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Slow Consumption

by Better Off With the Blues

Acoustic Blues - old and new
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Milk Cow Blues
3:48 $0.99
2. Come on in My Kitchen
4:22 $0.99
3. In the Evening
5:16 $0.99
4. Other Shoe
3:21 $0.99
5. Bottle in Hand
3:26 $0.99
6. Stella
3:47 $0.99
7. Baby Please Don't Go
5:02 $0.99
8. Big Boss Man
2:27 $0.99
9. Replacement Blues
4:52 $0.99
10. Big Road Blues
3:18 $0.99
11. Little Red Hen
5:53 $0.99
12. Bountiful Baby
3:04 $0.99
13. Nothing to Lose
4:12 $0.99
14. Face in the Crowd
3:21 $0.99
15. Don't You Leave Me
3:10 $0.99
16. God Moves (Titanic)
4:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
Better Off With the Blues is an acoustic blues band located in Salt Lake City. Members include Lou Borgenicht (harp and vocals), Harold Carr (bass), Jim Poulton (guitar and vocals) and Paul Rasmussen (guitar, mandolin and vocals).

Slow Consumption was recorded by Michael Greene at Counterpoint Studios and HUGESound Studios, Salt Lake City. Mixed by Michael Greene at HUGESound Studios.

Visit Better Off With the Blues at www.bowtb.com

Liner notes for Slow Consumption:

1. Milk Cow Blues (Sleepy John Estes) (3:49) This 1930 song has been covered by Robert Johnson, Bob Willis, Elvis, Aerosmith and more
2. Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson) (4:23) From the legendary Delta blues guitarist, who may have brought one too many women into his kitchen. Rumor has it he was killed by a jealous husband. recorded in 1936 in San Antonio; RJ died in 1938
3. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) (Leroy Carr) (5:17) recorded 1934-35. "We all used to go to (Carr's) home and wake him up at 2, 3 in the morning and have him sing this song ... that's the best time to wake up a blues singer to have him sing the blues" - Big Bill Broonzy
4. The Other Shoe (Paul Rasmussen) (3:22) Some personal insights into knowing when to "throw in the towel" on a relationship gone sour
5. Bottle In Your Hand (Jim Poulton) (3:27) A reminiscence about some of the lonely nights of our youth
6. Stella (Paul Rasmussen) (3:47) If you were a child of the 40's, 50's or 60's and wanted a guitar for Christmas, Santa likely brought you a Stella. Solid, playable and, best of all, cheap, Elvis, Scotty Moore, Doc Watson, Leadbelly and many others started on Stellas
7. Baby Please Don't Go (Big Joe Williams/Big Bill Broonzy) (5:03) - another song covered/revised by many artists. Our version is closest to the recorded versions of Williams (1935) and Broonzy (1941)
8. Big Boss Man (Luther Dixon and Al Smith) (2:27) First recorded by Jimmy Reed in 1961
9. Replacement Blues (Jim Poulton) (4:52) Commemorating the time JP moved from Boston to SLC to get married, but his fiance didn't tell him until the morning he got there that she had a new boyfriend
10. Big Road Blues (Tommy Johnson) (3:19) recorded in 1928 by Johnson, who learned to play the blues from Charlie Patton on the Dockery Plantation
11. Little Red Hen (Traditional/Mahal/Banks) (5:53) - This is a traditional song, with added lyrics by Taj Mahal. Our version is based on an arrangement by Paul Banks
12. Bountiful Baby (Jim Poulton) (3:05) Bountiful is a predominantly Mormon community north of Salt Lake City
13. Nothing to Lose (Paul Rasmussen) (4:13) Some political climates just beg for a blues song
14. Face in the Crowd (Brownie McGhee) (3:21) released in 1959, our version is an adaptation of an arrangement by Mike Dowling
15. Don't You Leave Me Here (Jelly Roll Morton) (3:11) Written "about the year of nineteen five" this song was finally released in 1941, a year before Morton died of knife wounds
16. God Moves on the Water (The Titanic) (Traditional/Johnson/Lipscomb) (4:27) likely passed down orally until recorded by Blind Willie Johnson in 1929, then Mance Lipscomb in 1965. In 1972 in SLC, Lipscomb played this song using a pocket knife. We follow his lead



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