V.A. - A Salute To The Blues - Lightning In A Bottle (2004)

Lightning in a Bottle is the double-disc soundtrack to the documentary film of the same title directed by Antoine Fuqua and shot at a February 7, 2003, concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Billed as a "Salute to the Blues," the show featured veteran blues musicians as well as a younger generation of players and artists either directly working in the genre or deeply influenced by it, and the running order follows the evolution of blues from Africa, up the Mississippi, and through Chicago and beyond. With a crack house band of Steve Jordan and/or Levon Helm on drums, Dr. John on piano, Willie Weeks on bass, and Danny Kortchmar on guitar, Lightning in a Bottle has quite a few high points, including Macy Gray's version of Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog," Bonnie Raitt's "Coming Home," and the deep Southern gospel soul of Solomon Burke on "Turn On Your Love Light." Also impressive is David "Honeyboy" Edwards' stark and haunting solo acoustic rendering of "Gamblin' Man." Mavis Staples arguably stole the show, however, with her huge, shuffling, and ominous take on Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean." The shifts and mutations of the blues from an acoustic music to an electric one are traced, ending in Chuck D and the Fine Art Militia's thundering rap version of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom." The CD set lacks some of the music actually performed in the film, however, so the best way to catch this moving concert in its entirety is on DVD, which also includes backstage footage and interviews. ~ cduniverse.com


01. Zelie - Angelique Kidjo
02. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Mavis Staples
03. Gamblin' Man - David "Honeyboy" Edwards
04. Love in Vain - Keb' Mo'
05. Sittin' on Top of the World - James Blood Ulmer with Alison Krauss and Levon Helm
06. Jim Crow Blues - Odetta
07. St. Louis Blues - Natalie Cole
08. Men Are Just Like Street Cars - Natalie Cole, Mavis Staples and Ruth Brown
09. I Can't Be Satisfied - Buddy Guy
10. Strange Fruit - india.arie
11. Hound Dog - Macy Gray
12. Midnight Special - John Fogerty
13. Where'd You Get That Sound - Larry Johnson

01. Okie Dokie Stomp - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
02. Coming Home - Bonnie Raitt
03. The Sky Is Crying - Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes
04. I'm a King Bee - Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
05. First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy
06. Big Chief - the Neville Brothers
07. I Pity the Fool - Shemekia Copeland and Robert Cray
08. Killing Floor - David Johansen and Hubert Sumlin
09. Turn on Your Love Light - Solomon Burke
10. Down in the Valley - Solomon Burke
11. Voodoo Chile - Angelique Kidjo, Buddy Guy and Vernon Reid
12. Minnesota Blues - Mos Def
13. (No) Boom Boom - Chuck D. and the Fine Arts Militia
14. Sweet Sixteen - B.B. King


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