Let Your Hair Down

April 19, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 15, 2011
  • Release Date: April 15, 2011
  • Label: Roadrunner Records/Loud & Proud
  • Copyright: 2011 Sailor Productions/Space Cowboy Records
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  • Total Length: 30:44
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  • ASIN: B004RLMQAK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,698 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bill Anthony on April 24, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This review is almost identical my review of Steve's June 2010 album "Bingo". This new April 2011 album, "Let Your Hair Down", is a sequel of sorts, although it was actually recorded at the same marathon sessions as "Bingo". It features more vintage blues tunes than the earlier volume (no Jimmie Vaughan tunes here), but the number of tunes where Steve gives up the lead vocal mic to Sonny Charles is nearly identical to Bingo.

This is a blues cover album, and a fine and fun recording. Steve's 1986 album "Living In The 20th Century" was a blues cover half-album (on side 2 only - mostly Jimmy Reed tunes), and then he did the brilliant "Born 2 B Blue" in 1988, which was mostly pop standards, R&B, and jazz.

"Let Your Hair Down" is a fine all-blues-and-R&B effort, but be aware that a large portion of the album has lead vocals by Sonny Charles (of Sonny Charles and the Checkmates Ltd fame), and if you heard those tunes on the radio, you wouldn't have a clue that it was the Steve Miller Band. Steve's entire career has been made by hits and album cuts with his trademark vocals, including most of the early classics such as Living In The USA, Going To Mexico, Space Cowboy, My Dark Hour, Quicksilver Girl, and The Joker. And everything he's recorded from 1976 onward has had his vocals, so when you buy a Steve Miller Band album, that's what you expect to hear.

Of the 10 tracks on the regular edition of this album, 6 have Steve Miller lead vocals, 3 have Sonny Charles lead vocals, and 1 is split between Steve and Sonny.

Of the 4 bonus tracks on the special edition, 3 feature Sonny Charles (only 1 with Steve on vocals!).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Gawlik on June 1, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Man, some of my fellow reviewers are awfully easy to please so I wonder if we heard the same disc. I like Steve. I like his guitar playing and thru 40 years of listening I've become quite accustomed to his voice. As much as I like Sonny Charles (his "Black Pearl" is an all-time R&B
classic), I prefer to hear Steve (or at least Boz Scaggs) on his cds.

With the many songs to choose from why does Steve pick some of these tired old warhorses? It's time to put "I Got Love If You Want It", "Just A Little Bit", "Can't Be Satisfied" and especially
"Sweet Home Chicago" in a time lock vault and set it for, let's say, 2050. "Pretty Thing" is a
great choice, and while I prefer Rusty Zinn's version, Steve does a very credible job with it.
"No More Doggin'" is another cd highlight, along with "Love The Life I Live". I was disappointed that "Driftin' & Driftin" was the only slow blues included. Steve plays blues like he's on his way to a fire. "The Walk" is a good example of that, it could be retitled "The Trot". Slow 'em down, Steve, we ain't going anywhere. Your fans are sticking with you.

On the whole, this an okay disc but I'll take some cuts from "Bingo", mix them with some of the better ones from "Let Your Hair Down" and have a righteous Steve Miller rocking blues cover cd.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Mariba on April 20, 2011
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'Bingo' was a fantastic CD release last year by the talented legendary blues rock band, The Steve Miller Band. Expectations therefore may be very high on their 2011 follow-up/new CD release titled 'Let Your Hair Down'. The MP3 download has only 10 tracks (no 4 bonus tracks here as in CD unfortunately) & opens with the track "Snatch It Back And Hold It" : a great blues track with great vocals & music sounding like a 'live performance'. Other great tracks include "I Got Love If You Want It", "Just A Little Bit", "Close Together" (great vocals & harmony and the blues sound reminiscent of The Jeff Heally Band), "No More Doggin'", "Can't Be Satisfied", "Sweet Home Chicago" (a great saxophone infused blues track with great vocals) & "Love The Life I Live" (great guitar & melody). Two tracks stand-out for me namely "Pretty Thing" (up-tempo track, wonderful music, melody & vocals. This is my favourite track from this CD) & "The Walk" (beautiful guitar & great vocals. The song reminiscent to Prince's "It's The Walk" from his blues/jazz 1999's release by Warner Brothers titled 'The Vault : All Friends For Sale' but this one by The Steve Miller Band is a better track). On overall, this is a good CD release effort by The Steve Miller Band & deserves three and half stars, a recommended CD listening.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Arthurly on April 21, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Disagree with some of the other reviewers. OK, very familiar choice of blues songs covered here but Steve is on excellent form throughout, putting down some great solos, that sound so reminiscent of his heyday. Some real foot tappin' numbers here - personal favorite 'No More Doggin' ' Only reservation (as mentioned in some reviews of 'Bingo') is other vocalist Sonny Charles. Sorry, I just wanna hear Steve, (although he does get the majority of leads), his voice is still fine!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By timazon on April 20, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is a collection of blues covers and is very well done, but if you're looking for "Steve Miller"-style songs, you might be disappointed although he naturally gives everything his 'Stevie' spin.

I don't think this is as strong as last year's Bingo! but it's still a great album.
If you're a real Steve Miller Band fan, I bet you'll like it.

Dunno why the mp3 version lacks the bonus tracks. They aren't outtakes or alternate versions, they are 4 different songs and all of them quite good.
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