Friday, August 26, 2016

Bonnie Raitt and Friends Record her first Album

In August 1971, Bonnie Raitt, Freebo and a bunch of other musicians, including Junior Wells, gathered at an empty summer camp on Enchanted Island, about 30 miles west of Minneapolis on Lake Minnetonka. They pulled out their four-track deck and recorded one of the ultimate albums of Raitt's career and of the 1970s.  Titled simply Bonnie Raitt, The music ran from straight out blues to the Buffalo Springfield song "Bluebird."  Along with her 1972 release titled Give It Up, Raitt brought a new authenticity to rock music...and helped bring in an era of rock that included many women who didn't play the pop songstress game...I attended more than a dozen of her shows over the decade.  She often was accompanied by older blues artists like Sippie Wallace, Roosevelt Sykes, and Mississippi Fred McDowell.  Intensely political, her in between song banter featured sarcastic remarks about political figures and the war in Vietnam.
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