Eric Bibb, The Deacons, Needed Time: Good Stuff - 2x Metal Reel 1/4" 38cm/s (15ips) Tape

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2x Metal Reel Tape, Standard white box with title tag Pack, OPUS3 CD booklet inside. Direct from analogue master tapes
Tape Speed:
38cm/s (15ips)
Tape Width:
1/4 inch
Reel Type:
Metal Reel
OPUS3 records Cat#:
AM 19603
1997 in Sweden
Eric Bibb, The Deacons, Needed Time

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Since Eric Bibb's breakthrough with the Opus 3 recording "Spirit & The Blues" in Autumn of 1994, a great deal has happened in Eric's life. In Spring of 1996 he was an outstanding success at the London Blues Festival (April) and later he was equally well received in Canada at the Vancouver Folk & BluesFestival (August). On both occasions the plaudits were shared by slide guitarist Göran Wennerbrandtwho, as well as playing on both of the CDs, also produced this release.

On the new album we have in general the same musicians who contributed to the success of "Spirit & The Blues," including the gospel quartet The Deacons.

One of the main features of this new album is that Eric has written ten of the fourteen songs himself, with credits shared on three of the others. The remaining instrumental Blacksmith Island was written by the band Needed Time. In style the album has retained the musical breadth of "Spirit & The Blues" while being a little more "bluesy" in feeling. Also included are the radio singles Shingle By Shingle and Good Stuff.
A must ! - Eric Bibb's acoustic blue/gospel goes straight to the heart. Calmly and dexterously Eric Bibb, together with the superlative group Needed Time, give listeners 14 good reasons to continue wandering in Lonesome Valley (track 1. on CD 19401). Where The Green Grass Grows is my personal favourite, a gospel with a delightful pedal organ and The Deacons gospel choir, and a glorius slide guitar solo by Göran Wennerbrandt. But exactly as on their first album Spirit & The Blues there isn't a single bad track on Good Stuff. Buy both, no blues collection is complete without them.
(Sydsvenska Dagbladet)

Read review from Claus Müller (ANALOG magazine - Germany)

Listen to music samples

      01. Good Stuff

       03. Shingle By Shingle

      05. Where The Green Green Grass Grows
      08. Too Much Whisky
       09. Nothin' Like You Used To Do
     10. All Of My Love
       13. Done Laid Around


01. Good Stuff 3´18
02. Saucer ´n` Cup 3´43
03. Shingle By Shingle 3´28
04. Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down 6´50
05. Where The Green Green Grass Grows 4´27
06. Blacksmith Island 2´16
07. New World Comin' Through 3´23
08. Too Much Whisky 3´19
09. Nothin' Like You Used To Do 4´30
10. All Of My Love 3´33
11. A Simple Song 3´45
12. Happy Home Recipe 2´45
13. Done Laid Around 4´58
14. Rough Waters 4´45

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  • 5
    Authentic Acoustic Blues!

    Posted by Jade Minx on 23rd Nov 2021

    I take my hat off to Mr. Bibb! The CD touched my very soul! Muddy, John Lee, and Son House have got to be looking down with proud at that young man! Get it, you won't regret it!

  • 5
    A treasure!

    Posted by Jeffrey D. Schultz on 23rd Nov 2021

    Love his music and his I could get more of his early LPs or CDs.

  • 5
    No....Excellent Stuff!

    Posted by Avid Listener on 23rd Nov 2021

    What an awesome mixture of grass roots music. It blends blues, gospel, bluegrass and love songs that are nicely paced throughout the CD. The usual suspected instruments are present, used tastefully and played superbly. There is acoustic, bass and steel guitar,traps, piano, harmonica, mandolin, banjo, pump organ and accordion and excellent choral harmonies (when I give it another listen I might hear more). Eric's voice is solid and his phrasing is genuine and soul stirring. He has Robert Johnson caliber chops on the guitar when he plays solo, he effortlessly sounds like more than one musician.

  • 5
    Lives Up To It's Title

    Posted by Kurt Harding on 23rd Nov 2021

    Those who like acoustic blues are almost sure to like this. If you are one who does, give Good Stuff a listen while it is still available.