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 3Oct 15

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