Use Me

July 12, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 12, 2011
  • Label: Appleseed
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Appleseed
  • Total Length: 46:14
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0058XAGF8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,626 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I was an instantly-made fan.
G. Simms
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.
Martin
One of my top ten all time favourite artist.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on July 20, 2011
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David Bromberg
"Use Me"
(Appleseed, 2011)
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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 By sh on July 22, 2011
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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 By M. Mariba on July 12, 2011
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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 By ceteris paribus on 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 By Martin on May 6, 2013
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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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