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We Don't Own the Blues

by Miss Bix

Sultry blues-influenced rock and soul with great grooves and powerful lyrics.
Genre: Blues: Rockin' Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Follow Me Down
5:19 $0.99
2. Slave to the Grave
4:53 $0.99
3. If You're Doing What I'm Thinking
3:43 $0.99
4. Gotta Get off This Ride
3:50 $0.99
5. Black Widow
5:01 $0.99
6. Voodoo Man
5:23 $0.99
7. Crazy 'Bout You
4:47 $0.99
8. You're a Child
3:35 $0.99
9. We Don't Own the Blues
3:52 $0.99
10. It Wasn't Me
5:19 $0.99
11. Baby Come Back
4:15 $0.99
12. All the Time
4:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
The concept of this collection of songs is inspired by the home of the blues, the Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Leslie Bixler (aka Miss Bix) spent several months there soaking in the culture and learning the blues from the founders themselves. The songs reflect the culture that permeates the south, “Voodoo Man”, “Black Widow”, “Slave To The Grave”, and “Crazy Bout You” all have the smoky sensuous sound of the bluesy south. At the same time, Bixler creates a sound and voice that is all her own, and each song tells a different story. The Hendrix inspired “You’re A Child” harkens back to the excitement of early rock days, and features the amazing RHCP drummer, Chad Smith, with whom Leslie has worked before on a children’s album, “Rhythm Train”. The opening track “Follow Me Down” draws the listener in with a trance-like psychedelic groove and from there the excitement continues to build. Along with Leslie Bixler and co- producer Ralph Carter,( previously with Eddie Money and Sugaray Rayford) who brings bass, percussion, guitar and keys to many of the songs, the rest of the players are top notch, including John ‘JT’’ Thomas (keyboardist with Hornsby), Gary Mallaber (drummer previously with Van Morrison, Steve Miller and more), blues guitarist extraordinaire Franck Goldwasser (aka Paris Slim), Sax man Bill Bixler, and harp player RJ Mischo. There are no mercenary performances on this album. You can feel the passion and commitment in every musician’s contribution, as well as in Bixler’s soulful and intimate vocal delivery. This is a rare find, 12 songs that pack a punch, in a conceptual flow, reminiscent of days past, when albums told a story.
Artistic influences like Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Gabriel, Sting, John Mayer, and many others weave together in this altogether new package. Hints of motown are perceptible in the R&B feel of “Baby Come Back”, and the ending cut is a sensitive homage to the muse herself, that never ends, in “All The Time”. The title cut “We Don’t Own The Blues” is a playful look at the nature of love and heartbreak, and is destined to become a blues classic, as is the romping “If You’re Doing What I’m Thinking”. The vocal stylings of the heartbreaking ballad “It Wasn’t Me’ are beautifully framed with the gorgeous keyboard virtuosity of John JT Thomas.



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Glenn aka Honey Boy Glenn

Every Track is a Gem
Well lucky me....I was at Blues Camp with Leslie in March, and she gave me a "rough draft" of her new CD. Riding the freeways and heading form home in OhIo, I popped it in and played it. WOW from the first track on [great driving rhythm] til the end, I though this is really really great music. And with Ralph Carter involved, what great backing/mixing and whatever else these people do. {I am an amateur] Anyway I hope everyone out there will give Leslie a listen. Great voice, great songs, great everything. Download and tell your friends. -- Glenn