Eric Bibb Natural Light on 180g Import LP from Pure Pleasure
Eric Bibb's accomplished 2003 album Natural Light was once again produced by longtime bassist Dave Bronze. Eric's voice and guitar playing shine all over the record whether he's doing a solo acoustic number as in "Champagne Habits" and the beautiful "Lucky Man' Rag" where he is joined by a washboard player, or in a full band setting such as his cover of the 60's Jackie Wilson hit "Higher And Higher."
Other favorites on the solid 13-song set include the jazzy "Home Lovin' Man" where Janne Petersson's piano really stands out, the gospel of "Right On Time" and "Tell Riley," a song about Bukka White and his cousin B.B. King. There's even a guest appearance by Hubert Sumlin, the late Howlin Wolf’s guitarist, who plays a solo on "Too Much Stuff."
Most of the songs on Natural Light are self-penned by Eric Bibb with wise storytelling and witty lyrics, but there are also some great cover songs tastefully arranged here as well which in addition to the aforementioned Jackie Wilson cut includes a sensational take on the Randy Newman ballad "Every Time It Rains."
Eric Bibb (guitar, vocalso)
Janne Petersson (piano, organ, accordian)
Dave Bronze (bass)
Hubert Sumlin / Steve Donnelly (guitar)
Simon Clarke / Roddy Lorimer / Tim Sanders (horns)
Henry Spinetti (drums)
Martin Ditcham / Bjorn Gideonsson (drums, percussion)
Eric Bibb Natural Light Track Listing:
1. Too Much Stuff
2. Home Lovin' Man
3. So Sorry
4. Tell Riley
5. Guru Man Blues
6. Every Time It Rains
7. Champagne Habits
8. Water Works Fine
10. Right On Time
11. Gratefully Blue
12. Lucky Man Rag
13. Higher and Higher