Rateliff, Nathaniel & The Night Sweats / Tearing At The Seams
Album:Tearing At The Seams Collection:General
Artist:Rateliff, Nathaniel & The Night Sweats Added:May 2018
Label:Stax Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-06-07 Pull Date:2018-08-09 
Week Ending:Aug 12Aug 5Jul 29Jul 22Jul 15Jul 8Jul 1Jun 24

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 13, 2021:Waste FM (rebroadcast from Jun 12, 2018)
Babe I Know
4.Aug 28, 2021:Hanging in the bone yard
Still Out There Running
2.Oct 21, 2021:Training Lunch
A Little Honey
5.Feb 28, 2020:Hanging in the Boneyard
Hey Mama
3.Sep 03, 2021:KZSU Time Traveler
You Worry Me
6.Jun 01, 2019:Hanging in the bone yard
You Worry Me

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2018-05-31 

After a solo career as a Denver-area folky, Rateliff reworked his act and got huge. A 2014 review in ZK says, “Folk, singer/songwriter… sounds like Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, Lumineers.” Now Paste magazine says he’s “a soul shouter with a big, gruff voice and a band that cooked.” I thought his breakout hit (“S.O.B.”) was a gimmick. But this album is legit and very good. Big ensemble includes guitars, organ, lots of horn, drums, singers. RIYL Alabama Shakes, Amy Winehouse, Stax in the ‘70s. Lyrics in booklet.

No FCC issues.

1 Mid-tempo. Band sets a funky groove. Lots of brass, bari sax, organ. (4:44)
2 * Mid-fast. Energetic. Trumpets & piano. Pleading to be treated better. (3:39)
3 ** Mid-tempo. Sweet, soulful love song. Great big hook of a chorus. Nice organ. (3:11)
4 ** Mid-tempo. Uplifting song about climbing out of a hole. Great accompaniment. (3:23)
5 Mid-slow. A dull song about a strained mom-son relationship. Guitar, saxes, organ. (4:01)
6 ** Slow. Very soulful, Ray Charles-like ballad, complete with piano & Raelettes. (3:05)
7 Mid-fast. The name implies an opening number. Sounds like a warm-up. (4:19)
8 Mid-tempo. Big band R&B about getting back together. Not bad, not great. (4:02)
9 ** Mid-fast. Funky, energetic, fun. Think 60s dance song like the Watusi. (2:55)
10 Mid-fast. Throttling down the energy level. Not bad, not one of the best. (3:34)
11 * Mid-slow. Gentle love song. Very nice singing. Dylan-esque rhythm. Pretty. (4:53)
12 *** Slow. Percy Sledge-style burner. Rhythm guitar & organ sound like the MGs. (5:14)

Track Listing
1.Shoe Boot 7.Intro
2.Be There 8.Coolin' Out
3.A Little Honey 9.Baby I Lost My Way (But I'm Going Home)
4.Say It Louder 10.You Worry Me
5.Hey Mama 11.Still Out There Running
6.Babe I Know 12.Tearing At The Seams