Bridgewater, Dee Dee / Memphis... Yes, I'm Ready
Album: Memphis... Yes, I'm Ready   Collection:General
Artist:Bridgewater, Dee Dee   Added:Sep 2017

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-10-03 Pull Date: 2017-12-05
Week Ending: Dec 3 Oct 15
Airplays: 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 11, 2022: Traditions
The Thrill Is Gone
3. Nov 29, 2017: Emergency Crew for Invinceable
Yes, I'm Ready
2. Dec 02, 2017: Old Fart at Play
Don't Be Cruel
4. Oct 10, 2017: Clean Copper Radio Talk & Hot Topics
Going Down Slow`

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-09-28
Reviewed: 2017-09-28
Genre: General
FCCs: none

Review: jazz chanteuse returns to her roots with recordings of R&B, soul, & blues tunes that all came out of Memphis originally. I sounds and feels like Memphis and also sounds and feels like only a Dee Dee Bridgewater album can with her own passion, originality, and incredibly dynamic vocals on each take. It was recorded in Memphis.
If You Like: Aretha Franklin, Carla Thomas
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Yes, I'm Ready (4:57) - piano/vocal starts> midtempo song> fade
2/ Giving Up (4:55) - organ starts. midtempo song> slow fade
*3/ I Can't get Next To You (5:17) - synth starts> funky midtempo romp> guitar solo> quick stop
4/ Going Down Slow (4:46) - drums start> funky slow song> quick stop
*5/ Why Am I Treated So Bad (4:37) - drums start> midtempo song> slow fade
*6/ B.A.B.Y. (4:04) - organ starts> midtempo song> quick stop on vocal
*7/ The Thrill Is Gone (5:38) - guitar starts> funky midtempo song> guitar solo> organ solo> song> quick stop
8/ The Sweeter He Is (6:45) - organ starts> slow tempo song with chorus> spoken word> uptempo song> fade
*9/ I Can't Stand The Rain (3:07) - drums start> funky midtempo song> fade on vocal
*10/ Don't Be Cruel (4:40) - sax starts> funky midtempo song> sax solo> quick end on vocal
*11/ Hound Dog (3:38) - guitar chords start> midtempo strut> fade on vocal
12/ Try A Little Tenderness (5:25) - organ starts> slow tempo song swings uptempo> quick stop on vocal
13/ (Take My Hand) Precious Lord (4:18) - piano starts> slow tempo gospel song> fade on vocal

Track Listing
1. Yes, I'm Ready   7. The Thrill Is Gone
2. Giving Up   8. The Sweeter He Is
3. 1 Can't Get Next To You   9. I Cn't Stand The Rain
4. Going Down Slow`   10. Don't Be Cruel
5. Why (Am I Treated So Bad)   11. Hound Dog
6. B.A.B.Y   12. Try A Little Tenderness
  13. (Take My Hand) Precious Lord