Becky Barksdale | Out of the Blue

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Out of the Blue

by Becky Barksdale

A rare performer in any day or age, Becky Barksdale embodies in one individual the vast Texas blues guitar tradition of Freddie King, the flirtatious sensuality and assertive independence of Bessie Smith and the raw passionate vocals of Janis Joplin
Genre: Blues: Rockin' Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Make My Move
3:28 $0.99
2. Bone In Your Back
5:31 $0.99
3. The Real Thing
3:26 $0.99
4. To Be Beautiful
3:44 $0.99
5. Satisfy Me
4:29 $0.99
6. Out Of The Blue
4:13 $0.99
7. Come On In And Play
4:24 $0.99
8. Bulletproof
4:36 $0.99
9. Goin' Home
4:13 $0.99
10. Muddy Water
3:51 $0.99
11. Hipshake
4:52 $0.99
12. Insurance
2:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
Hailing from Port Arthur, Texas (the same hometown as the legendary Janis Joplin), Becky Barksdale began playing when her grandfather gave her a guitar at the age of twelve. She was gigging on the regional scene by the time she was sixteen, leading to a period on the road with a latter day lineup of blues-boogie band Canned Heat. Through word of mouth, Barksdale came to the attention of Michael Jackson and was hand-picked to play guitar for the pop superstar on his tour to promote his Dangerous release in 1993. With her profile quickly on the rise, Barksdale became the first artist signed to the House Of Blues label, featured on the compilation HOT BISCUITS, and the compilation ESSENTIAL WOMEN IN BLUES. She then released REAL LIVE, a live recording earning rave reviews.

OUT OF THE BLUE is a fantastic ride that covers a big hunk of musical territory. From the swampy Southeast Texas bar room blues of "Muddy Water" - to the fun urban-esk blues of "Make My Move." She digs into a rockin' Stones groove and then slides into the heartfelt roots rock feel of "Bone In Your Back."
Her guitar playing covers a lot of territory as well. Becky's delicately sweet touch on the title cut "Out Of The Blue" soon becomes the rough and ragged 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' on the blues classic "Hipshake" - not to mention, a cool tip of the hat to blues legend Freddie King on her cover of "Muddy Water."

And there's no filler here - Every song is a winner. The lyrics take a stand. They are the voice of strong, intelligent woman with a brash 'tell it like it is' attitude. These songs come with soul. Powerful and sensual, exhilarating and intimate... and there's no doubt she means it.



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I've been a fan for years and this is the best CD yet! Becky makes that guitar talk to ya - and those vocals - Wow. Yep - she means it alright.

Dan Johnson

Becky blew the roof off the Bayfront BluesFest!!!! -- Had to get the CD. Can't wait for more!

James Richards

I Love This CD!
I love this record! It's so warm - and the playing and vocals are great. Can't get enough! I think I've listened to this CD 150 times already.

BluesFan Dan

Awesome - tear it up girl!
This is the CD I've been waiting for. Saw her at Bayfront Bluesfest a couple years back and I can't get enough. She's damn good. Come back to the Northland please. Hip-shake Baby!

Peter Wood

Great blues!
A driving, quality blues album. What a talented lady.

Sharon Robinson

She Rocks!
Bought this CD at the Adams Avenue Street Fair and I agree - She Rocks!!!

LA Fan

Great Artist - Great CD
Becky is one of those artists . . . once you hear her, you can't believe you haven't heard more OF her. We caught a live performance in LA and have become fans since. Just bought this album and it's been the primary playlist. Love her vocals; she really kicks ass on the guitar.

Sharon in Michigan

I can't believe I've never heard of Becky before. I recently saw her tear it up at the CowPie Blues Festival and had to get the CD. WOW! I've already worn the grooves out. BONE IN YOUR BACK should be a major hit. Why is this not all over the radio?? Do yourself a favor and check it out!

Roy Anderson

It's like Jimmy Page meets Stevie Ray Vaughan in 2003 - and something in there reminds me of Janis as well. This is one serious guitar slingin' blues chick! I can't believe I haven't heard of her before. Thanks CD BABY.

Barb D.

Out of the Blue is outstanding!
The title song just breaks your heart with its mournful soul. It's been a long time since Becky came out with a new CD, but I'm keeping myself satisfied with her music that's available on this CD and "Real Live."
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