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Swamp Boogie Queen

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Who's Making Love?
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Sea of Love
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Black Satin
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After You Get Rid of Me
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Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
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No Bread, No Meat
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Whoo-Wee Sweet Daddy
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Try a Little Tenderness
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Hold on to What You've Got
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Somebody's on Your Case
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On the Run
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Lord, I Wonder
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 49:34

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John Morthland

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John Morthland has been writing about music since the days of electronically rechanneled stereo and duophonic sound. His name has darkened the mastheads of Roll...more »

03.12.09
Katie Webster, Swamp Boogie Queen
Label: Alligator Records

The Louisiana pianist came loaded for bear with her sassy Alligator debut, which in the late '80s gave her a comeback as a solo artist whose bluesy soul was deeply felt whether meant for good times or bad. (She'd previously been a regular on the swamp blues circuit until Otis Redding made her his opening act and the pianist in her band; following his death she left music to look after her parents, and… read more »

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Very Good

omcgrew

Lives up to my expectations.

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Sassy blues and great piano

FabulousFu

Katie Webster was a great blues woman. Her storytelling style nicely compliments her rockin' piano. She played on the original Sea of Love recording and her Otis Redding influences are evident here. Download all her albums on emusic. You won't go wrong.

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Super Women on piano!!

CorrosionHarp

A session pianist who played on more than five hundred singles in the '50s and '60s, Webster's career as a solo artist didn't take off until she signed with Alligator Records in 1988 and released her album 'The Swamp Boogie Queen'. Traditional boogie-woogie and barrelhouse rhythms with robust elements of swamp blues, ryhthm & blues, and gospel. Vocally, Webster recalls both old-time blues shouters and Southern church singers. Strong debut on Alligator. 4 stars

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Lovable Katie Webster had some high-profile help for this impressive comeback album — Bonnie Raitt shares the vocal on “Somebody’s on Your Case” and plays guitar on “On the Run”; Kim Wilson duets with Webster for a cover of Johnnie Taylor’s “Who’s Making Love” (a track that Robert Cray contributes crisp guitar to). Throughout, Webster’s vocals are throatier than they used to be (she soulfully covers one-time mentor Otis Redding’s “Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa [Sad Song]” and “Try a Little Tenderness”), while her driving left hand still lays down some powerhouse boogie rhythms. – Bill Dahl