marvellous booklet notes which are very informative as well as including some great photos.
The advance publicity for the album was a little off-putting to me. It stated that David had contacted some of his colleagues in the music business asking them to write a song and contribute vocals for the album. It gave the impression that the end result would not be a typical Bromberg album and that his vocals would be taking a back seat. I can now say that this is not the case. The album is blooming marvellous and a must for any fan.
It starts with the funky/bluesy "Tongue", typical Bromberg fare, a track which has appeared on his recent DVD and a couple of legal live downloads. It contains a few humorous lines about his love making ability and the ability to make his lady's toes curl etc etc. Guest Levon Helm plays drums.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave B continues to grow and evolve
Collaboration of writers and performers makes this a very successful album, entertaining and interesting juxtaposition of minds, all within a cohesive program.
Published 14 months ago by Dreighton Rosier
5.0 out of 5 stars I've been a fan since 1971.
Seen him twice. One of my top ten all time favourite artist. I hope to hear more and see him at least once more.
Published 18 months ago by VAN ROBERT HEATH
5.0 out of 5 stars What a talent, what a person!
I heard of this new CD when it came out, and did not pop for it at the time because I did not imagine he could maintain a freshness after so many years away from mainstream blues... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Big John
4.0 out of 5 stars David Bromberg was gone for too long, welcome back, again.
I had sorely missed David Bromberg, "How late'll you play til" was one of my favorite albums of all time. Read more
Published on October 3, 2012 by Bernie Butt
5.0 out of 5 stars Collaboration is Wonderful
David Bromberg had returned to performing his unique roots/blues music after a 17 year sabbatical when I caught his show at the Strathmore Music Center outside of DC in 2007. Read more
Published on April 26, 2012 by G. Simms
5.0 out of 5 stars david bromberg
thanks for getting this to me in such a hurry! it was in good shape. the music is always great. and being a big fan of davids for a long time its good to have something new from... Read more
Published on April 17, 2012 by John R. Waters
5.0 out of 5 stars david bromberg: use me
i was one of the lucky ones to see david bromberg recently and he is one of the most unflappable artists i have ever seen in person. Read more
Published on November 9, 2011 by woody bluezz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great new CD
Not only is the music great, but the stories in the enclosed booklet give a history of the songs, and bring the listener a more intimate idea of the process in making this album. Read more
Published on October 30, 2011 by Linda Halm
1.0 out of 5 stars Damaged goods
I received the cd in the mail smashed and damaged to the point where the case is useless and the cd scratched. just sent an e-mail to the company to see what they can do about it.
Published on September 9, 2011 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Tasty!
This is a very good album that most will enjoy. Song choices are good and the playing is world class. I still prefer the Bill Withers version of "Use Me."
Published on August 21, 2011 by Brian A Stokes
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