Much mellower than the previous duet effort from Booker
T & Priscilla Jones
– a set that almost echoes Book's Memphis roots, but in ways that are different than the familiar soul of Stax! There's lots of sweet organ lines in the instrumentation – but they're played with a style that's often a bit rougher, almost more gospel-influenced than we're used to hearing from Booker
– a beautiful mix for the spare vocal approach used on most of the record – a definite "home grown" sound that has Book and Priscilla
singing in an intimate way that's really great. If you've ever doubted Booker
's departure from The MGs, this record's well worth checking out – as he's definitely moved into a hip new space of his own – one that has some extremely haunting qualities at times. Titles include "Color Your Mama", "Save Us From Ourselves", "Maggies Farm", "Muddy Road", "The Sequence", and "Born Under a Bad Sign".
(Out of print, 2009 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi, numbered certificate and replica printed inner sleeve!)